Read the article and tick (ü) A, B, or C.
1 What does the writer suggest about the word ‘multitasking’?
A It has changed in meaning since it was invented.
B It is not always used appropriately.
C Its increased use reflects a change in everyday life.
2 The aim of the research was to ________.
A compare the advantages and disadvantages of multitasking
B discover why multitasking is regarded a wholly good thing
C find out if there are any negative effects of multitasking
3 The researchers use the term ‘executive control’ to describe how the brain ________.
A controls some actions more than others
B organizes how different tasks are carried out
C distinguishes between easier and harder tasks
4 What do we learn about the experiment?
A The researchers knew that some of the subjects had done similar tasks before.
B Not all of the subjects did the same tasks.
C The subjects started with simple tasks and move on to more complicated ones.
5 Which of the following happened during the experiment?
A Sometimes little time was lost moving from one task to another.
B Some subjects always found it hard to move from one task to another.
C Complex tasks presented more problems than unfamiliar tasks.
6 One of the two stages of the brain’s executive control ________.
A leads to a major disadvantage of multitasking
B takes longer for some people than for others
C has no connection with multitasking
7 One of the implications of the research is that ________.
A some people are not suited to multitasking
B multitasking always results in less efficiency
C a common attitude to multitasking is wrong
8 The researchers believe that their research might ________.
A encourage people not to do multitasking in some situations
B affect the way that people approach multitasking
C result in technology replacing people for certain tasks
9 In the final paragraph, the writer says that multitasking is something that ________.
A is likely to increase in the future
B people in authority have paid too little attention to
C is relevant in many areas of life
10 What is the main topic of the text?
A The growth of multitasking
B How complicated the brain’s processes for multitasking are
C The relationship between multitasking and efficiency