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Odd Sentence : Meaning Tests : Coherence in a Reading Passage


Sentence Meaning Passage

1. There have always been grand theories about suicide and attempted suicide. 2. Not all these 200,000 attempts involved a serious risk of death, but many of them were a gamble with life and/or death. 3. The French sociologist, Durkheim, divided suicides into ‘altruistic’ and ‘anomic’ ones. 4. An altruistic suicide is where one dies to save others or for the good of society. 5. Anomie is far less heroic.

1) Which sentence in the passage is different in meaning?
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5

Sentence Meaning Passage

1. The usual reason youngsters gave for drinking was because it’s fun and because their friends drink, though nearly one in five of the girls said it helped them overcome shyness. 2. The girls may start drinking because the pubs are where they find the boys. 3. Then they get to like alcohol for its own sake. 4. It’s the ‘in’ thing for groups of girls to go on a binge once or twice a week. 5. They look so grown-up that even the most responsible landlord can’t tell they’re under age.

2) Which sentence in the passage is different in meaning?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5

Sentence Meaning Passage

1. Within Hong Kong, a number of factors help the development of trade. 2. The average employee works harder than his counterpart in some other countries. 3. There are highly developed banking,insurance and shipping systems which help the local manufacturer and exporter. 4. A particular obstacle which local industrialists have to overcome or learn to live with is the shortage of land and the high price which must be paid for suitable manufacturing sites. 5. Income tax, too, is more favourable than in some of the countries with which Hong Kong must compete in the search for overseas markets.

3) Which sentence in the passage is different in meaning?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5

Sentence Meaning Passage

1. In Siberia, the temperature can fall as low as seventy degrees centigrade below zero. 2. Though parts of the region are colder than the North Pole itself, the temperature in summer may reach 40°C. 3. The intense cold makes life immensely difficult and dangerous for anyone unaccustomed to it. 4. When this happens, the topsoil thaws to a depth of about two meters and can support rich vegetation. 5. The summer days are so long that the earth stores enough heat to bear a variety of flowers which blossom between the trees.

4) Which sentence in the passage is different in meaning?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5

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