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READING COMPREHENSION EXERCISES


TOPIC: Rembrandt self portrait


STEP 1 - Read the following article: READING COMPREHENSION ARTICLE 31


STEP 2 - Answer these questions (choose the best answer):

1. Why did the first auction house give the painting such a low value?
  They thought it was only worth that much.
  They forgot to add a "0" to the number.
  They thought it was a fake.

2. The painting was bought for 4.5 million pounds. How much is it worth?
  About $30-40 million
  About $4.5 million
  $3,100

3. Who cleaned and examined the painting?
  Experts from Holland
  The Moore, Allen and Innocent auction house
  Experts from Britain

4. How often do Rembrandt's works come on the market?
  Once every decade
  Once every couple of years
  Twice a year

5. Rembrandt painted this self portrait:
  after he left his home town of Leiden.
  when he was in his 20s.
  without using a mirror.

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