6.The 30-Hour Famine is a program of World Vision, an international Christian relief and development organization established in the 1950s and dedicated to helping children in the world, because “when children have food, shelter and schooling and are protected, valued and loved, a community thrives.”
Each year, World Vision decides which countries will receive funding from the 30-Hour Famine. In 2001, for example, the money went to Rwanda, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Guatemala, Mali, Tanzania and the fund raising countries. In India, the money is being used to rescue children from sweatshops. In Ethiopia, where a drought has swept the land and robbed it of its vegetation, the money is being used for reforestation and soil management programs. Eighty per cent of all money raised goes to help children, with the other 20 per cent spent on staff salaries and marketing to increase awareness of world hunger.
Now that you know about the 30-Hour Famine and the difference it can make for children around the world, what are you going to do? You can visit , learn about the campaigns in your country, register to participate in a 30-Hour Famine and plunge whole-heartedly into your hunger!
【題組】The 30-Hour Famine was started so that people around the world could _____ .
(A)improve children’s lives (B)participate in more volunteering work
(C)help poor countries do soil management (D)gain a better understanding of what hunger means
8.【題組】What does the second paragraph center on?
(A)How the 30-Hour Famine works.
(B)How the money raised by the Famine is used.
(C)How the writer learned about the 30-Hour Famine.
(D)How many children die from diseases related to famine.
9.【題組】Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the article?
(A)World Vision decides which countries will receive funding.
(B)Each country in need sends in a proposal to apply for sponsorship.
(C)The 30-Hour Famine Program runs the organization of World Vision.
(D)20 per cent of all money is being used for reforestation and soil management programs.
10.【題組】According to the article, we can infer that .
(A)charitable actions make no difference in the world
(B)we will enjoy starving if we participate in a 30-Hour Famine
(C)the 30-Hour Famine Program is about helping children in need
(D)the volunteers go through a starvation process for their salaries
11.Leonardo da Vinci possessed one of history’s most searching minds. He was a scientist _____11_____ an artist. His notebooks of more than 4,000 pages are an insight _____12_____ his intellectual curiosity. He is perhaps best _____13_____ his portrait Mona Lisa (1503). The identity of the Mona Lisa has long been a mystery for art scholars. In 1986 a computer analyst, Lillian Schwartz, asserted that Mona Lisa was really Leonardo himself. _____14_____ that the painter was a homosexual and that he liked to trick people with riddles. Then in early 1987 another computer analyst came up with “evidence” that the smiling lady wore no necklace and _____15_____ before a distant mountain range. In short, this painting may be the most controversial ever done. 【題組】11. (A)as well as (B)no better than (C)rather than (D)except for