Popular Culture Critical Reading Practice Exercises Set 3 (page 2)

Updated on Sep 27, 2011


  1. e. Look back to lines 7–10, where George's single tax proposal (the idea The Landlord's Game was meant to teach) is described as aiming to weaken the ability to form monopolies, encourage equal opportunity, and narrow the gap between rich and poor.
  2. b. Lines 13–20 explain the first part of the question, while lines 52–55 contain the answer to the second. Don't be distracted by the other answers that contain true statements that are not, however, the objectives of the games. Note also that evolution was a theory of Charles Darwin, not Charles Darrow.
  3. b. Lines 35–37 explains that Darrow fraudulently claimed to be the game's inventor (he was introduced to it before he got a patent as its inventor). Parker Brothers bought his patent believing that it was genuine, meaning that they believed Darrow's falsehood.
  4. a. The answer is in line 26. Having the game and its rules spread by word of mouth means it will alter slightly from one person to another.
  5. b. To imply means to hint at, rather than to state outright. The other choices are all directly stated in the paragraph, while b is implied.
  6. a. Lines 46 and 47 say she sold it to remain true to her original intent, which was, according to line 11, to spread the word about George's single tax theory.
  7. e. Lines 42 and 43 say that Parker Brothers found out that Darrow wasn't the inventor, but nowhere in the passage does it say how they learned the information.
  8. d. In the first paragraph, where the theme is typically introduced, it states that members of Congress have decided they need to do something about the obesity epidemic (lines 5 and 6).
  9. e. The answer is found in lines 12–14: what they are also getting could be, in one meal, more than the daily recommended allowances of calories, fat, and sodium.
  10. c. Clues for this question are found in the first paragraph, in which the obesity problem is called an epidemic, and the staggering cost of the problem is mentioned.
  11. b. Paragraph 5 states that the restaurant industry has responded to the bill by pointing out that diet alone is not the reason for America's obesity epidemic. A lack of adequate exercise is also to blame.
  12. c. The answer is in lines 32–35: the chicken breast sandwich contains more than twice the recommended daily amount of sodium.
  13. a. Paragraph 6 explains that those who support the MEAL Act believe nutritional information must be provided where they are selecting their food (lines 46 and 47).
  14. b. The answer is in lines 18–20: The Menu Education and Labeling, or MEAL, Act, would result in menus that look like the nutrition facts panels found on food in supermarkets.

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