All Levels ISEE Reading Practice Test 58

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1. The primary purpose of the passage is to

  • A. discuss the final days of World War II
  • B. suggest that suburban housing is unaffordable
  • C. describe one person's contribution to an industry
  • D. prove that the economy changed after World War II

2. Which of the following statements about William Levitt is best supported by the passage?

  • A. He invented the word "suburb."
  • B. He was unconcerned with the appearance of the homes he built.
  • C. His homes were built in Ford-style factories.
  • D. His efficient methods helped make homes more affordable.

3. Which of the following best describes Levitt?

  • A. Courageous patriot
  • B. Strict businessman
  • C. Ground-breaking entrepreneur
  • D. Financial mastermind

4. It can be inferred from the passage that

  • A. Levitt was the only developer working in New York following World War II
  • B. Levitt and Henry Ford created homes the same way
  • C. other developers did not know how to use the concept of assembly line construction
  • D. Levitt built homes much faster than was customary before World War II

5. The passage mentions all of the following as reasons for the postwar housing demand EXCEPT the

  • A. destruction of American homes during the war
  • B. difficulty of saving money during the war
  • C. search for new jobs and new homes by returning soldiers
  • D. use of home-building materials elsewhere during the war

6. The passage suggests that a potential drawback to "assembly-line style" houses is that they can be

  • A. hard to sell
  • B. not very sturdy
  • C. similar-looking
  • D. horrible for the environment