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Japanese nations. The continent's large population makes it an important part of the world economy. Asia includes the
Saudi Arabia peninsula with the oil-rich countries including the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. The continent also
includes the manufacturing centers of India and Japan and Hong Kong, which is a leading banking and corporate center.
The continent of Australia includes the mainland of the country Australia and the island nations of New Guinea, Tasmania,
and Seram. During ice ages, when much of the world's water was frozen in glaciers, the Australian mainland was connected
by land bridges to these islands. Australia has a wide variety of animals and plants many of which are unique in the world.
The continent first was inhabited by man nearly 45,000 years ago. European inhabitants came onto the Australian land-
mass in the 1700s. Australia is the most isolated and remote continents and has been least influenced by migrations of
people, plants, and animals.
The western portion of the Eurasian continent is known as Europe. It is noted as one of the smallest of the continents,
with 7 percent of the world's landmass. However, Europe is home to about 11% of Earth's population and is the second
most densely populated continent, with 134 people per square mile, behind Asia's 203 people per square mile. Europe, by
definition, includes the continental mainland ending in the east at the Ural Mountains in Russia. Europe also includes islands
such as Iceland, Sicily, and the British Isles. The British Isles consist of the large island that is home to England, Scotland,
and Wales, and is called Great Britain; the British Isles also include the small island that contains Northern Ireland and the
Republic of Ireland, and several much smaller surrounding islands. People have been living in Europe for about 100,000
years. Around 2000 B.C., Indo-European settlers came and brought the language that most modern European languages
are descended from. The ancient Greek and Roman civilizations flourished there, from which we get much of our learning
and culture. In the 5th and 6th centuries, the Germanic tribes swept over most of Europe, and their descendants shaped
the modern countries of Scandinavia and west and central Europe. By this time the Roman Empire had become Christian,
and eventually all of Europe became Christian, for reasons of both faith and economics. Many diverse and interesting ele-
ments went into shaping the Europe that we know today.
The North American continent includes the Latin American regions that serve as a connection between North and South
America. North America makes up about 17 percent of the world's landmass and is home to about 8 percent of the people.
This population of about 529 million people is situated in about 23 independent countries. The earliest human inhabitants
in North America were from Asia and crossed into Alaska over the Bering land bridge during an ice age. The arrival of Eu-
ropeans occurred in the mid- 1600s. This population is now dominant in North America.
The South American continent is the southern portion of the larger American continent. The equator passes through the
continent offering a tropical climate for much of the landmass with temperate conditions possible in the south. The in-
digenous people of South America may have migrated south from North America although the majority of its current 371
million residents are of European descent. The population is largely along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts with large portions
of the inland regions hosting small and widely spread populations. South America includes the Andes Mountains which
comprise the longest range of peaks in the world. The continent is home to llamas and alpacas that originally were wild
but became domesticated nearly 5,000 years ago. Colonization efforts by Spanish and Portuguese explorers ultimately
lead to the prevalence of those languages on the South American continent.
(Article titled THE 7 CONTINENTS OF THE WORLD) (EDITED) (Source www.whatarethe7continents.com)
21. How would you describe this article?
B. Intuition based
C. Experience based
D. Opinion based
22. What is the definition of a continent?
A. A large mass of land that is widely populated
B. A large mass of land consisting of multiple coun-
C. Multiple islands
D. Large masses of land situated in specific area
23. Which of the following statements is TRUE of
A. It has a population of 1.5 billion
B. 20% of the world's population reside there
C. It has a tropical climate only
D. The continent is comprised of 54 countries
24. The term Homo sapiens is associated with which of
the following groups?
A. People of Asian origin
B. Describes a part of Africa
C. It is used in association with human beings
D. Refers to different classes of people
25. Antarctica is renowned for all of the following fea-
A. Most southern of the seven continents
B. It was the first continent to be inhabited by man
C. Predominantly covered with glaciers
D. Smallest population
26. How has the isolation of Australia affected the conti-
A. It has been impacted least by people, plants and
B. It is the least accessible of all continents
C. It contributes least to the global economy
D. It has been slow to integrate with the other six
27. Identify the continent which is most densely popu-
C. North America
28. Based on your understanding of the passage which
continent contributes most significantly to the global
C. South America
D. North America
29. Europe occupies what percentage of the earth's sur-
30. The continents of North and South America are often
A. Latin America
C. The oldest civilization
D. The American Continent
31. Which two continents does the equator pass through?
A. North and South America
B. Europe and Australia
C. Africa and South America
D. Asia and North America
32. What impact did colonization have on South America?
A. The population is scattered along the Pacific and
B. It influenced their language i.e. Spanish and Por-
C. Fewer residents settled there
D. Its population is of European descent
DIRECTIONS: Read the poem carefully before attempting
the questions. Each question has four options, select the
most appropriate answer, based on what is implied or
stated in the poem.
HOW DO I LOVE THEE?
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. 8
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death
By Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Continued on the next page
33. What is unique about (line 1) of the poem?
A. The speaker's tone is soft and meant to engage
B. The speaker attempts to quantify the ways in
which she loves
C. The speaker is expressing her love
D. The speaker starts the poem with a question
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