Read the text and answer the questions.

However, this is countered by two factors. Firstly, certain scientific institutions wish to maintain a degree of status as ‘bearers of truth’. Further, policy makers uphold this understanding by requesting scientific certainties in order to legitimise their policy decisions.

Q: The bold pronoun ‘this’ refers to…

Select the Correct Answer:
the scientific method and its inherent problems.
the belief that scientists cannot reveal universal truths.
the variation in scientific results under different circumstances.
the list of factors which influence scientific research.


15 Reading Questions for TOEFL Prep - Group 4

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