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Verbal Quiz - Main idea / main purpose

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1. Developed by psychologist Albert Mehrabian in the 1960s, the 7-38-55 rule of communication states that only 7% of communication is conveyed through words, while 38% comes from vocal elements such as tone and pitch, and 55% is delivered through non-verbal cues like facial expressions and body language. This rule suggests that understanding the emotional context of a message relies heavily on nonverbal communication.
Which choice best states the main idea of the text?

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2. The following lines are from Dylan Thomas' poem Do not go gentle into that good night:

''Do not go gentle into that good night
Old age should burn and rave at close of day
Rage, rage against the dying of the light''

Which choice best states the main purpose of the text?

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3. Solar energy is harnessed from the sun through photovoltaic (PV) panels, which convert sunlight into electricity. The use of solar energy offers several advantages, including its abundance as a renewable resource, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and the potential for long-term cost savings when compared to traditional energy sources. Despite these benefits, the adoption of solar energy also faces challenges, such as the intermittency of sunlight, the availability of suitable land for solar installations, and the high upfront costs of PV panels. As technology advances and costs decrease, solar energy continues to be an increasingly viable option for meeting the global demand for clean, renewable energy.

Which choice best states the main idea of the text?

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4. The following text is from John Keats' poem Ode to a Nightingale.

Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget What thou among the leaves hast never known, The weariness, the fever, and the fret Here, where men sit and hear each other groan; Where palsy shakes a few, sad, last gray hairs, Where youth grows pale, and spectre-thin, and dies; Where but to think is to be full of sorrow And leaden-eyed despairs.

Which choice best states the main purpose of the text?

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5. Upon the high mountaintop, the climber made his final, triumphant push to the peak. The air, thin and crisp, seemed to blend the boundaries between heaven and earth as wisps of clouds swirled around him. The impossibly vast expanse below, dotted with snow-capped peaks and emerald valleys, stretched to the horizon like nature's grandest masterpiece. For the first time, the climber felt both humbled and transcendent, the world below his feet and the limits of mankind left far behind. Which choice best states the main purpose of the text?

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