36. What is Gary Mortimer’s opinion on virtual gift?

A. It’s uncommon for people to select a digital gift for friends.

B. Most people do not prefer gifts that can be wrapped up physically.

C. People have increasingly more choices for virtual gifts.

D. A deep pool of virtual gifts makes it hard to select.

based on the passage following

While browsing for digital presents is something we “often don’t consider” because of “the tradition of having something physically wrapped up,” professor in consumer behaviour from Queensland University of Technology, Gary Mortimer, says the pool of virtual gifting options has dramatically deepened.

“Being able to sit quietly one evening and go through a whole range of virtual gifts and experiences for loved ones certainly mitigates the stress of having to battle busy shopping centres,” he says.

There’s an app store pre-installed on most smartphones, and while most people use the store to download purchases on their own devices, you can also buy an app as a gift for someone else through them. Here’s how.

On an Apple iOS device, start by browsing the store for the app you’d like to gift. Once you’ve found what you want, tap the app to arrive at its detail page. Tap the action button, and scroll through the pop-up menu until you see the “Gift App” option, then select it. From there, follow the directions to send the app as a gift, which will involve entering the contact details and a message for your recipient, setting a delivery date, and choosing a visual theme for your gift presentation.

If you’re an Android user, Google Play doesn’t offer the same gifting service. But don’t worry, there is a workaround. Google Play allows you gift credit for an app, rather than gifting an individual app alone.


I'd answer C, but I'm just guessing. I didn't quite understand all of the text. It was a bit confusing.



I had to read that first sentence four times. What a jumble. It does not actually say one of the choices ("increasingly more" does not mean "dramatically deepened" any more than "uncommon" means "not often"). I have no guess as to what they thought was the right answer. This is the problem with comprehension tests. If your comprehension is better than the tester's, you fail.

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