TOEFL Practice Test 12

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1. Dorothy Arzner, born on January 3, 1990, in San Francisco, is one of

2. the most significant early movie directors. She was the only woman director in

3. Hollywood during the 1930's and 1940"s. The theme of her movies centered

4. mostly around women's issues prevalent at the time. She strongly favored an

5. unstereotyped role of women. For instance, in Christopher Strong produced,

6. in 1933, she portrayed Amy Johnson, who was a pilot. She not only resented

7. seeing women as amorists and followers, but wanted them to have dynamic

8. aspirations and powerful characteristics. Her most productive years i feature

9. films (1927-1942) have intrigued a great number of feminist critics.

10. She started her directing career at the bottom of the ladder. In order to become

11. acquainted with all the areas of the movie industry, she held her first job as

12. script typist and edited movies. Her editing talent in the film Blood and Sand

13. featuring Rudolph Valentino caught James Cruze's attention. Later, she was

14. promoted to a screenplay writer. Her directing career at Paramount did not

15. start until after her work on the film The Covered Wagon (1923) by James

16. Cruze.

17. After leaving Paramount, from 1930 to 1943, she directed movies

18. independently. Some well-known actresses she worked with are Katherine

19. Hepburn and Joan Crawford. One of her best films Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)

20. exemplifies the characteristics of fame and possibilities of exploitation of

21. sexual representations. Her innovative methods in film-splicing and editing

22. for silent movies won her acclaim. Because of failing health and disinterest

23. in the shallow world of Hollywood, she retired. Her successful career as a

24. director includes 17 movies, most of which were box-office hits.

Dorothy Arzner was hired by Paramount as movie director

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1. Dorothy Arzner, born on January 3, 1990, in San Francisco, is one of

2. the most significant early movie directors. She was the only woman director in

3. Hollywood during the 1930's and 1940"s. The theme of her movies centered

4. mostly around women's issues prevalent at the time. She strongly favored an

5. unstereotyped role of women. For instance, in Christopher Strong produced,

6. in 1933, she portrayed Amy Johnson, who was a pilot. She not only resented

7. seeing women as amorists and followers, but wanted them to have dynamic

8. aspirations and powerful characteristics. Her most productive years i feature

9. films (1927-1942) have intrigued a great number of feminist critics.

10. She started her directing career at the bottom of the ladder. In order to become

11. acquainted with all the areas of the movie industry, she held her first job as

12. script typist and edited movies. Her editing talent in the film Blood and Sand

13. featuring Rudolph Valentino caught James Cruze's attention. Later, she was

14. promoted to a screenplay writer. Her directing career at Paramount did not

15. start until after her work on the film The Covered Wagon (1923) by James

16. Cruze.

17. After leaving Paramount, from 1930 to 1943, she directed movies

18. independently. Some well-known actresses she worked with are Katherine

19. Hepburn and Joan Crawford. One of her best films Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)

20. exemplifies the characteristics of fame and possibilities of exploitation of

21. sexual representations. Her innovative methods in film-splicing and editing

22. for silent movies won her acclaim. Because of failing health and disinterest

23. in the shallow world of Hollywood, she retired. Her successful career as a

24. director includes 17 movies, most of which were box-office hits.

According to the passage, which of the following films was a major factor in Arzner's career as a movie director?

Correct! Wrong!

1. Dorothy Arzner, born on January 3, 1990, in San Francisco, is one of

2. the most significant early movie directors. She was the only woman director in

3. Hollywood during the 1930's and 1940"s. The theme of her movies centered

4. mostly around women's issues prevalent at the time. She strongly favored an

5. unstereotyped role of women. For instance, in Christopher Strong produced,

6. in 1933, she portrayed Amy Johnson, who was a pilot. She not only resented

7. seeing women as amorists and followers, but wanted them to have dynamic

8. aspirations and powerful characteristics. Her most productive years i feature

9. films (1927-1942) have intrigued a great number of feminist critics.

10. She started her directing career at the bottom of the ladder. In order to become

11. acquainted with all the areas of the movie industry, she held her first job as

12. script typist and edited movies. Her editing talent in the film Blood and Sand

13. featuring Rudolph Valentino caught James Cruze's attention. Later, she was

14. promoted to a screenplay writer. Her directing career at Paramount did not

15. start until after her work on the film The Covered Wagon (1923) by James

16. Cruze.

17. After leaving Paramount, from 1930 to 1943, she directed movies

18. independently. Some well-known actresses she worked with are Katherine

19. Hepburn and Joan Crawford. One of her best films Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)

20. exemplifies the characteristics of fame and possibilities of exploitation of

21. sexual representations. Her innovative methods in film-splicing and editing

22. for silent movies won her acclaim. Because of failing health and disinterest

23. in the shallow world of Hollywood, she retired. Her successful career as a

24. director includes 17 movies, most of which were box-office hits.

According to the passage, Dorothy Arzner ended her directing career because

Correct! Wrong!

1. Dorothy Arzner, born on January 3, 1990, in San Francisco, is one of

2. the most significant early movie directors. She was the only woman director in

3. Hollywood during the 1930's and 1940"s. The theme of her movies centered

4. mostly around women's issues prevalent at the time. She strongly favored an

5. unstereotyped role of women. For instance, in Christopher Strong produced,

6. in 1933, she portrayed Amy Johnson, who was a pilot. She not only resented

7. seeing women as amorists and followers, but wanted them to have dynamic

8. aspirations and powerful characteristics. Her most productive years i feature

9. films (1927-1942) have intrigued a great number of feminist critics.

10. She started her directing career at the bottom of the ladder. In order to become

11. acquainted with all the areas of the movie industry, she held her first job as

12. script typist and edited movies. Her editing talent in the film Blood and Sand

13. featuring Rudolph Valentino caught James Cruze's attention. Later, she was

14. promoted to a screenplay writer. Her directing career at Paramount did not

15. start until after her work on the film The Covered Wagon (1923) by James

16. Cruze.

17. After leaving Paramount, from 1930 to 1943, she directed movies

18. independently. Some well-known actresses she worked with are Katherine

19. Hepburn and Joan Crawford. One of her best films Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)

20. exemplifies the characteristics of fame and possibilities of exploitation of

21. sexual representations. Her innovative methods in film-splicing and editing

22. for silent movies won her acclaim. Because of failing health and disinterest

23. in the shallow world of Hollywood, she retired. Her successful career as a

24. director includes 17 movies, most of which were box-office hits.

The word "shallow" in line 23 is closest in meaning to which of the following?

Correct! Wrong!

1. Dorothy Arzner, born on January 3, 1990, in San Francisco, is one of

2. the most significant early movie directors. She was the only woman director in

3. Hollywood during the 1930's and 1940"s. The theme of her movies centered

4. mostly around women's issues prevalent at the time. She strongly favored an

5. unstereotyped role of women. For instance, in Christopher Strong produced,

6. in 1933, she portrayed Amy Johnson, who was a pilot. She not only resented

7. seeing women as amorists and followers, but wanted them to have dynamic

8. aspirations and powerful characteristics. Her most productive years i feature

9. films (1927-1942) have intrigued a great number of feminist critics.

10. She started her directing career at the bottom of the ladder. In order to become

11. acquainted with all the areas of the movie industry, she held her first job as

12. script typist and edited movies. Her editing talent in the film Blood and Sand

13. featuring Rudolph Valentino caught James Cruze's attention. Later, she was

14. promoted to a screenplay writer. Her directing career at Paramount did not

15. start until after her work on the film The Covered Wagon (1923) by James

16. Cruze.

17. After leaving Paramount, from 1930 to 1943, she directed movies

18. independently. Some well-known actresses she worked with are Katherine

19. Hepburn and Joan Crawford. One of her best films Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)

20. exemplifies the characteristics of fame and possibilities of exploitation of

21. sexual representations. Her innovative methods in film-splicing and editing

22. for silent movies won her acclaim. Because of failing health and disinterest

23. in the shallow world of Hollywood, she retired. Her successful career as a

24. director includes 17 movies, most of which were box-office hits.

It can be inferred that Arzner owes her success to her

Correct! Wrong!

1. Dorothy Arzner, born on January 3, 1990, in San Francisco, is one of

2. the most significant early movie directors. She was the only woman director in

3. Hollywood during the 1930's and 1940"s. The theme of her movies centered

4. mostly around women's issues prevalent at the time. She strongly favored an

5. unstereotyped role of women. For instance, in Christopher Strong produced,

6. in 1933, she portrayed Amy Johnson, who was a pilot. She not only resented

7. seeing women as amorists and followers, but wanted them to have dynamic

8. aspirations and powerful characteristics. Her most productive years i feature

9. films (1927-1942) have intrigued a great number of feminist critics.

10. She started her directing career at the bottom of the ladder. In order to become

11. acquainted with all the areas of the movie industry, she held her first job as

12. script typist and edited movies. Her editing talent in the film Blood and Sand

13. featuring Rudolph Valentino caught James Cruze's attention. Later, she was

14. promoted to a screenplay writer. Her directing career at Paramount did not

15. start until after her work on the film The Covered Wagon (1923) by James

16. Cruze.

17. After leaving Paramount, from 1930 to 1943, she directed movies

18. independently. Some well-known actresses she worked with are Katherine

19. Hepburn and Joan Crawford. One of her best films Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)

20. exemplifies the characteristics of fame and possibilities of exploitation of

21. sexual representations. Her innovative methods in film-splicing and editing

22. for silent movies won her acclaim. Because of failing health and disinterest

23. in the shallow world of Hollywood, she retired. Her successful career as a

24. director includes 17 movies, most of which were box-office hits.

Which of the following best explains the author's attitude toward Dorothy Arzner?

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Why don't you _____ us?

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The meeting was held _____.

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The preposition "at" is used with 3 o'clock, and "in" with October. What preposition is used with a day of the week?

The accident occurred _____.

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Before or "ago" is used with a past event. Which is used when the present time is the starting point?

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