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UNIT 8: COMPREHENSION QUIZ

I) TRUE/FALSE
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
Infographic Analysis
INSTRUCTIONS: Look at the chart and read the key (or refer to your student book pages 166-
167). Then decide whether the following statements are true or false.

______ 1. On this chart, green stands for data to 1960 and purple until 2000.
______ 2. Income is given in US dollars on a per capita (per person) basis.
______ 3. In Sub-Sahara Africa, the life expectancy is usually about 60 years.
______ 4. The areas where life expectancy has increased most since 1960 are Europe and Central Asia,
and North America.
______ 5. There was barely any increase in income in Sub-Sahara Africa since 1960.

II) MULTIPLE CHOICE


Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
Reading Comprehension
INSTRUCTIONS: Read the passage (page 171-177), noticing that each paragraph is lettered.
Then choose the best answers for the following questions.
1. What is the main purpose of this article?
a. To provide guidelines for living to over 100 years old
b. To describe research on longevity in southern Italy
c. To tell the life stories of four centenarians
2. Which of the following statements about Salvatore Caruso is true?
a. His father died when he was very young.
b. He credits his good genes for his longevity.
c. He lives in the middle of town.
3. What idea is challenged in paragraphs E to H, and paragraph R?
a. People who live longer tend to prefer eating fruits and vegetables.
b. Small, genetically isolated communities of people have more centenarians.
c. Theres a strong link between restricted diet and longevity.
4. In paragraph H, what would be the best way of describing dubious entrepreneurs hawking unproven
elixirs (bolded)?
a. questionable salesmen offering untested medicines
b. small businessmen selling newly invented products
c. confident people who are marketing famous products
5. In paragraph L, what was the experiment?
a. researching the marriage choices of brothers and sisters
b. comparing people who had the same environment but different genes
c. comparing families who had the same genes but grew up in different areas
6. In paragraph N, what does this allele (bolded) refer to?
a. a bitter food like broccoli and field greens
b. a test tube of blood and tissue samples
c. a version of a gene that helps digestion in old people
7. Which would be the best paragraph to put the following sentence?
Often people use the records when they are researching their family histories.
a. paragraph I
b. paragraph M
c. paragraph Q
8. What is the cause-and-effect between paragraphs C and S?
a. Caruso didnt catch influenza when his family was ill in 1918.
b. Salvatore Carusos broken leg saved him from being killed in the war.
c. Carusos policy of no drinking, no smoking, no women worked.
Unit 8: Answer Keys
Answer Section
TRUE/FALSE
1. T
2. T
3. F
4. F
5. T
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1. B
2. A
3. C
4. A
5. B
6. C
7. A
8. B