# Тексты для чтения и грамматические тесты. Антонишкис А.А - 5 стр.

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b. All mummification took seventy days to complete.
c. Special compounds were used to embalm the bodies.
d. It has been difficult to determine the process used.
3. Why were bodies of dead people mummified?
a. To remember how they looked like when they were alive.
b. To establish theories about the mummification process.
c. To try certain chemicals.
d. To preserve dead bodies for further life.
4. How would you describe the embalming process?
a. Lengthy and complicated
b. Short and simple
c. Strict and unfaltering
d. Wild and terrifying
When you are scanning move your eyes quickly over the passage until you
find the specific piece of information, a date, a figure, a name that you need. It is
not necessary to read the whole passage carefully.
Read the following passages very quickly. You dont need to look up every
Text A. In 1971, the great Persian Empire celebrated the 2500
th
anniversary
of its foundation. Its founder was Cyrus the Great, who proclaimed himself the
King of Kings. His son Cambyses succeeded him, conquering Egypt and expanding
the empire. Darius I followed Cambyses and was probably the most famous of this
long line of kings. Under his rule the empire stretched as far as India. Governors
were placed in charge of the provinces. Extensive systems of roads and waterways
improved communication through the realm. He was one of a few ancient rulers
who
permitted his subjects to worship as they wished. The magnificent city of
Persepolis, founded under his direction in 518 B.C., was a ceremonial centre then as
well as in the 1970.
1. Who is considered the founder of the Persian Empire?
a. Persepolis
b. Cyrus
c. Darius I
d. Cambyses
2. In what year was the Persian Empire founded?
a. 2500 B.C.
b. 518 B.C.
c. 529 B.C.
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b. All mummification took seventy days to complete.
c. Special compounds were used to embalm the bodies.
d. It has been difficult to determine the process used.

3.   Why were bodies of dead people mummified?
a.   To remember how they looked like when they were alive.
b.   To establish theories about the mummification process.
c.   To try certain chemicals.
d.   To preserve dead bodies for further life.

4.   How would you describe the embalming process?
a.   Lengthy and complicated
b.   Short and simple
c.   Strict and unfaltering
d.   Wild and terrifying

When you are scanning move your eyes quickly over the passage until you
find the specific piece of information, a date, a figure, a name that you need. It is
not necessary to read the whole passage carefully.

Read the following passages very quickly. You don’t need to look up every

Text A. In 1971, the great Persian Empire celebrated the 2500th anniversary
of its foundation. Its founder was Cyrus the Great, who proclaimed himself the
King of Kings. His son Cambyses succeeded him, conquering Egypt and expanding
the empire. Darius I followed Cambyses and was probably the most famous of this
long line of kings. Under his rule the empire stretched as far as India. Governors
were placed in charge of the provinces. Extensive systems of roads and waterways
improved communication through the realm. He was one of a few ancient rulers
who
permitted his subjects to worship as they wished. The magnificent city of
Persepolis, founded under his direction in 518 B.C., was a ceremonial centre then as
well as in the 1970.

1.   Who is considered the founder of the Persian Empire?
a.   Persepolis
b.   Cyrus
c.   Darius I
d.   Cambyses

2.   In what year was the Persian Empire founded?
a.   2500 B.C.
b.   518 B.C.
c.   529 B.C.