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IELTS Reading - Passage 2

Reading Tip: Matching Information

1) Underline the key words in each question.

2) Start with Paragraph A and decide if it contains information which matches a question.If there is no match, go on to the next paragraph.

3) Your answers should be A, B, C etc.: don’t write line numbers or anything else.

4) Unless the instructions tell you that you can use any letter more than once, make sure all your answers are different.

Questions 14-19

Reading Passage 2 has nine paragraphs, A-I.

Which paragraph contains the following information?

Write the correct letter A-I in boxes 14-19 on your answer sheet.

14) a biological explanation of the teacher-subjects' behaviour  

15) the explanation Milgram gave the teacher-subjects for the experiment  

16) the identity of the pupils  

17) the expected statistical outcome  

18) the general aim of sociobiological study  

19) the way Milgram persuaded the teacher-subjects to continue  

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Questions 20-22

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

Write your answers in boxes 20-22 on your answer sheet.

20) The teacher-subjects were told that they were testing whether
  A    a 450-volt shock was dangerous.
B    punishment helps learning.
  C    the pupils were honest.
D    they were suited to teaching.
21) The teacher-subjects were instructed to
  A    stop when a pupil asked them to.
B    denounce pupils who made mistakes.
  C    reduce the shock level after a correct answer.
D    give punishment according to a rule.
22) Before the experiment took place the psychiatrists
  A    believed that a shock of 150 volts was too dangerous.
B    failed to agree on how the teacher-subjects would respond to instructions.
C    underestimated the teacher-subjects' willingness to comply with experimental procedure.
D    thought that many of the teacher-subjects would administer a shock of 450 volts.

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Questions 23-26

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 2?

In boxes 23-26 on your answer sheet, write

TRUE if the statement is true according to the passage
FALSE if the statement is false according to the passage
NOT GIVEN if the information is not given in the passage

23) Several of the subjects were psychology students at Yale University.  

24) Some people may believe that the teacher-subjects' behaviour could be explained as a positive survival mechanism. 

25) In a sociological explanation, personal values are more powerful than authority.  

26) Milgram's experiment solves an importapt question in sociobiology.  

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