Question by Mimi Tity: please help! Reading assignment…?
Purchasing a Snow Blower
Snow blowers (also called snow throwers) can make the sometimes-difficult, often-unpleasant task of cleaning snow from sidewalks and driveways much easier. Before making a purchase, however, it’s best to learn a few snow blowers basics.
Most snow blowers are gasoline powered, though some smaller models are electric. Electric models ate typically not the best choice for large jobs, as they tend to lack the power of gas models. However, electric models can be very light, and they are considered more environmentally friendly. Consider an electric only for small areas or it weight is an important consideration.
The next big choice is whether to buy a one-stage or two-stage model. One-stage models are simplest. They use impellers (spinning paddles) to collect the snow and blast it out through a discharge chute. Two-stage models are slightly more complex. They use an augur (a rotating screw) to handle the job of breaking up and collecting snow and impeller to throw the snow out through the chute. Two-stage models are typically bigger, heavier and more powerful than single-stage models.
A final consideration is engine size. Engines are typically measured in cc (cubic centimeters) a small, single-stage snow blower might have a 140 cc engine, while a big two-stage blower might feature 200 cc or even more.
This is a lot of information to digest. However, an impatient buyer can rely on one simple rule. A bigger blower is typically a more capable machine. A small, single-stage blower is fine for clearing small areas in moderately snowy climates. But if large or consistently receives extremely heavy snowfall, the solution is to buy the largest machine. This will ensure that the job can be done regardless of the circumstances.
1)Which of the following sentence from the passage contain an opinion?
A. Snow blowers (also called snow throwers) can make the sometimes-difficult often unpleasant task of clearing snow from sidewalks and driveways much easier.
B.Most snow blowers are gasoline-powered, though
C.Two-stage models are typically bigger, heavier, and more powerful than single-stage models.
D.However, an impatient buyer can rely on one simple pull. A bigger heavier blower is typically a more capable machine.
2) Which of the following is a logical conclusion based on the passage?
A. Someone who is concerned about the environment will prefer a two-stage snow blower.
B. Someone who has a small area from which to remove snow will need a 200 cc engine.
C. Gas, two-stage snow blowers are likely to be the easiest machine to maneuver?
D. Electric, single-stage snow blowers are likely to be the cheapest options to buy.
3) Which of the following would be considered primary sources for this passage?
A. manufacturer product manuals
B. product reviews on the internet
C. manufacturer warranty statements
D. critical reviews in a trade journal
4 ) Which of the following is the author’s main purpose for writing this passage?
A. To convince consumers that a larger, more powerful snow blower is best.
B. To clarify the difference between electric and gas-powered snow blowers
C. To provide information on how snow blowers are designed
D. To instruct consumers about considerations when buying a snow blower.
5) Which of the following statements best summarizes the passage?
A. Before making a purchase, however, it’s best to learn a few snow blower basics
B. A final consideration is engine size.
C. An impatient buyer can rely on one simple rule. A bigger, heavier blower is typically a more capable machine.
D. This will ensure that the job can be done, regardless of the circumstances.
6) Based on the passage, which of the following purchases makes the most sense?
A. A person in Texas buys a one-stage snowblower.
B. A person in Michigan buys an electric snowblower.
C. A person in Georgia buys a snowblower with an augur.
D. A person in Maine buys a 140 cc snowblower.
Please answer and explain in details…Thank you!!!!
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Answer by casimirforce
1. A “sometimes difficult, often unpleasant”
2. D Electric and single-stage snow blowers are light, smaller and less complex.
3, A – from the horse’s mouth
4. D Before making a purchase, however, it’s best to learn a few snow blowers basics: this statement describes an educational purpose.
5. A – This is the most general statement; the others are specific and exclude some ideas, include others.
6. A – I’m guessing there’s not a lot of snow in Texas, but a Georgian doesn’t need a behemoth and a person in Michigan, where there’s a lot of snow, needs something big and strong.
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Originally posted 2013-02-16 09:34:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter