Multiple Choice Single Answer PTE Reading Practice Test

PTE Multiple Choice Single Answer – Read the passage and choose a single answer from the multiple choices. Here is Multiple Choice Single Answer PTE Reading Practice Test Series 1.

Multiple Choice Single Answer PTE Reading Practice Samples


1. Read the passage and answer the following question.

The logo design profession has substantially increased in numbers over the years since the rise of the Modernist movement in the United States in the 1950s.Three designers are widely considered the pioneers of that movement and of logo and corporate identity design: The first is Chermayeff & Geismar, which is the firm responsible for a large number of iconic logos, such as Chase Bank (1964), Mobil Oil (1965), PBS (1984), NBC (1986), National Geographic (2003) and others. Due to the simplicity and boldness of their designs, many of their earlier logos are still in use today. The firm recently designed logos for the Library of Congress and the fashion brand Armani Exchange. Another pioneer of corporate identity design is Paul Rand, who was one of the originators of the Swiss Style of graphic design. He designed many posters and corporate identities, including the logos for IBM, UPS, and ABC. The third pioneer of corporate identity design is Saul Bass. Bass was responsible for several recognizable logos in North America, including both the Bell Telephone logo (1969) and successor AT&T globe (1983). Other well-known designs were Continental Airlines (1968), Dixie (1969), and United Way (1972). Later, he would produce logos for a number of Japanese companies as well. Charmayeff, Rand and Bass all died in 1996.

Which of the following logos was not designed by Paul Rand?

1. IBM
2. UPS
3. Dixie
4. ABC

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Correct Answer – 3. Dixie


2. Read the passage and answer the following question.

While attending the Universal and Colonial Exposition in Lyon in 1894, Edouard and André Michelin noticed a stack of tires that suggested to Édouard the figure of a man without arms. Four years later, André met French cartoonist Marius Rossillon, popularly known as O’Galop, who showed him a rejected image he had created for a Munich brewery—a large, regal figure holding a huge glass of beer and quoting Horace’s phrase “Nunc est bibendum”. André immediately suggested replacing the man with a figure made from tires. Thus O’Galop transformed the earlier image into Michelin’s symbol. Today, Bibendum is one of the world’s most recognised trademarks, representing Michelin in over 150 countries.

The 1898 poster showed him offering the toast Nunc est bibendum to his scrawny competitors with a glass full of road hazards, with the title and the tag C’est à dire : A votre sante. Le pneu Michelin boit l’obstacle (“That is to say, to your health. The Michelin tire drinks up obstacles”). The implication is that Michelin tires will easily take on road hazards. The company used this basic poster format for fifteen years, adding its latest products to the table in front of the figure. It is unclear when the word “Bibendum” came to be the name of the character himself. At the latest, it was in 1908, when Michelin commissioned Curnonsky to write a newspaper column signed “Bibendum”.

Which of the following is not true about the Michelin trademark?

1. It was derived from a figure holding a glass of beer
2. It is known by the name Bibendum
3. It was designed by Edouard
4. It is in the form of a man made from tires

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Correct Answer – 3. It was designed by Edouard


3. Read the passage and answer the following question.

The series follows the exploits of a village of indomitable Gauls as they resist Roman occupation. They do so by means of a magic potion, brewed by their druid called Getafix in the English translations, which gives the recipient superhuman strength. The protagonist, the titular character Asterix, along with his friend Obelix have various adventures. The “ix” ending of both names (as well as all the other pseudo-Gaulish “ix” names in the series) alludes to the “rix” suffix (meaning “king”) present in the names of many real Gaulish chieftains such as Vercingetorix, Orgetorix, and Dumnorix. Many of the stories have them travel to foreign countries, though others are set in and around their village. For much of the history of the series (Volumes 4 through 29), settings in Gaul and abroad alternated, with even-numbered volumes set abroad and odd-numbered volumes set in Gaul, mostly in the village.

Which of the following is responsible for making the Gauls indomitable?

1. Roman occupation of the village
2. Magic potion brewed by their druid
3. The “ix” ending of their names
4. The travel to foreign countries

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Correct Answer – 2. Magic potion brewed by their druid


4. Read the passage and answer the following question.

Pattern Recognition is a novel by science fiction writer William Gibson published in 2003. Set in August and September 2002, the story follows Cayce Pollard, a 32-year-old marketing consultant who has a psychological sensitivity to corporate symbols. The action takes place in London, Tokyo, and Moscow as Cayce judges the effectiveness of a proposed corporate symbol and is hired to seek the creators of film clips anonymously posted to the internet.

The novel’s central theme involves the examination of the human desire to detect patterns or meaning and the risks of finding patterns in meaningless data. Other themes include methods of interpretation of history, cultural familiarity with brand names, and tensions between art and commercialization. The September 11, 2001 attacks are used as a motif representing the transition to the new century. Critics identify influences in Pattern Recognition from Thomas Pynchon’s postmodern detective story The Crying of Lot 49.

Question – Which of the following is not a theme of the novel Pattern Recognition?

1. Psychological sensitive to symbols
2. Examination of human desire to detect patterns or meaning
3. Methods of interpretation of history
4. Cultural familiarity with brand names

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Correct Answer – 1. Psychological sensitive to symbols


5. Read the passage and answer the following question.

Michelin participated in MotoGP from 1972 to 2008. They introduced radial construction to MotoGP in 1984, and multi-compound tyres in 1994. They achieved 360 victories in 36 years, and from 1993 to 2006, the world championship had gone to a rider on Michelins. In 2007, Casey Stoner on Bridgestone tyres won the world championship in dominating fashion, and Valentino Rossi and other top riders complained that Michelins were inferior. Rossi wanted Bridgestones for the 2008 season, but Bridgestone was reluctant to provide them; Dorna threatened to impose a control tyre on the series, after which Bridgestone relented.

In 2008, Michelin’s tyres continued to be perceived as being inferior to Bridgestone’s, and Michelin committed errors of judgment in allocating adequate tyres for some of the race weekends. Dani Pedrosa’s team switched to Bridgestones in the midst of the season, a highly unusual move that caused friction between Honda Racing Corporation and their sponsor Repsol YPF. Other riders also expressed concerns and it seemed that Michelin might not have any factory riders for the 2009 season, leading to rumours that Michelin would withdraw from the series altogether. Dorna and the FIM announced that a control tyre would be imposed on MotoGP for the 2009 season and Michelin did not enter a bid, effectively ending its participation in the series at the end of 2008. Michelin have confirmed their return to MotoGP as of the 2016 season as official tire supplier after Bridgestone’s withdrawal from the series at the end of the 2015 season.

Question – Which of the following is a suitable title for this passage?

1. Tires used in MotoGP
2. Michelin Tires in MotoGP
3. Scandals in MotoGP
4. Dani Perdosa’s Moto GP history

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Correct Answer – 2. Michelin Tires in MotoGP


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