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Akio Morita, one of the founders of the Sony Corporation, died today in Tokyo. He was 78 years old.

Morita and his partner, Masaru Ibuka, were true pioneers in the field of electronics. They founded Sony in 1946 as a radio repair business. They started with only 20 employees but quickly built the company into a worldwide leader in innovative consumer electronics. Morita loved innovation and wanted Sony to produce original products. To encourage innovation, the company held contests for employees to create new designs. Morita himself developed the ideas for some of Sony's most successful products.

Morita's approach to innovation helped Sony expand into the global market in the 1960s. Sony's worldwide success was                     based on the popularity of its unique products. For example, Sony introduced the first transistor television in 1960. In 1966, itlaunched the first color videocassette recorder (VCR) for home use. Its biggest hit was a portable radio/cassette player with headphones, called Walkman.

In addition to these successful consumer products, Sony also produced high-quality goods for the entertainment industry. For example, most of the television industry now uses Sony's Betacam video cameras. In the late 1980s, Sony expanded further into the entertainment industry when itpurchased CBS Records and later bought Columbia Pictures.

Morita will be remembered as one of the century’s great innovators.

Q1: Which is NOT a true sentence about Sony Corporation?
(A)  Sony's Betacam is popular with consumers worldwide.
(B) At the beginning, Sony had fewer than 50 employees.
(C) Sony's most famous and popular invention is the Walkman.
(D) Sony Corporation now produces more than electronics.

Q2: Look at the word expand in the reading. According to the article, Sony successfully ______.
(A)  increased its sales outside of Japan
(B) taught Americans about Japanese culture
(C) opened a new store in New York City
(D) held contests around the world

Q3: Look at the word launched in the reading. In 1966, Sony _________.
(A)  bought the first color home videocassette recorder
(B) began selling color home videocassette recorders
(C) invented the first color home videocassette recorder
(D) began using home videocassette recorders

Q4: Look at the word hit in the reading. The Walkman is Sony's biggest _______.
 (A)failure  
 (B) product    
 (C) sale
(D)   success

Q5: Look at the word purchased in the reading. In the late 1980s, the Sony Corporation ________.
 (A) sold its rights to CBS Records
(B) created CBS Records
(C) exchanged CBS Records for Columbia Pictures
(D) bought CBS Records
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Q1: Which is NOT a true sentence about Sony Corporation?
(A) Sony's Betacam is popular with consumers worldwide.
(B) At the beginning, Sony had fewer than 50 employees.
(C) Sony's most famous and popular invention is the Walkman.
(D) Sony Corporation now produces more than electronics.

Q2: Look at the word expand in the reading. According to the article, Sony successfully ____.
(A) increased its sales outside of Japan
(B) taught Americans about Japanese culture
(C) opened a new store in New York City
(D) held contests around the world
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(A) Sony's Betacam is popular with consumers worldwide
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Its biggest hit was a portable radio/cassette player with headphones, called Walkman.

Which is NOT a true sentence about Sony Corporation?

(A) Sony's Betacam is popular with consumers worldwide.
(B) At the beginning, Sony had fewer than 50 employees.
(C) Sony's most famous and popular invention is the Walkman.
(D) Sony Corporation now produces more than electronics.

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