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There was once a man called Mr. Flowers, and flowers were his only joy in life. He spent allhis free time in one of his four glass-houses and grew flowers of every color, with long anddifficult names, for competitions (比赛). He tried to grow a rose of a new color to win the silvercup (银杯) for the Rose of the Year.
Mr. Flowers’ glass-houses were very near to a middle school. Boys of around thirteen of agewere often tempted (引诱) to throw a stone or two at one of Mr. Flowers’ glass-houses. So Mr.Flowers did his best to be in or near his glass-houses at the beginning and end of the schoolday.
But it was not always possible to be on watch at those times. Mr. Flowers had tried in manyways to protect his glass, but nothing that he had done had been useful. He had been to schoolto report to the headmaster; but this had not done any good. He had tried to drive away theboys that threw stones into his garden; but the boys could run faster than he could, and theylaughed at him from far away. He had even picked up all the stones that he could find aroundhis garden, so that the boys would have nothing to throw; but they soon found others.
At last Mr. Flowers had a good idea. He put up a large notice (布告) made of good, strongwood, some meters away from the glass-houses. On it he had written the words: DO NOTTHROW STONES AT THIS NOTICE. After this, Mr. Flowers had no further trouble; the boys weremuch more tempted to throw stones at the notice than at the glass-houses.
1.It was Mr. Flowers’ hope to ________.
A.build glass-houses in his free time
B.grow the Rose of the Year in a silver cup
C.win a silver cup for growing a rose of a new color
D.grow a rose with the longest name
2.Boys were often tempted to ________.
A.throw stones at Mr. Flowers’ glass-house B.throw stones at Mr. Flowers from their school
C.be in or near by Mr. Flowers’ glass-houses D.play with Mr. Flowers near his glass-houses
3.Mr. Flowers stayed in or near by his glass-houses _______.
A.at times when school-boys were walking near them
B.all the school day when there were no boys about
C.where he could not be seen by the boys passing
D.in his free time at the beginning and end of the school day
4.Mr. Flowers had tried to ______ to protect his glass.
A. be on watch in his free time B. ask the headmaster for help
C. pick up all the stones around his garden D. do all the above
5.Mr. Flowers’ good idea was to ______.
A.write some words on the glass B.put up a large notice to cover his glass-houses
C.give the boys something else to throw stones at D.send for policemen
Typhoons (台风) in the northern part of the world have girls’ names. Sometimes they havevery beautiful names. Rose is a pretty name but there was nothing pretty about Typhoon Rose.It was the worst typhoon to hit Hong Kong in ten years.
It began to rain in the morning of Monday, August 16th, 1971. At ten o’clock in themorning, Typhoon Rose was still 130 miles away but already the wind was blowing people’sumbrella away. The wind became stronger and stronger. The typhoon shelters (避风港) weresoon full of boats. Ships that were too big to go inside the shelters put down more anchors (锚).Some very big shops went out to sea. It is safer for a big shop to be at sea in a typhoonbecause it cannot be blown onto rocks. Kai Tak Airport closed. No planes were able to take off orland. At 9:00 in the evening, all the lights went out.
No one slept well that night. It is difficult to sleep in such bad weather.
In Typhoon Rose, more than one hundred people died. 229 people were hurt and 66 ofthese had to go to hospital. 1500 lost their homes. The people of Hong Kong will not quicklyforget Typhoon Rose!
1.What’s true according to the passage?
A.Typhoons all over the world have girls’ names.
B.Typhoons with pretty names are usually beautiful.
C.Typhoon Rose only hit Hong Kong.
D.For ten years, people in Hong Kong haven’t seen a worse typhoon than Typhoon Rose.
2.What’s the possible result of Typhoon Rose?
A.Lots of big shops were blown onto rocks.
B.More than two hundred people lost their lives and many more lost their homes.
C.People didn’t sleep well in such bad weather.
D.People turned off the lights at 9:00 in the evening.
3.The people of Hong Kong will not quickly forget Typhoon Rose because ____________.
A.it caused the terrible losses
B. they didn’t sleep well that night
C. Typhoon Rose wasn’t as pretty as its name
D. they couldn’t find their ships after the typhoon
4.Some big shops didn’t go inside the shelters because _______.
A. they had more anchors B. it is safer outside
C. they were out at sea and they weren’t fast enough to reach the shelters when TyphoonRose came
D. it was too expensive for big shops to go inside the shelters
5.This passage is mainly about ______.
A. the names of typhoons B. typhoons in Hong King C. Typhoon Rose D. the typhoons
3.A 短文在列举了台风Rose所造成的巨大损失后，又说“The people of Hong Kong will not quicklyforget Typhoon Rose!”。显然，他们不能忘记的原因是台风Rose所带来的损失之惨重。
4.B 本题的答案就在“It is safer for a big shop to be at sea in a typhoon because it cannot beblown onto rocks.”一句中。