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Article 1 - Blue Jeans

Blue jeans are casual pants noted far their strength and comfort. Blue jeans in the form we know them today didn't come about until the middle of the nineteenth century. Levi Strauss, an enterprising immigrant who happened to have a few bolts of blue denim cloth on hand, recognized a need for strong work pants in the mining communities of California. He first designed and marketed "Levi's" in 1850 and there have been only minor alterations to the original design since then. Blue jeans started becoming popular among young people in the 1950s. In the year 1957, 150 million pairs were sold worldwide. This growing trend continued until 1981. Although blue jeans have remained basically the same since they were first designed, they have always been versatile enough to meet market demands.

1. It is clear from the passage that the first blue jeans were ----.

A) worn mainly because of their durability
B) not as strong as those of today
C) different in colour from modern ones
D) designed in the 1950s
E) far from being useful for the miners


2. We can understand from the passage that the first jeans designed by Levi Strauss ----.

A) were mostly preferred by the young
B) were not completely different from the Levi's jeans worn today
C) sol d 150 million pairs throughout the world
D) sol d a lot though they were not cheap
E) lost their popularity in a few years


3. We can infer from the passage that no matter how little the jeans have changed since they were first produced, they ----.

A) have always been in demand
B) are still used in most of the mines in America
C) have always been more popular than other kinds of trousers
D) will undergo many alterations to the original design in the future
E) are still popular with the miııers in California

Article 2 - America's Eagle

The bald eagle, America's national bird, is the only eagle unique to North America. About half of the world's 70.000 bald eagles live in Alaska, making the northwest coast of North America by far their greatest stronghold for bald eagles. They flourish here in part because of the salmon. Dead or dying fish are an important food source for all bald eagles. Eagles are a member of the Accipitridae family, which also includes hawks, kites, and old-world vultures. Scientists loosely divide eagles into four groups based on their physical characteristics and behavior. The bald eagle is a sea or fish eagle. Bald eagles were officially declared an endangered species in 1967 in all areas of the United States. Though still protected in the U.S., the bald eagle is no longer considered an endangered species today.

4. According to the passage it is true that the bald eagle ----.

A) is still under the danger of becoming extinct
B) has been the national bird of America since 1967
C) lives together with the birds of Accipitridae family such as hawks and
        kites
D) cannot be seen in any other place in the world except North America
E) has to feed only on salmon today


5. It is clearly understood from the passage that there are ----.

A) many other animals in America that are on the point of becoming
        extinct
B) unknown bald eagle populations in the U.S. according to the scientists
C) a lot more than 70.000 bald eagles all around the world
D) no measures to protect the bald eagle in Alaska
E) other places in America that bald eagles can survive in addition to
        Alaska


6. We can infer from the passage that since the declaration of bald eagles as an endangered species in 1967 ----.

A) the bald eagle has spread all around America
B) the number of the birds has increased
C) many measures, one of which is to provide them with enough food,
        have been taken
D) many other species have been neglected
E) scientists have learned nothing about them


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