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Exercise "Desert flowers", created by anonyme (a free exercise to learn English):
Results of the 5 505 people who have taken this test:
Average mark: 43 / 100 Share
Latest member with a 100/100 (perfect mark): bleuclair64 / FRANCE, on Wednesday 17 January - 08:45:
They got a perfect mark
Stats (3747 candidates)
Question 1 passed: 27.2 %
This plant is * dead. It didn't store its food underground in bulbs.
Question 2 passed: 58.9 %
Instead, it adopted a very different and very * strategy:
Question 3 passed: 37.3 %
it condensed its * life into a few short weeks and
Question 4 passed: 36.4 %
its last act was to * into the sand a few hundred seeds.
Question 5 passed: 45.3 %
They're easy * to find. And there are some.
Question 6 passed: 39.1 %
They can wait here in this hot sand, apparently *, for one year, two years, even twenty years.
Question 7 passed: 44.7 %
But when the rains do come, their * arrives.
Question 8 passed: 13.8 %
One day the land is so dry that the * plants crunch to pieces underfoot;
Question 9 passed: 26.1 %
two or three weeks later and it's *.
Question 10 passed: 61.2 %
Arid lands around the world - not only here in South Africa but in * and Arizona -
Question 11 passed: 19.9 %
all respond to rain by rapidly producing * displays of colour.
Question 12 passed: 23.7 %
The sudden flush of flowers and leaves attracts lots of plant *.
Question 13 passed: 44.4 %
For them too, the pressures of desert living are momentarily *.
Question 14 passed: 44.7 %
It may seem a * that some of the harshest environments should produce such unrivalled glories.
Question 15 passed: 31.8 %
But the desert soil will not remain * for long after rain and in that short time,
Question 16 passed: 22.4 %
plants must not only grow leaves but also produce seeds so the need for * is urgent.
Question 17 passed: 26.5 %
Those with the most * flowers have the best chance of attracting an insect.
Question 18 passed: 47.4 %
This is competitive advertising at its most *.
Question 19 passed: 36.1 %
So, a few days of rain once every year or so are enough to * plants to survive in some of the
Question 20 passed: 48.1 %
driest places on *.
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