A) (ex) “…The nineteenth century brought with it a burst of new discoveries and inventions that revolutionized the
candle industry and made lighting available to all. In the early-to-mid-nineteenth century, a process was developed to
refine tallow (fat from animals) with alkali and sulfuric acid. The result was a product called stearin. Stearin is harder and
burns longer than unrefined tallow. This breakthrough meant that it was possible to make tallow candles that would not
produce the usual smoke and rancid odor. Stearins were also derived from palm oils, so vegetable waxes as well as
animal fats could be used to make candles…”

1. Which of the following can be inferred from paragraph 1 about candles before the nineteenth century?
O They did not smoke when they were burned.
O They produced a pleasant odor as they burned.
O They were not available to all.
O They contained sulfuric acid

2. The highlited word that  in paragraph 1 refers to
O A burst
O Discovery
O Inventions
O Century

B) (ex)"...All but the New World opossums and an obscure South American family are found only in Australia, Tasmania,
New Guinea, and on nearby islands. The embryo of the marsupials, unlike that of higher mammals is generally not
connected to its mother by an umbilical cord..."

1.What is meant by obscure in the first paragraph?
O Little known
O Dark colored
O Extinct
O Aggressive

2.The highlited word that refers to
O Mammals
O Embryo
O Marsupials
O Opossums

C) (ex)"... (1)The care of the hospitalized patient begins with the development of a personal relationship  between the
patient and the physician. (2)In the absence of a sense of trust and confidence on the part of the patient, the
effectiveness of most therapeutic measures is diminished. In many instances, when there is confidence in the
physician, reassurance is the best treatment and is all that is needed.(3)Likewise, in those cases which do not lend
themselves to easy solutions or for which no effective treatment is available, a feeling on the part of the patient that
the physician is doing all that is possible is one of the most important therapeutic measures that can be provided..."(4)

1. All of the following are identified as characteristics of a good physician
O Establishing a relationship of trust with the patient
O Always speaking the truth about the patient health conditions
O Using psychology instead of drugs when needed
O Committment on the physician 's side to do all that is possible to provide the best care available

2. The following sentence can be inserted at 1,2,3,or 4 in pararagraph above : " An important aspect of clinical decision
making and patients care involves the "the quality of life", a subjective assessment of what each patients values most. Such an
assessment requires  detailed, and sometimes intimate knowledge of the patient, which can usually be obtained only through
deliberate , unhurried and often repeated conversations in order to gain patients confidence and trust...
O 1
O 2
O 3
O 4

ex   A :  1)They were not available to all; 2)A burst
ex   B : 1)Little known;  2)Embryo
ex  C :1) Always speaking the truth about the patien's health  conditions; 2) 4
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