7.Pandas are in danger of dying out. One answer to this problem is obvious: the Chinese should give them more space and more bamboo. In recent years the Chinese, with considerable help from panda lovers worldwide, have tried to do that. They have set aside twelve reserves that have different varieties of bamboo; if one dies out, the pandas will not starve to death, as at least 138 did during a major bamboo famine in the mid 70s. Indeed, William Conway, director of the New York Zoo, gives the Chinese high marks. “They are spending more effort on pandas than the US is on grizzly bears, which are even rarer in the 48 US states other than Alaska,”he says. “They are an example to us.” 【題組】According to this passage, which of the following statements is true？
(A)Pandas do not need a lot of space.
(B)Pandas have not been given enough space and bamboo.
(C)People do not know how to save pandas.
(D)Pandas are in a happy situation.
8.【題組】According to the passage , which of the following statements is true？
(A)Pandas can eat more than one kind of bamboo.
(B)Pandas only eat one kind of bamboo.
(C)Bamboo never dies out.
(D)All the twelve reserves grow the same kind of bamboo.
9.【題組】According to the passage, which of the following statements is true？
(A)One hundred & thirty-eight kinds of bamboo died in the famine in the mid 70s.
(B)One hundred & thirty-eight pandas died in the famine in the mid 70s.
(C)One hundred & thirty-eight panda lovers died in the famine in the mid 70s.
(D)No one did anything to help the pandas in the mid 70s.
10.【題組】According to William Conway’s statement, which of the following is true？
(A)The Americans are better than the Chinese in helping endangered animals.
(B)William Conway blames the Chinese.
(C)William Conway praises the American effort.
(D)The Chinese are better than the Americans in helping endangered animals.
11.【題組】According to the passage, which one of the following statements is NOT true？
(A)Grizzly bears are not rare in Alaska.
(B)There are more pandas in China than there are grizzly bears in the US.
(C)Grizzly bears are rare in Michigan.
(D)Compared with the grizzly bears in the United States, pandas are in worse situation.
12.The Faculty and Staff at Chicago Middle School invite you to attend our annual Honors Dinner on Thursday, May 20, 2006, in the school cafeteria.
A meal will be served at 7:00 p.m. The cost of the meal is $4.50 per person.
Please respond with the number of family members attending by May 5th.
We look forward to seeing you there. 【題組】Who is hosting the party？
(A)The students (B)The football team (C)The parents (D)The teachers
14.【題組】Why do they need a response to the invitation by May 5th？
(A)They need to know how many people to invite.
(B)They need to know how much food to prepare for the dinner.
(C)They need to know how many children to be honored.
(D)They need to know the total expense of the annual party.