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There are several ways to avoid the stress caused by instantly accessible information online (lines 58-78), EXCEPT to:
A
join virtual communities.
B
develop good research skills.
C
be able to evaluate what you find.
D
assume that what appears first is the best.
E
use technologies that push relevant items to the top.
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In “Virtual communities may contribute to that end.” (line 70), the word that could replace may without changing the meaning of the sentence is:
A
will.
B
can.
C
must.
D
should.
E
need to.
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Check the item in which the words in bold type express an idea of purpose.
A
“She’ll check databases (…) but rarely books, even though she admits that an author who spent years on a 300-page book might have a unique perspective”. (lines 24-27).
B
Otherwise, they might as well not exist”. (line 32).
C
“… Yahoo and Microsoft are committing hundreds of millions of dollars collectively to scan books and other printed materials so they can be indexed and retrieved online.” (lines 35-38).
D
Meanwhile, television shows formerly locked up in network or studio vaults are starting to emerge online”. (lines 39-40).
E
Instead of wasting time finding information, they can focus more on assessing its worth.” (lines 60-62).
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Mark the correct statement according to Paragraphs 4 and 5.
A
In the near future many books and TV shows will be available on the Internet.
B
Younger generations are disappointed because there are no plans to put books online.
C
Apple Computer will soon start selling TV shows to be viewed on iPods.
D
It is easy and very cheap to scan all kinds of printed materials and digitalize TV programs.
E
The process of digitalizing TV shows and printed matter is totally being financed by search engines like Yahoo.
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Mark the only correct statement concerning reference.
A
“Their” (line 4) refers to “conversion”.
B
“It” (line 6) refers to “knowledge”.
C
“Who” (line 26) refers to “she”.
D
“They” (line 32) refers to “books”.
E
“Its” (line 51) refers to “shows”.
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The opposite of properly in “..., if used properly, the new resources...” (lines 19-20) is:
A
correctly.
B
insistently.
C
disproportionately.
D
in good order.
E
inadequately.
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Nicole Quaranta (lines 21-32) does most of her graduate research online instead of going to libraries because:
A
she feels intimidated by thick books.
B
she will never learn how to use a library.
C
she thinks that libraries are disorganized.
D
libraries do not have academic journals, only books.
E
in her opinion, web pages are easier to search than books.
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In “It may take better technology to cope with the problems better technology creates.” (lines 18-19), cope with can be correctly substituted by:
A
reduce.
B
handle.
C
reveal.
D
preserve.
E
understand.
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In “There are upper limits to how much we can manage.” (lines 16-17), David Greenfield means that:
A
we are not allowed to exceed established limits.
B
there isn’t a strict limit to everything we do in life.
C
psychologists cannot help us choose the best information source.
D
people are not quite prepared to deal with information overload.
E
human beings are always struggling to overcome their own limits.
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The main purpose of the text is to:
A
list all the current problems derived from poor online search.
B
discuss the research methods of graduate students from New York.
C
criticize university students who cannot make good use of traditional libraries.
D
advertise new products developed by companies like Google and Yahoo.
E
evaluate the advantages and disadvantages brought by the instant access to information.
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