Please be reminded that you have 20 minutes to complete this test. Name: Email: Phone: Country: Questions 1-8 Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1? In boxes 1-8 on your answer sheet, write TRUE if the statement agrees with the information FALSE if the statement contradicts the information NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this 1. Shirase`s trip to the South Pole is well-known to other explorers TRUE FALSE NOT GIVEN 2. Since Shirase arrived in Antarctica, smaller ships have also made the journey. TRUE FALSE NOT GIVEN 3. Shirase`s original ambition was to travel to the North Pole. TRUE FALSE NOT GIVEN 4. Some Japanese officials thought Shirase`s intention to travel to the South Pole was pointless. TRUE FALSE NOT GIVEN 5. The British team announced their decision to carry out scientific research in Antarctica before Shirase. TRUE FALSE NOT GIVEN 6. Shirase found it easy to raise the money he needed for his trip to the South Pole. TRUE FALSE NOT GIVEN 7. A previous prime minster of Japan persuaded a scientist to go with Shirase. TRUE FALSE NOT GIVEN 8. The weather that slowed down Shirase`s progress to New Zealand was unusually bad for the season. TRUE FALSE NOT GIVEN Questions 9-13 Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D. 9. When reporters in New Zealand met Shirase, they were A. concerned about the quality of his equipment. B. impressed with the design of his ship. C. certain he was unaware of the dangers ahead. D. surprised by the bravery he demonstrated. 10. What are we told about the captain of the Kainan Maru in the fifth paragraph? A. He had given Shirase some poor advice. B. His skill at sailing saved the boat and crew. C. He refused to listen to the warnings of others. D. He was originally confident they could reach Antarctica. 11. After Shirase finally reached Antarctica he realized that A. he was unsure of the direction he should follow. B. he would have to give up on fulfilling his personal ambition. C. he might not have enough food to get to the South Pole. D. he still wanted to compete in the race against the other teams. 12. What is the writer doing in the seventh paragraph? A. criticizing a decision concerning scientific research. B. explaining why a particular mistake had occurred. C. describing the conditions that the expedition faced. D. rejecting the idea that Shirase was poorly prepared 13. What is the writer's main point in the final paragraph? A. Considering the problems Shirase had to deal with, his achievement was incredible. B. In Japan, the reaction to Shirase's adventre in Antarctica came as a surprise to him. C. It was obvious that Amundsen would receive more attention as an explorer than Shirase. D. Shirase had achieved more on the Antarctic expedition than even he had expected.