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531期 高三Quiz time
作者:21ST
时间:2014-09-26

Day 1
Applying differently (P3)
Choose the best answer:
1. What is the author’s purpose in writing the article?
A. To inform readers of the process of applying to study in the US.
B. To describe two types of US college early admissions programs.
C. To encourage students who want to study in the US to apply early.
D. To list the benefits of early admissions programs.
2. Which of the following statements is TRUE of Early Action according to the article?
A. A student who is accepted as an Early Action applicant must attend the college they apply to.
B. The deadline for Early Action is usually two months earlier than the one for Early Decision.
C. Students can apply to several colleges at the same time under an Early Action program.
D. Students can apply for Early Action at the majority of universities and colleges in the US.
3. Early Decision applicants are informed of the college’s decision _______.
A. before Oct 15B. in early November
C. around Jan 1D. before Christmas
4. The underlined word “reversed” in Paragraph 6 probably means _______.
A. changed B. balancedC. acceptedD. arranged
5. What can be concluded from the article?
A. Students are not allowed to apply for both Early Decision and Early Action at the same time.
B. Students applying for Early Decision impress colleges because they tend to be more active than others.
C. Early Decision is most appropriate for students who are absolutely sure that one college is their first choice.
D. Those applying for Early Decision have a better chance of being accepted than those applying for Early Action.

Day 2
Drama and me (P4)
Choose the best answer:
1. According to the article, the author ______.
A. prefers tragedy to comedy
B. is confident in his singing and acting
C. has been interested in drama for several years
D. was invited to play a role in a musical but he refused
2. Why didn’t the author get the role of Reverend Hale that he wanted?
A. He hadn’t prepared well enough.
B. He failed to control his emotions well enough.
C. As a non-native speaker, his English had limitations.
D. He didn’t understand the story thoroughly enough.
3. When the author took part in the rehearsals as a member of the audience, he ______.
A. understood the play better than any of the actors
B. was so devoted that he got more and more involved in the play
C. was lucky enough to be chosen to replace an actor who didn’t do well
D. learned from the actors about how to show emotion and deliver intonation
4. What is the main lesson the author learned from his experience?
A. We should try to overcome our limitations.
B. A good beginning makes a good ending.
C. Never be discouraged by your failure.
D. It’s not the result but the participation that counts.

Day 3
Space travel’s new era (P5)
Choose the best answer:
1. According to the article, Boeing’s CST-100 ______.
A. can hold at most seven people
B. is designed like a space plane
C. is comfortable for astronauts to stay in
D. is the one that George Clooney flew in the movie Gravity
2. Compared with Boeing’s CST-100, SpaceX’s Dragon V2 ______.
A. is as swift as a helicopter
B. is wider and offers more room
C. may look cooler and more appealing
D. uses more parachutes and airbags to land
3. What do Boeing’s CST-100 and SpaceX’s Dragon V2 have in common?
A. They both rely on a rocket to launch them into space.
B. Both of them could be available in about a year.
C. Neither spacecraft can be reused several times.
D. Both of their design styles are like those of Apple products.

Day 4
Banning ‘bossy’ (P6)
Choose the best answer:
1. What is the main aim of the “ban bossy” campaign?
A. To ask for gender equality in the political field.
B. To fight against the unfair treatment of women in the workplace.
C. To stop people using the word “bossy” to describe women.
D. To encourage women to take up leadership roles.
2. Daisy regards ”feisty” as her least favorite word because _____.
A. it is usually used to describe a crazy woman
B. her role in the TV series is too feisty to bear
C. only male characters should be described as feisty
D. it means something negative when describing women
3. Which of the following words often means “crazy” when applied to women?
A. ambitious B. emotionalC. high-maintenance D. demanding
4. With this story, the writer wants to show that ______.
A. some words show discrimination against women
B. it is important to achieve gender equality in society
C. more and more adjectives now have negative meanings
D. it is not easy to describe women with suitable words

Day 5
阅读下面短文,掌握其大意,然后从每题所给的A、B、C、D四个选项中,选出最佳答案。
Some time ago I discovered that one of my chairs had a broken leg. I didn’t think there would be any difficulty in getting it 1 , as there are a whole lot of antique shops near my home. 2 I left home one morning carrying the chair with me. I went into the first 3 expecting a friendly reception. I was quite 4 . The man wouldn’t even look at my chair.
The second shop, though slightly more 5 , was just the same, and the third and the fourth, so I decided that my  6 must be wrong.
I entered the fifth shop with a(n) 7 in my mind. I placed the chair on the floor and said to the shopkeeper, “Would you like to 8 a chair?”
He looked it over 9 and said, “Yes, not a bad chair. How much do you want for it, sir?”
“20 pounds,” I said.
“OK,” he said, “I’ll give you 20 pounds.”
“It’s got a slightly broken leg,” I said.
“Yes, I saw that, it’s 10 .”
Everything was going according to plan and I was getting 11 . “What will you do with it?” I asked.
“Oh, it will be easy to sell 12 the repair is done.”
“I’ll buy it,” I said.
“What do you mean? You’ve just 13 it to me,” he said.
“Yes, I know but I’ve 14 my mind. I am sorry. I’ll give you 27 pounds for it.”
“You must be 15 ,” he said. Then, 16 the penny dropped. “I know what you want. You want me to repair your chair.”
“You’re 17 ,” I said. “And what would you have done if I had walked in and said, ‘Would you mend this chair for me?’ 
“I wouldn’t have 18 to do it,” he said. “We don’t do repairs, not enough money in it and too much 19 . But I’ll mend this for you, shall we say for five pounds?”
He was a very nice man and was greatly 20 by the whole thing.

1. A. soldB. returned C. cleanedD. repaired
2. A. And B. YetC. Still D. So
3. A. clubB. shop C. restaurantD. station
4. A. confidentB. polite C. carelessD. wrong
5. A. eagerB. different C. politeD. strange
6. A. approach B. appearance
C. decision D. manners
7. A. questionB. plan C. beliefD. excuse
8. A. check B. buyC. repair D. see
9. A. carefullyB. hurriedly C. unhappilyD. excitedly
10. A. nothing B. everything C. anything D. something
11. A. worriedB. patient C. confusedD. excited
12. A. since B. once C. unless D. while
13. A. lentB. sent C. soldD. returned
14. A. spokenB. changed C. settledD. lost
15. A. anxiousB. disappointed C. sick D. crazy
16. A. constantlyB. eventually C. suddenlyD. naturally
17. A. luckyB. wrong C. rightD. wise
18. A. expectedB. agreed C. managedD. refused
19. A. lossB. damage C. troubleD. pressure
20. A. amusedB. disturbed C. inspiredD. warned


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