Academic Reading Test 1

PART 1 Questions 1 to 12

Questions 1-6

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1? In boxes 1-6 on your answer sheet, write

TRUE if the statement is true according to the passage

FALSE if the statement is false according to the passage

NOT GIVEN if the information is not given in the passage

1 The Smithsonian consists of 6 large museums, all of which are located near its headquarters in New York.

2 At the National Air and Space Museum, you can learn about the evolution of aviation.

3 The 45.5-carat Hope Diamond, located in the National Museum of Natural History, is the world’s most valuable diamond.

4 The Smithsonian was established by an American scientist from Harvard University.

5 A hallmark of the Smithsonian is their lack of a public admission fee.

6 The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center conducts 25-year studies to identify patterns and draw conclusions about causes of environmental phenomena.

Questions 7—12

Some of the exhibits and instruments of the Smithsonian Institute are listed below (Questions 7-12).

NB You may use any museum or research centre name more than once.

Museums and Research Centres

AS      National Air and Space Museum

AH     National Museum of American History

NH     National Museum of Natural History

AO     Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

TR      Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

7 The original Star-Spangled Banner

8 A highly advanced radio telescope

9 The oldest operable locomotive

10 The command module of Apollo 11

11 A specially designed tower crane system

12. The “Spirit of St. Louis”

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