Toefl III

Many scientists believe _____ as a result of a collision between the newly formed Earth and a large asteroid.

A. that the Moon was formed

B. in that the Moon was formed

C. that the Moon formed was

D. when the Moon was formed

2. The organ-pipe cactus is _____ in the United States.

A. rare that

B. it rare

C. so that rare

D. rare

4. The average wavelength of visible light is 2,000 times _____ the diameter of an atom.

A. much as

B. as great

C. greater than

D. more than that

5._____ ants live in nests, which may be located in the ground, under a rock, or built above ground and may be made of twigs, sand, or gravel.

A. Most

B. The most of

C. Most of

D. Of the most

6. The banking systems of the world have many similarities, _____ they also differ, sometimes in quite material respects.

A. of which

B. in spite of

C. but

D. how

7. Learning that takes place in infancy provides the____ for the eventual transformation of a child

into an adult.

A. foundation is necessary

B. necessary foundation is

C. necessary in the foundation

D. foundation necessary

8. In the late 1930’s and early 1940’s, Jacob Lawrence created many paintings _____ the lives of

famous African American activists.

A. portrayed

B. portrayed them

C. that they portrayed

D. that portrayed

9. The Centennial Exposition, _____ in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1876, celebrated the one-

hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

A. was held

B. to be held

C. held

D. by holding

10. In the dark abyss of the deep sea _____ is produced by luminescent fish.

A. because the only light

B. the only light

C. the only light that

D. is the only light

11. The classic American novel ‘Moby Dick’____ an account of the conflict between human beings

and their fate.

A. may be regarded as

B as may be regarded

C. regarded as may be

D. regarded may as be

16.The Executive Mansion, constructed in the 1790’s and now popularly called the White
A                B        C

House, is oldest public edifice in Washington,D.C.


  1. Inventor Elisha Graves Otis designed the first elevator that it incorporated an

A                                               B

automatic brake, which in turn led to the development of the skyscraper.

C         D

  1. Although the term “corrosion” applies mostly to metals and particularly to their


reaction to oxygen, all material are subject to surface deterioration.

B                    C                      D

  1. The chief commercial source of bromine is ocean water, from what the element is

A                                     B

extracted by means of chemical replacement by chlorine.

C                 D

  1. Like Jupiter and Earth, Saturn is flattened at a poles.

A         B              C           D

  1. All living things are made up of one or more cells, and each of these cells were

A               B                                      C

produced by an already existing cell.


  1. It is believed that some dinosaurs were intelligent, ability to perform complex activities,

A                                             B

and perhaps even capable of social behavior.

C            D

  1. Unique among bivalves, scallops swim extremely well, propelled by jets of water

A                               B

expelled while snapped the shell shut.

C            D

  1. In the period between 1918 and 1939, various political, economic, and geographic

factors combined in determine the extent to which a country developed civil aviation.

A            B               C              D

  1. The main attractive at Sequoia National Park is thirty-five groves of giant sequoias,

A                                     B      C

the largest living things in the world.


  1. An activist for women’s rights, Leonora O’Reilly promoted women’s vocational training


besides fought for increased wages for garment workers.

B             C      D

  1. Cameras of one type or another have been using for more than a hundred years.
  2. Air, which it is a mixture of elements oxygen and nitrogen and compounds water and

A                                          B

carbon dioxide, also contains small quantities of many other substances.

C                      D

  1. The planets far from the Sun are so remote from any heat source that their

A               B

temperatures are thought to be much near absolute zero.

C            D

  1. Some claim that vegetarian diets may to be more healthful than a diet that includes

A               B                             C

meat, since they generally contain less fat and more fiber.


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