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You are given a piece of text with seven questions.

You are also given a set 3 choices for each question.

Identify the correct answer and click on the correct button.


Once all the questions have been answered, click on the check button.

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The Young man lived in:

Answer: B) PARIS

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Itaipu Dam

Itaipu Dam is the most powerful hydroelectric dam in the world, and was built in 1984. Q.1 This dam is located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. The Parana River is the main source of energy for this dam.

Q.3 This river is one of the largest rivers in the world, and Q.2 it was named after a small island very close to where the dam is located. The deal between Brazil and Paraguay to build the dam was signed on July 22, 1966, but the construction did not start till 1971. In 1994, the Itaipu Dam was selected as one of the seven wonders of the modern world. In the initial stage of construction, Q.4 The Parana River was re-routed. It was the biggest diversion canal ever attempted.

Q.5 The Itaipu Dam is actually a series of four different dams - a main concrete dam, a rock-fill dam, a concrete wing dam, and an earth-fill dam. More than 40,000 workers worked in the construction of this dam, and Q.7 most of the workers were from Brazil. Q.6 In total, 149 workers were killed during the construction.

The Herald


1) The dam belongs to

  • A) one country.
  • B) two countries.
  • C) three countries.


2) Its name comes from

  • A) a fish.
  • B) a person.
  • C) an island.


3) The Parana River

  • A) is bigger than many rivers in the area.
  • B) is smaller than many rivers in the area.
  • C) is the biggest river in the world.


4) To build the dam, the river

  • A) was not disturbed.
  • B) was only affected a little bit.
  • C) was moved completely.


5) The dam is made up of

  • A) 4 dams.
  • B) 3 dams.
  • C) 2 dams.


6) The building of this dam

  • A) was not very dangerous.
  • B) was safe.
  • C) was very dangerous.


7) The workers on the dam

  • A) came from lots of countries.
  • B) nearly all came from one country.
  • C) came from 1 country.