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Đề kiểm tra Tiếng Anh 12 - Học kì 2 Thời gian làm bài: 15 phút Read the following passage

Đề kiểm tra Tiếng Anh 12 - Học kì 2

Thời gian làm bài: 15 phút

Read the following passage and mark the letter A,B,C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions




   As viewed from space, Earth’s characteristics are its blue waters and white clouds. Enveloped by an ocean of air of 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen, the planet is the only one in our solar system known to life. Circling the Sun at an average distance of 149 million kilometers (93 million miles), Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the fifth largest planet in the solar system.

   Our planet’s rapid spin and molten nickel-iron core give rise to an extensive magnetic field which, coupled the atmosphere, shields us from nearly all of the harmful radiation coming from the Sun and other stars. Earth’s atmosphere protects us from meteors as well, most of which burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere before they can strike the surface. The planet active geological processes have left no evidence of the ancient pelting it almost certainly received soon after it formed about 4.6 billion years ago. The Earth has a single natural satellite – the moon.

Question 1:

Approximately how much of the Earth’s atmosphere is nitrogen?

   A. One-fourth

   B. One-half

   C. Three-fourths

   D. All of it

Question 2:

Which of the following helps to create the Earth’s magnetic fields?

   A. Its blue waters

   B. Its nitrogen atmosphere

   C. Its molten metal core

   D. The moon

Question 3:

What two factors help protect the Earth from radiation?

   A. Magnetic field and atmosphere

   B. Blue waters and white clouds

   C. Rapid spin and molten nickel-iron core

   D. The Sun and the Moon

Question 4:


The word most nearly means ________.


   B. withholding

   C. containing

   D. shortening

Question 5:

The main idea of this passage is that ________.

   A.Earth is predominantly water.

   B.There are life-supporting characteristics on Eart

   C.Earth is the only planet with a moon

   D.Earth has no common characteristics with other planets

Question 6:

The word distinguishing as it is used in this selection means ________.

   A.elevating in nature

   B.characteristics like all other planets

   C.devastating in nature

   D.characteristics that set it apart from other planets

Question 7:

It’s probable that the next paragraph would discuss ________.

   A. people on planets

   B. the solar system as a whole

   C. rings around Saturn

   D. the Earth’s natural satellite – the moon

Read the following passage and mark the letter A,B,C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions



   The White House, the official home of the United States president, was not built in time for George Washington to live in it. It was begun in 1792 and was ready for its first . President and Mrs.John Adams, who moved in on November 1, 1800. When the Adamses moved in, the White House was not yet complete, and the Adamses suffered many inconveniences; for example, the main was incomplete, which hindered movement from floor to floor, and the future laundry yard was merely a pool of mud, so wet laundry was hung in the unfinished East Room to dry. Thomas Jefferson, the third president, improved the comfort of the White House in many respects and added new architectural features such as the terraces on the east and west ends.


   When the British burned the White House on August 24, 1814, President Madison was forced to leave.All the remained after the fire was the exterior walls, the interior was completely destroyed. It was not until December of 1817 that the following president, James Monroe, was able to move into a rebuilt residence. Since then, the White House has continued to be modified but has been continuously occupied by each succeeding U.S president.

Question 8:

Which of the following would be the most appropriate title for this text

   A.George Washington’s life in the White House.

   B.The Early History of the White House.

   C.The burning of the White House.

   D.Presidential Policies of Early U.S.Presidents.

Question 9:

Why did George Washington not live in the White House?

   A.It had been burned by the British.

   B.He did not like the architectural features.

   C.He did not want to suffer the inconveniences that the Adamses had suffered.

   D.Construction had not yet been completed.

Question 10:


The word “” in line 2 is closest meaning to:

   A. modifications

   B. moves

   C. celebrations

   D. residents

Question 11:

It can be inferred from the passage that John Adams was:

   A.the first president of the United States.

   B.the second president of the United States.

   C.the third president of the United States.

   D.the fourth president of the United States.

Question 12:

What of the White House was not yet complete when the Adamses moved in?

   A. main staircase

   B. laundry yard

   C. pool

   D. A and B

Question 13:


The word “” in line 9 could best be replaced by:

   A. military

   B. effort

   C. power

   D. energy

Question 14:

According to the passage, when James Monroe came to the White House, it had been

   A. repressed

   B. reconstructed

   C. relocated

   D. reserved

Question 15:

The paragraph following the passage most likely discusses:

   A.the details of the destruction of the White House by the British

   B.James Monroe’s policies as presidents.

   C.modifications by presidents who followed.

   D.other presidents who were unable to occupy the White House.

1C 2C 3A 4C 5B
6D 7D 8B 9D 10D
11B 12D 13A 14B 15C