6.We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost’s
familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is
deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but
at its end lies 41 . The other fork of the road—the one “less traveled by”—
offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the 42 of our
The choice is ours to make. If, having endured much, we have at last asserted our
“right to know,” and 43 , knowing, we have concluded that we are being asked to
take senseless and frightening risks, then we should no longer accept the counsel of
those who tell us that we must fill our world with poisonous chemicals; we should
look about and see what other course is open to us.
A truly extraordinary variety of 44 to the chemical control of insects are
available. Some are already in use and have achieved brilliant success. Others are
in the stage of laboratory testing. Still others are little more than ideas in the
minds of imaginative scientists, waiting for the opportunity to put them to the
【題組】41. (A)blessings (B)disaster (C)victory (D)happiness
10.45.“Good” fires are ecologically crucial, clearing out dead bush and returning
nutrients to the soil.
(A)Ecologically speaking, fires can never be good considering their
(B)Fires are important to the environment in the way they help keep good
substances from going into the ground.
(C)Some fires are good and ecologically essential because they turn the
scorched dry trees into nourishment in the earth.
(D)It is considered positive to extinguish fires that burn down useless trees
and reserve nutrients for valuable ones.
11.46.Although money, as the saying goes, cannot buy happiness, it sure can help
chase the blues away.
(A)Although being rich may not make us happy, being poor will definitely make
us less happy.
(B)Although happiness is not something money can buy, being rich is still what
many people wish for. (C)Although being rich may not make us happy, having money certainly can help
us not feel so sad.
(D)Although money cannot buy true happiness, it is no doubt that the rich are
happier than the poor.
12.Even by the brutish standards of Tasmanian devils, Rosie, Harry, and Clyde have
led a lamentable life. A year ago, when the three were each the size of a sesame
seed, they wriggled out of their mother’s birth canal and undulated their way to
her pouch. There, each locked onto a teat and grew quickly. But within months, their
mother developed devil facial tumor disease—a mysterious malady that in the last
three years has killed nearly half of all the world’s devils, marsupials that are
found only in Tasmania. Shortly after she died, the baby devils, grown to the size
of tiny puppies, were found dangling from their mother’s pouch, starving to death.
Rescued and reared by hand, Rosie, Harry, and Clyde recently joined six similarly
orphaned devils at the Launceston Lakes and Wildlife Park, all in strict quarantine.
The fate of their exotic species—Sarcophilus harrisii—may lie in what happens to
these rambunctious youngsters in the next 12 to 18 months. “If they contract the
disease, devils may be headed for extinction in the wild,” said a wildlife
biologist. Right now, wildlife experts are struggling to comprehend the nature of
the fast-moving epidemic. Moving at a rate of 10 to 16 kilometers a year, it is 100
percent fatal. Only the west coast, isolated by mountain ranges inhospitable to
devils, is disease free. Nearly half of the estimated 150,000 devils in Tasmania are
【題組】47.What is the passage mainly about?
(A)A species of marsupial (B)A species of sesame
(C)A species of wolf (D)A species of plant
15.【題組】50.According to the passage, which of the following statements is NOT true?
(A)Wildlife experts have found the causes for the disease.
(B)The west coast, isolated by mountain ranges, is disease free.
(C)Orphaned devils are in strict quarantine at the Wildlife Park.
(D)The mysterious disease is fatal.