June updated reading multiple choice questions 12

June updated reading multiple choice questions 12 numbers of jellyfish indicate danger

# June updated reading multiple choice questions 12

Read the text and answer the multiple choice question by selecting the correct response. Only one response is correct.

1.) As of 2015, 77.5% of Japanese homes have high-tech bidet toilets. Using electric bidet toilet seats is now so common that, for many Japanese people, their absence is one of the biggest inconveniences they can face abroad; indeed, there is now even a portable Washlet for travelers. In the eyes of the non-Japanese, however, Washlets were at first viewed mostly with suspicion and the Japanese enthusiasm was largely lost on foreigners. The situation has begun to change, however, as more and more foreigners view Japanese high-tech toilets less with suspicion and increasingly with curiosity or even fascination. Realizing its commercial potential, the Japanese government included high-tech toilets in its Cool Japan agenda, the country’s spin-off on the concept of soft power.

Question: Which of the following is not true according to the text?

a. Washlet toilets are currently becoming more accepted by non-Japanese.

b. The Japanese government is now promoting high-tech toilets in order to boost Japanese commercial enterprise.

c. Washlet toilets were adopted without hesitation by non-Japanese.

d. Lack of access to bidet toilets is now considered a major inconvenience for Japanese traveling abroad.


2.) The leaders of the Seneca Falls Convention were Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her friend Lucretia Mott. These two abolitionists met nearly ten years earlier at London’s World Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840. Although they were outspoken activists against slavery and other social injustices, their voices remained unheard in a world where men’s voices dominated. Together, the duo vowed to work toward a society where women’s voices would resound loudly and their rights would be equal to men’s.

Stanton and Mott were a likely pair from the start. Both northerners (Stanton from New York and Mott from Massachusetts), they were outspoken activists from early ages. In her 20s, Mott becomes a progressive Quaker minister well-known for her speeches against social injustice. At the age of 17, Stanton graduated from Emma Willard’s Troy Female Seminary and began her fight for abolition, temperance, and women’s rights. With Stanton’s eloquent writing skills and Mott’s powerful speaking abilities, the two were destined to be heard.

Question: Which of the following is true of Stanton and Mott according to the text?

a. The two made their debut on the world stage at London’s World Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840.

b. They lived in a world where women’s voices were equal to men’s.

c. They were activists for not only women’s rights, but also against slavery.

d. They were both eloquent writers and powerful speakers.


Answers

Question 1:- c. Washlet toilets were adopted without hesitation by non-Japanese.

Question 2: c. They were activists for not only women’s rights, but also against slavery.


Read the text and answer the multiple choice question by selecting all the correct responses. More than one response is correct.

1.) Given the record of our political class, the proposal to give rebates for political donations will likely meet a similar fate. Instead of cleaning up political life then, the bill runs the risk of being a godsend for fly-by-night middlemen and fixers, and unscrupulous businessman. The other objection to the bill is a more traditional one, namely that rather than private donations, the solution is in state funding of parties. This not only ensures that there is some sense of proportion and fairness in the quantum of funding available to different parties, but also that funding does not become a means of determining the political agenda.

Private funding, in this argument, is an unacceptable form of political lobbying which promotes the specific demands of donors apart from generally favoring conservative, mainstream parties, squeezing out those representing minority voices. Whatever its merits, the most serious obstacle to this kind of reasoning comes from the precarious nature of public finance in the country. At a time when the Indian state is already hard-pressed to find resources for education, health, and other social security activities, can there be a case for it to burden itself with a new category of expenses? In purely economic terms too, the proposed tax breaks do not augur well for the savings sector; and this when the sagging savings graph in the economy is already a matter of increasing anxiety.

Question: Which demands according to the writer of the passage deserve better attention than the political funds?

a. To provide better education opportunities to the citizens.

b. Serving the health-related requirements of the people.

c. Educational donations to institutions.

d. Taking care of the safety and security fo the citizens.

e. The funds for the proper functioning of transport systems.


2.) Huge numbers of stringing jellyfish have attacked bathers in the Mediterranean this summer, providing further evidence that the gelatinous creatures are becoming more abundant in European seas. Researchers say the invasion is the result of a combination of climate change and overfishing of the jellyfish’s natural predators and competitors for food. The trend is likely to worsen as water temperatures continue to rise, the scientists say. While the species reaching European beaches aren’t considered lethal to humans, some like the purple jellyfish have a very painful sting that can cause severe swelling and an allergic reaction.

The Spanish Red Cross is reported to have treated more than 19,000 bathers for jellyfish stings in the famous Costa Brava resort region alone. Government officials have sent out boats to net the jellyfish before they reach shallow water, and many Spanish beaches have been closed. Resorts in Italy and France have also been badly affected. Red flags and signs have appeared on beaches across the western Mediterranean to warn vacationers of the danger.

Last month researchers from the marine environmental group Oceana Europe, based in Madrid, Spain discovered massive concentrations of jellyfish along Spain’s southeast coast. ” We have found jellyfish all over the Mediterranean, but in this area, we’ve seen concentrations of more than ten jellyfish per square meter [1 square foot],” reported the head of research Ricardo Aguilar. “Wherever we look there is practically nowhere without jellyfish.”

Question: The author uses the word “invasion” to …………………………..

a. Numerically support scientist’s findings.

b. Offer a visual description of the numerous jellyfish.

c. Clarity how the numbers of jellyfish indicate danger.

d. Question whether jellyfish are actually becoming more dangerous.

e. Warns swimmers of the dangers of jellyfish.


Answers

Question 1:

a. To provide better education opportunities to the citizens.

b. Serving the health-related requirements of the people.

d. Taking care of the safety and security fo the citizens.

Question 2:

b. Offer a visual description of the numerous jellyfish.

c. Clarity how the numbers of jellyfish indicate danger.


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