Đề ôn thi HSG lớp 9 #2

3/7/2019 6:48:51 PM
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Choose the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.

  • think

  • picture

  • light

  • film

Choose the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.

  • wheel

  • wet

  • away

  • answer

Choose the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.

  • consider
  • completely
  • bicycle
  • advantage

Choose the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.

  • alternative
  • information
  • technology
  • maleficent

Choose the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.
I’m going to Tom’s party tonight.

  • Can I go too?
  • Let’s go.
  • Was it good?
  • Will he come?

Choose the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.
Remember to buy some coffee!

  • I don’t think so.
  • I don’t mind.
  • I’m certain, thank you.
  • I won’t forget.

Choose the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Monica’s absolutely determined to get this law changed. I’ve never seen her so resolute about anything before.

  • determined
  • weak
  • cowardly
  • happy

Choose the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
We still don’t know whether the plan will ever come to fruition or not.

  • failure
  • collapse
  • disapppointment
  • accomplishment

Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Make sure you wash your cut properly so that you don’t get an infection.

  • impurity
  • contagion
  • healthiness
  • germ

Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
All the bands were fantastic, but the Editors and Franz Ferdinand really stole the show.

  • cause disappointment
  • be the best
  • show up
  • excel

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.
The computer staff is responsible for making sure all system files are _________.

  • duplication
  • duplicated
  • duplicator
  • duplicate

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.
_________ with an interesting topic is time-consuming.

  • Coming up
  • Coming to
  • Coming by
  • Coming on

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Felicity cannot seem to get a job and I feel really sorry __________ her.

  • for
  • with
  • about
  • to

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.
If someone does not have a present to give a person that they are visiting, how might you describe them?

  • empty-hand
  • empty-handed
  • empty-handing
  • emptied-hand

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Mrs Davies asked me to tell you that she would like _______ by Friday at the latest.

  • the orders sent
  • sending the orders
  • that you sent
  • sent the orders

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.
As soon as Dad ______, we can leave.

  • has the car starting
  • has got the car started
  • got started the car
  • was got starting the car

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Even in a million years, we _______ go back in time.

  • couldn’t
  • can’t
  • won’t be able to
  • aren’t able to

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Luckily I _______ a new pair of sunglasses as I found mine at the bottom of a bag.

  • needn’t have bought
  • didn’t need to buy
  • needed not to buy
  • hadn’t to buy

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.
‘Did you have an argument with Francis?’

– ‘If you had been there, you ______ the same.’

  • did
  • would have done
  • had done
  • will do

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.
The shot was _____ quick for the goalkeeper and the ball hit the back of the net.

  • so
  • such
  • enough
  • too

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.
The _____ of one winning the lottery is hardly worth even considering.

  • hazard
  • luck
  • fortune
  • likelihood

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.
The prisoner knew he had _______ a mistake and would regret it forever.

  • got
  • taken
  • done
  • made

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.
I was shocked when I crashed the car, but at least I wasn’t _______.

  • injured
  • damaged
  • broken
  • spoilt

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Ian Mills won the election _______ all the odds.

  • despite
  • without
  • against
  • below

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.
The couple was finally _______ by the landlord after not paying rent for six months.

  • demolished
  • evicted
  • rejected
  • evacuated

Read the following passage and choose word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 26 to 35.

Cave paintings in Australia

A cave containing over 200 paintings was discovered in the Wollemi National Park, Australia, eight years ago. Some of the paintings are (26) least 3,000 years old. (27) is even more surprising is that the cave was found by chance by someone walking in the area. However, the site of the cave was so difficult to reach that it (28) a long time before researchers could visit it.

The exact location of the site has to be (29) secret. This is to (30) the cave from being visited by sightseers who do not (31) how easy it is to (32) the paintings.

The paintings show people and animals, (33) birds, lizards and other Australian animals that can (34) be seen today. According to researchers, (35) its recent discovery, nobody had visited the cave for around 200 years.

Read the following passage then choose the best answer to each question below.

The term oil painting refers to more than a technique. It defines an art form. The technique of mixing pigments with oil had existed since the ancient world. However, oil painting as an art form was not born until there was a need to develop and perfect the technique in order to express a particular view of life. The techniques of tempera (paint mixed with egg white) and fresco (water paints used on wet plaster) were felt to be inadequate for this need. Canvas instead of wooden panels were found to be a suitable medium for oil painting as wood did not hold the paint well. When oil paint was first used at the beginning of the fifteenth century for painting pictures of a new character, this character was somewhat inhibited by the survival of various medieval artistic conventions. Consequently, the oil painting did not fully establish its own norms, its own way of seeing, until the sixteenth century.

Nor can the end of the period of the oil painting be dated exactly. Oil paintings are still being painted today. Yet the basis of its traditional way of seeing was undermined by Impressionism and overthrown by Cubism. At about the same time, the photographs took the place of the oil painting as the principal source of visual imagery. For these reasons, the period of the traditional oil painting may be roughly set as between 1500 and 1900.

What is the main topic of the passage?

  • The technique of painting in oils.
  • The reason oil painting died out in 1900.
  • The different perspectives of the oil painting.
  • Why oil painting was not established until 1600.

What reason did artists have for refining the techniques of oil painting?

  • To develop oil painting as an art form.
  • To reveal tempera and fresco as inadequate techniques.
  • To express a perfect way of life.
  • To show a new way of looking at things.

The phrase “this need” (paragraph 1) refers to

  • a way of using water paints.
  • the perfecting of painting in oils.
  • a certain view of life.
  • the technique of tempera painting.

According to the passage, canvas was selected for oil painting as it ________

  • was drier than plaster.
  • was not as hard as wood.
  • had a good surface for paint.
  • could be cleaned easily.

It can be inferred from the passage that the “new character” (paragraph 1) is _______

  • an artistic person.
  • a medieval method.
  • an original technique.
  • a different viewpoint.

The word “norms” (paragraph 1) is closest in meaning to

  • rules
  • customs.
  • habits.
  • patterns.

The word “roughly” (paragraph 2) is closest in meaning to

  • nearly.
  • approximately.
  • closely.
  • particularly.

Which of the following did NOT contribute to the demise of oil painting in 1900?

  • Medieval art techniques.
  • New ways of seeing.
  • Beginning of photography.
  • Growth of new art forms.

Choose the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
The basic categories of music can be division into a few broad groups that appeal to many different musical tastes.

  • categories
  • division
  • broad
  • tastes

Choose the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Gorillas live in largely permanently family groups like humans.

  • Gorillas
  • largely
  • permanently
  • like humans

Choose the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Walter Hunt, although was not credited for many of his inventions, is known for the invention of the safety-pin.

  • although was
  • credited for
  • is known
  • the invention

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
There was a traffic jam on the motorway so I was late for my interview.

  • If there isn’t a traffic jam on the motorway, I won’t be late for my interview.
  • If there was a traffic jam on the motorway, I would be late for my interview.
  • If there hadn’t been a traffic jam on the motorway, I wouldn’t have been late for my interview.
  • If there hadn’t been a traffic jam on the motorway, I would have been late for my interview.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
On the Friday, we spent most of the day sitting in the port. On the Friday, the ferry was delayed.

  • On the Friday where the ferry was delayed, we spent most of the day sitting in the port.
  • On the Friday, when the ferry was delayed, we spent most of the day sitting in the port.
  • On the Friday, we spent most of the day sitting in the port where the ferry was delayed.
  • On the Friday which the ferry was delayed, we spent most of the day sitting in the port.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
Einstein proved that energy and mass are basically the same thing.

  • Einstein tried to show that energy and mass are basically the same thing.
  • What Einstein proved is that energy and mass are basically the same thing.
  • Einstein wondered if energy and mass are basically the same thing.
  • What Einstein proved is that energy and mass are intertwined.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
Christopher Columbus discovered America.

  • Christopher Columbus might be the one who discovered America.
  • America could have been discovered by Christopher Columbus.
  • The person who could have discovered America was Christopher Columbus.
  • The person who discovered America was Christopher Columbus.