IELTS Reading Multiple Choice Example 9
Sample Reading Passage:
|E. On a dear day, you can see as far as 67 kilometers across Paris. More than 300,000,000 people have visited the Tower since its completion in 1889, making it one of the most visited monuments in Europe. Every seven years, the Eiffel Tower is repainted with 50 to 60 tonnes of paint to protect its framework from rust. So that the Eiffel Tower appears the same color at each level when viewing it from the ground up, the Tower is painted in three different shades of the same color. The bottom is painted with the darkest brown and the lightest at the top of the tower. At the time of its completion, the Eiffel Tower was the world’s tallest structure until New York’s Chrysler building was completed in 1930.|
Choose answers from letters A-D next to questions.
1.When was the Eiffel Tower built?
- Early 1890
- Late 1860
2. Which was the most visited monument in Europe during late 1889?
- Notre-Dame de Paris
- Louvre Museum
- The British Museum
- The Eiffel Tower
3. How often is the Eiffel Tower repainted?
- In seven years
- For a period of seven years
- Less than seven years
- None of the above
4. Why is the Eiffel Tower repainted?
- It doesn’t lose foundation shine.
- To protect its framework from humidity and rain
- To safeguard its structure from rust
- All of the above
5. Which was considered to be the tallest structure in the world during the early 19th century?
- Eiffel Tower, Paris
- Burj Khalifa, Dubai
- Les Olympiads
- Chrysler Building, New York
6. In which color is the bottom of the Eiffel Tower repainted?
- Rosy brown
- Dark brown
- Cocoa brown
- Walnut brown
7. How far can the Eiffel Tower be seen?
- About 67 Kilometres
- As far as 70 Kilometres
- Nearly 67 Kilometres
- None of the above
2. The Eiffel Tower
3. In seven years
4. To safeguard its structure from rust
5. Chrysler Building, New York
6. Dark Brown
7. About 67 Kilometres
Explanation of the answers:
|For the first question, the answer is given on the second line that the Eiffel Tower’s construction was completed in the year 1889. So, the answer is “C. 1889”. The completed construction has been paraphrased into “built”.
For the second question, the answer is mentioned on the second line that after completing the construction, The Eiffel Tower was the most visited monument in Europe during the late 1889s. So, the answer is D. The Eiffel Tower.
For the third question, the answer has been mentioned on the third line that the Eiffel Tower is repainted every seven years. So, the answer is A. In seven years. Here every seven years has been rephrased as “In seven years.”
For the fourth question, the answer is mentioned on the fourth line, which says that the Eiffel Tower is repainted to protect its framework from rust. So, the answer is “C. To safeguard its structure from rust.” Option C has been paraphrased from the passage where framework means Structure, and Protect refers to safeguard.
For the fifth question, the answer is given on the eighth line, which says that after the Chrysler Building construction in New York, it captured the Eiffel Tower’s place as the world’s tallest building in the early 19th century. So, the answer is “D. Chrysler Building, New York.”
For the sixth question, the answer is mentioned on the sixth line that the Eiffel Tower’s bottom is repainted with the Darkest Brown. So, the answer is” B. Dark Brown. “
For the seventh question, the answer is given on the first line that a person can see the Eiffel Tower as far as 67 Kilometres. So, the answer is” A. 67 Kilometres “. Here the Option A has been paraphrased from that of the sample passage. As far as means about.