Practice Reading Test

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Questions 6-10 are based on the following paragraph:

“Back in the day,” there were roadside telephones for emergencies, and telephone booths and coin-operated phones in nearly every public facility. Telephone books contained thousands of names, street addresses, and phone numbers, as well as advertisements for a myriad of businesses. Paper maps and Thomas Guides were readily available for hands-on searching for a location, and a camera was one of the most requested birthday and holiday gifts. Typewriters nearly eliminated pen and ink, and library books were destined for extinction. Then, in what seemed like the blink of an eye, these communication resources made way for everyone’s new BFF – the cell phone. In one amazing 2-inch by 4-inch plastic case, I can hold the whole world in my hand.