16.The Great Wall of China is known to be over 1900 kilometers long, 16 it by far the longest wall
in the world. If it were laid out in a straight line, it 17 6500 kilometers—as it has many bends and
curves. The building of the wall 18 begun in the third century B.C. by the Emperor Shih Huangti.
The reason it was built was to keep the Huns out of Central Asia. Over the centuries, it 19 added
to, rebuilt and repaired. Not only 20 one of the greatest creations of mankind, but it is also the
only man-made structure visible from space. 【題組】16. (A) and makes (B) to make (C) making (D) that makes
27.V. 閱讀測驗（第 27 題至第 30 題，共 8 分）
Musicals have become one of the most extravagant forms of entertainment around. Certainly one of
the most popular in recent years is Cats, a musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Webber is the
incredibly successful composer behind many famous musicals, and Cats stands as one of the most
famous. Cats is based on a book of poems by T.S. Eliot. The poems are fun and playful, and less
intellectual and serious than the majority of Eliot's works. Cats was first performed in London in 1981,
and had its final performance in 2002, hence the longest running musical at the time. It had nearly nine
thousand performances. It was also performed on Broadway, starting in 1982, and was the
longest-running musical in Broadway history until this record was broken by another of Webber's
musicals, The Phantom of the Opera. Cats is essentially a musical fantasy. The human actors dress in
elaborate cat costumes, and its various characters are introduced through songs. The story line is quite
minimal, and not much happens. The main focus of the play is the characters themselves, and through
the songs they share their personalities and their stories. The song Memory was particularly popular, and
is often played outside of the Cats musical.
【題組】27.Which of the following is true about the creation of Cats?
(A) It only uses Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ideas.
(B) It was written by T.S. Eliot for Andrew Lloyd Webber.
(C) It was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who used the ideas of T.S. Eliot.
(D) It was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and adapted by T.S. Eliot.
28.【題組】28.Which is true about the musical Cats?
(A) It was performed in London for about 21 years.
(B) It is the longest running musical on Broadway.
(C) The Phantom of the Opera is its sequel.
(D) The main characters in it are real cats.
29.【題組】29.What does the passage suggest about the musical?
(A) It focuses on the plot more than the characters.
(B) It focuses on the characters more than the plot.
(C) It focuses on music instead of the plot and the characters.
(D) The characters are not as important as the special effects.
30.【題組】30.Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?
(A) The first performance of Cats was in England.
(B) Webber has become rich thanks to his successful musicals.
(C) The musical Cats is not very realistic.
(D) One of the songs from Cats is quite famous outside of the play.
37.37.儘管 Diana 很苗條，她還想再瘦幾磅。
(A) Although Diana is very slender, she still wants to reduce a few pounds.
(B) Even though Diana is very slender, she still wants to lose a few pounds.
(C) In spite Diana is very slender, she still wants to be thinner by a few pounds.
(D) Despite the fact that Diana is very slender, she still wants to lose a few pounds.
(E) In spite of her slenderness, Diana still wants to reduce a few pounds.
(A) I’m surprised that they won the game.
(B) It’s surprising to me that they won the game.
(C) To my surprise, they won the game.
(D) It surprises me that they won the game.
(E) What surprises me is that they won the game.
(A) You don’t need to apologize.
(B) You need not apologize.
(C) It is not necessary for you to apologize.
(D) There is no need for you to apologize.
(E) You are not necessary to apologize.
(A) Jason thought of his future until he graduated from college.
(B) Jason didn’t think of his future until he graduated from college.
(C) Not until Jason thought of his future did he graduate from college.
(D) Not until Jason graduated from college did he think of his future.
(E) It was not until Jason graduated from college that he thought of his future.