[All Test Answers] Reading Plus – Level J

Here is Part-1 of our free test answers to the Reading Plus Level J.

A Century of Slavery and Strikes

Question 1: What is the main idea?
Answer: to chronicle the protests

Question 2: The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution the?
Answer: right to bear arms

Question 3: Read this excerpt: Why did the?
Answer: News of the bloody

Question 4: What was the outcome?
Answer: They did not change

Question 5: What does this?
Answer: He was highly intelligence

Question 6: Read this excerpt What is the mood
Answer: tense

Question 7: The railroad workers?
Answer: improved working

Question 8: In contrast to the?
Answer: fights and deaths

Question 9: Prior to the Civil War?
Answer: The northern states

A Multimillion Dollar Question Part 1

Question 1: What is the central idea of this selection?
Answer: Expert art forgery is on the rise leading to multimillion-dollar mistakes in the art world.

Question 2: Based on these two excerpts, forgers are keeping ahead of forgery experts by?
Answer: Imitating artists who worked with materials that are currently available.

Question 3: Choose one sentence that shows what event led to the “first flag of concern about a wave of impeccable fakes.”
Answer: But an anonymous tip to the police suggested she was, in fact, a modern fake–so they scooped her up and took her away

Question 4: Based on this text, which one of these questions most strongly suggests the significance of “authenticity” relate to more than forgeries?
Answer: If a masterpiece has been heavily restored or repaired, can it still be considered authentic?

Question 5: Which text structure shows how the author has organized the information in this excerpt?
Answer: Cause and effect

Question 6: To identify a painting that sold for $842,500 as a forgery, art historian David Ekserdjian relied on his gift of the “prickle of recognition”. The author compares this gift to the?
Answer: Ability to spot a friend in a crowd.

Question 7: Some say forgers who imitate 20th-century painters will be easy to spot. Which detail from the text best supports Georgina Adam’s argument that “it’s just not that easy”?
Answer: All but 21 of Modigliani in an exhibit were later found to be counterfeits.

Question 8: Based on this excerpt, Christie’s is?
Answer: An art auction house similar to Sotheby’s.

Question 9: Which phrase from the text shows what the author means by “impeccable” in this excerpt?
Answer: The best old master fakes the world has ever seen

Question 10: Martin described his findings in the Parmigianino painting “Saint Jerome” as “a bit like taking the pulse of a corpse 21 times.” In other words, Martin?
Answer: Knew from the first 21 paint samples he studied that the painting was a forgery.

A Multimillion Dollar Question Part 2

Question 1: What is the central idea of this selection?
Answer: The world’s leading expert in art forgeries spots fakes before they become costly mistakes.

Question 2: The first thing Martin does when a piece of art comes into his lab is inspect it under bright, white light. Why?
Answer: Areas on a painting that have been restored or altered can be identified without damaging the art.

Question 3: The previous question asked about using white light to inspect paintings. Based on your answer to that question, an examination under this light might prove that?
Answer: An original painting has been retouched.

Question 4: Martin’s reports are described as containing “the most accurate results” and being “factually neutral.” Which phrase from the text supports this quality?
Answer: To never leave a molecule unturned, to never conclude more about a work than what it tells him about itself

Question 5: Which one of the following phrases from the text shows the author’s use of simile?
Answer: As white and aseptic as a dentist’s office-

Question 6: This image shows a stone carving called a stele. How does this image relate to this selection?
Answer: Martin declined a case involving a stele after learning the collector had recently been released from prison.

Question 7: Based on this excerpt, the author uses the word “other side of the fence” to show that?
Answer: Martin is also respected by art forgers whose fakes he works to uncover.

Question 8: As Martin prioritizes objects that need to be seen in his lab, which two of the following are signs that help him quickly identify possible forgeries?
Answer: 1. Artists whose work has been frequently forged. 2. Art that comes in with lengthy scientific reports

Question 9: In this excerpt, the author uses the word “biography” to express how the?
Answer: Materials that Martin examines serve as a history of a painting’s life.

Question 10: Choose the sentence that explains why Martin tells the author “you don’t drink a lot of coffee before you do this.”
Answer: 3rd sentence.

A Multimillion Dollar Question Part 3

Question 1: What is the central idea of this selection?
Answer: Forgeries in the art world may seem trivial, but they can lead to massive financial and legal costs.

Question 2: Read this excerpt from the selection and one from Part 1 of this text. Together, these excerpts show that?
Answer: Art forgers are becoming more sophisticated in their efforts to produce fool-proof forgeries.

Question 3: In this part of the selection about forensic scientist James Martin, the author uses questions to?
Answer: Draw readers into Martin’s analytical thought process.

Question 4: According to the author, Martin’s tests can “reveal if a painting is not by Da Vinci or Modigliani, but they are unable to affirm authorship, except in rare cases.” In other words,?
Answer: It is easier to identify a painting as a fake than it is to prove the artist as claimed created the work.

Question 5: Read this excerpt from the end of the selection. What question does the ending intend to leave the reader with?
Answer: Is the perfect forgery even possible?

Question 6: The author’s tone in this selection is best described as?
Answer: Objective and direct.

Question 7: Based on this excerpt, you best describe Martin as?
Answer: Meticulous.

Question 8: The author of this selection refers to the “litigiousness” of the art market. Which detail from the text best supports this claim?
Answer: A gallery that was sued by 10 buyers over the authenticity of the paintings it sold

Question 9: What is the significance of paint to Martin’s work?
Answer: Sampling paint from artwork reveals whether the pigments used were even available to the original artist at the time.

Question 10: The Knoedler, an established gallery in New York, sold a painting for $17 million that Martin determined was a fake. What later led Knoedler to hire experts to attack Martin’s credibility in court?
Answer: Buyers suing the gallery for other forgeries hired Martin to test their paintings–all forgeries, and likely to financially devastate the gallery.

Cashing Into The U.S. Economy

Question 1: Selection is about?
Answer: The role of the Fed in ensuring a stable economy.

Question 2: Why is the function of the Treasury discussed?
Answer: To point out its diff. from the Fed

Question 3: The economy can be unpredictable is supported by?
Answer: Natural disasters affect the demand and production of goods.

Question 4: Two examples of what can happen to the money a person deposits into a bank.
Answer: It’s lent with interest and it’s invested

Question 5: Summarize the purpose of the Treasury.
Answer: In short, the Treasury’s charter is to collect the government’s money, pay the government’s bills, and balance the nation’s checkbook.

Question 6: Meaning of “Out of many, one.”
Answer: 13 colonies united and formed a single country.

Question 7: Does a lowered fund rate causes rises in the stock market?
Answer: Lower rates of interest lead to greater consumption spending.

Question 8: Primary role of the U.S. Treasury is?
Answer: Managing federal finances.

Question 9: Financial crisis that led to Fed. Reserve Act of 1913.
Answer: Panicked bank withdrawals

Question 10: The economy is similar to a soccer game because?
Answer: Are subject to many variable factors.