PTE Reading: Multiple Choice Choose Multiple Answers Practice Questions Part 1

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In PTE Reading Section, MCQ type questions are the most scoring ones if you have a better hand in academic written English. Most of the aspirants find answering the questions difficult but only with constant practice, students can ace this section. English2language has given here practice questions for multiple-choice multiple answers for you to focus on this section carefully. For learners, we have also provided with the best strategies for solving multiple-choice multiple answers correctly:

PTE Multiple-Choice, Choose Multiple Answers:

  • Do a detailed analysis and evaluation of the answers choices.
  • Incase you are not able to find the correct answer, start by narrowing your choices and mark the answers which have some relation with the passage.
  • Although these type of questions seem simple but they can be bit tricky and challenging at times. Practice more and more MCQ practice questions so to score better in actual PTE exam.

Also Practice: Multiple Choice Choose Single Answer Practice Questions

PTE Academic Reading: Multiple Choice Multiple Answers

Read the text and answer the question by selecting all the correct responses. More than one response is correct.

1. The controversial concept of terraforming, or changing a planet’s atmosphere to make it more habitable for humans, is still no more than a theoretical debate. However, the most recent data from two American Mars Rovers suggest that the terraforming of Mars may be more feasible than previously thought. The rovers found evidence of stratification patterns and cross bedding in rock on the edges of craters, as well as chlorine and bromine, suggestive of a large body of salt water. If mars once held water, it is possible that its atmosphere was at one time somewhat similar to Earth’s. Even if this theory were true, however, scientists would have to prevent a recurrence of the desiccation of the Martian atmosphere once it is made habitable, as well as endeavor to preserve any extant life. Of course, until a reliable method of transporting humans to Mars is developed, any possibility of terraforming is mere conjecture.

It can be inferred from the passage that the author would be most likely to agree with which of the following statements?

(A) Whether conditions on Mars are conducive to human habitation is not the only issue that limits realistic consideration of terraforming.
(B) If we terraform Mars, it will be important to think about the long-term effects of changing a planet’s climate.
(C) It is highly likely, according to recent data, that there is, or was at one time, life on Mars.

ANSWER KEY & EXPLANATION:


Choice (A) and (B) are the correct answer choices.

(A) Correct Answer: Whether conditions on Mars are conducive to human habitation is not the only issue that limits realistic consideration of terraforming.
The paragraph with the statement “terraforming is mere conjecture” supports the above said statement so choice (A) is supported.

(B) Correct Answer: If we terraform Mars, it will be important to think about the long-term effects of changing a planet’s climate.
The author is worried about the recurrence of extreme dryness condition on the planet so Choice (B) is supported.

(C) Incorrect Answer: It is highly likely, according to recent data, that there is, or was at one time, life on Mars.
The statement “If mars once held water” do suggest the previous existence of water on Mars but inferring life on Mars goes beyond the scope of this passage.

2. In her self – portraits, Frida Kahlo blends realism and fantasy to capture the psychological and physical pain she constantly endured as a result of the trolley car accident she experienced as a young women. This self – representation sets her apart from her contemporaries, who were more interested in public forms of art, such as murals. This was the time of the Mexican revolution, after all, a period that fostered an interest in nationalistic themes.

The more well – known artists of period included David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and Juan O Gorman. These figures dominated the Mexican art world in the 1920s and 1930s. Unlike her contemporaries, Frida Kahlo’s work did not achieve recognition until long after her death. In the late twentieth century, she became a feminist icon, a phenomenon attributable to the candor with which she portrayed issues relating to women.

Which of the following can be inferred from the passage about Kahlo’s contemporaries:

(A) They never painted self-portraits.
(B) They received recognition for their work while they were still alive.
(C) They used their art as a form of political expression.

ANSWER KEY & EXPLANATION:


Choice (B) and (C) are the correct answer choices.

(A) Incorrect Answer: They never painted self-portraits.
Kahlo’s contemporaries were more interested “in public forms of art” but the passage does not mention anywhere that they never painted self-portraits so choice (A) is not supported.

(B) Correct Answer: They received recognition for their work while they were still alive.
Frida Kahlo’s work went unrecognized until long after her death and the author mentions “unlike her contemporaries” which supports the above said statement.

(C) Correct Answer: They used their art as a form of political expression.
It was the time of Mexican revolution and her contemporaries were more interested in public forms of art suggests that they used their art as a form of political expression so choice (C) is supported

3. The wombat is a muscular quadruped, about 3 feet in length with a short tail. The animal which is not a mythical creature but an Australian marsupial, has a name derived from the language of the native peoples of the Sydney area, the Eora aboriginals. Wombats are herbivores and leave cubic scats that are easily recognized to the fact that they are nocturnal, the scats provide crucial evidence regarding territory. This large, burrowing mammal is not related to the badger, whose habits are similar. In fact, the Koala is the wombat’s closest relative. The principal burrowing instrument of the latter is its incisor which, like those of other rodents with orange enamel, are never worn down. Burrows can be extensive and shared by more than one wombat, despite the generally solitary nature of the creature territories within the burrow are marked by scent, vocalizations, and aggressive displays.

According to the passage, which of the following is NOT true regarding wombats and their territory?

(A) Scats are the only way to determine territorial limits of wombats.
(B) The question of how much territory a wombat covers is of interest to some people.
(C) Wombats are generally not territorial about the space they occupy within their burrows.

ANSWER KEY & EXPLANATION:


Choice (A) and (C) are the correct answer choices.

(A) Correct Answer: Scats are the only way to determine territorial limits of wombats.
The passage says that “the scats provide crucial evidence regarding territory” and does not provide any evidence to ways to determine territorial limits of wombats so choice (A) is not true.

(B) Incorrect Answer: The question of how much territory a wombat covers is of interest to some people.
As the passage mentioned about “scats” so the issue of territory is worth studying. This indicates choice (B) is true.

(C) Correct Answer: Wombats are generally not territorial about the space they occupy within their burrows.
The passage says that scent, vocalizations, and aggressive displays mark territories within the burrow so choice (C) is not true.

4. Country music scholars generally overlook the role that African – Americans played in the formation of this genre. Typically, scholars trace the birth of country music to the recording sessions that record producer and talent scout Ralph Peer held in Bristol, Tennessee, in 1927. However, the origins of country music go back much further and owe a great deal to African – American musicians, some known and some anonymous and unheralded. The banjo, field hollers, and gospel music are examples of country genre staples that are rooted in the African – American experience. Moreover, some of the “stars” of country music learned their trade from African – American musicians. Rufus “Tee Tot” Payne, for instance, educated Hank Williams. In addition to jazz, gospel and the blues, country music now clearly needs to be included in the list of musical genres that have an African – American lineage.

It can be inferred from the passage that the author would be most likely to agree with which of the following statements concerning the contributions of African-Americans to country music?

(A) Rufus “Tee Tot” Payne is responsible for teaching Hank Williams the banjo, field holler, and gospel.
(B) African-Americans were instrumental in developing country music and for teaching it to some of the well-known musicians in the field.
(C) Jazz music is commonly acknowledged to have African-American lineage.

ANSWER KEY & EXPLANATION:


Choice (B) and (C) are the correct answer choices.

(A) Incorrect Answer: Rufus “Tee Tot” Payne is responsible for teaching Hank Williams the banjo, field holler, and gospel.
The passage says that Rufus “Tee Tot” Payne educated Hank Williams and if he is responsible for teaching Hank Williams the banjo, field holler, and gospel can not be inferred from the passage so choice (A) is not supported.

(B) Correct Answer: African-Americans were instrumental in developing country music and for teaching it to some of the well-known musicians in the field.
The statement “owe a great deal to African – American musicians” supports the idea that African-Americans served as a means to develop country music. The second part of the statement can be inferred when the author states that “some of the “stars” of country music learned their trade from African – American musicians”. So choice (B) is true.

(C) Correct Answer: Jazz music is commonly acknowledged to have African-American lineage.
Jazz music is in the list of musical genres that have an African – American lineage and it implies the above said statement. So choice (C) is supported.

5. The paintings of Eugene Delacroix are as political, complex, tumultuous and vivid as the life of Lord Byron, who inspired some of Delacroix’s best works, such as Greece Expiring on the Ruins of Missolonghi, the paintings boast an incredible mélange of the artistic traditions of prior masters and movements such as a preoccupation with terribilitas from Michelanelo; a fair for color from titian; and power, strength, and exuberance from Rubens all underlain by the harmony and balance of classical artists and tinted with the Baroque. Delacroix combined eclectic elements and infused them with his own genius, creating a unique expression of Romanticism, and in so doing, inspired yet another style, Symbolism.

The passage suggests that which of the following are NOT unique elements of the paintings of Delacroix?

(A) A tint of the Baroque
(B) A preoccupation with terribilitas
(C) Diverse artistic traditions mixed with Delacroix’s own acumen

ANSWER KEY & EXPLANATION:


Choice (A) and (B) are the correct answer choices.

(A) Correct Answer: A tint of the Baroque
It can be inferred from the passage that Delacroix borrowed “tinted with the Baroque” so is NOT a unique element. So choice (A) is the correct answer.

(B) Correct Answer: A preoccupation with terribilitas
The passage outlines that Delacroix borrowed movements such as a preoccupation with terribilitas from Michelanelo so it is NOT a unique element of his paintings. So choice (B) is correct.

(C) Incorrect Answer: Diverse artistic traditions mixed with Delacroix’s own acumen
The last line of the passage implies that Delacroix combined eclectic elements and infused them with his own genius, creating a unique expression of Romanticism so the elements outlined in the statement are the unique elements and thus choice (C) is not the correct choice.

6. Television programming is big business, with sales of interstitial advertising reaching billions of dollars annually. Advertising rates are determined by the viewership of the program in question, which has traditionally been determined by ACNielsen, part of the Nielsen company. Nielsen wields an immoderate amount of industry clout considering its questionable methods of statistics gathering.

The Nielsen Company relies on selected households to catalog their television watching habits in “diaries”. The ratings are then reported as a percentage that indicates the number of viewers watching a television program at a given time. The company has come under criticism for choosing residences that underreport daytime and late – night television viewing and for over representing minorities in sample populations. Critics also point to the nonviable practice of measuring how many individuals are waiting a given television set and of gauging how attentive the audience is to program or its advertising.

Which of the following does the passage indicate is true of the household members who report their viewing habits?

(A) Because ratings are reported as a percentage, each household is counted only as one person.
(B) They are not always accurate when it comes to recording their viewing habits.
(C) The indirect influence they exert on advertising costs may not be based on all relevant factors.

ANSWER KEY & EXPLANATION:


Choice (B) and (C) are the correct answer choices.

(A) Incorrect Answer: Because ratings are reported as a percentage, each household is counted only as one person.
The percentage indicates the number of viewers watching at a given time and not in terms of households so choice (A) is not the correct answer.

(B) Correct Answer: They are not always accurate when it comes to recording their viewing habits.
The passage outlines that residences underreport daytime and late – night television viewing so we can conclude that they are not always accurate so answer choice (B) is correct.

(C) Correct Answer: The indirect influence they exert on advertising costs may not be based on all relevant factors.
The last sentence says that “gauging how attentive the audience is to program or its advertising” supports the above said statement so choice (C) is true.

7. It might seem illogical that the development of modern currency rests on a scientific discovery, but the invention of the “touchstone” allowed ancient societies to create a standard by which valuable metals could be judged. In its most basic form, a touchstone is any dark, finely grained stone upon which soft metals leave trace. When rubbed, a process known as “Probing” precious metal alloy cleaves to the stone leaving a strip. The colour of the strip (which reveals the percentage of its content that is base metal) can then be compared to a stripe of a known grade of standard alloy. Despite its primitiveness, this probing process allowed merchants to examine alloys quickly and with reasonable certainty. Though civilizations were using gold and silver currencies as early as 500 B.C., coins were easily forged or diluted with less valuable metals, such as tin or lead. The invention and popularization of the touchstone ensured that pure gold and silver could become a standard expression of value.

The passage indicates that the advances brought about by the probing process included

(A) an efficient means of ascertaining the purity of a metal
(B) a means by which governments could standardize currency values
(C) a measure of security against adulterated coins

ANSWER KEY & EXPLANATION:
Choice (A) and (C) are the correct answer choices.

(A) Correct Answer: an efficient means of ascertaining the purity of a metal
From the phrase, “with reasonable certainty” we can outline the above said statement so choice (A) is correct.

(B) Incorrect Answer: a means by which governments could standardize currency values
The passage does not mention specifically about the function of the government so choice (B) can not be supported from the passage.

(C) Correct Answer: a measure of security against adulterated coins
After mentioning “with reasonable certainty”, the author talked about “coins were forged or diluted” so definitely the certainty referred to is about adulterated coins so choice (C) is supported.

8. Little is known about the elusive section of the earth’s atmosphere known as the mesosphere. Located between the stratosphere (the maximum altitude that airlines can achieve) and the thermosphere (the minimum altitude of spacecraft), the mesosphere is poorly understood and little explored. The most significant feature of the mesosphere is the various tides and waves that propagate up from the troposphere and stratosphere. The dissipation of these waves is largely responsible for propelling the mesosphere around the globe. These waves’ patterns are future affected when gas particles in the mesosphere collide with meteoroids, producing spectacular explosions, which usually generate enough heat to consume the meteor before it can fall to earth. The conflagration leaves behind traces of iron and other metals and fuels the atmospheric tides radiating outward from the mesosphere.

The passage suggests that the mesosphere is influenced by

(A) collisions with extraterrestrial debris
(B) vibrations from the troposphere
(C) oceanic tides

ANSWER KEY & EXPLANATION:


Choice (A) and (B) are the correct answer choices.

(A) Correct Answer: collisions with extraterrestrial debris
The mesosphere is affected when gas particles in the mesosphere collide with meteoroids, so choice (A) is correct.

(B) Correct Answer: vibrations from the troposphere
The third line of the passage suggests that the mesosphere is affected by various tides and waves that propagate up from the troposphere and stratosphere, so choice (B) is correct.

(C) Incorrect Answer: oceanic tides
The passage does not mention specifically about the “oceanic tides” so the passage does not support this statement. So choice (C) is not a correct choice.

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