# PTE reading MCQ choose single answer 16
Read the text and answer the multiple choice question by selecting the correct response. Only one response is correct.
1.) Choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher, is water resistant, and provides broad-spectrum coverage.
Apply sunscreen generously before going outdoors. It takes approximately 15 minutes for your skin to absorb the sunscreen and protect you. If you wait until you are in the sun to apply sunscreen, your skin is unprotected and can burn.
Use enough sunscreen. Most adults need at least one ounce of sunscreen, about the amount you can hold in your palm, to fully cover all exposed areas of your body. Rub the sunscreen thoroughly into your skin.
Apply sunscreen to all bare skin. Remember your neck, face, ears, tops of your feet and legs. To protect your lips, apply a lip balm with an SPF of at least 15.
Reapply sunscreen at least every two hours to remain protected, or immediately after swimming or excessively sweating.
Question: Which of the following is not included in the above tips for applying sunscreen?
a. Applying sunscreen when already in the sun means your skin is at first unprotected.
b. Sunscreen applied to the lips should have a higher SPF rating than sunscreen applied to the rest of the body.
c. Sunscreen needs to be reapplied after 2 hours or if it comes off the skin.
d. A palm full of sunscreen should be enough to cover all exposed areas of an adult body.
2.) Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency to successfully prove the viability of a cryptographic-backed public money supply that is open to anyone. From a market capitalization point of view, bitcoin is currently the most popular cryptocurrency. However, there are close to 1,000 different types of cryptocurrencies currently available on coinmarketcap.com, the most popular place to discover and track cryptocurrency prices. Among the many choices available, different cryptocurrencies provide different benefits over others.
Some cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin provide faster confirmation times than bitcoin. Newer cryptocurrencies such as ether, refer to themselves as crypto assets and use their native token ether to power a decentralized virtual machine that can execute peer-to-peer smart contracts. Just like when shopping for a new smartphone, the best cryptocurrency is the one that fits your specific need that you intend to use it for.
Question: Which of the following is not true about cryptocurrencies, according to the text?
a. Bitcoin is the first and currently most popular cryptocurrency.
b. The ether token is used to execute peer-to-peer contracts in a decentralized way.
c. There is a large variety of cryptocurrencies, some intended for quite different purposes.
d. Bitcoin has the fastest transaction confirmation time of any cryptocurrency.
3.) Malone’s ascent to this throne has been a hard one, and the lasting legacy of poverty and dysfunction looms large in his lyrics. Now 25, Malone grew up in a family torn apart by, as he puts it, “career criminals”, spiraling into a spell in prison in his teens, before being rescued first by boxing and then finding the courage to make music.
In conversation, there’s an understanding, reflective calm to him, which makes it easy to believe that music started as a form of catharsis – perhaps even therapy. His lyricism began as a written journal, a means of “getting things off his chest” as a youth and evolving into songs laden with the narrative. This is what gives Malone’s music its appeal: depth of content and unflinching gaze at the realities of a life lived as a struggle.
Question: Which of the following best summarizes the writer’s description of the appeal of Malone’s music?
a. The appeal of his music comes from his firsthand descriptions of poverty and dysfunction.
b. The appeal of his music comes from its lyricism combined with the narrative.
c. The appeal of his music comes from his experience as a career criminal and boxer.
d. The appeal of his music comes from his reflections calm and clarity.
4.) In the United States (U.S.), valerian dietary supplements are usually sold as sleeping aids. In Europe, people more often take them for restlessness and anxiety.
There are actually over 250 valerian species, but Valeriana officinalis is the one most commonly used for medicinal purposes. While medicinal valerian dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times, strong clinical evidence for valerian’s effectiveness in treating insomnia and anxiety is lacking. Still, valerian is considered safe by the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) and is gentler than synthetic drugs, such as benzodiazepines and barbiturates. For these reasons, valerian could be worth trying for anxiety or insomnia relief.
Question: What is the writer’s conclusion about Valeriana officinalis?
a. It has been approved by the US Food and Drugs Administration to treat insomnia and anxiety.
b. Since it is not clinically proven to treat insomnia and anxiety, it should not be used for those conditions even though it is technically considered safe by the US Food and Drugs Administration.
c. It is a herbal treatment for insomnia and anxiety that should be used rather than synthetic drugs such as benzodiazepines and barbiturates.
d. Although it is not clinically proven to treat insomnia and anxiety, since it is not dangerous, it may worth a try.
Question 1:- b. Sunscreen applied to the lips should have a higher SPF rating than sunscreen applied to the rest of the body.
Question 2: d. Bitcoin has the fastest transaction confirmation time of any cryptocurrency.
Question 3:- a. The appeal of his music comes from his firsthand descriptions of poverty and dysfunction.
Question 4: b. Since it is not clinically proven to treat insomnia and anxiety, it should not be used for those conditions even though it is technically considered safe by the US Food and Drugs Administration.
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