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Preguntas tipo test extradas de exmenes de ingreso.

<<Britain is basically a law-abiding country. This may, or may not, explain the addiction of
its citizens to crime novels.>>
1.The first sentence means that, in general, the British people
a)
b)
c)
d)
2.-

need few laws


need many laws
obey their laws
disobey their laws
According to the second sentence, the British are noted for ..

a)
b)
c)
d)
3.-

committing serious crimes


legalizing more drugs
enjoying books about crime
becoming addicted to drugs
The passage, as a whole, says that British people ordinarily .

a)
b)
c)
d)

disapprove of criminal behaviour but enjoy fiction about it


prefer committing crimes to having read about such behaviour
are influenced by their literature to obey most of their laws.
disregard their laws, as a rule, because of their reading habits.

<<Upper-class English life in the last quarter of the seventeenth century had been
characterized by artificiality in dress, manners, and conversation -an elaborate surface of
formality and grace covering a certain amount of vice and a great deal of plain silliness>>.
4.The period being discussed was
a)
b)
c)
d)
5.-

from 1700-1725
from 1675-1700
from 1775-1800
from 1800-1825
The period referred to in the paragraph was criticized for

a)
b)
c)
d)
6.were

a lack of naturalness
not enough fortnality
a lack of grace
poor manners
The author does not suggest that some upper-class English people of this period

a)
b)
c)
d)

hypocritical
silly
formal
witty

<<The computer age is producing an army of robots -machines that are directed by
etectronic brains and which replace haman labour in industrial operations. Many are artificial
arms which reach into areas man enters only at his peril, such as the inside of a nuclear
reactor.
Already in 1980 there were over 8000 such robots working in industrial plants throughout
the world. The big changeover to the robot, however, is likely to come only when their costs
go down while workers wages continue to rise.>>
7.The first sentence indicates that robots are used mainly . ..
a)
b)

to figllt wars
to operate computers

c)
d)
8.-

to direct electronic brains


to take the place of human workers
The shape of many robots already in use is somewhat similar to that of a human .

a)
b)
c)
d)
9.-

brain
arm
hand
foot
The text makes clear that a very valuable use of many robots is to ..

a)
b)
c)
d)
10.industrial

act a s a teacher to human beings


replace the human brain in producing computers
aid doctors in medical operations
do tasks extremely dangerous for humans to do
The writer indicates that the widespread treplacement of human labor by
robots

a)
b)
c)
d)

has already begun worldwide


is starting especially in the developing nations
will not take place before the end of this century
is being delayed mainly for economic reasons