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1. A firm order is:
a. an order resistant to externally applied pressure.
b. an order that is definite.
c. an order that has not yet been confirmed.

2. In this article the slump in passenger numbers refers to:
a. the passengers that sit in a slouching posture.
b. the sudden decline in passengers after September 11.
c. the increase in number of passengers lately.

3. If a business is booming it is not doing very well.
true false

4. In the sentence, "- passengers have flocked to take advantage of fares...", flocked refers to:
a. a group of animals that lived, traveled, or fed together.
b. a group of people under the leadership of one person.
c. a rush of a large crowd or number.

5. Passengers are eager to take avantage of discounted fares.
true false

6. If something is unprecedented, it is:
a. unbelievable.
b. never happened before.
c. out of the ordinary.

7. In this text a workhorse is:
a. a horse that is used for labor. 
b. a person who works tirelessly.
c. a machine that is useful in doing ordinary jobs.

8. Which of the following is not a reason why Ryanair has been successful:
a. they provide basic service to cut prices.
b. their prices are very cheap.
c. they fly into all primary airports to cut prices.

9. If you offer "no frills service", you offer your customers free things.
true false

10. Ultra is another word for:
a. big
b. famous
c. extremely

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