PTE Multiple Choice Single Answer Sample Test 3

PTE reading practice-multiple choice single answer exercise. Read the text and answer the multiple-choice question by selecting the correct response. Only one response is correct.

1. Read the passage and answer the following question.

Since the Hawaiian Islands have never been connected to other masses, the great variety of plants in Hawaii must be a result of the long-distance dispersal of seeds, a process that requires both a method of transport and equivalence between the ecology of the source area and that of the recipient area.

There is some dispute about the method of transport involved. Some biologists argue that ocean and air currents are responsible for the transport of plant seeds to Hawaii. Yet the results of flotation experiments and the low temperatures of air currents cast doubt on these hypotheses. More probable is bird transport, either externally, by accidental attachment of the seeds to feathers, or internally, by the swallowing of fruit and subsequent excretion of the seeds. While it is likely that fewer varieties of plant seeds have reached Hawaii externally than internally, more varieties are known to be adapted to external than to internal transport.

The author is primarily concerned with

A. Discussing different theories about the transport of plant seeds.
B. Discussing different approaches biologists have taken to testing theories about the distribution of plants in Hawaii.
C. Discussing the extent to which air currents are responsible for the dispersal of plant seeds to Hawaii.
D. Resolving a dispute about the adaptability of plant seeds to bird transport.

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