Reading Test 123

  1. English
  2. 10 Grade
  3. By My Hien
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Choose the item among A, B, C or D that best answers the question about the passage. Personal computers are an important part of our everyday lives. Many people cannot imagine life without them. One of the most important people in making the machines work is Bill Gates. Bill Gates was born in Washington state. He grew up in a rich family. His parents sent him to a private school. There he met his business partner, Paul Allen. When they were in the eight grade, they were writing programs for business computers and making money. In 1973, Gates was accepted at Harvard University. His parents were happy. They thought he would get over his obsession with computers and become a lawyer like his father. Two years later, Gates dropped out of Harvard to work on a computer program with his friend Allen. They worked hours a day in a dormitory room at Harvard. They were writing the program that would run one of the first personal computers. In 1975, they created a company called Microsoft to sell their products. Allen became ill with cancer and left Microsoft in 1983. He recovered a few years later and started his own company. Meanwhile, Microsoft became a giant company. By 1990, at the age of thirty-four, Gates was the youngest billionaire in the history of the United States. He was the “King of Software”. He achieved his success with a lot of hard work. For more than ten years, he worked sixteen hours a day, seven days a week. He had a dream and the will to succeed. By 1997, he was the richest man in the United States. 1. According to the passage,………… A. Bill Gates met his business partner at Harvard B. Bill Gates' parents wanted him to become a computer programmer C. Bill Gates and Paul Allen created Microsoft because they wanted to sell their programs for personal computers D. Paul Allen left Microsoft in 1983 because he wanted to start his own company 2. According to the writer,…………. A. computers play an important part of our lives B. people can live without personal computers C. Paul Allen is the most important person in computer science D. Bill Gates invented personal computers 3. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage? A. Bill Gates earned his success by working very hard. B. Bill Gates and Paul Allen first wrote programs for business computers. C. In a few years, Microsoft became a very big company. D. Bill Gates is the richest man in the United States. 4. How old was Bill Gates when he became the richest man in the United States? A. 51 B. 41 C. 44 D. 34 5. The phrase "dropped out” is closest in meaning to ……… A. took part in B. got over C. graduated from D. stopped taking classes

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Choose the word or phrase among A, B, C or D that best fits the blank space in the following passage. Marie Curie, the Polish-born French physicist and chemist, was a courageous and determined woman. She left her home for Paris to (6) ………… her interest in science. Living in (7)………… , she still (8) …………to graduate at the top of her class. She met Pierre Curie shortly after graduation and married him a year later. Together, Pierre and Marie (9) ……….the most famous husband and wife partnership in science history. They (10) ……….the radioactive elements, polonium and radium. They were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903. 6. 7. A. pursue A. wealth B. satisfy B. loneliness C. follow C. difficulty D. take D. poverty 8. 9. A. managed A. established B. worked B. organized C. made C. formed D. harboured D. built 10. A. made B. invented C. built D. discovered

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Choose the item among A, B, C or D that best answers the question about the passage. Routines save time and energy because you do them without thinking. That is why they are so important in the morning when your brain isn't really active. Here is Ann's talking about her morning routine. “I always do exactly the same things. I wake up at seven o'clock every morning but I don't get up till a quarter past seven. I switch on the radio and list to the news. Then I go to the loo and I brush my teeth. I have a shower and dry my hair. I just have a cup of coffee. Then I go to work. It's always the same.” Routines are very useful, but they also make you uncreative. So sometimes is a good idea to break your routines. Get out of bed on the opposite side. Listen a different radio station. Take a different route of work. Eat something different breakfast. Change your routine. You never know, it could change your life. 11. According to the passage, routines are useful because …….. A. they make a habit of never thinking B. they save time and energy C. we all have them in our lives D. we can do them in the morning 12. What is the main disadvantage of routines? A. Routines make us unable to create things or to have new ideas. B. Routines make us do the same things day after day. C. Routines may change our life. D. Routines make a habit of never thinking before doing. 13. Which of the sentence is true? A. Our lives could be changed if we change our routines. B. We shouldn't break our routines. C. People who routines are unable to think. D. Routines make our brain creative. 14. This passage is mainly concerned with………. A. Ann's timetable B. changes in our lives C. our usual ways of doing things D. our daily activities 15. The word “loo” in the passage can best be replaced with A. sink B. toilettes C. bedroom D. balcony