READING COMPREHENSION TEST
Direction: each question.
Read the following passages and choose the best alternative to answer
Two men were arrested by the police after they had sold a stolen painting to an art gallery in Guildford. The owner of the gallery claimed that he had bought the painting in good faith, unaware that it had been stolen. The painting, a portrait of a young woman in a wide brimmed straw hat sitting under a tree, was owned by Marie Gilles, aged 84. She claimed that the painting had been given to one of her ancestors by the artist. She had owned it since 1950 when it was given to her by an aunt as a wedding present. The painting had been stolen from her house two weeks previous to the arrest of the two men.
a. had been married b. knew the owner of the gallery From the information given in the text, we know that Marie Gilles ___________ c. was grateful to the police d. did not value the painting highly
The owner of the art gallery said that he bought the painting ___________
because he was related to the artist
because he knew the woman in the painting
a. very famous c. not knowing it had been stolen d. not knowing its true value The young woman in the painting was a. Marie Gilles as a young woman b. an ancestor of Marie Gilles c. an unknown person d. about to get married The passage tells us that the painting is b. very valuable ___________ __________ . c. an oil painting .
d. a portrait