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Old 30th April 2016, 10:49 AM
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Default Re: Reading Comprehension Answers

Here is the Section 3 — Reading Comprehension Practice Questions

Practice Questions

1. The passage primarily discusses the pipeline's
operating costs
employees
consumers
construction

2. The word "it" in line 4 refers to
pipeline
ocean
state
village

3. According to the passage, 84 million gallons of oil can travel through the pipeline each
day
week
month
year

4. The phrase "Resting on" in line 13 is closest in meaning to
Consisting of
Supported by
Passing under
Protected with

5. The author mentions all of the following as important in determining the pipeline's route EXCEPT the
climate
lay of the land itself
local vegetation
kind of soil and rock

6. The word "undertaken" in line 26 is closest in meaning to
removed
selected
transported
attempted

7. How many companies shared the costs of constructing the pipeline?
3
4
8
12

8. The word "particular" in line 29 is closest in meaning to
peculiar
specific
exceptional
equal

9. Which of the following determined what percentage of the construction costs each member of the consortium would pay?
How much oil field land each company owned
How long each company had owned land in the oil fields
How many people worked for each company
How many oil wells were located on the company's land

10. Where in the passage does the author provide a term for an earth covering that always remains frozen?
Line 3
Line 13
Line 19
Line 32

Here is the Answer Key for Reading Comprehension

Section 3 — Reading Comprehension

1. D
2. A
3. A
4. B
5. C
6. D
7. C
8. B
9. A
10. C
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