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    Question reading comprehension

    Please help me do the reading test below!

    Death is not necessarily a failure of energy on the part of the Life Force. People with no (1)....try to make things which will last forever, and even want to live forever themselves. But the (2) knows very well that it is a waste of labor to make a machine that will last ten years, because it will propably be superseded in half that time by an improved machine (3).....the same purpose. He also knows that if somebody were to convince us that our dream of personal immortality is no dream but a hard (4)....., such a shriek of despair would go up (5)....the human race as no other conceivable horror could provoke. We (6)....voluntarily, knowing that it is time for us to be scrapped, to be remanufactured. We must all be born again, and yet again and again. No man is willing to make a serious effort to keep alive. The (7)... he sees death appoach, he gets into bed and sends for a doctor. He knows very (8) the back of his conscience that he is rather a poor job and (9) remanufactured. He knows that his (10)...will make room for a birth.

    1. a. luck b. time c. cimagination d. hope
    2. a. intelligent b. lazy c. friendly d. ridiculous
    3. a. answer b. answers c. answering d. answered
    4. a. choice b. situation c. memory d. fact
    5. a. to b. from c. about d. with
    6. a. remain b. try c. die d. become
    7. a. moment b. fear c. reason d. hope
    8. a. much b. well c. few d. special
    9. a. can be b. was c. might have been d. ought to be
    10. a. health b. death c. decision d. condition

    11. True or False: The author says that people will be very happy if it becomes possible to live forever.
    a. True b. False

    12. True or False: The author says that people die willingly.
    a. True b. False

    13. True or False: The author thinks that we should try to make machines that will last forever.
    a. True b. False

    14. The pronoun He in the last sentence refers to:
    a. God b. the author c. the doctor d. a typical person

    15. The main idea of this paragraph is that:
    a. people would like to live forever
    b. machines do not have to last a long time
    c. death is neccessary
    d. people do not have enough imagination

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    Re: reading comprehension

    You are not asking for 'help' to do this.
    You are asking someone to do it for you!

    What do you think are the answers? Then, others will comment if they think you are not on the right track/not correct.

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