Part TwoReading Comprehension
In this part there are four passages followed by questions or unfinished statements, each with four suggested answers. Choose the one that you think is the best answer. Mark your answer on the Answer Sheet by drawing with a pencil a short bar across the corresponding letter in the brackets.
Questions 11-15 are based on the following passage:
Crime has its own cycles, a magazine reported some years ago. Police records that were studied for five years from over 2,400 cities and towns show a surprising link between changes in the seasons and crime patterns.
The pattern of crime has varied very little over a long period of years. Murder reaches its high during July and August, as do rape and other violent attacks. Murder, moreover, is more than seasonal: it is a weekend crime. It is also a nighttime crime: 62 percent of murders are committed between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Unlike the summer high in crimes of bodily harm, burglary has a different cycle. You are most likely to be robbed between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. on a Saturday night in December, January, or February. What is the most uncriminal month of all? May—except for one strange statistic. More dog bites are reported in this month than in any other month of the year.
11.The main idea of paragraph 1 is ____.
A.crime is a serious social problem
B. there is a link between change in the seasons and crime patterns
C. crime is not linked to the change in season
D.2,400 towns were studied for five years
12.The subject of paragraph 2 is ____.
A. Summer crime B. burglary C. murder D. nighttime crime
13.According to the passage, a murder would most likely occur ____.
A.on a weekend night in winter
B. on a weekend afternoon in summer
C. on a Saturday night
D. on a weekend night in summer
14.In paragraph 2 “it is also a nighttime crime,” it refers to ____.
A. murder B.62 percentC. weekend crime D. rape
15.In paragraph 3,what is the one strange statistic for May?
A. There are more dog bites in May.
B. There are more robberies in May.
C. There is the most crime in May.
D. There are more murders in May.