Multiple choose multiple answer reading PTE 2

Multiple choose multiple answer reading PTE 2

Multiple choose multiple answer reading PTE 2

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

1. September 2, 1752, was a great day in the history of sleep. That Wednesday evening, millions of British subjects in England and the colonies went peacefully to sleep and did not wake up until twelve days later. Behind this feat of narcoleptic prowess was not same revolutionary hypnotic technique or miraculous pharmaceutical discovered in the West Indies. It was, rather, the British Calendar Act of 1751, which declared the day after Wednesday 2nd to be Thursday 14th.

Prior to that cataleptic September evening, the official British calendar differed from that of continental Europe by eleven days – that is, September 2 in London was September 13 in Paris, Lisbon, and Berlin. The discrepancy had sprung from Britain’s continued use of the Julian calendar, which had also been the official calendar of Europe from its invention by Julus Caesar in 45 BC until the decree of Pope Gregory 13 in 1582.

Caesar’s calendar, which consisted eleven months of or 31 days and a 28 day February was actually quite accurate: it erred from the real solar calendar by only 11.5 minutes a year. After centuries, put the Julian calendar behind the solar one by 10 days.

In Europe, in 1582 Pope Gregory 13 ordered the advancement of the Julian calendar by 10 days and introduced a new corrective device to curb further error: century years such as 1700 or 1800 would no longer be counted as leap years, useless they divisible by 400.

Question: What factors were involved in the disparity between the calendars of Britain and Europe in the 17th century?

a. the provisions of the British Calendar Act of 1751.

b. Britain’s continued use of the Julian calendar.

c. the accrual of very minor differences between the calendar used Britain and real solar events.

d. the failure it include years divisible  by four as leap years.

e. the decree of Pope Gregory 13

f. revolutionary ideas which had emerged from the West Indies

g. Britain’s use of a calendar consisting of twelve months rather than eleven.


2. Here is a part of Spain’s sun-baked Andalucia that is extraordinary not only because of it unspoiled terrain and authentic Spanish traditions but also because of its caves. These are not dark, damp holes, with dripping water and evil smells. They are residences, In the era  of the region’s most important village, its estimated that there are at least 1000 such habitations carved into its hillsides. We take old caves renovate them, then sell them on, say Rob Oakley, office manager of leading developer Galera enterprises. Our company was set up by someone who discovered the area of Galera when it was just a tourist attraction 15 years ago and saw its potential. the ancient abodes are transformed from rough caves into relatively Luxurious homes, Equipped out with amenities like electricity and sewage, phone lines, running hot water even internet connections.

Question: Which of the following words in the passages have the same meaning at residences?

a. Abodes

b. Amenities

c. Connections

d. Dwellings

e. Habitations

f. Hillsides

g. Terrain


Answer:

Question 1: b. Britain’s continued use of the Julian calendar.

                  c. the accrual of very minor differences between the calendar used Britain and real solar events.

                 e. the decree of Pope Gregory 13

Question 2:  a. Abodes

                   d. Dwellings

                 e. Habitations

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