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Reading Skills Test 1

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Questions 1 and 2 refer to the following passage:

Each year, millions of people visit the national parks of the American West, and they come for a variety of reasons. Some seek to explore the historical past. Others are looking for a short escape from the hot city or the crowded office or factory. Still others are trying to learn something about the mysteries of nature. Whatever their reason for visiting the parks, few leave disappointed.


1. People who visit the parks for the first reason mentioned by the author would most probably want to see



2. The passage tells us what about national parks?