TOEFL Practice Test 13

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"You missed a good chance in your career".

"Yes, I _____ that job when Mr. Johnson offered".

Correct! Wrong!

They are talking about something in the past.

The reason _____ steam cars proved inexpedient was that they were difficult to start and to run.

Correct! Wrong!

The relative adverb "why" conveys the meaning of "reason" and is used instead of "for which," a preposition and a relative pronoun.

The way in which a diamond is cut can influence its worth and, if the angles are precise, _____.

Correct! Wrong!

When a sentence starts with "only if," the auxiliary verb precedes the subject; therefore, (D) is the correct choice.

A renowned figure, Mary Harris Jones persuaded coal mine workers to strike for higher incomes, _____ conditions, and shorter hours.

Correct! Wrong!

The adjective "improved working" should be used to modify the noun "conditions" to make the units in the sentence parallel.

Read the following paragraph and answer the question at the bottom:

1. Researchers in the field of animal behavior have long been interested in the

2. ways animals and insects communicate. The most recent findings show that

3. honeybees communicate mostly through "dances".

4. By performing certain dance routines, the workers let the other members know

5. of the location of the food source, its direction and its distance. If the workers

6. spot pollen and nectar in the flowers near their hive, they do the circular dance.

7. On the other hand, when the food site is remote, they perform a figure-eight

8. waggle dance, in which the slow and fast tempo movements will inform the other

9. members of the distance to the food source.For instance, a slow waggle of the lower

10. part of the abdomen signifies a far-distance, demanding flight. Conversely, a rapid

11. waggle indicates within- reach trip. Variations in the dance form exist among

12. different species.

13. The bee's orientation on the comb is a key directional cue for the bees. In the

14. absence of sun light on the comb, the bees waggle moving straight up. If the

15. sun's polarized light penetrates the hive, the bees can orient themselves

16. toward the direction of the sun's rays.

Which of the following best expresses the main idea of the passage?

Correct! Wrong!

Choice (A) best expresses the main idea of the passage. Choices (B), (C), and (D) are stated in the passage, but they are too specific to express the main idea of the passage.

Read the following paragraph and answer the question at the bottom:

1. Researchers in the field of animal behavior have long been interested in the

2. ways animals and insects communicate. The most recent findings show that

3. honeybees communicate mostly through "dances".

4. By performing certain dance routines, the workers let the other members know

5. of the location of the food source, its direction and its distance. If the workers

6. spot pollen and nectar in the flowers near their hive, they do the circular dance.

7. On the other hand, when the food site is remote, they perform a figure-eight

8. waggle dance, in which the slow and fast tempo movements will inform the other

9. members of the distance to the food source.For instance, a slow waggle of the lower

10. part of the abdomen signifies a far-distance, demanding flight. Conversely, a rapid

11. waggle indicates within- reach trip. Variations in the dance form exist among

12. different species.

13. The bee's orientation on the comb is a key directional cue for the bees. In the

14. absence of sun light on the comb, the bees waggle moving straight up. If the

15. sun's polarized light penetrates the hive, the bees can orient themselves

16. toward the direction of the sun's rays.

The word "recent" in line 2 is closest in meaning to which of the following?

Correct! Wrong!

Read the following paragraph and answer the question at the bottom:

1. Researchers in the field of animal behavior have long been interested in the

2. ways animals and insects communicate. The most recent findings show that

3. honeybees communicate mostly through "dances".

4. By performing certain dance routines, the workers let the other members know

5. of the location of the food source, its direction and its distance. If the workers

6. spot pollen and nectar in the flowers near their hive, they do the circular dance.

7. On the other hand, when the food site is remote, they perform a figure-eight

8. waggle dance, in which the slow and fast tempo movements will inform the other

9. members of the distance to the food source.For instance, a slow waggle of the lower

10. part of the abdomen signifies a far-distance, demanding flight. Conversely, a rapid

11. waggle indicates within- reach trip. Variations in the dance form exist among

12. different species.

13. The bee's orientation on the comb is a key directional cue for the bees. In the

14. absence of sun light on the comb, the bees waggle moving straight up. If the

15. sun's polarized light penetrates the hive, the bees can orient themselves

16. toward the direction of the sun's rays.

According to passage, all of the following are signaled by the "dance routine" EXCEPT

Correct! Wrong!

Whenever the question uses the word EXCEPT, exclude all choices mentioned in the passage.

Read the following paragraph and answer the question at the bottom:

1. Researchers in the field of animal behavior have long been interested in the

2. ways animals and insects communicate. The most recent findings show that

3. honeybees communicate mostly through "dances".

4. By performing certain dance routines, the workers let the other members know

5. of the location of the food source, its direction and its distance. If the workers

6. spot pollen and nectar in the flowers near their hive, they do the circular dance.

7. On the other hand, when the food site is remote, they perform a figure-eight

8. waggle dance, in which the slow and fast tempo movements will inform the other

9. members of the distance to the food source.For instance, a slow waggle of the lower

10. part of the abdomen signifies a far-distance, demanding flight. Conversely, a rapid

11. waggle indicates within- reach trip. Variations in the dance form exist among

12. different species.

13. The bee's orientation on the comb is a key directional cue for the bees. In the

14. absence of sun light on the comb, the bees waggle moving straight up. If the

15. sun's polarized light penetrates the hive, the bees can orient themselves

16. toward the direction of the sun's rays.

The word "spot" in line 6 is closest to which of the following?

Correct! Wrong!

The word "spot" means "locate" in this context; it has several other meanings in other contexts.

Read the following paragraph and answer the question at the bottom:

1. Researchers in the field of animal behavior have long been interested in the

2. ways animals and insects communicate. The most recent findings show that

3. honeybees communicate mostly through "dances".

4. By performing certain dance routines, the workers let the other members know

5. of the location of the food source, its direction and its distance. If the workers

6. spot pollen and nectar in the flowers near their hive, they do the circular dance.

7. On the other hand, when the food site is remote, they perform a figure-eight

8. waggle dance, in which the slow and fast tempo movements will inform the other

9. members of the distance to the food source.For instance, a slow waggle of the lower

10. part of the abdomen signifies a far-distance, demanding flight. Conversely, a rapid

11. waggle indicates within- reach trip. Variations in the dance form exist among

12. different species.

13. The bee's orientation on the comb is a key directional cue for the bees. In the

14. absence of sun light on the comb, the bees waggle moving straight up. If the

15. sun's polarized light penetrates the hive, the bees can orient themselves

16. toward the direction of the sun's rays.

The passage suggests that a ''waggle dance" is

Correct! Wrong!

Even though the information is not explicitly given, it is the only choice that can be inferred.

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