Reading & Use of
English: Part 5 Multiple
choice (6 questions)
You are going to read an introduction of a
book about historical objects held in museums. For questions
31-36, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think fits
best according to the text.Then
check the correct answers.
What claim does the author make about his book in the first
It benefits from new evidence that has not been
available to previous historians. B.
It looks at history from the point of view of
society rather than individuals. C.
It approaches the interpretation of the past from
a novel perspective. D.
It re-evaluates the significance of certain
The Rosetta Stone serves as an example of an object...
whose meaning has been re-interpreted many times. B.
whose significance has changed over time. C.
which has been fought over for many reasons. D.
which explains key events over various historical
The author believes that basing a history of the world on texts
leads to too many interpretations. B.
distorts oral versions of history. C.
fails to take account of cultural difference. D.
results in a biased view of history.
The author says that compared to the interpretation of texts, the
interpretation of objects calls for...
a greater level of intuition. B.
more specialised historical background. C.
a more analytical approach. D.
greater attention to detail.
What is the author's attitude to the fact that objects often
change over time?
He welcomes this as a further layer of
He regrets that so many objects have been
accidentally damaged. C.
He believes that this makes it easier to judge
the importance of the object. D.
He deplores the fact that people have
deliberately altered ancient artefacts.
Why does the author include comments from people who live in the
area where the object was made?
They can throw light on its original function.
They have the skills needed to re-create it. C.
They help us see it in its wider cultural context.
They feel ideas related to it have been neglected.
CONGRATULATIONS! You have finished
UNIT 7 - LESSONS
25 TO 28
at OM Personal CPE - Certificate of Proficiency in English. Before moving on to the next lesson, please remember to revise
everything you have learnt here.