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1.Division does not always require that classification follow it. Your purpose in classifying, however, is to show how things in a group are similar. _____1_____ division and classification do work together. If you emptied the contents of a pocketbook onto a table, you would begin to divide those contents into groups. _____2_____ division, you would identify objects relating to finances, objects relating to personal care, objects relating to school work. Once you had the divisions clear, you would place objects in each category: money, checks, and credit cards in the first; cosmetics, a comb, and perfume in the second; pencils and a notebook in the third. When you divide and classify for writing, you have to keep several things in mind. You have to think carefully about the division of the topic so that you limit the _____3_____ from group to group. That is best achieved by creating categories different enough from each other so there is no blending. Since, you, the writer, have to establish the groups, you need to use a principle of classification that is sensible, accurate and complete. Do not force categories just _____4_____ making groups. You have to show how things in a group relate to each other, and this you must do without _____5_____ their differences and without making them stereotypes. If you stereotype objects in a group, you will be oversimplifying them, taking away their individuality, and forcing them to fit your categories.
【題組】1、
(A) Yet
(B) So
(C) Hence
(D) Meanwhile
2.【題組】2、
(A) Across
(B) Without
(C) Through
(D) Between
3.【題組】3、
(A) overlap
(B) outlook
(C) extension
(D) extremity
4.【題組】4、
(A) for the sake of
(B) in case of
(C) as a result of
(D) by dint of
5.【題組】5、
(A) noticing
(B) ignoring
(C) arranging
(D) measuring
6.請依下文回答第6-9題 You ask me what is poverty? Listen to me. Here I am, dirty, smelly, and with no “proper” underwear on and with the stench of my rotting teeth near you. I will tell you. Listen to me. Listen without pity. I cannot use your pity. Listen with understanding. (6) Poverty is getting up every morning from a dirt-and-illness-stained mattress. The sheets have long since been used for diapers. (7) This is a smell of urine, sour milk, and spoiling food sometimes joined with the strong smell of long-cooked onions. (8) It is the smell of the outdoor privy. It is the smell of the milk which has gone sour because the refrigerator long has not worked, and it costs money to get it fixed. It is the smell of rotting garbage. (9) Shovels cost money.
【題組】6、
(A) Poverty is living in a smell that never leaves.
(B) Even the cheapest soap has to be saved for the baby’s diapers.
(C) If you have smelled this smell, you did not know how it came.
(D) Put yourself in my dirty, worn out, ill-fitting shoes, and hear me.
7.【題組】7、
(A) I can call for help, but who should I call?
(B) Poverty is living in a smell that never leaves.
(C) Even the cheapest soap has to be saved for the baby’s diapers.
(D) Put yourself in my dirty, worn out, ill-fitting shoes, and hear me.
8.【題組】8、
(A) I can call for help, but who should I call?
(B) I could bury it, but where is the shovel?
(C) If you have smelled this smell, you did not know how it came.
(D) Even the cheapest soap has to be saved for the baby’s diapers.
9.【題組】9、
(A) I can call for help, but who should I call?
(B) I could bury it, but where is the shovel?
(C) If you have smelled this smell, you did not know how it came.
(D) Put yourself in my dirty, worn out, ill-fitting shoes, and hear me.
10.I feel that if there is, in this world, one person whom we can touch totally and unabashedly, we will never die of loneliness. One person! I don’t say fifty, a hundred, a thousand. It does not matter who that person is, woman to woman, man to man, someone you can go to and who will listen. The problem is: although most of us can select the joy of intimacy, many people choose not to. Some believe that intimate relationships are risky. They believe that intimacy will hurt, and that it is going to make the greatest demands on you, bring out your deepest feelings, and make you feel miserable sometimes. Moreover, it seems that our modern society does not reinforce intimacy. One out of every four marriages ends in divorce. As George Leonard says, “we can orbit the earth, we can touch the moon, but this society has not devised a way for two people to live together in harmony for seven straight days without wanting to strangle each other.” It is said that intimacy is out of date, but I would like to assert that intimacy is absolutely essential or we are all going to go mad. Go ahead and live in isolation, if you can. I believe that you can judge your level of mental health to the degree that you can form meaningful and lasting relationships.
【題組】What does the author urge readers to do?
(A) To avoid risky relationships
(B) To touch oneself
(C) To find a good husband
(D) To enjoy intimacy
11.【題組】According to the passage, what is the possible reason for the high divorce rate?
(A) Modern people are doomed to die of loneliness.
(B) Modern society does not reinforce intimacy.
(C) Some believe that intimate relationships are risky.
(D) A way has been devised for two people to live together in harmony.
12.【題組】According to the passage, why do many people choose not to have intimate relationships?
(A) Loneliness brings joy.
(B) Mental health is very important.
(C) Intimate relationships sometimes hurt.
(D) Modern society reinforces independence.
13.【題組】According to the passage, how can we evaluate a person’s mental health?
(A) Through his/her ability to form intimacy
(B) Through his/her ability to strangle others
(C) Through his/her ability to live in isolation
(D) Through his/her ability to make many friends
14.【題組】According to the author, which of the following statements is true?
(A) Intimacy is out of date.
(B) Intimacy can save us from being insane.
(C) To avoid loneliness, modern people should get married.
(D) To avoid loneliness, modern people should have as many friends as possible.
15.Nigerians are the happiest people in the world. The World Values Survey found that almost 70 percent of Nigerians consider themselves very happy. Money certainly is not the reason that made Nigerians happy. Having tons of money is only a limited factor in happiness. _____15_____ Bill Gates, for example, is happy not because of his immense wealth but because everybody wants to be his friend. Money can certainly buy happiness, but its impact seems to drop once you can afford basic necessities. Of course, inflation makes the problem worse. _____16_____ Even when money does exert an influence, it is not the size of your paycheck that matters. _____17_____ The New York cabbie who has an efficient car may seem happy, but not as happy as the Ethiopian villager who has a more efficient cow than his/her neighbors. When you are living amid wealth and luxury, your desires tend to be greater. _____18_____ It should not be surprising, then, that Nigeria, Mexico, Venezuela and El Salvador rank the highest in happiness among the 65-plus countries surveyed.
【題組】15、
(A) Unfulfilled desires are a major source of unhappiness.
(B) It is certainly not as significant as having good friends.
(C) Money just does not buy as much happiness as it used to.
(D) The survey indicates happiness can flourish in various cultures.
16.【題組】16、
(A) So we should consider moving to Nigeria.
(B) It is certainly not as significant as having good friends.
(C) The survey indicates happiness can flourish in various cultures.
(D) Money just does not buy as much happiness as it used to.
17.【題組】17、
(A) It is certainly not as significant as having good friends.
(B) Unfulfilled desires are a major source of unhappiness.
(C) It is how you compare with friends, neighbors, and colleagues.
(D) Money just does not buy as much happiness as it used to.
18.【題組】18、
(A) Unfulfilled desires are a major source of unhappiness.
(B) Money just does not buy as much happiness as it used to.
(C) It is how you compare with friends, neighbors, and colleagues.
(D) So we should consider moving to Nigeria.
19.The development of information technology—computers and electronic communication devices—is another factor currently influencing organizational structures. Automatic data-processing systems have been widely _____19_____ in a range of settings. Anyone who draws money out of a bank, or buys an airline ticket, depends on a computer-based communication system. Since data can be processed _____20_____ in any part of the world linked to such a system, there is no need for physical proximity between those involved. However, a fully-fledged “electronic office,” in which the bulk of the work is carried out by machines rather than humans, is still _____21_____ , and there are many problems in the way of its realization. _____22_____ , there is a strong trend towards the transplant of many office activities to electronic machinery. Word-processors, computer networks, teleprinter links, and other electronic systems have already _____23_____ the nature of much office work. In some leading American banks, the trust department, where stock transfers are made, has been completely automated.
【題組】19、
(A) introduced
(B) intruded
(C) invited
(D) invaded
20.【題組】20、
(A) imperiously
(B) instinctively
(C) instantaneously
(D) interchangeably
21.【題組】21、
(A) a way of life
(B) a way out
(C) the right way up
(D) a long way off
22.【題組】22、
(A) Therefore
(B) Unfortunately
(C) Frankly
(D) Nevertheless
23.【題組】23、
(A) altered
(B) mystified
(C) diluted
(D) offered
24.Gene therapy may be in its infancy, but great hopes for its potential to treat everything from cancer to Alzheimer’s to heart disease are forcing it to grow up fast. After two decades of lab research, gene treatments are increasingly making their way into human clinical trials. The bulk of research so far has focused on getting a gene to its destination and coaxing it to turn on once inside a cell. On their own, genes can’t pass through cell membranes, and much effort has been spent to trick cells into accepting foreign genes. The most efficient couriers are so-called viral vectors: viruses whose genomes have been swapped out for therapeutic genes. Like Trojan horses, they slip genes into target cells undetected. But as scientists are learning, there is no safe way to hijack a virus. The vectors sometimes trigger immune reactions. And once the genes are inside a cell, there is no way to be sure they will function as intended. Case in point: a Paris gene therapy trial to treat SCIDs, or the “bubble boy disease,” restored immune function in nine of 10 patients. But it was later revealed that two of them had developed leukemia.
【題組】What is the main idea of the passage?
(A) After two decades of lab research, gene therapy in humans has been successful in treating everything from cancer to Alzheimer’s to heart disease.
(B) A lot of research in gene therapy has focused on getting a gene to its destination and coaxing it to turn on once inside a cell.
(C) Although research has been done on how gene therapy can help treat serious diseases, such a treatment may cause irreversible side effects and unknown consequences.
(D) Viral vectors like Trojan horses slip genes into target cells undetected.
25.【題組】 “Viral vectors” are ______ .
(A) ways with which viruses genomes are changed
(B) viruses used for carrying genetic material into cells
(C) the paths through which viruses move
(D) immune reactions triggered by viral infection
26.【題組】What does the word “trigger” mean in the passage?
(A) Activate
(B) Shoot
(C) Turn off
(D) Plug
27.【題組】According to the passage, which of the following statements is NOT correct?
(A) Genes are unable to move across cell membranes on their own.
(B) Gene therapy is still in its early stages.
(C) Scientists have made significant progress in taking control of viruses that carry therapeutic genes.
(D) Much effort in gene therapy has been spent to deceive cells into accepting foreign genes.
28.【題組】 “Leukemia” is a kind of ______ .
(A) cell
(B) virus
(C) disease
(D) horse
29.Punctuation, one is taught, has a point: to _____29_____ law and order. Punctuation marks are the road signs _____30_____ along the highway of our communication—to control speeds, provide directions and prevent _____31_____ collisions. A period has the unblinking finality of a red light; the comma is a flashing yellow light that asks us only to slow down; and the semicolon is a stop sign that tells us to ease gradually to a halt, _____32_____ gradually starting up again.
【題組】29、
(A) keep away
(B) keep on
(C) keep up
(D) keep up with
30.【題組】30、
(A) placed
(B) placing
(C) be placed
(D) be placing
31.【題組】31、
(A) head
(B) on-head
(C) head-on
(D) heading-on
32.【題組】32、
(A) before
(B) after
(C) earlier
(D) later
33.Of all Modernism’s tenets, few have been more “revered” than the assembly line. Its crisp efficiency was a template for everything. The new BMW plant in Leipzig serves as an antidote to just that sort of uniformity. A boomerang-shaped industrial shed with rows of cars streaming on curving tracks, it is less a model of efficiency than a machine for voyeuristic pleasure. Moreover, the plant is an attempt at social engineering. Its architect subverts the sequential order of manufacturing by having each car loop back through the central building, where workers can survey their work. Engineers and workers are in constant contact, too, mingling in the corridors and the cafeteria, which breaks down the hierarchy. Because each car is routed on its way from the body shop to the paint shop or final assembly plant, you witness them in all their various stages. At certain points, the cars stop and revolve on enormous turntables before heading off in a new direction. The movements suggest mechanical ballet. Leipzig plant is thus the flagship of BMW that provides customized services. Very subtly, the free flow of information replaces the monotony of the assembly line; individual needs rule over bland repetition; and machines are at the service of man.
【題組】What is the major setback of modernist architecture?
(A) Its voyeuristic function
(B) Its uniformity
(C) Lack of communication
(D) The social hierarchy
34.【題組】How is the new Leipzig assembly plant also an attempt at social engineering?
(A) By introducing art into manufacture
(B) By constantly focusing on the machines
(C) By bringing down the barrier between workers and engineers
(D) By breaking up the monotonous shape of factory buildings
35.【題組】Why is the factory shaped like a boomerang?
(A) To imbue the factory with beauty
(B) To absorb energy from Australian aborigines
(C) To provide a solution to modernists’ dead end
(D) To allow cars to come back to the main building
36.【題組】What is the main social significance of the Leipzig plant?
(A) Utopian buildings can be sexually appealing.
(B) Customized service is the latest trend of manufacturing.
(C) Humanity, rather than machines, takes the central stage.
(D) Engineers should oversee their products as often as possible.
37.Monthly mood swings are not just women’s business: the latest research shows that the boys are also prone to the monthly blues. A study by psychologists from England’s University of Derby suggests that men may experience cyclical symptoms similar to, or _____37_____ , those suffered by pre-menstrual women. Symptoms of this “periodic male tension” or PMT _____38_____ pain, loss of concentration, behavioral changes, physical reactions, negative feelings and loss of arousal. The research team asked 100 men and women about symptoms usually related to the menstrual cycle. They were stunned _____39_____ the men reported they suffered from similar symptoms more severely than the women. Previous studies suggest the male symptoms could be caused by internal biorhythms: the theory is that we all experience cyclical changes in our moods but, _____40_____ , women also menstruate cyclically. Another hypothesis is that men have a lower pain threshold than women and are making a fuss about nothing.
【題組】37、
(A) contrast to
(B) different from
(C) familiar with
(D) worse than
38.【題組】38、
(A) dictate
(B) forecast
(C) include
(D) suggest
39.【題組】39、
(A) what
(B) when
(C) where
(D) which
40.【題組】40、
(A) coincidentally
(B) interchangeably
(C) unforgivably
(D) willingly
41. Many women did not wish to be “liberated” from traditional roles _____41_____ on the family; housewives often felt _____42_____ by the career-oriented rhetoric of the women’s movement. Many men _____43_____ the attack on their dominant position in the work place. By 1982 the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) _____44_____ blocked and its life as a proposed constitutional amendment ended.
【題組】41、
(A) centered
(B) centering
(C) center
(D) centers
(E)考選部公布答案AB均給分
42.【題組】42、
(A) strengthened
(B) enlightened
(C) delighted
(D) slighted
43.【題組】43、
(A) resented
(B) consented
(C) contended
(D) retained
44.【題組】44、
(A) has
(B) had
(C) had been
(D) were
45. Over the last three decades, fast food has infiltrated every nook and cranny of American society. An industry that began with a handful of modest hot dog and hamburger stands in southern California has spread to every corner of the nation, selling a broad range of foods wherever paying customers may be found. Fast food is now served at restaurants and drive-throughs, at stadiums, airports, zoos, high schools, elementary schools, and universities, on cruise ships, trains, and airplanes, at K-Marts, Wal-Marts, gas stations, and even at hospital cafeterias. In 1970, Americans spent about $6 billion on fast food; in 2001, they spent more than $110 billion. Americans now spend more money on fast food than on higher education, personal computers, computer software, or new cars. They spend more on fast food than on movies, books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and recorded music-combined. Pull open the glass door, feel the rush of cool air, walk in, get on line, study the backlit color photographs above the counter, place your order, hand over a few dollars, watch teenagers in uniforms pushing various buttons, and moments later take hold of a plastic tray full of food wrapped in colored paper and cardboard. The whole experience of buying fast food has become so routine, so thoroughly unexceptional and mundane, that it is now taken for granted, like brushing your teeth or stopping for a red light. It has become a social custom as American as a small, rectangular, hand-held, frozen, and reheated apple pie.
【題組】According to the passage, where did the fast food originate?
(A) K-marts and Wal-marts.
(B) Southern California.
(C) A corner in a house.
(D) A factory house.
46.【題組】Which of the following locations is NOT included in the list where one can buy fast food?
(A) Educational institutes.
(B) Transportations.
(C) Supermarkets.
(D) Offices.
47.【題組】The first sentence of the passage means that fast food is ______ .
(A) everywhere in the U.S.A.
(B) as important as the country
(C) taken as medicine by the Americans
(D) highly respected in American society
48.【題組】Which of the following words is closest to mundane in meaning?
(A) Advanced.
(B) Contrary.
(C) Natural.
(D) Ordinary.
49.請依下文回答第49-51題 An overcrowded boat carrying revelers from a mass beach party capsized early Tuesday in the Gulf of Thailand, killing at least seven people, including four Western tourists, officials said. Nine others were injured. The speed boat was traveling from Pha-Ngan Island, which attracts thousands of young foreigners to monthly full moon parties, to the larger resort island of Samui. About 30 of the approximately 40 people on the boat were rescued, said police Lt. Col. Somphong Krutsuwan. The dead were three Thais and four Westerners, including one body that was recovered from inside the capsized boat, Somphong said. Their nationalities were not immediately known, but a business card found on one of the bodies indicated he could be American, a hospital official said.
【題組】Victims of this accident were attending ______ .
(A) an international conference
(B) a speed-boat race
(C) a full-moon party
(D) a religious ceremony
50.【題組】The total casualties of this accident are around ______ .
(A) seven
(B) four
(C) eleven
(D) sixteen
51.【題組】The most suitable heading for this news is ______ .
(A) The Danger of Partying in Sumi
(B) Another Nature Disaster in Thailand
(C) Tourist-boat Accident in Thailand
(D) Thai Resort islands Challenged Again
52.The first coffee plants are said to have come from the Horn of Africa on the shores of the Red Sea. Originally, coffee beans were taken as a food and not as a beverage. East African tribes would grind the coffee cherries together, mixing the results into a paste with animal fat. Rolled into little balls, the mixture was said to give warriors much-needed energy for battle. Later, around the year AD 1000, Ethiopians concocted a type of wine from coffee berries, fermenting the dried beans in water. Coffee also grew naturally on the Arabian Peninsula, and it was there, during the 11th century that coffee was first developed into a hot drink.
【題組】The topic of this paragraph is ______ .
(A) the history of coffee
(B) different types of coffee
(C) the medicinal effect of coffee
(D) the myth of coffee
53.【題組】According to this paragraph, coffee was at first used as ______ .
(A) medicine
(B) drink
(C) food
(D) currency
54.【題組】According to this paragraph, coffee was first found by ______ .
(A) Africans
(B) Europeans
(C) Asians
(D) Americans
55.【題組】Who made coffee a hot drink?
(A) East Africans
(B) Europeans
(C) Arabians
(D) Ethiopians
56.With the coming of September, I recall the day when I first met Alan. It was a rainy day. He seemed very handsome, but I didn’t love him because of that. I was moved by the tenderness in his blue eyes. As there was almost nothing in our room, it was difficult to call it “home.” Although we were very poor, we believed that we were the happiest couple in the world. In fact, I felt great happiness even when I served him a cup of tea. We often sat watching the stars without a word. His smile gave me the comfortable feeling of being loved. One rainy day he suddenly disappeared. He left me a letter which began, “I don’t want to make you unhappy, my dear….”I didn’t weep over the letter because I knew Alan would be in my heart forever. Even now I cannot abandon the thought that Alan will come back to me one day and gently whisper, “Look, my darling Miranda. Look how beautiful the stars are shining tonight!” Love in September left me with a lasting memory.… Yes, a lasting memory!
【題組】When did Miranda first meet Alan? ______
(A) A snowy day.
(B) A windy day.
(C) A rainy day.
(D) A dark night.
57.【題組】Why did Miranda love Alan? ______
(A) He was very handsome.
(B) He was very tender.
(C) He was very rich at that time.
(D) He had a job.
58.【題組】When did Miranda feel great happiness? When she ______
(A) served Alan tea.
(B) watched Alan’s handsome face.
(C) cooked for Alan.
(D) was not reading Alan’s letter.
59.【題組】Why did Alan leave Miranda?
(A) Because he didn’t love her.
(B) Because he thought that he couldn’t make her happy.
(C) Because he had found a new love.
(D) Because he had found a new job.
60.【題組】Which of the following statements is true?
(A) Miranda has given Alan up completely.
(B) Miranda remembers Alan only in September.
(C) Miranda believes that Alan will come back to her.
(D) Miranda believes that Alan won’t get lost.
61.A good teacher is many things to many people. I suppose everyone has his definite ideas about what a good teacher is. As I look back on my own experience, I find the teachers that I respect and think about the most are those who demanded the most discipline from their students. I think of one teacher in particular that I had in high school. I think he was a good teacher because he was a very strict person. He just tolerated no kind of nonsense at all in his classroom. I remember very vividly a sign over his classroom door. It was a simple sign that said, “Laboratory – in this room the first five letters of the word are emphasized, not the last seven.”
【題組】Based on the passage, which of the following statements is true?
(A) People have their own ideas about what a good teacher should be.
(B) A respectable teacher demands no discipline from his students.
(C) A good teacher does not mean much to his students.
(D) The author doesn’t think much about any of his teachers.
62.【題組】According to the author, what kind of teacher is respected more?
(A) A teacher who is never kind to his students.
(B) A teacher who emphasizes oratory more than labor.
(C) A teacher who never asks his students to work hard.
(D) A teacher who demands a lot of discipline from his students.
63.【題組】Why did the author think of one teacher in high school most?
(A) Because the teacher often helped him with his homework.
(B) Because the teacher accepted all kinds of nonsense.
(C) Because the teacher was very strict.
(D) Because the teacher was very tolerant.
64.【題組】What did the author’s high school teacher stress more?
(A) Labor.
(B) Good speech.
(C) Kindness.
(D) Tolerance.
65.Traffic in most American cities is a problem, especially during the rush hours when many people are going to or returning from work. Consequently, there are traffic reports on the radio throughout the day, and there are many articles about traffic issues and traffic accidents in the newspaper. Traffic issues, road building, repairs, and the quality of public transportation are so important to the general public that they are often brought up during political campaigns. Expanding public transportation and encouraging car pools are two methods often discussed to improve traffic congestion. Many major cities are beginning to designate one lane of their major highways for only car pool traffic during rush hours, and special car pool parking lots are being built outside major cities. In addition, people are being encouraged to use public transportation, such as buses and underground trains whenever possible. Many cities offer special discount tickets on public transportation for commuters who use this form of transportation regularly.
【題組】Cities are facing growing transportation problems during ______.
(A) road building
(B) political campaigns
(C) rush hours
(D) repairs
66.【題組】Public transportation has encouraged ______.
(A) car pools
(B) rush hours
(C) discount tickets
(D) traffic reports
67.【題組】Discount tickets are offered to ______.
(A) car pools
(B) cities
(C) commuters
(D) traffic reports
68.【題組】Why is there a lane on highways for car pool traffic during rush hours in many major cities?
(A) to improve parking
(B) to encourage car pooling
(C) to help political campaigns
(D) to help traffic reports
69. In Western civilization kissing has been accepted for many thousands of years. In Greece it was called “the key to Paradise.” But other cultures have often thought of kissing as vulgar and thought of it as bad behavior. For example, for many years in India it was forbidden for movie stars to kiss in a movie. In China kissing in public has been and still is frowned on by many people. The origin of kissing is reported to go right back to a primitive man who believed that the air he breathed out had magic power. It contained part of his soul, so by kissing men and women mixed their souls. Others say that kissing started with face touching just as the Eskimos and New Zealand Maoris rub noses even today. The lip is one of the most sensitive parts of the body, so it is no wonder that it is used to express deep affection and love.
【題組】In Greece, what is called ”the key to Paradise”?
(A) rubbing hands
(B) touching faces
(C) kissing
(D) mixing souls
70.【題組】In this article, what does paradise mean? It is ______ .
(A) a place where people go after they kiss.
(B) a park.
(C) a wonderful place.
(D) a situation which is frightening.
71.【題組】How long had kissing been accepted in Western civilization?
(A) for one hundred years
(B) for thousands of years
(C) for only recent years
(D) for only fifty years
72.【題組】How do Eskimos express their affection?
(A) by kissing
(B) by rubbing noses
(C) by shaking hands
(D) by patting on the shoulder
73. Does using pictures instead of letters for writing sound like fun to you? That’s what the people in Egypt did a long time ago. This ancient system of writing is called hieroglyphics. In the old Egyptian system, each picture stood for an idea. These picture words were carved on temple walls and in other places where people gathered. They told stories about the Egyptian gods and rulers. They told stories about animals. The picture words were also used to keep records of taxes and other business information. You might find it hard to read Egyptian hieroglyphics even if you understood the pictures, because the picture words were written from right to left.
【題組】The best title is ”______ . ”
(A) Life in Egypt
(B) Telling Stories About Animals
(C) Writing on Walls
(D) Egyptian Picture Writing
74.【題組】Each picture in ancient Egyptian writing stood for ______ .
(A) a sentence
(B) an idea
(C) a name
(D) an animal
75.【題組】The picture writing was done on ______ .
(A) cloth
(B) windows
(C) walls
(D) the ground
76.【題組】Unlike the ancient Egyptians, the English speaking people write words from ______ .
(A) right to left
(B) top to bottom
(C) bottom to top
(D) left to right
77.【題組】The word “ancient” in line two means ______ .
(A) very old
(B) modern
(C) shiny
(D) very easy
78.There are many ways in which we can be peacemakers. One way is to tolerate the opinions and desires of others. Many quarrels result from arguments in which men become angry with the opinions others express. Many religious wars have arisen because one party would not tolerate the beliefs of others. Every man has a right to his opinion. However foolish an opinion may seem, we should allow it to be expressed, and should not take offense because others do not think as we do. Quarrels arise because our desires conflict with those of others. At home two children sometimes desire the same thing, and neither will give way to the other. We should be willing to give in to many of the desires of others. Unselfishness promotes peace. If all of us are willing to let others have their fair share of things, and their own place in games at home and at school, we can live in peace.
【題組】Tolerance means ______
(A) a religious attitude toward things.
(B) personal behavior in wars.
(C) argumentative personality.
(D) willingness to hear both sides.
79.【題組】Why do quarrels arise?
(A) Neither party will give in.
(B) One party will give in.
(C) Both parties are just.
(D) Only one party is selfish.
80.【題組】According to the writer, how should we treat others? We should let others ______
(A) lie.
(B) have their fair share.
(C) have whatever they want.
(D) play any unfair game.
81.【題組】According to the author, which in the following is wrong?
(A) To tell the truth.
(B) To be unwilling to listen to another.
(C) To be tolerant.
(D) To agree with others.
82.A young man was running along the street in a great hurry. Another man in the street wondered why and asked the man, “Where are you hurrying to?” Then the young man stopped unwillingly and said, “I’m going to the Taipei station. As I don’t have enough money, I’m running after the bus. In this way I can save twenty dollars.” “Oh, I see. I’m also going there…Shall we go together?” Then the two began to run after a bus. They ran for some minutes and one of them said, “Now stop, my friend. I’ve got an idea. If we run after a bus instead of getting on it, we can save fifteen dollars each, right? But if we run after a taxi, we can save more!” “Oh, you are right. I haven’t thought of such a simple thing.” Then, they found a taxi and started to run after it. Everyone in the street looked at them and laughed.
【題組】Why did the man in the street wonder?
(A) Because he himself was in a great hurry.
(B) Because a young man was running along the street.
(C) Because the young man stopped unwillingly.
(D) Because the bus was running behind them.
83.【題組】Why was the young man running after the bus?
(A) He didn’t have enough money to get on a bus.
(B) He wanted to catch the bus.
(C) He forgot something on the bus.
(D) He was running for fun.
84.【題組】According to the man, how could each save fifteen dollars? If they______
(A) ran after a taxi.
(B) ran after a bus.
(C) got on a bus.
(D) got in a taxi.
85.【題組】Why did the man think that if they ran after a taxi, they could save more?
(A) Because if they got on a bus, it would cost more.
(B) Because if they took a taxi, it would cost more.
(C) Because taxi fare is cheaper than bus fare.
(D) Because a taxi is smaller than a bus.
86.【題組】Why did everyone in the street look and laugh?
(A) The two men were running after the bus.
(B) The two men were talking on the street.
(C) The two men were running after a taxi.
(D) The bus was running after a taxi.
87.【題組】Which of the following statements is not true?
(A) The two men were running after a taxi.
(B) The two men were crazy about running.
(C) The two men were going to the same place.
(D) The two men were thinking of saving money.
88. Harry’s girl-friend’s father, Mr. Ford, was a very conservative kind of man. Harry had known him most of his life, but he seemed to be unusually strict and did not seem to approve of young people. So Harry didn’t know exactly what to expect when he asked Mr. Ford if he could marry his daughter. Harry asked very politely for permission to marry his daughter. There was a long silence while Mr. Ford looked Harry up and down. Finally, Mr. Ford went over to his desk and wrote something on a piece of paper. He then pinned the paper to his daughter’s dress and gently pushed her towards Harry. He then left the room without saying anything. Harry quickly looked at the note and was both happy and surprised to read it. It said: “With the compliments of the maker.”
【題組】What kind of a man was Mr. Ford?
(A) Very rough
(B) Old-fashioned
(C) Funny
(D) Tough
89.【題組】Why did Mr. Ford go over to his desk?
(A) To write something
(B) To escape from Harry
(C) To give Harry a present
(D) To make a phone call
90.【題組】After Harry got the permission to marry Mr. Ford’s daughter, what did Mr. Ford do? He
(A) left the room.
(B) got angry.
(C) looked Harry up and down.
(D) kissed his daughter.
91.【題組】What did Mr. Ford pin to her daughter’s dress?
(A) a broach
(B) a flower
(C) a ring
(D) a note
92.【題組】In this story, what does the phrase “with the compliments of the maker” mean?
(A) You cannot marry her.
(B) You may marry her.
(C) I do not like you.
(D) I hate you.
93.【題組】In the phrase “with the compliments of the maker” who is the maker?
(A) Mr. Ford
(B) the daughter
(C) the God
(D) a young man