25. A man visited a friend and was amazed to find him playingchesswith his dog. He watched the game _______ astonishmentawhile. "I can’t believe my eyes!" he exclaimed. "That's the smartest dog I've everseen." "Nah, he's not so smart," the friendreplied. "I've _______ him threegames out of five." (A) by; fought (B) with; lost (C) with; won (D) in; beaten
JohnsonKinyago, a sun-driedMasaiherder, has two sons. “One is a genius—he can identifyeveryanimal and findwateranywhere. So he’s with the goats,” he saysproudly. “The other is stupid so he’s in school.” At a cattlemarket in Laikipia in northernKenya, otherMasaielders nod theirapproval. Herding is for brightsparks, school for “thickies,” all of them say. Only 35% of Masaichildrenattendschool. The reason is thatpastoralistsdepend on theirchildren’s labor, so even if persuaded of the merits of school, few couldsparetheirablestoffspring. The result is an illiteracyrate of over 90%, leaving the Masaivulnerable to abusefromtheirmoreworldlyneighbors.
Withtheirstretched ear lobes, theirochre-stainedwarriors, and gap-toothedbrides, the Masailivemuch as theyhave for centuries, but in a worldwhich has changedradically. Whentheir—illiterate—forebearsmadepeacewith the firstBritishsettlers, theyunwittinglysignedaway 90% of theirland. The remainingaridpatch no longersupportstheirswollenpopulation. During a recentthree-yeardrought, morethan 89% of theiranimalsdied, and the proudMasai are now humiliatinglydependent on food aid.
@ 【題組】46 According to the Masaitradition, who is consideredsmart?
(A)One who knowsmuchaboutanimals and water (B)One who goes to school (C)One who can workpart-time to makemoney (D)One who can talkbusinesswith the Britishsettlers