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Grade 10 Entrance Exam --> Exercise --> Reading Comprehension

Read the passage and choose the correct answer:

Will people still read books 100 years from now? A few years ago, many people would have said no. It seemed likely that computers and the internet would replace books. Now, however, most experts think that books are here to stay.
There are a number of reasons why computers will not replace books entirely. One reason is that books on paper are much cheaper than computers. And books do not need a power source. You can read a book for as long as you want and wherever you want. You never have to worry about losing power. Also, many people feel more comfortable reading words in a book than reading words on a computer screen because it is less tiring to the eyes.
Will books in the future be exactly the same as the books you can buy today? The answer to that question is no. In the future, you may only need to buy one book. With this one book, you will be able to read novels, plays, and newspapers. It will look like today’s books, but it will be electronic.
One of the people working on the book of the future is Professor Joseph Jacobson from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Jacobson’s electronic book will have a small button on the side. When you press the button, words will instantly appear on the page. When you want to read a different story, you can push the button again and a new story will quickly appear.

1. The phrase “are here to stay” in the first paragraph mostly means ................
A. “are nearby”
B. “are useless”
C. “won't disappear”
D. “won't come”

2. Which of the followings is TRUE according to the passage?
A. Reading today's books needs a power source.
B. Books will disappear completely sooner or later.
C. Reading words on computer screens is tiring to the eyes.
D. In the future, computers will replace paper books completely.

3. What will the book of the future look like?
A. It will look like a book you buy today.
B. It will look different from today's books.
C. We don't know what it will look like.
D. It will look like a computer.

4. The button on the side of the electronic book is used ................
A. to make the book more beautiful.
B. to turn the power on and off
C. to turn a light on and off
D. to change what you read

5. What is the main topic of the passage?
A. The decline of today's books.
B. The book of the future.
C. Why a power source is important.
D. How to use an electronic book.
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