Sách Giải Bài Tập và SGK

Đề kiểm tra Tiếng Anh 12 - Học kì 2 Thời gian làm bài: 60 phút Read the following passage

Đề kiểm tra Tiếng Anh 12 - Học kì 2

Thời gian làm bài: 60 phút

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fitseach of thenumbered blanks from 1 to 5.




   Chimpanzees in the wild like to snack on termites, and youngsters learn to fish for them by pocking long sticks and other ……..tools into the mounds that large groups of termites build. Researchers found that …………average female chimps in the Gombe National Park in Tanzania learnt how to do termite fishing at the age of 31 months, more than two years earlier than the males.




   The females seem to learn by watching mothers. Researcher Dr. Elisabeth V. Lonsdorf, director of field conservation at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, said that it is ………….to find that, when a young male and female are near a mound, ‘she’s really focusing on termite fishing and he’s spinning himself round ………..circles’. Dr Landsdorf and colleagues are studying chimpanzees at the zoo with a new, specially created termite mound, filled with mustard …….than termites.

Question 1:

   A. relative    B. similar

   C. close        D. connected

Question 2:

   A. at      B. by

   C. on      D. for

Question 3:

   A. typical       B. regular

   C. ordinary      D. frequent

Question 4:

   A. in      B. with

   C. to      D. through

Question 5:

   A. other        B. else

   C. instead      D. rather

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 thequestions from 6 to 12.

   Since water is the basis of life, composing the greater part of the tissues of all living things, the crucial problem of desert animals is to survive in a world where sources of flowing water are rare. And since man’s inexorable necessity is to absorb large quantities of water at frequent intervals, he can scarcely comprehend that many creatures of the desert pass their entire lives without a single drop

those forms


   Uncompromising as it is, the dessert has not eliminated life but only unable to withstand its effects. No moist- skinned, water – loving animals can exist there. Few large animals are found: the giants of the North America desert are the deer, the coyote, and the bobcat. Since desert country is open, it holds more swift – footed, running, and leaping creatures than the tangled forest. Its populations are largely nocturnal, silent, filled with reticence, and ruled by stealth. Yet they are not emaciated. Having adapted to their austere environment, they are as healthy as animals anywhere in the world.


   The secret of their adjustment lies in a combination of behavior and physiology. None could survive if, like mad dogs and Englishmen, went out in the midday sun; many would die in a matter of minutes. So most of them pass the burning hours asleep in cool, humid burrows underneath the ground, emerging to hunt only by night. The surface of the sun – baked desert averages around 150 degrees, but 18 inches down the temperature is only 60 degrees.

Question 6:

What is the topic of the passage?

   A. Life underground

   B. Animal life in a desert environment

   C. Desert plants

   D. Man’s life in the desert

Question 7:

The word “desiccating” means____.

   A. humidifying

   B. killing

   C. drying

   D. life threatening

Question 8:

The phrase “those forms” refers to all of the following EXCEPT

   A. water – loving animals

   B. moist – skinned animals

   C. many large animals

   D. the bobcat

Question 9:

The author states that one characteristic of animals that live in the desert is that they ____.

   A. are less healthy than animals that live in different places

   B. are smaller and fleeter than forest animals

   C. can hunt in temperature of 150 degrees

   D. live in an accommodating environment

Question 10:

Which of the following generalizations are supported by the passage?

   A. All living things adjust to their environments.

   B. Healthy animals live longer lives.

   C. Water is the basis of life.

   D. Desert life is colorful.

Question 11:

The word “they” in paragraph 3 refers to____.

   A. large animals

   B. the forest animals

   C. water – loving

   D. the desert population.

Question 12:

The author mentions all the following as examples of the behavior of desert animals EXCEPT

   A. they dig home underground

   B. they are noisy and aggressive

   C. they are ready to hunt after sunset

   D. they sleep during the day

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 thequestions from 13 to 20.



   Baseball evolved from a number of different ball-and stick games (paddle ball, trap ball, one-old-cat, rounders, and town ball) originating in England. As early as the American Revolution, it was noted that troops played “baseball” in their free time. In 1845 Alexander Cartwright formalized the New York Knickerbockers’ version of the game: a diamond shaped infield, with bases ninety feet apart, three strikers – you’re – out, batter out on a caught ball, three outs per inning , a nine man team. “The New York Game” spread rapidly, replacing earlier localized forms. From its beginnings, baseball was seen as a way of satisfying the recreational needs of an increasingly urban – industrial society. At its it was it was played by and for gentlemen. A club might consist of 40 members. The president would appoint two captains who would choose teams from among the members. Games were played on Monday and Thursday afternoons, with the losers often providing a evening’s entertainments for the winners.



   During the 1850- 70 period the game was changing, however, with increasing commercialism (charging admission), under – the – table payments to exceptional to players, and gambling on the outcome of games. By 1868 it was said that a club would have their regular professional ten, an amateur first - nine, and their” muffins“ (the gently who once ran the game) . Beginning with the first openly all – salaried team (Cincinnati’s Red Stocking Club) in 1869, the 1870- 1890 period saw the complete professionalization of baseball, including formation of the National Association of Professional baseball players in 1871. The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs was formed in 1876, run by business-minded invertors in joint-stock company clubs. The 1880s has been called Major League Baseball’s “Golden Age”. Profits soared, player’s salaries rose somewhat, a season of 84 games became one of 132, a weekly periodical “The sporting News” came into being, wooden stadiums with double-deck stands replaced open fields, and the standard refreshment became hot dogs, soda pop and peanuts. In 1900 the Western League based in the growing cities of the Mid-west proclaimed the American League.

Question 13:

What is the passage mainly about?

   A. the origin of baseball.

   B. the influence of the “New York Game” on baseball

   C. the commercialization of baseball.

   D. the development of baseball in the nineteenth century

Question 14:

Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

   A. the “New York “spread rapidly because it was better formalize.

   B. hot dogs would not have become as popular as they did, without the professionalism and commercialism that develop in baseball.

   C. the wealthy gentlemen who first played baseball, later needed to find another recreational opportunity if they did not want to mix with other or become a “muffin”.

   D. business – minded investors were only interested in profits.

Question 15:

The word “inception” in line 8 is closest in meaning to ____.

   A. requirements

   B. rules

   C. insistence

   D. beginning

Question 16:

Which of the following is true of the way the game was played by wealthy gentlemen at its inception?

   A. they didn’t play on weekend

   B. the president would choose teams from among the members

   C. a team might consist of 40 members

   D. they might be called “duffers” if they didn’t make the first nine.

Question 17:

According to the second paragraph, all of the following are true except____.

   A. commercialism became more prosperous

   B. the clubs are smaller

   C. outstanding players got extra income

   D. people gambled on the outcome of game

Question 18:

Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a feature of the 1880s “Golden Age”?

   A. profits soared

   B. a weekly periodical news

   C. wooden stadiums replaced open fields

   D. the National Association of Professional Baseball Players was formed.

Question 19:

The word “itself” in line 24 refers to____.

   A. the Western League

   B. growing cities

   C. the Midwest

   D. the American League

Question 20:

The word “lavish “in line 11 is closest in meaning to____.

   A. very generous

   B. prolonged

   C. Grand

   D. extensive

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answersheet to indicatethe word whose underlined part differs from theother three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.

Question 21:

   A. requests        B. calculates

   C. questions      D. attacks

Question 22:

   A. civic        B. service

   C. fertile      D. determine

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in theposition of primary stress in each of the following questions.

Question 23:

   A. contribute      B. dynamics

   C. imagine          D. devastate

Question 24:

   A. habitat        B. expansion

   C. endanger      D. agreement

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.

Question 25:

he was trying



will encourage others

   Tom said that (A) to carry out (B) (C) to protect environment and (D) to do so.

Question 26:


both of them

too busy

to pick

   My (A) sisters, (B) were doctors, said they were (C) (D) me up.

Question 27:





(A) rain forests are (B) in (C) belt around the Equator (D) the Earth.

Question 28:




for smoking

   It is (A) difficult (B) her to (C) him (D) in her house.

Question 29:

cannot save


save enough

living burgeon ecosystem

   If we (A) the forests in their (B) state, we must (C) to preserve them as (D).

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Question 30:

The students in class were made _____ very hard

   A. learning      B. learn

   C. to learn      D. having learnt

Question 31:

____ umbrella should not be used during ______ thunderstorm.

   A. a/a       B. the/a

   C. an/a      D. no article/ a

Question 32:

I have had a toothache for one week but I still keep _____ going to the dentist.

   A. put on        B. taking off

   C. take on      D. putting off

Question 33:

She hasn’t had a _____ week. She seems to have done nothing at all.

   A. productive      B. enthusiastic

   C. economic        D. extensive

Question 34:

The police have not found the robbers yet and the bank robbery is still under ____

   A. provision

   B. investigation

   C. explanation

   D. division

Question 35:

   A. the verge

   B. a risk

   C. a verge

   D. stake

Question 36:

The university ____ by private funds as well as by tuition income and grants.

   A. supports

   B. is supported

   C. is supporting

   D. has supported

Question 37:

She always complained ___ her parents ___ how small her room was or how few clothes she had.

   A. with/ for

   B. with/about

   C. to/ about

   D. to/ for

Question 38:

A native speaker of Spanish, for example, will __ to learn than a native speaker of Chinese

   A. find Portuguese much easier

   B. find that Portuguese is much easy

   C. find Portuguese much easy

   D. find Portuguese is much easier

Question 39:

I couldn’t help ____ when I saw your face after making up.

   A. to laugh.

   B. for laughing

   C. laughing

   D. laughed

Question 40:

When she _____ at the new dress for half part an hour, she asked how much it

   A. have looked/cost

   B. had looked/cost

   C. has been looking/costed

   D. looked/costs