【非選題】 9.9. Space-faring nations are well aware of the dangers caused by space —
9 —from inactive satellites to discarded rocket stages to nuts and bolts left in orbit.
(A) shuttles (B) debris (C) inertia (D) alluvia
【非選題】 10.11 opened many eyes around the globe regarding the prevalence of bullying. It was，—
12 , not until the late 1990s that the first systematic and large-scale studies of bullying prevalence were conducted in the United States. In 1998，the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) sponsored a nationally representative survey on bullying of 15,686 students in grades 6 through 10. Overall，30 percent of young people all over the country at the time of the survey were involved in 13 to frequent bullying during the previous couple of months, as perpetrators, victims，or both. Based on these survey data, it was estimated that as many as 3.2 million students 14 were victims of bullying and 3.7 million were bullies. That there were more bullies than victims reflects the common 15 whereby several children gang up on one. Finally, these estimates included 1.2 million who both bullied others and were themselves victims of bullying.
【非選題】 15.15. (A) sense (B) ground (C) law (D) pattern
Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood (1966) is a well-known example of the “nonfiction novel,” a popular type of writing based upon factual events in which the author attempts to describe the underlying forces, thoughts, and emotions that lead to actual events. In Capote’s book, the author describes the sadistic murder of a family on a Kansas farm, often showing the point of view of the killers. To research the book, Capote interviewed the murderers, and he maintains that his book presents a faithful reconstruction of the incident.
【非選題】 16.16. What is the main idea of this passage?
(A) To discuss an example of a particular literary genre
(B) To tell the story of In Cold Blood
(C) To explain Truman Capote，s reasons for writing In Cold Blood
(D) To describe how Truman Capote researched his nonfiction novel
【非選題】 18.1955. The African bees were brought into Brazil because their aggression was considered an advantage: they were far more productive than their European counterparts in that they spent a higher percentage of their time working and continued working longer in inclement weather than did the European bees.
These killer bees have been known to attack humans and animals, and some fatalities have occurred. Experts point out, however，that the mixed breed known as the killer bee is actually not at all as aggressive as the pure African bee. They also point out that the attacks have a chemical cause. A killer bee stings only when it has been disturbed; it is not aggressive by nature. However, after a disturbed bee stings and flies away，it leaves its stinger embedded in the victim.
In the vicera attached to the embedded stinger is the chemical isoamy夏 acetate， which has an odor that attracts other bees. As other bees approach the victim of the original sting, the victim tends to panic, thus disturbing other bees and causing them to sting. The new stings create more of the chemical isoamyl acetate, which attracts more bees and increases the panic level of the victim. Killer bees tend to travel in large clusters or swarms and thus respond in large numbers to the production of isoamyl acetate.
【非選題】 19.19. The subject of the preceding paragraph was most likely
(A) ways of producing honey
(B) stories in the media about killer bees
(C) the chemical nature of killer bee attacks
(D) the creation of the killer bee
【非選題】 20.20. The main idea of this passage is that killer bees
(A) have been in the news a lot recently
(B) have been moving unexpectedly rapidly through the Americas
(C) are not as aggressive as their reputation suggests
(D) are a hybrid rather than a pure breed
【非選題】 21.21. It can be inferred from the passage that the killer bee
(A) traveled from Brazil to Africa in 1955
(B) was a predecessor of the African bee
(C) was carried from Africa to Brazil in 1955
(D) did not exist early in the twentieth century
【非選題】 22.22. Why were African bees considered beneficial?
(A) They produced as unusual type of honey.
(B) They spent their time traveling.
(C) They were very aggressive.
(D) They hid from inclement weather.