TOEFL Reading Test 2
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1. The main point of the passage is that the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were a time when
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2. The word "favored" in line 2 is closest in meaning to
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3. All of the following are mentioned in the passage as reasons for the increased demand for cotton EXCEPT
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4. The word "laborious" in line 8 is closest in meaning to
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5. According to the passage, one advantage of sea island cotton was its
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6. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage about cotton production in the United States after the introduction of Whitney's cotton gin?
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7. The word "surge" in line 18 is closest in meaning to
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8. The author mentions "wheat and wheat flour" in line 22 in order to
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9. The word "unprecedented" in line 25 is closest in meaning to
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10. According to the passage, the Mississippi River was
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11. The word "obscure" in line 1 is closest in meaning to
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12. According to the passage, which of the following activities is characteristic of the early part of the reproductive cycle of birds?
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13. The word "display" in line 17 is closest in meaning to
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14. The novelist John Steinbeck is mentioned in line 14 because he
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15. Which of the following birds are mentioned as those that build nests that include unusual objects?
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16. According to the passage, when gathering materials to build their nests, sparrowhawks do which of the following?
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17. The word "these" in line 20 refers to
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18. The word "load" in line 23 is closest in meaning to
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19. The author mentions twenty percent in line 23 to indicate that
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20. What does the passage mainly discuss?
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21. The word "they" in line 8 refers to
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22. According to the passage, the main disadvantage of person-on-the-street interviews is that they
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23. The word "precise" in line 13 is closest in meaning to
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24. According to paragraph 3, which of the following is most important for an effective survey?
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25. The word "exercise" in line 15 is closest in meaning to
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26. The word "elicit" in line 18 is closest in meaning to
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27. It can be inferred from the passage that one reason that sociologists may become frustrated with questionnaires is that
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28. According to the passage, one advantage of live interviews over questionnaires is that live interviews
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29. The word "probe" in line 25 is closest in meaning to
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30. Which of the following terms is defined in the passage?
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31. What does the passage mainly discuss?
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32. The passage indicates that the Cretaceous period occurred
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33. The passage mentions all of the following aspects of plankton EXCEPT
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34. The word "accumulated" in line 8 is closest in meaning to
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35. According to the passage, the most dramatic change to the oceans caused by plankton during the Cretaceous period concerned
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36. The "white chalk cliffs of Dover" are mentioned in line 14 of the passage to
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37. The word "prolific" in line 16 is closest in meaning to
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38. The word "ideal" in line 19 is closest in meaning to
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39. The word "it" in line 21 refers to
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40. The word "standard" in line 12 is closest in meaning to
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41. "The King’s 24 Violins" is mentioned in line 15 to illustrate
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42. What is the main idea presented in paragraph 3?
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43. The author mentions Vivaldi and Tartini in line 20 as examples of composers whose music
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44. The word "they" in line 23 refers to
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45. The word "strain" in line 23 is closest in meaning to
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46. The word "Accordingly" in line 24 is closest in meaning to
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47. According to the passage, early violins were different from modern violins in that early violins
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48. According to the passage, which of the following contributes to a dull sound being produced by a violin?
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49. Which of the following terms is defined in the passage?
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50. All of the following are mentioned in the passage as contributing to the ability to play modern violin music EXCEPT
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