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business english reading comprehension tests

TOPIC: North Dakota, the USA's second leading oil producer

STEP 1 - Read the following article: READING COMPREHENSION ARTICLE 3

STEP 2 - Answer these questions (choose the best answer):

1. Which state is the leading oil producer in the United States?
  North Dakota

2. According to the article, North Dakota's rate of oil production ______________.
  shows no signs of slowing down
  will most likely slow down in about three months
  will most likely slow down in about a year

3. Which state was the 9th leading oil producer in the United States six years ago?
  North Dakota

4. What's behind North Dakota's boom in oil production?
  New agreements with neighboring states
  Improved drilling techniques
  Better morale among workers

5. According to the article, how many more oil wells were there in North Dakota in March as compared to February?
  17.8 million
  About 200

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