20 Dec 2012

Answer Key for Contoh TOEFL Reading 1 (PBT)


1. The main point of this passage is that
A.    carbon tetrachloride can be very dangerous when it is heated
B.
     the government banned carbon tetrachloride in 1970
C.
    although carbon tetrachloride can legally be used in industry, it is not allowed in home products.
D.    carbon tetrachloride used to be a regular part of cleaning compounds
2. The word “widely” in line 2 could most easily be replaced by
A.    grandly
B.
     extensively
C.
     largely
D.
    hugely
3. The word “banned” in line 4 is closest in meaning to
A.    forbidden
B.
     allowed
C.
     suggested
D.
    instituted
4. According to the passage, before 1970 carbon tetrachloride was
A.    used by itself as a cleanser
B.
     banned in industrial use
C.
     often used as a component of cleaning products
D.
    not allowed in home cleaning products
5. It is stated in the passage that when carbon tetrachloride is heated, it becomes
A.    harmful
B.
     colorless
C.
     a cleaning compound
D.
    inflammable
6. The word “inhaled” in line 7 is closest in meaning to
A.    warmed
B.
     breathed in
C.
     carelessly used
D.
    blown
7. The word “revoked” in line 8 could most easily be replaced by
A.    gave
B.
     granted
C.
     instituted
D.
    took away
8. It can be inferred from the passage that one role of the U.S. government is to
A.    regulate product safety
B.
     prohibit any use of carbon tetrachloride
C.
     instruct industry on cleaning methodologies
D.
    ban the use of any chemicals
9. The paragraph following the passage most likely discusses
A.    additional uses of carbon tetrachloride
B.
     the banning of various chemical compounds by the U.S. government
C.
     further dangerous effects of carbon tetrachloride
D.
    the major characteristic of carbon tetrachloride

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