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600期 高二 Quiz time
作者:21ST
时间:2015-06-05

Day 1
Finding variety in ... (P3)
Choose the best answer:
1. According to the author, the reading lists for American students need improving because ______.
A. the literary ideas presented by the books in the lists are out of date
B. the lists put too much emphasis on the topic of social oppression
C. the lists are dominated by the works of white male authors
D. the lists don’t contain any works by modern writers

2. We can conclude from the article that The Kite Runner is a novel about ______.
A. equal rights for men and women
B. valuable family values
C. the theme of power and justice
D. huge changes in the Hispanic community

3. Lisseth Perez found the “Hispanic books” on her reading list ______.
A. inspiring
B. boring
C. confusing
D. interesting

Day 2
A book that still ... (P4-5)
Choose the best answer:
1. We can tell from the article that the book Oh, the Places You’ll Go! ______.
A. was a best seller in the 1980s
B. gives practical advice to college graduates looking for jobs
C. is about Dr Seuss’ adventures around the world
D. is a highly recommended gift for teenagers in the US

2. The key message Dr Seuss wanted to con-vey through his book was that ______.
A. bravery and determination help us get through difficulties
B. life is not as easy as most teenagers imagine
C. extreme challenges make our successes feel more significant
D. it isn’t shameful to have negative feelings such as loneliness and fear

3. We can tell from the article that a “motivator” is something that ______.
A. people take great pride in
B. makes people enthusiastic about doing something
C. describes a person’s true character
D. brings about trouble and confusion

Day 3
Coral being protected (P5)
Choose the best answer:
1. Why is the Great Barrier Reef so important according to the article?
A. It’s the largest ecosystem on Earth.
B. It has a great diversity of species.
C. It is the only coral reef left on Earth.
D. It provides food for most of Earth’s fish.

2. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a cause of the damage to the Great Barrier Reef?
A. Tropical storms. B. Bleaching.
C. Tourists’ activities. D. Fishing practices.

3. What can we conclude from the article?
A. The size of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park has reduced by half since the 1980s.
B. Nobody has been allowed to dump material in the Great Barrier Reef area since last year.
C. The 35-year plan released in March was intended to improve the ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef.
D. The Australian government has done very little to improve the situation of the Great Barrier Reef.

4. According to the article, agricultural runoff is a great threat to the Great Barrier Reef because ______.
A. it increases the temperature of the sea water
B. it is responsible for the growth of coral-eating starfish
C. it kills most of the organisms that live on the coral
D. it brings dangerous sediment to the sea floor

5. What is the article mainly about?
A. Why the Great Barrier Reef is a delightful destination for tourists.
B. New targets set by the Australian government to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
C. The threat to the Great Barrier Reef and the responses from different sides.
D. The reasons why the Great Barrier Reef was placed on the World Heritage in Danger list by UNESCO.

Day 4
Walk in her shoes (P6)
Choose the best answer:
1. According to the article, when the author’s relatives or friends talked about her mom, they _______.
A. were optimistic about her recovery from her cancer
B. were sure that her shoes would be passed down to the author
C. were curious about who her shoes would be given to after she died
D. knew she was dying and wondered how they would prepare for her funeral

2. The underlined phrase “fill her shoes” in the third-to-last paragraph is closest in meaning to ______.
A. take over her duties
B. make full use of her shoes
C. be as cautious as her
D. put away her shoes in the right way

3. We can infer from the article that the author’s mother ______.
A. respected and loved the author the way she was
B. wanted the author to put on some makeup and dress up a bit
C. once tried to persuade the author to share her interest in shoes
D. felt sorry before she died that she hadn’t gotten on better with the author

Day 5
从每题所给的A、B、C、D四个选项中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。
1. I can’t say which wine is best – it’s a(n) ______ of personal taste.
A. affair B. event
C. matter D. variety
2. The World Health Organization gave a warning to the public without any ______ when the H1N1 virus hit Mexico in April 2009.
A. delay B. effort
C. schedule D. consideration
3. Many elderly people are not used to the ______ of modern living, which they consider to be too different from old customs.
A. tricks B. patternsC. trends D. samples
4. Adding books to your “To read” list can help you ______ what you want to read next.
A. get away fromB. keep track of
C. put up withD. make notes of
5. Legend has it that wine is drunk during the Dragon Boat Festival in order to ______ Qu Yuan’s spirit.
A. destroy B. remind C. recover D. recall

阅读下面材料,在空白处填入适当的内容(1个单词)或括号内单词的正确形式。
If you’re a fan of The Hunger Games, you 6.______ miss another trilogy called Divergent.
The second book, by US author Veronica Roth, 7.______ (publish) in 2012. It has spent 105 weeks on the USA Today best-selling books list and 8.______ (current) ranks No 1.
The trilogy’s story begins in a futuristic Chicago 9.______ people are divided into five distinct groups. Each group is characterized by certain traits – Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Erudite (the intelligent), Amity (the peaceful) and Candor (the honest). Every child, at 16, takes a test 10.______ (see) which of the five factions he or she belongs to. But Beatrice Prior, born in Abnegation, is qualified 11.______ three, meaning she is a Divergent. And she is told not to tell 12.______ if she wants to stay alive.
So the decision is between staying with her family or being true to herself. Beatrice ends up 13.______ (choose) the Dauntless. After joining her new group, Beatrice renames herself Tris and tries to prove her 14.______ (brave) with amazing things like jumping off a moving train onto a rooftop. While undergoing these extreme physical tests, Tris must also determine who her real friends are.
The story of the trilogy “explores a more common adolescent anxiety – the painful realization 15.______ coming into one’s own sometimes means leaving family behind, both ideologically and physically”, commented The New York Times.
(答案见下期)
上期参考答案
D1
1. The plot of The Little Prince and what makes it a classic novel.
/What has made The Little Prince so popular with readers.
2. Because he wanted to look for wisdom and mend his broken heart after an unhappy love affair.
3. He tells the pilot a story so that he will not despair.
4. 像我们一样作为一个凡人,飞行员在小王子所遭遇的令人失望的各色人等身上看到了人类自身的种种失败,而正是这些失败使得我们的世界充满着不幸。
5. Warm-hearted, generous, self-sacrificing.
D2 1-4 BDAB D3 1-3 BCC
D4 1-4 ADDC D5 1-3 DBB
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