TOEFL - Reading Comprehension - Test 43
In this section you will find a number of tests based on the fifth part of the Test Of English for International Communication.
For each question you will see an incomplete sentence. Four words or phrases, marked A-D are given beneath each sentence. You are to choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.
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What made Jefferson's buildings especially American was the way they were integrated into the landscape. His beloved home, Monticello, 10 was pushed into a hilltop so that its spreading service wings would not obstruct the sweeping panorama of the Blue Ridge Mountains visible from the house. The building became a part of the hill and made possible views of tilled lowlands to the east and a rugged wilderness that stretched to the west.
All of Jefferson's buildings were created with a clear view to utility and with a special relationship to the landscape. He favored grassy terraces with views if possible to the mountains. But his buildings also showed his idealism, to serve as examples of good architecture, 20 which usually meant the architecture of classical antiquity, which was for him the architecture of a republic.
B. To introduce various types of American architecture.
C. To explain how republican architecture came into existence.
D. To describe Thomas Jefferson's taste in architecture.
B. They were a reminder of the War of Independence.
C. They blended with the natural environment.
D. They were loved by Americans as homes.
B. They were copies of English architecture.
C. They were a part of the landscape.
D. They often had lawn terraces.
B. Someone who designed mainly public buildings.
C. Someone who only copied classical architecture.
D. Someone who cared more for beauty than practicality.
B. Critical of his love of classical architecture.
C. Regretful he did not follow the style of the English.