Bài tập trắc nghiệm Tiếng Anh 8 – UNIT 6: FOLK TALES

UNIT 6: FOLK TALES

I. PHONETICS

Exercise 1: Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the other three in each question.

1. A. evil . B. event C. electric D. reflect

2. A. wicked B. defeated C. invaded D. relaxed

3. A. kick B. knight C. pick D. kind

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

4. A. giant B. cruel C. princess D. ogre

5. A. heritage B. distinguish C. delicious D. imagine

 

II. VOCABULARY

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

6. This arrogant and evil character used __________ and fear to control his whole family.

A. cruelly B. cruel C. cruelty D. cruelties

7. Martin grinned __________ and vanished in the fog.

A. wick B. wickedly C. generousity D. generosity

8. Her friends took advantage of her ______________.

A. generous B. generously C. generousity D. generosity

9. The singer is regarded as a typical ___________ of the youth of her generation.

A. representative B. representation C. represent D. representational

10. Once ___________ a time, three lived a ferocious lion in the forest.

A. in B. upon C. of D. off

11. The prince did not know that he actually fell __________ a cunning witch.

A. in love to B. off love with C. in love with D. off love to

12. According to _________, salt was first manufactured in Maldon by accident nearly 2,000 years ago.

A. legend B. story C. past D. history

13. Diana Princess of Themyscira is the main ___________ of the famous superhero film Wonder Woman (2017).

A. person B. girl C. human D. character

14. Parents often enjoy ___________ about their children’s achievements.

A. asking B. telling C. boasting D. saying

15. When the rich man died, he left his three sons a great __________.

A. money B. fortune C. cash D. payment

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

16. It was so brave of him to rescue the child from being downed.

A. intelligent B. courageous C. kind D. cruel

17. In “Harry Potter” films, does the evil wizard, Voldemort, ever actually appear?

A. wicked B. legendary C. magic D. mean

18. Look! I have never seen such giant mushroom. We look as tiny as an ant under it.

A. small B. beautiful C. huge D. evil

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

19. Keeping animals in these poor conditions is unbelievable cruel.

A. friendly B. legendary C. bad D. kind-hearted

20. That old man is famous for being so mean. You can hardly take a penny from him.

A. generous B. curious C. annoying D. money-saving

 

III. GRAMMAR

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

21. When you rang, I _________ out.

A. went B. used to go C. was going D. go

 

22. When I was at the former company, we _________ training every Friday for 2 hours.

A. having B. used to have C. were having D. have

23. I really ________ the music that was played last weekend.

A. was liking B. am liking C. like D. liked

24. We ________ to the beach every day when we were on holiday.

A. used to going B. went C. go D. were going

25. I broke my arm when we _________ basketball at school yesterday.

A. were playing B. played C. used to practicing D. are practicing

26. Jack lost his job because he ________ too many mistakes.

A. make B. makes C. made D. was making

27. Do you remember the time we ________ to Japan for holiday?

A. was coming B. was going C. came D. went

28. My neighbor _________ to complain while I ________ the drum last night.

A. came – played B. was coming – was playing

C. came – was playing D. was reading – was played

29. I saw that Susan _________ a books as I _________past the window.

A. was reading – walked C. was coming – was playing

B. read – was walking D. was reading – was walking

30. We quickly ran to the house because it ________ heavily.

A. rain B. rained C. was raining D. rains

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

31. At 8 o’clock yesterday morning, while(A) I was having(B) breakfast, my father did(C) the(D) gardening.

32. Tom usually(A) cries(B) a lot at night when(C) he was(D) small.

33. All of us were enjoying(A) spending(B) time on the beach during(C) our holiday last(D) month.

34. Fifty years ago, people weren’t spending(A) as much(B) on cars as(C) they do(D) today.

35.I didn’t(A) used(B) to like eating cauliflower, but now I eat(C) it almost everyday(D).

 

IV. READING

Read the passage and then decide whether the sentences are True(T) or False(F)

ST. VALENTINE’S DAY

Every year on February 14th, couples exchange flowers, candy and cards to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. How did this tradition begin? No one knows for sure, but there are several legends that have been passed from generation to generation. The most popular one is about a Catholic saint who lived in the third century.

St. Valentine was a priest in Rome. The Roman Emperor of that time, Claudius II, believed that unmarried men were better soldiers than those with wives. He made marriage illegal for young men. Valentine strongly opposed this decision, so he continued to perform weddings for young couples in secret. After a while, Emperor Claudius learned of Valentine’s actions and sent him to prison. According to the story, the priest then fell in love with a girl who visited him there!

In the end, Valentine was put to death on February 14th. Before he died, he had written a letter to the girl he loved and signed it, “From your Valentine.”

(Source: Adapted from Easy content reader 3)

 

 

T

F

36.

The history of St. Valentine’s Day is known by everyone.

 

 

37.

St. Valentine is said to live in the third century.

 

 

38.

The priest believed that men without wives were not as good as those who are married.

 

 

39.

Because weddings for young couples were held illegally by St. Valentine, he was imprisoned.

 

 

40.

St. Valentine wrote a letter to a girl who visited him on February 14th.

 

 

 

 

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

EXCALIBUR

A long time ago, so the story goes, a young boy called Arthur became the King of England after he pulled a sword out of a stone.

The sword was Excalibur. It had a lot of power. The Lady of the Lake gave it to King Uther but asked him to give her his firstborn child. Uther became powerful. When his first child was born, Merlin, the magician came to take the baby. Uther tried to stop him, but thieves attacked him. Before he died, he put Excalibur into a stone and asked Merlin to make his son a king. Merlin promised that only someone with a pure heart could pull it out and become the next King of England.

When Arthur pulled the sword out, people were surprised. Merlin explained that Arthur as Uther’s son and the people were happy.

Arthur was a good king. He built a big castle, Camelot, and ruled over England with his knights. He called-them the Knights of the Round Table. Together they made England a strong country.

(Source: Adapted from Access 7)

41. Who was King Authur?

A. He was King Uther’s son.

B. He was Lady of the Lake’s son.

C. He was Merlin’s knight.

D. He was Merlin and King Uther’s son.

42. What does the word “him” refer to?

A. Merlin

B. King Arthur

C. King Uther

D. Excalibur

43. According to Merlin, who was able to pull Excalibur out of the stone?

A. King Uther

B. King Arthur

C. A person with a pure heart

D. The knight

44. What is NOT TRUE about King Uther?

A. He died because of the thieves.

B. He wanted Arthur to be the next King of England.

C. Excalibur gave him a lot of power.

D. He was a good King who built a big castle, Camelot.

45. What is NOT TRUE about Excalibur?

A. It was a powerful sword.

B. It was given to King Arthur by the Lady of the Lake.

C. It was pulled out of the stone by King Uther.

D. It was originally owned by Lady of the Lake.

 

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. I began learning English five years ago.

A. I have been learning English for five years.

B. I learned English for five years.

C. I learned English for five years.

D. It has been five years since I didn’t learn English.

47. She hasn’t phoned home for two weeks.

A. She didn’t phone home two weeks ago.

B. The last time she phoned home was two weeks ago.

C. The last time she phoned home has been two weeks ago.

D. It has been two weeks ago that she didn’t phone home.

48. It’s a long time since we last went to the cinema.

A. We have been to the cinema for a long time.

B. We haven’t been to the cinema for a long time.

C. We don’t go to the cinema as we used to .

D. We wish we went to the cinema now.

49. He last had his eyes tested for ten months.

A. He hasn’t had his eyes tested for ten months.

B. He had not tested his eyes for ten months then.

C. He had tested his eyes ten months before.

D. He has had his eyes tested for ten months.

50. This is the first time I visited Tokyo.

A. I have never gone to Tokyo before.

B. I haven’t been to Tokyo for a long time.

C. I first came to visit Tokyo long time ago.

D. I have never been to Tokyo before.

_____The end_____

 

 

UNIT 6: FOLK TALES

I. PHONETICS

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

1. A. evil . B. event C. electric D. reflect

2. A. wicked B. defeated C. invaded D. relaxed

3. A. kick B. knight C. pick D. kind

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

4. A. giant B. cruel C. princess D. ogre

5. A. heritage B. distinguish C. delicious D. imagine

 

II. VOCABULARY

Exercise 3. Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence below.

6. This arrogant and evil character used __________ and fear to control his whole family.

A. cruelly B. cruel C. cruelty D. cruelties

7. Martin grinned __________ and vanished in the fog.

A. wick B. wickedly C. generousity D. generosity

8. Her friends took advantage of her ______________.

A. generous B. generously C. generousity D. generosity

9. The singer is regarded as a typical ___________ of the youth of her generation.

A. representative B. representation C. represent D. representational

10. Once ___________ a time, three lived a ferocious lion in the forest.

A. in B. upon C. of D. off

11. The prince did not know that he actually fell __________ a cunning witch.

A. in love to B. off love with C. in love with D. off love to

12. According to _________, salt was first manufactured in Maldon by accident nearly 2,000 years ago.

A. legend B. story C. past D. history

13. Diana Princess of Themyscira is the main ___________ of the famous superhero film Wonder Woman (2017).

A. person B. girl C. human D. character

14. Parents often enjoy ___________ about their children’s achievements.

A. asking B. telling C. boasting D. saying

15. When the rich man died, he left his three sons a great __________.

A. money B. fortune C. cash D. payment

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

16. It was so brave of him to rescue the child from being downed.

A. intelligent B. courageous C. kind D. cruel

17. In “Harry Potter” films, does the evil wizard, Voldemort, ever actually appear?

A. wicked B. legendary C. magic D. mean

18. Look! I have never seen such giant mushroom. We look as tiny as an ant under it.

A. small B. beautiful C. huge D. evil

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

19. Keeping animals in these poor conditions is unbelievable cruel.

A. friendly B. legendary C. bad D. kind-hearted

20. That old man is famous for being so mean. You can hardly take a penny from him.

A. generous B. curious C. annoying D. money-saving

 

III. GRAMMAR

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

21. When you rang, I _________ out.

A. went B. used to go C. was going D. go

 

22. When I was at the former company, we _________ training every Friday for 2 hours.

A. having B. used to have C. were having D. have

23. I really ________ the music that was played last weekend.

A. was liking B. am liking C. like D. liked

24. We ________ to the beach every day when we were on holiday.

A. used to going B. went C. go D. were going

25. I broke my arm when we _________ basketball at school yesterday.

A. were playing B. played C. used to practicing D. are practicing

26. Jack lost his job because he ________ too many mistakes.

A. make B. makes C. made D. was making

27. Do you remember the time we ________ to Japan for holiday?

A. was coming B. was going C. came D. went

28. My neighbor _________ to complain while I ________ the drum last night.

A. came – played B. was coming – was playing

C. came – was playing D. was reading – was played

29. I saw that Susan _________ a books as I _________past the window.

A. was reading – walked C. was coming – was playing

B. read – was walking D. was reading – was walking

30. We quickly ran to the house because it ________ heavily.

A. rain B. rained C. was raining D. rains

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

31. At 8 o’clock yesterday morning, while(A) I was having(B) breakfast, my father did(C) the(D) gardening.=> was doing

32. Tom usually(A) cries(B) a lot at night when(C) he was(D) small.=> cried

33. All of us were enjoying(A) spending(B) time on the beach during(C) our holiday last(D) month.=> enjoyed

34. Fifty years ago, people weren’t spending(A) as much(B) on cars as(C) they do(D) today.=> didn’t spend

35.I didn’t(A) used(B) to like eating cauliflower, but now I eat(C) it almost everyday(D).=> use

 

IV. READING

Read the passage and then decide whether the sentences are True (T) or False (F)

ST. VALENTINE’S DAY

Every year on February 14th, couples exchange flowers, candy and cards to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. How did this tradition begin? No one knows for sure, but there are several legends that have been passed from generation to generation. The most popular one is about a Catholic saint who lived in the third century.

St. Valentine was a priest in Rome. The Roman Emperor of that time, Claudius II, believed that unmarried men were better soldiers than those with wives. He made marriage illegal for young men. Valentine strongly opposed this decision, so he continued to perform weddings for young couples in secret. After a while, Emperor Claudius learned of Valentine’s actions and sent him to prison. According to the story, the priest then fell in love with a girl who visited him there!

In the end, Valentine was put to death on February 14th. Before he died, he had written a letter to the girl he loved and signed it, “From your Valentine.”

(Source: Adapted from Easy content reader 3)

 

 

T

F

36.

The history of St. Valentine’s Day is known by everyone.

 

37.

St. Valentine is said to live in the third century.

 

38.

The priest believed that men without wives were not as good as those who are married.

 

39.

Because weddings for young couples were held illegally by St. Valentine, he was imprisoned.

 

40.

St. Valentine wrote a letter to a girl who visited him on February 14th.

 

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

EXCALIBUR

A long time ago, so the story goes, a young boy called Arthur became the King of England after he pulled a sword out of a stone.

The sword was Excalibur. It had a lot of power. The Lady of the Lake gave it to King Uther but asked him to give her his firstborn child. Uther became powerful. When his first child was bom, Merlin, the magician came to take the baby. Uther tried to stop him, but thieves attacked him. Before he died, he put Excalibur into a stone and asked Merlin to make his son a king. Merlin promised that only someone with a pure heart could pull it out and become the next King of England.

When Arthur pulled the sword out, people were surprised. Merlin explained that Arthur as Uther’s son and the people were happy.

Arthur was a good king. He built a big castle, Camelot, and ruled over England with his knights. He called-them the Knights of the Round Table. Together they made England a strong country.

(Source: Adapted from Access 7)

41. Who was King Authur?

A. He was King Uther’s son.

B. He was Lady of the Lake’s son.

C. He was Merlin’s knight.

D. He was Merlin and King Uther’s son.

42. What does the word “him” refer to?

A. Merlin

B. King Arthur

C. King Uther

D. Excalibur

43. According to Merlin, who was able to pull Excalibur out of the stone?

A. King Uther

B. King Arthur

C. A person with a pure heart

D. The knight

44. What is NOT TRUE about King Uther?

A. He died because of the thieves.

B. He wanted Arthur to be the next King of England.

C. Excalibur gave him a lot of power.

D. He was a good King who built a big castle, Camelot.

45. What is NOT TRUE about Excalibur?

A. It was a powerful sword.

B. It was given to King Arthur by the Lady of the Lake.

C. It was pulled out of the stone by King Uther.

D. It was originally owned by Lady of the Lake.

 

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. I began learning English five years ago.

A. I have been learning English for five years.

B. I learned English for five years.

C. I learned English for five years.

D. It has been five years since I didn’t learn English.

47. She hasn’t phoned home for two weeks.

A. She didn’t phone home two weeks ago.

B. The last time she phoned home was two weeks ago.

C. The last time she phoned home has been two weeks ago.

D. It has been two weeks ago that she didn’t phone home.

48. It’s a long time since we last went to the cinema.

A. We have been to the cinema for a long time.

B. We haven’t been to the cinema for a long time.

C. We don’t go to the cinema as we used to .

D. We wish we went to the cinema now.

49. He last had his eyes tested for ten months.

A. He hasn’t had his eyes tested for ten months.

B. He had not tested his eyes for ten months then.

C. He had tested his eyes ten months before.

D. He has had his eyes tested for ten months.

50. This is the first time I visited Tokyo.

A. I have never gone to Tokyo before.

B. I haven’t been to Tokyo for a long time.

C. I first came to visit Tokyo long time ago.

D. I have never been to Tokyo before.

_____The end_____

 

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