Bài tập trắc nghiệm Tiếng Anh 8 – UNIT 12: LIFE ON THE OTHER PLANETS

UNIT 12: LIFE ON THE OTHER PLANETS

I. PHONETICS

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the other three in each question.

  1. A. surface B. trace C. facebook D. shoelace
  2. A. stand B. grassy C. galaxy D. space
  3. A. crew B. grew C. few D. threw

Choose the word which has a different stress pattern from the other three in each question.

  1. A. colorful B. delightful C. beautiful D. meaningful
  2. A. weightless B. waterless C. pointless D. regardless

 

II. VOCABULARY

Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence below.

6. Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is one of the greatest _______ of all time

A. explore B. explorer C. explorers D. exploration

7.     Actions should be taken to protect the sea turtle is, a/an _______ species

A.   danger B. dangerous C. dangerously D. endangered

8. My grandfather, who brought tulips to the farm, was the very first _____ of this area.

A.   inhabit B. uninhabited C. habitat D. inhabitat

9. Minh’s looking for an _________ companion to go backpacking with in Europe.

A.   adventure B. adventurous C. adventurer D. adventurously

10. When I first went to Adelaide, everything was very ______ to me.

A. alien B. aliens C. alienate D. alienation

11. Jimmy Carter (US President 1977-1981) reported seeeing ______ UFO white at Leary, Georgia, in 1969.

A. a B. the C. an D. O

12. Our Solar ________ is full of planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and many other exciting objects.

A. Arrangement B. System C. Organization D. Group

13. I’m sure some people may be surprised at the odd facts about the __________ space.

A. outside B. out C. outsider D. outer

14. Some of the public would like the seven new Earth-like planets to be named ___________ famous movies.

A.   before B. out C. with D. after

Choose the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following sentences.

16. It’s reality hard to tell the differences between poisionous mushrooms and edible ones.

A. venomous B. eatable C. delicious D. nutritious

17. Couchsurfing.com is a website where travellers and locals can connect and provide or find free accommodation.

A. housing B. trip C. water D. food

18. No one can stand the fierce heat on Venus.

A. love B. sympathize C. bear D. understand

Choose the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part I each of the following sentences.

19. My grandmother is so far-sighted. She can’t read the newspaper without glasses.

A. short-sighted B. brief-sighted C. low-sighted D. none of the above

20. Things got a bit out of hand at the party and four windows were broken.

A. out of control B. under control C. under pressure D. under the condition

 

III. GRAMMAR

Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence below.

21. “How much did the concert tickets cost?” she asked

-> She asked how much __________.

A. the concert tickets cost. C. had the concert tickets cost.

B. the concert tickets had cost. D. the concert tickets did cost.

22. She asked me why I was thinking of quitting the gym.

-> “Why you (think) _________ of quitting the gym?”

A. are you thinking C. you are thinking

B. were you thinking D. you were thinking

23. I asked the Smiths which places they had visited during your trịp to Indonesia.

-> “Which places (visit) _________ on holiday?”

A. you have visited C. have you visited

B. you visited D. did you visit

24. “Are you satisfied with the job you are doing?” Tin asked me.

-> Tim asked me if I (be) __________ satisfied with the job I (do) ______.

A. am – am doing C had been – had been doing

B. were – were doing D. was – was doing

25. “Were you cooking when I phoned yesterday, Susan?” Kevin asked

-> Kevin asked whether Susan (cook) _________ when he (phone) the day before?

A. had been cooking – had phoned C. had cooked – had phoned

B. was cooking – phoned D. had been cooking – phoned

26. “Do I have to take off the shoes?” Linda asked.

=> Linda wondered if she( have to take off) ______________ the shoes.

A. had to take off B. have to take off C. must take off D. have to took off

27. __________ I borrow your eraser?

A. Should B. Can C. Will D. Need

28. She _______ be on the bus. I think her car is having problems.

A. can B. might C. may D. All of the above

29. _________ all your wishes come true.

A. Might B. Can C. May D. Could

30. Make yourself at home! You _________ choose any book you like.

A. may B. have to C. might D. should

Choose the underlined part that needs correcting in each sentence below.

31. Thu was turned down(A) as she lacked of(B) necessary knowledge(C) and skills to do(D) the job.

32. My grandfather has medical check-ups(A) twice(B) times(C) per(D) year.

33. People’s lives(A) are in(B) dangerous(C) every time(D) they cross the railway.

34. One of the(A) terrorists in the recent(B) attack(C) have(D) just been arrested.

35. They are all(A) young experienced(B) parents who(C) really need our support(D).

Read the passage and decide whether the sentences are true(T) or false(F)

PEOPLE IN SPACE

More than 450 astronauts have seen Earth from space. They have done experiments, visited the Moon, and taught us a lot about the solar system. Would you like to travel in space?

In 1957, Russia sent the first rocket into space. It took a machine called a satellite. Then on 12th April 1961, another Russian rocket called Vostok carried a small spacecraft into space. Inside there was a man called Yuri Gagarin. He was the first person in space. His spacecraft orbited Earth for 108 minutes, and then returned to Earth. Later, Russia and America built bigger and better rockets, and more astronauts went into space.

In 1968, astronauts in the Apollo 8 spacecraft orbited the Moon for the first time. Then, on July 21st 1969, the Apolo 11 spacecraft landed on the Moon. Millions of people watched on TV when two American astronauts called Neil Armstrong

and Edwin “Buzz’ Aldrin stepped onto the Moon. It was an incredible moment – for the first time in history, people walked on another world. Another ten American astronauts visited the Moon between 1969 and 1972. They did experiments and collected rocks and soil.

(Source: Adapted from Life on other planets, Read and discover)

 

 

T

F

36.

The first satellite was sent into space by Russia in 1957

 

 

37.

Yuri Gagarin, a Russian astronaut, was the first man to experience a space voyage.

 

 

38.

Yuri Gagarin returned to Earth in his spacecraft in 108 minutes.

 

 

39,

The first people to set foot on the Moon were American.

 

 

40.

Astronauts collected things from the Moon

 

 

Read the following passage and choose the option (A, B, C or B) that best answers each off the questions below.

Astronomy is the studying of the planets and the stars, and people who study astronomy are astronomers. Telescopes help people to learn about our solar system. In 1609, Galileo used one of the first telescopes to look at the night sky. He saw mountains and craters on the Moon, and four moons around Jupiter. The first telescopes were very small. Later, people made’ bigger telescopes, and they discovered new planets and moons.

When Galileo looked at a bright area in the night sky, he discovered that |t was made of many stars. Later, people discovered that this is the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. For a long time, astronomers thought that the Milky Way was the only galaxy in the universe. Then in 1930, an American astronomer called Edwin Hubble discovered another galaxy. Now we know that there are billions of galaxies in the universe.

(Source: Adapted from Life on other planets, Read and discover)

41. What is the passage mainly about?

A. Astronomy B. Galileo C. Planets D. The Milky Way

42. What did Galileo see on the Moon?

A. Mountains B. Craters C. Four smaller moons D. Both A and B

43. According to the passage, what is true about Galileo?

A. He used the first telescope to look at the sky.

B. Later, he used bigger telescopes to discover other planets and moons.

C. He discovered the existence of a galaxy, which was later known as the Milky Way.

D. Galileo worked with Edwin Hubble to discover another galaxy.

44. What does the word “it” refer to?

A. the star B. the sky C. the bright area in the night sky D. the universe

45. According to the passage, which statement is NOT TRUE?

A. The first telescopes were small.

B. The Milky Way was the only galaxy in the universe.

C. The astronomer who discovered the next galaxy after the Milky Way was an American.

D. Our universe has billions of galaxies.

 

V. WRITING

Choose the sentence (A, B, C or D) that is closest in meaning to the root sentence or best combines the two given sentences.

46. You are not allowed to leave the table because you haven’t finished your lunch.

A.    You may not leave the table until you are finished with your lunch.

B.   You should not leave the table until you are finished with your lunch.

C.   You cannot leave the table until you are finished with your lunch.

D.   Both A and C.

47. “Are you going to sell this car?” Lin asked Nick.

A.     Lin asked Nick if was he going to sell that car.

B.     Lin asked Nick if he was going to sell that car.

C. Lin asked Nick if he was going to sell the car.

D. Lin asked Nick whether he were going to sell that car.

48. “How long have you been here?” Minh asked Linh

A.     Minh wanted to know how long had Linh been here.

B.     Minh asked Linh how long she had been here.

C.     Minh wanted to know how long Linh had been there.

D.     Minh asked to Linh how long she had been there.

49. “Where did you go last night?” the Mom talked to the son.

A.     The Mom talked to the son where he had gone the previous night.

B.     The Mom asked the son where he had gone the previous night.

C.     The Mom talked to the son where had he gone the previous night.

D.     The Mom asked the son where had he gone previous night.

50.  “Will you marry me?” Peter asked Vicky

A.     Peter asked Vicky if she would marry him.

B.     Peter wanted to know if she would marry him.

C.     Peter wanted to know whether she would marry him.

D.     All of the above

_____The end____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNIT 12: LIFE ON THE OTHER PLANETS

I. PHONETICS

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the other three in each question.

  1. A. surface B. trace C. facebook D. shoelace
  2. A. stand B. grassy C. galaxy D. space
  3. A. crew B. grew C. few D. threw

Choose the word which has a different stress pattern from the other three in each question.

  1. A. colorful B. delightful C. beautiful D. meaningful
  2. A. weightless B. waterless C. pointless D. regardless

 

II. VOCABULARY

Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence below.

6. Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is one of the greatest _______ of all time

A. explore B. explorer C. explorers D. exploration

7.     Actions should be taken to protect the sea turtle is, a/an _______ species

A.   danger B. dangerous C. dangerously D. endangered

8. My grandfather, who brought tulips to the farm, was the very first _____ of this area.

A.   inhabit B. uninhabited C. habitat D. inhabitat

9. Minh’s looking for an _________ companion to go backpacking with in Europe.

A.   adventure B. adventurous C. adventurer D. adventurously

10. When I first went to Adelaide, everything was very ______ to me.

A. alien B. aliens C. alienate D. alienation

11. Jimmy Carter (US President 1977-1981) reported seeeing ______ UFO white at Leary, Georgia, in 1969.

A. a B. the C. an D. O

12. Our Solar ________ is full of planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and many other exciting objects.

A. Arrangement B. System C. Organization D. Group

13. The Muong are well-known for the ______ of their traditional songs.

A. rich B. richy C. richyness D. richyness

14. I’m sure some people may be surprised at the odd facts about the __________ space.

A. outside B. out C. outsider D. outer

15. Some of the public would like the seven new Earth-like planets to be named ___________ famous movies.

A.   before B. out C. with D. after

Choose the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following sentences.

16. It’s realliy hard to tell the differences between poisionous mushrooms and edible ones.

A. venomous B. eatable C. delicious D. nutritious

17. Couchsurfing.com is a website where travellers and locals can connect and provide or find free accommodation.

A. housing B. trip C. water D. food

18. No one can stand the fierce heat on Venus.

A. love B. sympathize C. bear D. understand

Choose the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part I each of the following sentences.

19. My grandmother is so far-sighted. She can’t read the newspaper without glasses.

A. short-sighted B. brief-sighted C. low-sighted D. none of the above

20. Things got a bit out of hand at the party and four windows were broken.

A. out of control B.under control C. under pressure D. under the condition

 

III. GRAMMAR

Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence below.

21. “How much did the concert tickets cost?” she asked

-> She asked how much __________.

A. the concert tickets cost. C. had the concert tickets cost.

B. the concert tickets had cost. D. the concert tickets did cost.

22. She asked me why I was thinking of quitting the gym.

-> “Why you (think) _________ of quitting the gym?”

A. are you thinking C. you are thinking

B. were you thinking D. you were thinking

23. I asked the Smiths which places they had visited during your trịp to Indonesia.

-> “Which places (visit) _________ on holiday?”

A. you have visited C. have you visited

B. you visited D. did you visit

24. “Are you satishfied with the job you are doing?” Tin asked me.

-> Tim asked me if I (be) __________ satishfied with the job I (do) ______.

A. am – am doing C had been – had been doing

B. were – were doing D. was – was doing

25. “Were you cooking when I phoned yesterday, Susan?” Kevin asked

-> Kevin asked whether Susan (cook) _________ when he (phone) the day before?

A. had been cooking – had phoned C. had cooked – had phoned

B. was cooking – phoned D. had been cooking – phoned

26. “Do I have to take off the shoes?” Linda asked.

=> Linda wondered if she( have to take off) ______________ the shoes.

A. had to take off B. have to take off C. must take off D. have to took off

27. __________ I borrow your eraser?

A. Should B. Can C. Will D. Need

28. She _______ be on the bus. I think her car is having problems.

A. can B. might C. may D. All of the above

29. _________ all your wishes come true.

A. Might B. Can C. May D. Could

30. Make yourself at home! You _________ choose any book you like.

A. may B. have to C. might D. should

Choose the underlined part that needs correcting in each sentence below.

31. Thu was turned down(A) as she lacked of(B) necessary knowledge(C) and skills to do(D) the job.=> lacked

32. My grandfather has medical check-ups(A) twice(B) times(C) per(D) year.=> Ø

33. People’s lives(A) are in(B) dangerous(C) every time(D) they cross the railway.=> danger

34. One of the(A) terrorists in the recent(B) attack(C) have(D) just been arrested.=> has

35. They are all(A) young experienced(B) parents who(C) really need our support(D).

=> inexperienced

Read the passage and decide whether the sentences are true(T) or false(F)

PEOPLE IN SPACE

More than 450 astronauts have seen Earth from space. They have done experiments, visited the Moon, and taught us a lot about the solar system. Would you like to travel in space?

In 1957, Russia sent the first rocket into space. It took a machine called a satellite. Then on 12th April 1961, another Russian rocket called Vostok carried a small spacecraft into space. Inside there was a man called Yuri Gagarin. He was the first person in space. His spacecraft orbited Earth for 108 minutes, and then returned to Earth. Later, Russia and America built bigger and better rockets, and more astronauts went into space.

In 1968, astronauts in the Apollo 8 spacecraft orbited the Moon for the first time. Then, on July 21st 1969, the Apolo 11 spacecraft landed on the Moon. Millions of people watched on TV when two American astronauts called Neil Armstrong

and Edwin “Buzz’ Aldrin stepped onto the Moon. It was an incredible moment – for the first time in history, people walked on another world. Another ten American astronauts visited the Moon between 1969 and 1972. They did experiments and collected rocks and soil.

(Source: Adapted from Life on other planets, Read and discover)

 

 

T

F

36.

The first satellite was sent into space by Russia in 1957

 

37.

Yuri Gagarin, a Russian astronaut, was the first man to experience a space voyage.

 

38.

Yuri Gagarin returned to Earth in his spacecraft in 108 minutes.

 

39,

The first people to set foot on the Moon were American.

 

40.

Astronauts collected things from the Moon

 

Read the following passage and choose the option (A, B, C or B) that best answers each off the questions below.

Astronomy is the studying of the planets and the stars, and people who study astronomy are astronomers. Telescopes help people to learn about our solar system. In 1609, Galileo used one of the first telescopes to look at the night sky. He saw mountains and craters on the Moon, and four moons around Jupiter. The first telescopes were very small. Later, people made’ bigger telescopes, and they discovered new planets and moons.

When Galileo looked at a bright area in the night sky, he discovered that |t was made of many stars. Later, people discovered that this is the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. For a long time, astronomers thought that the Milky Way was the only galaxy in the universe. Then in 1930, an American astronomer called Edwin Hubble discovered another galaxy. Now we know that there are billions of galaxies in the universe.

(Source: Adapted from Life on other planets, Read and discover)

41. What is the passage mainly about?

A. Astronomy B. Galileo C. Planets D. The Milky Way

42. What did Galileo see on the Moon?

A. Mountains B. Craters C. Four smaller moons D. Both A and B

43. According to the passage, what is true about Galileo?

A. He used the first telescope to look at the sky.

B. Later, he used bigger telescopes to discover other planets and moons.

C. He discovered the existence of a galaxy, which was later known as the Milky Way.

D. Galileo worked with Edwin Hubble to discover another galaxy.

44. What does the word “it” refer to?

A. the star B. the sky C. the bright area in the night sky D. the universe

45. According to the passage, which statement is NOT TRUE?

A. The first telescopes were small.

B. The Milky Way was the only galaxy in the universe.

C. The astronomer who discovered the next galaxy after the Milky Way was an American.

D. Our universe has billions of galaxies.

 

V. WRITING

Choose the sentence (A, B, C or D) that is closest in meaning to the root sentence or best combines the two given sentences.

46. You are not allowed to leave the table because you haven’t finished your lunch.

A.    You may not leave the table until you are finished with your lunch.

B.   You should not leave the table until you are finished with your lunch.

C.   You cannot leave the table until you are finished with your lunch.

D.   Both A and C.

47. “Are you going to sell this car?” Lin asked Nick.

A.     Lin asked Nick if was he going to sell that car.

B.     Lin asked Nick if he was going to sell that car.

C. Lin asked Nick if he was going to sell the car.

D. Lin asked Nick whether he were going to sell that car.

48. “How long have you been here?” Minh asked Linh

A.     Minh wanted to know how long had Linh been here.

B.     Minh asked Linh how long she had been here.

C.     Minh wanted to know how long Linh had been there.

D.     Minh asked to Linh how long she had been there.

49. “Where did you go last night?” the Mom talked to the son.

A.     The Mom talked to the son where he had gone the previous night.

B.     The Mom asked the son where he had gone the previous night.

C.     The Mom talked to the son where had he gone the previous night.

D.     The Mom asked the son where had he gone previous night.

50.  “Will you marry me?” Peter asked Vicky

A.     Peter asked Vicky if she would marry him.

B.     Peter wanted to know if she would marry him.

C.     Peter wanted to know whether she would marry him.

D.     All of the above

_____The end_____

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *