Quis : Reading comperhesion
1. Which of the following is the most appropriate title for the passage?
b. The Federal Reserve System
c. The Board of Governors
d. Monetary Policies
2. The word overseeing in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to
3. The word confirmed in the paragraph 1 could best be replaced by
4. According to the passage, the principal responsibility of the Federal Reserve System is
a. to borrow money
b. to regulate monetary policies
c. to print government securities
d. to appoint the Board of Governors
5. The word securities in the paragraph 2 is intended to mean
6. What happen when the Federal Reserve provides too little money?
a. Demand for loans increases.
b. Unemployment slows down.
c. Interest rates go up
d. Business expand
7. In paragraph 2, the author suggests that inflation is caused by
a. high unemployment rates
b. too much money in the economy
c. very high fuel prices
d. a limited supply of goods
8. What does the author mean by the statement However, in practice, the Federal Reserve does not stray from the financial policies established by the executive branch of the government?
a. The Fed more powerful than the executive branch of the government.
b. The policies of the Fed and of the executive branch of the government are not the same.
c. The Fed tends to follow the policies of the executive branch of the government.
d. The Fed reports to the executive branch of the government.
9. All of the following statements could be included in summary of the passage EXCEPT:
a. TheFederal Reserve is an independent agency of the United States government.
b. The Federal Reserve controls the flow of money and credit by buying and selling government securities.
c. The Federal Reserve issues new coins and currency to banks.
d. The Federal Reserve receives its yearly budget from Congress.
Problem 98 Degrees of Comparison–Irregular Adjectives
Adjective to compare two to compare three or more
bad worse the worst
far farther the farthest
further the furthest
good better the best
little less the least
many more the most
much more the most
This ice cream is better than the other brands
This ice cream is the best of all
Incorrect: These photographs are very good, but that one is the better of all.
Correct : these photographs are very good, but that one is the best of all.
Incorrect: Please give me much sugar than you did last time.
Correct : Please give me more sugar than you did last time.
Incorrect: This composition is more good than your last one.
Correct : This composition is the most good than your last one.
Problem 99 Degrees of Comparison–Comparative Adverbs
more adverb (two + syllables)
(less) adverb (two + syllables)
adverb –er (one syllable) than
We finished the test more rapidly than Mark
We finished the test less rapidly than Mark
We finished the test faster than Mark
the most adverb (two + syllables)
the least adverb (two + syllables)
adverb –est (one syllable)
We finished the test the most rapidly of all
We finished the test the least rapidly of all
We finished the test the fastest
Incorrect: The students in Dr. Neal’s class complained the most bitter about the grading system.
Correct : The students in Dr. Neal’s class complained bitter than about the grading system.
Incorrect: I wish we could see each other more frequenter.
Correct : I wish we could see each other more frequently.
Incorrect: He drives more fast than she does.
Correct : He drives faster than she does.
Problem 100 Double Comparative
The comparative S V the comparative S V
The more you review, the easier the patterns will be
Incorrect: The less one earns, the lesser one must pay in income taxes.
Correct :the less one earns, the less one must pay in income taxes.
Incorrect: The louder he shouted, less he convinced anyone.
Correct : the louder he shouted, the less he convinced anyone.
Incorrect: The more you practice speaking, the well you will do it.
Correct :the more you practice speaking, the weller you will do it.
Problem101 Illogic Comparatives General Similarity and Difference
noun (singular) different from that
Football in the U.S.is different from that in other countries
noun (plural) different from those
The rules are different from those of soccer
Incorrect: The English that is spoken in Canada is similar to the United States.
Correct : The English that is spoken in Canada is different from that the United States.
Incorrect: Drugstores here are not like at home.
Correct : Drugstores here are not different from that at home.
Incorrect: The time in New York City differs here hours from Los Angeles.
Correct : The time in New York City differs here hours different from those of Los Angeles.
Problem 102 Illogical Comparatives–Degrees
more + adjective
noun (singular) adjective –er than that
The climate in the North is more severe than that of the South
The climate in the North is colder than that of the South
more + adjective
noun (plural) adjective –er than those
The prices are more expensive than those of the South
The prices are higher than those of the South
Incorrect: The audience is much larger than last year’s concert.
Correct : The audience is much larger than that of last year’s concert.
Incorrect: The rooms in the front are much noisier than the back.
Correct : The rooms in the front are much noisier than those in the back.
Incorrect: The interest on savings account at City Bank are higher than Bank Plus.
Correct : The interest on savings account at City Bank are higher than those of Bank Plus.