PCAT RC (Reading Comprehension) Online Test

Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Alpha Centauri, a triple-star system comprises Proxima Centauri as one of its stars. This star is the nearest star to Earth, except of course for the Sun. The word “Proxima” comes from a Latin word with means “close.” Even though it is closest to Earth outside of our solar system, it is not really close. Interstellar distances are extremely large, far beyond our imagination. The distance between earth and the nearest star is so great that even this lifetime, or the next, or even ten lifetimes is not sufficient to reach there even by traveling in a sophisticated and modern space craft. Light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles per second. Even for light to reach Proxima Centauri from earth, it would take more than four years. Alpha Centauri can be easily seen in the night sky without a telescope from certain parts of Earth. It is the third brightest star in the sky. However, it cannot be seen from most parts of the United States because most of the US is too far north but it can be seen from the southern parts of the southernmost stars. Which of the following is the main subject of the passage
The closest stars to Earth
Travelling to space in a modern space craft
Light and its speed
Interstellar distance
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Alpha Centauri, a triple-star system comprises Proxima Centauri as one of its stars. This star is the nearest star to Earth, except of course for the Sun. The word “Proxima” comes from a Latin word with means “close.” Even though it is closest to Earth outside of our solar system, it is not really close. Interstellar distances are extremely large, far beyond our imagination. The distance between earth and the nearest star is so great that even this lifetime, or the next, or even ten lifetimes is not sufficient to reach there even by traveling in a sophisticated and modern space craft. Light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles per second. Even for light to reach Proxima Centauri from earth, it would take more than four years. Alpha Centauri can be easily seen in the night sky without a telescope from certain parts of Earth. It is the third brightest star in the sky. However, it cannot be seen from most parts of the United States because most of the US is too far north but it can be seen from the southern parts of the southernmost stars. The passage indicates that which of the following is not true?
Alpha Centauri is composed of three stars.
Proxima Centauri is the closest star to Earth.
Proxima Centauri is one of the stars in Alpha Centauri.
It is possible to see Alpha Centauri from Earth.
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Alpha Centauri, a triple-star system comprises Proxima Centauri as one of its stars. This star is the nearest star to Earth, except of course for the Sun. The word “Proxima” comes from a Latin word with means “close.” Even though it is closest to Earth outside of our solar system, it is not really close. Interstellar distances are extremely large, far beyond our imagination. The distance between earth and the nearest star is so great that even this lifetime, or the next, or even ten lifetimes is not sufficient to reach there even by traveling in a sophisticated and modern space craft. Light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles per second. Even for light to reach Proxima Centauri from earth, it would take more than four years. Alpha Centauri can be easily seen in the night sky without a telescope from certain parts of Earth. It is the third brightest star in the sky. However, it cannot be seen from most parts of the United States because most of the US is too far north but it can be seen from the southern parts of the southernmost stars. The word “comes” in the passage could best be replaced by
Travel
Is derived
Is taken
Arrives
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Alpha Centauri, a triple-star system comprises Proxima Centauri as one of its stars. This star is the nearest star to Earth, except of course for the Sun. The word “Proxima” comes from a Latin word with means “close.” Even though it is closest to Earth outside of our solar system, it is not really close. Interstellar distances are extremely large, far beyond our imagination. The distance between earth and the nearest star is so great that even this lifetime, or the next, or even ten lifetimes is not sufficient to reach there even by traveling in a sophisticated and modern space craft. Light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles per second. Even for light to reach Proxima Centauri from earth, it would take more than four years. Alpha Centauri can be easily seen in the night sky without a telescope from certain parts of Earth. It is the third brightest star in the sky. However, it cannot be seen from most parts of the United States because most of the US is too far north but it can be seen from the southern parts of the southernmost stars. “Interstellar distances” mentioned in the passage are
Distances between stars
Distances between Earth and closest star
Distances measured by the speed of light
Distances from the Sun to each of the planets, including Earth.
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Alpha Centauri, a triple-star system comprises Proxima Centauri as one of its stars. This star is the nearest star to Earth, except of course for the Sun. The word “Proxima” comes from a Latin word with means “close.” Even though it is closest to Earth outside of our solar system, it is not really close. Interstellar distances are extremely large, far beyond our imagination. The distance between earth and the nearest star is so great that even this lifetime, or the next, or even ten lifetimes is not sufficient to reach there even by traveling in a sophisticated and modern space craft. Light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles per second. Even for light to reach Proxima Centauri from earth, it would take more than four years. Alpha Centauri can be easily seen in the night sky without a telescope from certain parts of Earth. It is the third brightest star in the sky. However, it cannot be seen from most parts of the United States because most of the US is too far north but it can be seen from the southern parts of the southernmost stars. It can be inferred from the passage that if a person left in one of the today’s spacecrafts, he or she would arrive at Alpha Centauri.
Within this lifetime
Within the next lifetime
Within ten lifetimes
After more than ten lifetimes
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Alpha Centauri, a triple-star system comprises Proxima Centauri as one of its stars. This star is the nearest star to Earth, except of course for the Sun. The word “Proxima” comes from a Latin word with means “close.” Even though it is closest to Earth outside of our solar system, it is not really close. Interstellar distances are extremely large, far beyond our imagination. The distance between earth and the nearest star is so great that even this lifetime, or the next, or even ten lifetimes is not sufficient to reach there even by traveling in a sophisticated and modern space craft. Light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles per second. Even for light to reach Proxima Centauri from earth, it would take more than four years. Alpha Centauri can be easily seen in the night sky without a telescope from certain parts of Earth. It is the third brightest star in the sky. However, it cannot be seen from most parts of the United States because most of the US is too far north but it can be seen from the southern parts of the southernmost stars. The word “great” in the passage could best be replaced by which of the following?
Adventurous
Well-known
Monotonous
Big
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Alpha Centauri, a triple-star system comprises Proxima Centauri as one of its stars. This star is the nearest star to Earth, except of course for the Sun. The word “Proxima” comes from a Latin word with means “close.” Even though it is closest to Earth outside of our solar system, it is not really close. Interstellar distances are extremely large, far beyond our imagination. The distance between earth and the nearest star is so great that even this lifetime, or the next, or even ten lifetimes is not sufficient to reach there even by traveling in a sophisticated and modern space craft. Light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles per second . Even for light to reach Proxima Centauri from earth, it would take more than four years. Alpha Centauri can be easily seen in the night sky without a telescope from certain parts of Earth. It is the third brightest star in the sky. However, it cannot be seen from most parts of the United States because most of the US is too far north but it can be seen from the southern parts of the southernmost stars. Which of the following is true according to the passage?
Light travels at 186,000 miles per hour.
A person could travel from Earth to Proxima Centauri in four years.
Light from Proxima Centauri reaches Earth in more than four years.
It is 186,000 miles from Earth to Proxima Centauri.
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Alpha Centauri, a triple-star system comprises Proxima Centauri as one of its stars. This star is the nearest star to Earth, except of course for the Sun. The word “Proxima” comes from a Latin word with means “close.” Even though it is closest to Earth outside of our solar system, it is not really close. Interstellar distances are extremely large, far beyond our imagination. The distance between earth and the nearest star is so great that even this lifetime, or the next, or even ten lifetimes is not sufficient to reach there even by traveling in a sophisticated and modern space craft. Light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles per second . Even for light to reach Proxima Centauri from earth, it would take more than four years. Alpha Centauri can be easily seen in the night sky without a telescope from certain parts of Earth. It is the third brightest star in the sky. However, it cannot be seen from most parts of the United States because most of the US is too far north but it can be seen from the southern parts of the southernmost stars. The word “brightest” in the passage could best be replaced by
Best
Biggest
Shiniest
Largest
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Alpha Centauri, a triple-star system comprises Proxima Centauri as one of its stars. This star is the nearest star to Earth, except of course for the Sun. The word “Proxima” comes from a Latin word with means “close.” Even though it is closest to Earth outside of our solar system, it is not really close. Interstellar distances are extremely large, far beyond our imagination. The distance between earth and the nearest star is so great that even this lifetime, or the next, or even ten lifetimes is not sufficient to reach there even by traveling in a sophisticated and modern space craft. Light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles per second. Even for light to reach Proxima Centauri from earth, it would take more than four years. Alpha Centauri can be easily seen in the night sky without a telescope from certain parts of Earth. It is the third brightest star in the sky. However, it cannot be seen from most parts of the United States because most of the US is too far north but it can be seen from the southern parts of the southernmost stars. It can be inferred from the passage that, from Alaska, Alpha Centauri is
Always visible
Frequently visible
Occasionally visible
Never visible
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Alpha Centauri, a triple-star system comprises Proxima Centauri as one of its stars. This star is the nearest star to Earth, except of course for the Sun. The word “Proxima” comes from a Latin word with means “close.” Even though it is closest to Earth outside of our solar system, it is not really close. Interstellar distances are extremely large, far beyond our imagination. The distance between earth and the nearest star is so great that even this lifetime, or the next, or even ten lifetimes is not sufficient to reach there even by traveling in a sophisticated and modern space craft. Light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles per second. Even for light to reach Proxima Centauri from earth, it would take more than four years. Alpha Centauri can be easily seen in the night sky without a telescope from certain parts of Earth. It is the third brightest star in the sky. However, it cannot be seen from most parts of the United States because most of the US is too far north but it can be seen from the southern parts of the southernmost stars. Where in the passage is it explained how fast light can travel?
Lines 1-2
Line 5
Lines 12-13
Line 10
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. The nineteenth century romantic music and the classical music of the eighteenth century differed greatly. The primary concern of Classical music was form and style. For romantic composers, music was a medium of expression of feelings and thoughts. However, their music was not as structured as that of the classicists. The main goal of this music was to help the listener get filled with emotion and get drenched in the thought of beauty, wonder and nature in the light of poetry. What is the topic of this passage?
Romantic music and its characteristics.
Music and its types.
Popular music of the eighteenth century.
A comparison of romantic and classical music.
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. The nineteenth century romantic music and the classical music of the eighteenth century differed greatly. The primary concern of Classical music was form and style. For romantic composers, music was a medium of expression of feelings and thoughts. However, their music was not as structured as that of the classicists. The main goal of this music was to help the listener get filled with emotion and get drenched in the thought of beauty, wonder and nature in the light of poetry. The word “greatly” in the passage could best be replaced by which of the following?
Infinitely
Tremendously
Structurally
Strictly
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. The nineteenth century romantic music and the classical music of the eighteenth century differed greatly. The primary concern of Classical music was form and style. For romantic composers, music was a medium of expression of feelings and thoughts. However, their music was not as structured as that of the classicists. The main goal of this music was to help the listener get filled with emotion and get drenched in the thought of beauty, wonder and nature in the light of poetry. The passage states that classical music
Helps to expresses feelings and thoughts
Was famous in the nineteenth century
Has rigid forms
Is not as structured as the romantic music
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. The nineteenth century romantic music and the classical music of the eighteenth century differed greatly. The primary concern of Classical music was form and style. For romantic composers, music was a medium of expression of feelings and thoughts. However, their music was not as structured as that of the classicists. The main goal of this music was to help the listener get filled with emotion and get drenched in the thought of beauty, wonder and nature in the light of poetry. The word “form” in the passage is closest in meaning to
Structure
Meter
Meaning
use
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. The nineteenth century romantic music and the classical music of the eighteenth century differed greatly. The primary concern of Classical music was form and style. For romantic composers, music was a medium of expression of feelings and thoughts. However, their music was not as structured as that of the classicists. The main goal of this music was to help the listener get filled with emotion and get drenched in the thought of beauty, wonder and nature in the light of poetry. From the passage , it can be inferred that romantic music
Developed prior to the eighteenth century
Did not have a strict form
Came before classical music
Was more concerned with form than feeling
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. The nineteenth century romantic music and the classical music of the eighteenth century differed greatly. The primary concern of Classical music was form and style. For romantic composers, music was a medium of expression of feelings and thoughts. However, their music was not as structured as that of the classicists. The main goal of this music was to help the listener get filled with emotion and get drenched in the thought of beauty, wonder and nature in the light of poetry. The word “goal” in the passage is not close in meaning to which of the following?
Plan
Objective
Result
Reason
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. The nineteenth century romantic music and the classical music of the eighteenth century differed greatly. The primary concern of Classical music was form and style. For romantic composers, music was a medium of expression of feelings and thoughts. However, their music was not as structured as that of the classicists. The main goal of this music was to help the listener get filled with emotion and get drenched in the thought of beauty, wonder and nature in the light of poetry. The word emotion in the passage is closest in meaning to
Feeling
Logic
Sound
Movement
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. The nineteenth century romantic music and the classical music of the eighteenth century differed greatly. The primary concern of Classical music was form and style. For romantic composers, music was a medium of expression of feelings and thoughts. However, their music was not as structured as that of the classicists. The main goal of this music was to help the listener get filled with emotion and get drenched in the thought of beauty, wonder and nature in the light of poetry. According to the passage, romantic music filled the listener with all of the following EXCEPT
Thoughts of poetry
Thoughts of wonder
Thoughts of loveliness
Thoughts of strictness
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by three options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, or C. The nineteenth century romantic music and the classical music of the eighteenth century differed greatly. The primary concern of Classical music was form and style. For romantic composers, music was a medium of expression of feelings and thoughts. However, their music was not as structured as that of the classicists. The main goal of this music was to help the listener get filled with emotion and get drenched in the thought of beauty, wonder and nature in the light of poetry. Where in the passage does the author mention when the different types of music were popular?
Lines 1-2
Line 3
Line 4
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. In the American colonies, Benjamin Franklin worked as a printer. His work made him realize that making book sis a difficult and costly business. However, he and his friends thoroughly enjoyed reading and read as much as they could. Franklin always had good ideas running through his mind. One of his many good ideas was to set up a club for book lovers, a club where they could share their books with each other. This club started in 1732 and was joined by 50 members. The member even pooled their money to buy more books. All the book lovers were invited to come and read and even take home with them, provided the books were returned back on time. Thus this club of book lovers took the shape of America’s first circulating library. The passage mainly discusses
The colonies in America
Benjamin Franklin and his work as a printer
Good ideas of Franklin
The first circulating library in America
Description:

The test contains 20 questions based on two RC passages as per original PCAT. There are 10 questions in each of two paragraphs. The information given in the passages may not be correct information but you are required to answer the questions based on the information provided in the passage. The PCAT writers often use common words but with their uncommon meanings. An attempt has been made to provide the test takers with an insight into the PCAT specific words and word relationships.

Discussion

Your Facebook Friends on WizIQ

More Tests By Author

ASP Server Controls
10 Questions | 667 Attempts

ASP.NET, Namespaces ASP.NET
10 Questions | 2028 Attempts

An ASP.NET Application
10 Questions | 437 Attempts