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577期 高二Quiz time
作者:21ST
时间:2014-11-21

Day 1
Schools need you (P3)
Choose the best answer:
1. What is the author’s main purpose in writing this article?
A. To point out the problems facing private nonprofit colleges in the US.
B. To inform the readers of a new survey of private nonprofit colleges in the US.
C. To advise college applicants to look beyond top colleges when choosing where to study.
D. To tell college applicants how to increase their likelihood of getting financial aid.
2. According to the article, many private nonprofit colleges in the US ______.
A. receive huge donations from corporations and individuals
B. are struggling to achieve their enrollment goals
C. don’t rely much on tuition payments to cover costs
D. are becoming more popular with college applicants than ever
3. What does the author think students should do when making their college lists?
A. They should focus only on colleges in one area.
B. They should choose top colleges all across the US.
C. They should apply to as many colleges as they can.
D. They should look at colleges with an open mind.
4. Which of the following is the advantage of applying to private nonprofit colleges, according to the article?
A. These colleges offer a more attractive financial aid package than top colleges.
B. The tuition fees charged by these colleges are usually lower than those of top colleges.
C. Generally, applicants have better chance of being accepted by these colleges than by top colleges.
D. These colleges attach more importance to students’ academic and extracurricular performance than top colleges.

Day 2
Britons remember ... (P4)
阅读短文并根据文章内容回答问题,注意答案不要超过题目要求的词数。
1. Why does the author mention James McClean’s story at the beginning of the article? (No more than 14 words)
______________________________________
2. How did people react to McClean’s refusal to join his teammates in wearing a poppy? (No more than 18 words)
______________________________________
3. Why were the poppies displayed at the Tower of London this November? (No more than 15 words)
______________________________________
4. What made wearing poppy flowers a tradition in the UK? (No more than 15 words)
______________________________________
5. Translate the following sentence into Chinese:
No one was able to forget the terrible waste of life, as anyone who reads the poems, stories and letters of ordinary people in the decades following the war can tell.
______________________________________

Day 3
Robot lands on a comet (P5)
Choose the best answer:
1. What are the first two paragraphs about?
A. A robot soft-landing on a comet in a science fiction story.
B. Philae landing on comet 67P and its performance.
C. The ten-year journey that Rosetta took to catch up with comet 67P.
D. The first time a manmade spacecraft landed on a body in space.
2. According to the article, scientists sent Rosetta to comet 67P mainly to ______.
A. test the soft-landing technology that will be used in future space exploration
B. study materials from the earliest moments of the universe
C. measure the distance between the Earth and comet 67P
D. explore the possibility of one day building a human settlement on a comet
3. Which of the following order of events is TRUE according to the article?
a. Rosetta was launched into space together with Philae lander.
b. Rosetta started circling comet 67P.
c. Rosetta dropped Philae onto comet 67P.
d. Rosetta used the forces of Earth and Mars to gain speed.
e. Philae sent data to Rosetta and then went to sleep.
A. adcbe B. adbce C. abdce D. adceb

Day 4
The magic words (P6)
Choose the best answer:
1. The author planned to stop at Oklahoma City ______.
A. to visit a friend
B. to see his parents
C. to pay at the cash register
D. to get more gas for his car
2. What happened when the author found smoke coming out of his car?
A. He had it pulled back to the gas station.
B. The couple sent him a business card.
C. The couple offered to help him.
D. He called his friend for help.
3. The battery of the author’s car was dead because ______.
A. something had gone wrong with the lights
B. the meeting had lasted a whole day
C. he forgot to turn off the lights
D. he had been driving for too long
4. By describing his own experiences, the author tries to show ______.
A. how to write a thank-you letter
B. how to deal with car problems
C. the kindheartedness of older people
D. the importance of expressing thanks

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。
Perhaps the only test score that I remember is the 55 I got when I was in high school.
The test was the final for a course. I remember waiting 1. ______ as my teacher Mr Right passed out our papers one by one. It was a rather 2. ______ test. I heard my classmates groaning (叹息), and I could tell by the groans that the scores weren’t looking 3. ______.
Mr Right put my paper on my desk. There in big red numbers, circled to draw 4. _____, was my score, 55!
I lowered my head, and 5. ______ the score up quickly. A 55 is not something that you wanted your classmates to see.
“The scores were not very good, none of you 6. ______,” Mr Right said. “The highest score in the class was a 55.”
A 55. That’s me!
7. ______ my sad look didn’t look so bad. I had the highest score. I felt a lot better.
I walked home alone that day with the low but high score. My father knew that I had a big 8. ______ that day and asked me as soon as I got home, “9. ______ did you do in your test?”
“I got 55,” I said.
A 10. ______ now stood on my father’s face. I knew I had to 11. ______ immediately. “But Dad, I had the highest score in the class,” I 12. ______ stated (陈述). I thought that explanation would make a difference.
“You 13. ______!” my father replied.
“But it’s the highest!” I 14. ______.
“I don’t 15. ______ what scores others had, you failed. What 16. ______ is what you do!” my father firmly (坚定地) said.
For years, my father was 17. ______ that way. It didn’t matter what others did, it only mattered what I did and that I did it 18. ______ .
We often don’t understand the 19. ______ of good parents until we ourselves stand in the parents’ shoes. My father’s 20. ______ have carried me throughout life.
1. A. anxiouslyB. proudly C. shylyD. tiredly
2. A. boringB. difficult C. strangeD. interesting
3. A. poorB. true
C. goodD. suitable
4. A. attentionB. interest C. opinions D. lessons
5. A. checkedB. covered C. turnedD. tore
6. A. failedB. missed C. passedD. won
7. A. Hurriedly B. Finally C. SuddenlyD. Slowly
8. A. eventB. issueC. showD. test
9. A. WhenB. Why C. WhatD. How
10. A. tearB. frown (皱眉) C. panic D. smile
11. A. insistB. explain C. proveD. admit
12. A. impatientlyB. embarrassedly C. nervouslyD. proudly
13. A. caredB. failed C. regrettedD. lost
14. A. advised B. insisted C. realized D. promised
15. A. careB. imagine C. knowD. understand
16. A. challengesB. inspires C. improves D. matters
17. A. always B. seldom C. still D. once
18. A. bravelyB. firmly C. excellentlyD. hurriedly
19. A. courage (勇气)B. kindness C. trouble D. wisdom (智慧)
20. A. examplesB. blames C. wordsD. ideas
(答案见下期)
上期参考答案
D1 1-3 CBC
D2 1. To explain the functions and influence of the Channel Tunnel. 2. Trouble/Something that causes trouble. 3. 与之相反,许多英国人一直以来都对这道海洋屏障心存感激,正是它才使得英国人免于接触欧洲大陆的人们和他们那些令人厌烦的行事方式。4. It is safer, cheaper, and faster. 5. The author considers it an influential landmark engineering project.
D3 1-4 DCCC
D4 1-4 DABC
D5 1-5 BBCCC 6. But/Yet7. them8. whose9. how10. easier 11. Interestingly12. has been 13. shortened14. so 15. to be called


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