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46) TEXT 1 - Questions 46 to 50
More on my favorite
subject celebrity worship

People are sick. They'll pay stupid
amounts of money for just about anything
that may have belonged to a celebrity. And
I'm not talking about actual memorabilia
(like Sharon Stone's ice pick from Basic    5
, which, incidentally, sold for
$4,125). Two slices of French toast
partially eaten by Justin Timberlake of
`N Sync recently sold on eBay for $1,025
to an obsessed University of Wisconsin    10
sophomore who said she "just wanted a
piece of them." Justin had the toast at
the radio station Z100 in New York City,
and the DJ sold it. Even sadder, Drew
's estranged mother,    15
Jaid, sold her daughter's baby
clothes on for
$450. Elvis Presley's sheets went
for $475.
Some film students stole George    20
' employee-parking sign
and auctioned it for $450.
Lip imprints from Ricky
, Cindy Crawford,
Calista Flockhart
and    25
Brooke Shields
made money
for the American Foundation for
AIDS Research. Hey, I have
Michael Bergin
's home phone
number. Any takers?    30

By Christina "Crabby" Kelly. Jane, August 2000. p. 31.

worship = adoração.

According to the text, people are sick because they

a)make a lot of money by selling their belongings.
b)pay a lot to get something from famous people
c)raise money to finance research foundations.
d)spend a fortune to try to become a celebrity.

47) The text states that $1,025 was the amount of money paid for

a)Drew Barrymore's baby clothes.
b)Elvis Presley's bed sheets.
c)Justin Timberlake's French toast.
d)Sharon Stone's ice pick.

48) According to the text, the American Foundation for AIDS Research has

a)bought celebrities' memorabilia.
b)kept the belongings of celebrities.
c)made money from celebrity worship.
d)promoted celebrities' investments.

49) In the text, the word which (line 6) refers to

a)basic instinct.
b)French toast.
c)ice pick.
d)radio station.

50) In the text, the word takers (line 30) refers to


51) TEXT 2 - Questions 51 to 54

Alternative doctors aren't the only
ones drawn to magnets anymore,
reports Kathryn Belgiorno.

     As far as most devotees of
     conventional medicine are
     concerned, magnets have
     always seemed better suited to
5    refrigerators than to pulled muscles. Yet
     ever since magnets started popping up in
     everything from mattresses to insoles, it's
     become difficult to resist their pull — and
     now there's scientific evidence to add
10    weight to the claims that they can relieve
      pain. In a recent study, 20 patients
      recovering from liposuction used
      magnetic patches, which not only eased
      their discomfort but also aided the healing
15    process: They reported less swelling after
      four days and less bruising after three
      than those who didn't use magnets.
      Studies involving polio victims and
      people with chronic foot pain had similar
20    results. And pain may not be the only
      trouble magnets can treat. Research from
      the University of California at Los
      Angeles suggests they may help deliver
      chemotherapy drugs to tumor sites in
25    some cancer patients.

Harper's Bazaar, August 2000. p. 98

mattresses = colchões
insoles = palmilhas
swelling = inchaço
bruising = hematomas

According to the text, conventional medicine has always considered the medical use of magnets with


52) The only research result on magnetic patches NOT mentioned in the text is

a)easing side effects of chemotherapy.
b)helping people who always feel pain.
c)reducing swelling and bruises.
d)decreasing patients' discomfort.

53) In the text, the word three (line 16) refers to


54) In the text, the expression to add weight (lines 9-10) means

a)to refine.
b)to reinforce.
c)to restrain.
d)to retain.

55) TEXT 3 - Questions 55 to 60


The State of the Worldís Mothers 2000 is a new report thatís determined
the status of motherhood around the globe - examining which components
contribute to the well-being of women and children in 106 countries.
Issued by the Save the Children organization, the report has recorded
worldwide statistics on factors such as lifetime risk of maternal mortality,
percentage of births attended by trained personnel, prevalence of
contraceptive use, and literacy rates. Two elements made the greatest
difference to a countryís rank: female education and family planning.
And national wealth alone did not guarantee the well-being of mothers.
The top ten countries that fared best
for motherhood were Norway,
Canada, Australia, Switzerland, United
States, the Netherlands, United
Kingdom, Finland, France, and
Cyprus. Most surprising: Although the
U.S. is one of the wealthiest countries
in the world, we have one of the
highest infant and maternal mortality
rates among industrialized nations, in
part because of the lack of national
health insurance and disparities in the
health status of minorites.
Elle, August 2000. p. 140.

wealth = riqueza

According to the text, The State of the World's Mother 2000 reveals the condition of motherhood around the world by examining the

a)effectiveness of organizations such as Save the Children.
b)elements promoting the well-being of mothers .
c)records of statistics collected by women in 106 countries.
d)status of women who would like to become mothers.

56) According to the text, the only factor that the report does NOT consider is the

a)kind of assistance mothers get during childbirth.
b)percentage of women using contraceptive methods.
c)rate of mortality among women who are mothers.
d)skill women have to educate their children appropriately.

57) The text shows that one of the principal factors to determine the situation of motherhood in a country is the

a)access to adequate medical treatment and medication for the family.
b)availability of a national health plan for mothers and their children.
c)level of industrialization and wealth of the country in which the women live.
d)opportunity to decide if and how many children the women wish to have.

58) According to the text, one of the reasons to explain infant and maternal mortality rates in the U.S. is the

a)absence of a preventive medicine policy.
b)advances in science and technology.
c)equality among various social classes.
d)lack of free medical insurance for all.

59) In the text, the expression fared best (line 10) means

a)got the best results.
b)showed the best mothers.
c)were best examined.
d)wrote the best report.

60) In the text, the pronoun which (line 2) refers to