TOEFL Reading Practice 2
Please take a moment to complete this quiz.
Read the following passage and answer the question

Greek mythology is a vehicle that uses mythological characters and creatures to teach people about the dangers, beauties and possible outcomes of life. In many myths, characters face moral dilemmas involving honor and practicality. The protagonists of epics face creatures that represent values and challenges such as respect, temptation and redemption. How has Greek mythology inevitably evolved with time and new story tellers? Scholars that have interpreted Greek mythology seek to maintain the universal values conveyed in these stories, while ensuring the validity of adapting these stories to their own distinct cultures. It is up to each reader to seek their own truths and learn from epic Greek mythology as best they can.

According to the author’s description, which of the following is most likely to be a message from Greek mythology?


TOEFL Test Information

The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Exam is intended to measure a student’s ability to understand and use English at a college level. Over 6,000 colleges, government organizations, and businesses accept TOEFL test scores worldwide. The TOEFL Test serves a similar function to other standardized tests (such as SAT and ACT Tests) in that they used by colleges and universities as a factor in admissions.  Different institutions place varying degrees of importance on standardized tests, such as the TOEFL, and use them along with other factors such as GPA, class rank, community service, recommendations and extracurricular activities.

The TOEFL test is given in two formats: Internet-based (iBT) or paper-based (PBT).  The TOEFL iBT has 4 test sections: reading, listening, speaking, and writing.  The TOEFL iBT takes about four and a half hours to complete.  The TOEFL paper-based test is being phased out.  Currently, over 96% of TOEFL tests are taken via the internet.


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Erik Jacobsen at

From the New York State Education Department. "High School Regents Examinations". Internet. Available from; accessed 8/29/2011.
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