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Reading Comprehension Test Portfolio

Submitted by: Yanika Srisunthorn 1004

Line 1 Printing has come a long way since the computer landed on the desktop. First, there were
daisy-wheel printers, then dot-matrix printers, then inkjet and laser printers. The problem
with all of these output devices, of course, is that they require paper -- lots of it -- and
expensive consumables, like toner. Why can't someone invent an inkless, toneless printer that
Line 5 allows the operator to reuse paper?

As it turns out, this isn't a new idea. Xerox has been working with so-called electronic paper
since the 1970s. Its most promising solution is a type of paper called "Gyricon.". Gyricon
sheet is a thin layer of transparent plastic containing millions of small oil-filled cavities. A
two-colored bead is free to rotate inside each cavity. When a printer applies a voltage to the
Line 10 surface of the sheet, the beads rotate to present one colored side to the viewer, offering the
10 ability to create text or pictures. The images will remain on the paper until it's fed through the
printer once again.

A Japanese company, Sanwa Newtec, is offering its version of inkless, tonerless and
rewritable printing technology. Its product is called the PrePeat rewritable printer, which, like
Line 15 the Xerox solution, requires plastic paper. But PrePeat uses a different technique to produce
an image. Each sheet of paper comes embedded with leuco dyes, which change color by
using the temperature -- colored when cool and clear when hot. The PrePeat printer, then,
heats and cools the paper to erase an image and then create a new image in its place.
According to the company, a single sheet of paper can be reused 1,000 times before it needs
to be replaced.

Reference
Ross Miller (2016). 10 Awesome New Inventions You'll Never Hear About Retrieved from
1 https://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/5-awesome-new-
inventions- youll-1never-hear-abobnut3.htm

Summary
From past till now, we use printers and require papers for printing. In 1970s, Xerox launched
a type of paper called Gyricon. Furthermore, Sanwa Newtec is a Japanese company produced
PrePeat rewritable printer with inkless or toneless. It requires plastic paper like Xerox
solution but difference technique to product an image. If we encourage people to use this
new technology for printing, we can use less papers and make more green in the world.
1. What is the main idea of the passage?
a. The printer helps protect the environment.
b. Sanwa Newtec invented the PrePeat.
c. The invention that is the new technology for printers.
d. Xerox solution helps the environment.

2. What is the thin layer of transparent plastic containing millions of small oil-filled
cavities?
a. Computer
b. Gyricon
c. PrePeat
d. Electronic paper

3. According to the company, how many times a single sheet of paper can be reused?
a. 1,000 times
b. 10,000 times
c. 100 times
d. 10 times

4. What is the first type of printer?


a. daisy-wheel printers
b. dot-matrix printers
c. laser printers
d. inkjet

5. What does the word “cavities” in line 8 refer to?


a. Setting
b. Chamber
c. Pockets
d. Location

6. What does the word “embedded” in line 16 refers to?


a. insert
b. combine
c. mix
d.fix

7. What does “its” in line 7 refer to?


a. Laser printers
b. Gyricon
c. Xerox
d. Electronic paper
8. Which of the following statement is true?
a. The problem with the normal printers is that they require a lot of plastic paper
b. Xerox solution requires a lot of plastic paper
c. Xerox has been working with toneless printer since the 1970s.
d. The technique that PrePeat uses to create image is to embedded each sheet of paper
with leuco light.

9. According to the passage, what is true about the daisy-wheel printer?


a. It is the second type of printer invented
b. It doesn’t require paper
c. It uses cheap consumables.
d. It is an input device.

10. What can be inferred about Sanwa Newtec?


a. The product is called Xerox.
b. Sanwa Newtec is offering rewritable printing technology.
c. It isn’t a Japanese company.
d. They invented the PrePeat.
Answer Keys

1. C

2. B

3. A

4. A

5. B

6. A

7. D

8. B

9. B

10. B