Is Olympic Tennis Prestigious?
Reading Comprehension. Does Olympic tennis lack the prestige of the traditional tournaments? With grammar questions (e.g. quantifiers) and vocabulary.
Open the article and answer the questions. Article link: http://www.economist.com/blogs/gametheory/2012/02/tennis-olympic-games
Answer the following questions:
1. True or False: Tennis does not have much Olympic heritage.
2. True or False: Wimbledon is considered more prestigious than the Olympics for tennis.
3. True or False: Certain sportsmen used to consider that Olympic success was the ultimate glory.
4. True or False: Football is not played at the Olympics.
5. True or False: Tennis players who represent their country now prefer to play in the Davis Cup instead of the Olympics.
6. True or False: Roger Federer probably is not concerned about not having won the Olympics.
7. True or False: Players will wear their national colours at the Olympics.
1. Answer: True
“Tennis has little Olympic heritage”. (Paragraph 3.) “Little” before an uncountable noun means “not much”.
2. Answer: True
Being Olympic champion lacks the prestige of being Wimbledon champion. (Paragraph 1.)
3. Answer: False
“Olympic success has long represented the ultimate glory” . (Paragraph 3.)
4. Answer: False
It is played but not revered. See paragraph 4.
5. Answer: False
See paragraph 4.
6. Answer: False
For Fereder it is probably “hard to accept”. (Paragraph 8.)
7. Answer: True
See Paragraph 9.