請回答第 46 題至第 50 題：
I think that being adopted is a lot like being left-handed. You just don’t notice it unless someone else points it out. I
was constantly hearing the comment, “Jason’s not really your brother, is he?” Not being the particularly shy and reclusive
type, I would oftentimes meet a comment like that with raised eyebrows, and a “No, Jason comes from Mars, and I was
born right here on the planet Earth.” My brother, Jason, and I were both adopted. Jason was born in Michigan and I, in
Korea. Together with my parents we made a family. I can’t say that I am really offended when people see our family
together and inquire about it. Education has done a lot to promote the idea that families are made in many ways. Still,
there are times when I wish that it were not so obvious that we are different.
It wasn’t until I was in my teens that I started to realize that I came from another country, another culture, and that
given different circumstances, my life would be completely different. I felt different for the first time. I felt unsure about
who I was and had a hard time resolving that. At first I denied my heritage; I wanted to be like everyone else. Fortunately
for me, I have the most wonderful parents in the world! They stood by me and when I finally was ready to explore my
feelings and needs, they were there to guide and share with me. From one extreme, I went to the other, and immersed
myself in learning about my Korean heritage and the history of my birth-country. Slowly I moved towards the middle
ground, and am now happily at peace with who I am. I want to say, however, that having a supportive and loving family
was essential in reaching the place that I now am.
【Group】47 Why was the author constantly hearing the comment, “Jason’s not your brother, is he?”
(A) Because she and Jason look apparently different.
(B) Because she and Jason have very different interests.
(C) Because she and Jason have very different personalities.
(D) Because Jason comes from Mars and she was born on Earth.
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15. He is one of the oldest men in the country. _______________.
(A) He was born at midnight on the 1st of May in 1905
(B) He was born in midnight on the 1st of May in 1905
(C) He was born on midnight in the 1st of May at 1905
(D) He was born when midnight on the 1st of May in 1905
請依下文回答第 41 題至第 45 題
The story of Orlando’s stunning transformation from swamp and sinkhole to a metropolis began, inevitably, with
Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse. Disney first flew over central Florida in an airplane on the fateful day of November 22,
1963. The Kennedy assassination would mark America forever. So would the decision Walt Disney made that day to turn
an inland Florida agricultural center into an epicenter of world tourism.
Disney chose Orlando first because it was at the confluence of two of the most important thoroughfares, what today
are Interstate 4 and Florida’s Turnpike. Moreover, since Walt Disney’s original theme park—Disneyland, in southern
California—covered fewer than 300 acres and was soon ringed with the suburban blight that its success inevitably
attracted—motels, strip malls, and copycat amusement parks, Disney hoped to rectify in Florida his mistake of not
making Disneyland big enough. He set out to create a new, bigger, better Magic Kingdom. Here, arriving visitors would
not be permitted to choose their own parking spaces; smiling Disney characters would do that for them. Besides, water in
this Magic Kingdom could not be the tannic brown common in central Florida. So Bay Lake was drained, the sludge
removed, and clear water pumped into the resulting lagoon. Even dry land would be turned into another Disney illusion:
As you traverse the theme park, you are actually walking on the roof of an immense, underground control building from
which the operation is run, staffed, and supplied.
【Group】41 Why is November 22, 1963 important in the history of Orlando?
(A) President Kennedy was assassinated on that day.
(B) The location for Disney World was chosen on that day.
(C) Mickey Mouse flew over Orlando in an airplane on that day.
(D) Disney World was first open to the public in Orlando on that day.
(C) The famous novelist Victor Hugo’s masterpiece, Les Misérables, inspired Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s musical 118 years later. Since the first public performance in Paris in 1980, the story of good vs. evil has won eight Tonys, been translated into 21 languages, been seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and launched untold thousands of high school productions.
Now the movie is going to be shown on Christmas Day. In the movie, all the singing is live, to the camera: no lip-synching, no overdubs. Wearing radio microphones hidden in their costumes, the actors sang to live piano accompaniment. Only after filming was the orchestration added. According to the filmmakers, Les Miz is likely the first musical in movie history to pull this off.
Though the performances differed from take to take, the actors were still singing the same well-known, time-tested songs. The director Tom Hooper says he had doubted about the contemporary resonance of Les Miz: “Is it still relevant? The thing that struck me is that we’re still living at a time when a lot of people are hurting around the world because of economic and social inequity, and there’s tremendous anger about the system, just like what happened hundred years ago.”
“We live in a selfish age and we project various versions of ourselves.” Hooper says. “But you have to tell this story from the point of view that God exists. And what God means in practice is the act of compassion, the struggle of living your life in a moral way.” “Les Miz is the great anthem of the dispossessed,” Hooper says. “It offers this comfort that we as a collective can rise up against the system and change it for the better.”
【Group】59. What is the best title of this passage?
(A) Les Misérables: A Blockbuster on Christmas Day.
(B) Les Misérables: A Brilliant Original on Broadway.
(C) Les Misérables: A New Form of Musical with an Everlasting Moral.
(D) Les Misérables: A Movie Musical with an Extraordinary Cast.