Practise your reading comprehension skills by answering these multiple-choice questions relating to the article.
1. In the first paragraph, the writer describes:
a. What injuries nurses often have to deal with.
b. What can happen if you don’t look after your mouth.
c. Injuries that he regularly has.
d. the problem with ovens.
2. A Heater is:
a. A method of making food very hot.
b. A type of oven which makes food very hot.
c. A person who likes to eat food that is very hot.
d. A person who insists that food should always be served very hot.
3. When the writer complains about his food being too hot, the person who has cooked it:
a. Looks confused.
b. Swears at him.
c. Is very upset.
d. Explains about fire hazards.
4. Very hot food was desired by the older generation. Which reason is NOT true?
a. Because they were insensitive to hot temperatures.
b. Because they didn’t have central heating.
c. Because they were worried about food poisoning.
d. Because they thought that hot food was safer to eat.
5. In the turn of the 21st century, there was a food revelation:
a. It was fashionable to eat food at different temperatures.
b. Food served at a lower temperature was more flavoursome.
c. Protein should always be cooked.
d. Coffee became better quality and more drinkable.
6. Food served above 35c:
a. Has more flavour.
b. Is best eaten with white wine.
c. Decreases our ability to taste the flavours.
d. Is the safest way to eat food.
7. Which of these statements are false? (There may be more than 1)
a. Water is stored in the food after microwave heating.
b. The steam disguises the flavour of the food.
c. Heating food in a microwave works by restricting water molecules.
d. The writer thinks that steaming food decreases its flavour.