Section One: Listening Comprehension

1. (A) They don’t enjoy swimming.
   (B) They won’t go swimming in the lake today.
   (C) They don’t know how to swim.
   (D) They’ll swim in the lake tomorrow.

2. (A) The style of sweater she’s wearing is very common.
   (B) The man saw Jill wearing the sweater.
   (C) She wore the sweater for the first time yesterday.
   (D) She usually doesn’t borrow clothes from Jill.

3. (A) He went to see the dentist a week ago.
   (B) The woman should cancel her appointment with the dentist.
   (C) The woman’s toothache will go away by itself.
   (D) The woman should have seen the dentist by now.

4. (A) She’s planning a trip to Antarctica.
   (B) She thinks attending the lecture will be helpful to her.
   (C) Her geography class is required to attend the lecture.
   (D)She has already finished writing her report.
5. (A) The woman should join the chess club.
   (B) He’s not a very good chess player.
   (C) The woman needs a lot of time to play chess.
   (D) He’s willing to teach the woman how to play chess.

6. (A) Ask Alice if the man can borrow the novel.
   (B) Return the novel to Alice immediately.
   (C) Help the man find this own copy of the novel.
   (D) Find out how much the novel costs.

7. (A) He has already tasted the chocolate pudding.
   (B) Chocolate is his favorite flavor.
   (C) He doesn’t want any chocolate pudding
   (D) There is no more chocolate pudding left.

8. (A) See the movie at a theater close by.
   (B) Wait until later to see the moive.
   (C) Consider seeing an English version of the movie.
   (D) Call the Pine Street Cinema to see what time the movie starts.

9. (A) He doesn’t know how to find the student’s grade.
   (B) He doesn’t know if Dr. Wilson has finished grading the midterm exams.
   (C) He isn’t allowed to tell the student her grade.
   (D) Dr. Wilson doesn’t want to be contacted while she’s away.

10. (A) She had to wait even longer than the man did to have her car inspected.
    (B)The man should have had his car inspected sooner.
    (C)The auto inspection center will be closed at the end of the month.
    (D)The man doesn’t need to have his car inspected until next month.

11. (A) He can act as a subject in the experiment.
    (B) He thinks the woman’s experiment is difficult to understand.
    (C) He’s busy working on his own experment.
    (D) He’s willing to help the woman run the experiment.

12. (A) Look for the misplaced check.
    (B) Ask the bookstore for a refund.
    (C) Borrow some cash from the woman.
    (D) Repair his desk.

13. (A) He hadn’t heard that Karen had a new roommate.
    (B) Karen wouldn’t give specific reasons for her feelings.
    (C) He thinks that Karen shouldn’t be angry.
    (D) Karen won’t be getting a new roommate after all.

14. (A)The woman didn’t submit the thesis proposal to him on time.
    (B) He returned the thesis proposal to the woman a week ago.
    (C) He hasn’t read the thesis proposal yet.
    (D) The thesis proposal isn’t acceptable.

15. (A) It only cost $400.
    (B) He bought it a year ago.
    (C) Write down the directions to the supermarket.
    (D) Check to see if the stew is ready.

16. (A) Purchase some ingredients.
    (B) Give the man a recipe.
    (C) Write down the directions to the supermarket.
    (D) Check to see if the stew is ready.

17. (A) He arrived at the theater late.
    (B) He left his watch in the theater.
    (C) The production seemed much shorter than it actually was.
    (D) He did not enjoy the production.

18. (A) He can’t understand the instructions.
    (B) He doesn’t have a computer.
    (C) He has a degree in computer science.
    (D) He needs to take his computer to be repqired.
19. (A) Arrange by phone to have a bucket delivered.
    (B) Deliver the papers herself.
    (C) Take her recycling to the town office.
    (D) Return the bucket to the recycling department.
20. (A) She prefers her eggs fried.
    (B) She never eats breakfast.
    (C) She gets an allergic reaction when eating eggs.
    (D) She doesn’t eat a lot for breakfast.

21. (A) He doesn’t know anything about engineering.
    (B) He wants the woman to postpone the talk.
    (C) He hasn’t finished preparing for his presentation.
    (D) He regularly gives talks to high school students.

22. (A) He told the woman to take seven courses this semester.
    (B) He knew that the woman’s schedule would be too difficult for her.
    (C) His current schedule is also very demanding.
    (D) Taking so many classes will enable the woman to graduate early.

23. (A) He needs help repairing his truck.
    (B) He doesn’t want to use his truck for the field trip.
    (C) The woman can use his truck if she agrees to drive.
    (D) He doesn’t think all the telescopes will fit in his truck.

24. (A) Dr. Luby won’t be taking students to New York this year.
    (B) She doesn’t know where the man can buy theater tickets.
    (C) Dr. Luby is performing in a play on Broadway.
    (D) She’s going on a theater trip with Dr. Luby. Elizabeth.

25. (A) The woman’s source of information is reliable.
    (B) He didn’t enjoy taking history with Dr. Parker.
    (C) He thought Dr. Parker’s tests were easy.
    (D) Dr. Parker is no longer teaching history.

26. (A) The man doesn’t have air-conditioning.
    (B)The man’s air conditioner is broken.
    (C) The man hasn’t been using his air conditioner.
    (D) The summer has been unusually hot.

27. (A) He has decided how he’s going to spend the prize money.
    (B) He doesn’t know how much his rent is going to increase.
    (C) He’s already planning to enter next year’s essay contest.
    (D) He has already paid his landlord for next year’s rent.

28. (A) He’ll probably postpone the test until after he talks
    (B) He usually tells the students ahead of time what will be on his tests.
    (C) He’ll probably talk about chapter 16 in class today. 
    (D) He might test the students on material not discussed in class

29. (A) He has been applying only for advertised jobs.
    (B) He’s conviced that there’s a shortage of jobs.
    (C) He doesn’t have time to read all the job ads.
    (D) He’ll help the woman find a job.

30. (A) To make plans for the evening.
    (B) To ask her about the assignment.
    (C) To talk to her roommate.
    (D) To give her some information.

31. (A) A class presentation they’re preparing.
    (B) A television program the man is watching.
    (C)Visiting a close fiend of theirs.
    (D) Studying for a test.

32. (A) He’s taking a break from studying.
    (B) He has already finished studying.
    (C) He was assigned to watch a program by his professor.
    (D) He’s finding out some information for a friend.
33. (A) He didn’t know that she was enrolled in a linear algebra course.
    (B) He thought she preferred to study alone.
    (C) He thought she had made arrangements to study with
    (D) He had told her that he had done poorly on a recent test.

34. (A) He and Elizabeth argued recently.
    (B) He heard Elizabeth did poorly on the last test.
    (C) He doesn’t want to bother Elizabeth so late in the evening.
    (D) He’d rather study in his own dormitory.

35. (A) A more economical diesel fuel.
    (B) Characteristics of a new type of fuel.
    (C) Where a new energy source is located.
    (D) How to develop alternative energy sources.
36. (A) He’s studying for a test.
    (B) He lost his notes.
    (C) He missed the class.
    (D) He’s doing research on alternative.

37. (A) It will reduce the amount of pollutants in the air.
    (B) It will increase the amount of unpleasant odors from wehicles.
    (C) It will eventually destroy the ozone layer.
    (D) It will reduce the cost of running large vehicles.

38. (A) It’s expensive to manufacture.
    (B) It’s hasn’t been adequately tested.
    (C) It damages car engines.
    (D) It’s dangerous to transport.

39. (A) To help him explain the information to his roommate.
    (B) To help him write a paper.
    (C) To prepare for a test.
    (D) To tell her if the notes are accurate.

40. (A) The life and times of an important modern poet.
    (B) How a poem’s images relate to its meaning.
    (C) The musical quality of modern poetry.
    (D) The poems of Gertrude Stein.

41. (A) She’s the most famous of the modern poets.
    (B) She didn’t publish any of her works in her lifetime.
    (C) She was better known as a prose writer than as a poet.
    (D) She began her career as a writer relatively late in her life.

42. (A) It reflects poetic techniques that were rejected by modern poets.
    (B) It’s from a poem that the students have read.
    (C) It’s the title of a poem by John Ashbery.
    (D) It’s an example of a statement that is“empty” but pleasing to hear.

43. (A) Read some poems out loud.
    (B) Research the life of Gertrude Stein.
    (C) Compare the poems of Gertrude Stein to the poems of John Ashbery.
    (D) Write a few lines of poetry.

44. (A) Employment in the fishing and whaling industries.
    (B) Nineteenth-century sea captains.
    (C) The economic importance of sailing ships.
    (D) The development of the steamship.

45. (A) They were protected by a strong United States Navy.
    (B) They were supported by a well-developed railroad
    (C) Most crew members had experience on foreign ships.
    (D) As part owners of the ships, captains got some of the profits.

46. (A) They carried passengers ,but not cargo.
    (B) They were large, but surprisingly fast.
    (C) They were the first successful steam-powered ships.
    (D) They were more reliable than other ships of the 1860’s.

47. (A) It’s now taught with the aid of computers.
    (B) It isn’t considered as important today as it was in the past.
    (C) Children today learn it earlier than children did in the past.
    (D) A lot of times is spent teaching it.

48. (A) To indicate the emphasis teachers once placed on penmanship.
    (B) To criticize a technique used to motivate children.
    (C) To illustrate the benefits of competition.
    (D) To suggest that teachers be recognized for their efforts.

49. (A) How educators create a curriculum.
    (B) Why some parents object to the teaching of penmanship.
    (C) The standards for penmanship in state curricula.
    (D) The effects of rewarding good penmanship.

50. (A) The number of hours per week that must be spent teaching penmanship.
    (B) The level of penmanship a child is expected to have.
    (C) The recommended method for teaching penmanship.
    (D) The reason computers should be used to help in the teaching of penmanship

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