Reading and Drawing Conclusions Practice Test (page 2)

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Updated on Sep 21, 2011


  1. According to the practice passage, the most important result of unrestricted tuition reimbursement is that
    1. employees are happier and work harder.
    2. companies with unrestricted tuition reimbursement have higher quality employees.
    3. it shows the company's dedication to its employees.
    4. employees can take fun courses such as art and film even if those courses are unrelated to their job requirements.
  2. How, according to the passage, will unconditional tuition reimbursement reduce employee turnover?
    1. by making employees more loyal
    2. by paying employees more money
    3. by promoting education
  3. The first sentence of the passage, "Although many companies offer tuition reimbursement, most companies reimburse employees only for classes that are relevant to their positions," is
    1. fact.
    2. opinion.
  4. The second sentence of the passage, "This is a very limiting policy," is
    1. fact.
    2. opinion.
  5. This passage is organized according to which of the following strategies? (Mark all that apply.)
    1. chronological order
    2. order of importance
    3. cause and effect
    4. compare and contrast
  6. The point of view used in this passage is the
    1. first-person point of view.
    2. second-person point of view.
    3. third-person point of view.
  7. The writer most likely chose this point of view because
    1. the writer is describing a personal experience.
    2. it enables readers to identify with the situation.
    3. its objectivity encourages the reader to take the writer's ideas seriously.
  8. The writer most likely uses the word wisest in the last sentence, rather than words such as profitable, practical, or beneficial, because
    1. wisdom is associated with education, the subject of the essay.
    2. the writer is trying to appeal to people who are already highly educated.
    3. the writer believes tuition reimbursement is a good choice even though it does not benefit companies.
  9. Which logical conclusion can be reached after reading the passage?
    1. Unrestricted tuition reimbursement is a big expense.
    2. Some companies like to educate their employees.
    3. Companies benefit greatly by offering unrestricted tuition reimbursement.
    4. Employees are motivated only by benefit programs such as unrestricted tuition reimbursement.
  10. The passage suggests that, compared to employees of companies that offer unconditional tuition reimbursement, employees of companies that do not offer this benefit are
    1. less loyal.
    2. more likely to be promoted.
    3. not as smart.
  11. Expendable (paragraph 2) most nearly means
    1. expensive.
    2. flexible.
    3. replaceable.
  12. The writer appeals primarily to the reader's
    1. emotions.
    2. sense of logic.
    3. senses.
  13. The main idea of the passage is that
    1. companies should reimburse employees for work-related courses.
    2. both companies and employees would benefit from unconditional tuition reimbursement.
    3. companies should require their employees to take college courses.
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