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IELTS Reading Multiple Choice Questions
IELTS Reading Multiple Choice Questions

IELTS Reading Multiple Choice Questions

Sample reading passage:

One of the most famous works of art in the world is Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Nearly everyone who goes to see the original will already be familiar with it from reproductions, but they accept that fine art is more rewardingly viewed in its original form. However, if Mona Lisa was a famous novel, few people would bother to go to a museum to read the writer’s actual manuscript rather than a printed reproduction. This might be explained by the fact that the novel has evolved precisely because of technological developments that made it possible to print out huge numbers of texts, whereas oil paintings have always been produced as unique objects. In addition, it could be argued that the practice of interpreting or ‘reading’ each medium follows different conventions. With novels, the reader attends mainly to the meaning of words rather than the way they are printed on the page, whereas the ‘reader’ of a painting must attend just as closely to the material form of marks and shapes in the picture as to any ideas they may signify.

Questions:

  1. According to the passage, Monalisa is :
    1. Da Vinci’s masterpiece
    2. One of the famous works of art 
    3. Just another painting
    4. The only work on art
  1. Why do people want to view art in its original form?
    1. They can appreciate art better in its original form.
    2. They are tired of viewing duplicates.
    3. both A & B
    4. None of the above
  1. According to the passage, what is the difference between a novel and a painting?
    1. No difference
    2. Novels are unique.
    3. Paintings are unique objects.
    4. None of the above
  1. What is the difference between reading a novel and a painting?
    1. No difference.
    2. In a novel, they have to carefully observe the way they are printed and in a painting it is just reading the meaning.
    3. In a painting, they have to carefully observe the way they are printed and in a novel it is just reading the meaning.
    4. None of the above

Explanation for the Answers :

For the first question, the answer is in the first line which says ”One of the most famous works of art in the world is Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa”. So the answer is “B. One of the famous works of art”. 

For the second question, the answer is in the second line which says “fine art is more rewardingly viewed in its original form” which means that they can appreciate art better in its original form. “Rewardingly viewed” can also mean “appreciate better”. So the answer is A.

For the third question, the answer is in the third line which says “oil paintings have always been produced as unique objects.” So the answer is C.

For the fourth question, the answer is in the last line which says “With novels, the reader attends mainly to the meaning of words rather than the way they are printed on the page, whereas the ‘reader’ of a painting must attend just as closely to the material form of marks and shapes in the picture as to any ideas they may signify.” So the answer is C. 

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Nafia Zuhana is an experienced content writer and IELTS Trainer. Currently, she is guiding students who are appearing for IELTS General and Academic exams through ieltsmaterial.com. With an 8.5 score herself, she trains and provides test takers with strategies, tips, and nuances on how to crack the IELTS Exam. She holds a degree in Master of Arts – Creative Writing, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with The Hindu for over a year as an English language trainer.

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