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									                The First Department of Foreign Languages
              Final Exam for Grade One(Three-year Program)
                           Extensive Reading
                            January, 2006

PART ONE Matching (20 points)
Directions: Choose the word or the phrase which is closest in meaning from
Column B to match the one in Column A, and write your answers after the
corresponding numbers on the Answer Sheet.

        Column A                                    Column B
        1.   objectionable                         A.    enthusiasm
        2.   prospector                            B.    emergency
        3.   bitterly                              C.    unpleasant
        4.   mania                                 D.    carry out
        5.   crisis                                E.    painfully
        6.   dedication                            F.    gold-seeker
        7.   means                                 G.    neglect
        8.   conduct                               H.    way
        9.   unique                                iI.   special
       10.   ignore                                J.    devotion

PART TWO Vocabulary (30 points)
Directions: Read the following 15 sentences carefully. Each sentence has one
underlined word or phrase. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C
and D. You should choose the best meaning for each word or phrase and mark the
corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single bar through the center.

 1. Cowboys were herders of cattle with many hard tasks to perform in
    dealing with large herds on the range.
     A. feeding                 B. handling
     C. protecting              D. selling

  2. More than an hour after she had entered the store Mrs. Bramble, hot and
     tired, looked round at the heaps of dresses lying about and said .…
     A. the stock of             B. the prices of
     C. the boxes of             D. the piles of

  3. “Perhaps Madam would like to try another colour,” said the patient girl

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  A. loudly                    B. cleverly
  C. cheerfully               D. mysteriously
  4. Unusual courage was shown by nearly all on board; not even the
      women gave themselves up to useless tears.
      A. kept themselves from crying
      B. cried hopelessly
      C. did not like tears
      D. shared their feelings

  5. A bicycle can be more than a means of transportation.
     A. just                 B. not only
     C. about                D. as fast as

  6. Others made channels to draw off flowing water in order to examine
     it carefully for specks of gold.
     A. replace         B. drain      C. hold back   D. pull

  7. A sudden silence in the middle of a play would be unfortunate.
     A. inappropriate       B. unhappy
     C. unpredictable       D. unfavorable

  8. Other people are prevented from making, using or selling the
      A. are encouraged in
      B. are not allowed in
      C. are protected from
      D. are punished in

  i9. Some people think whenever we want to use up our natural resources,
      we should do so.
      A. exhaust            B. waste as much as possible
      C. protect strongly  D. stop the use of

 i10. I certainly don’t intend to spend a lot of money on books.
      A. mean to         B. have to       C. try to      D. manage to

 11. Concrete and plate glass play an important part in building such tall
      A. contribute greatly to
      B. are mixed in
      C. are produced for
      D. become possible when

 12. Every city that wished to be considered important followed suit.

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      A. did what other cities had done
      B. learned how to build skyscrapers
    C. became anxious
    D. expanded their cities

13. The training methods used in Europe and the Soviet Union continued to
    shape American ballet.
     A. rely on             B. conform to
     C. influence           D. strike

 14. In time, their muscles get used to the demands that ballet put on them.
    A. As regard to time      B. Sooner or later
    C. In a minute            D. During the training

 15. This document has inspired people who believe in freedom all over the
     world and all through the years.
     A. irritated
     B. encouraged
     C. stopped
     D. discouraged

 PART THREE Reading Comprehension (50 points)
I Directions: Read the following six passages carefully. Each passage has 3-
05 questions or unfinished statements. For each question or statement there
 are 4 choices marked A, B, C, and D. You should make the correct choice
 and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single bar
 through the center.

                                    Passage One
      Everyone has got two personalities--the one that is shown to the world
 and the other that is secret and real. You don’t show your secret personality
 when you’re awake because you can control your behavior, but when
 you’re asleep, your sleeping position shows the real you. In a normal night,
 of course, people frequently change their position. The important position
 is the one that you go to sleep in.
      If you go to sleep on your back, you’re a very open person. You
 normally trust people and you are easily influenced by fashion or new ideas.
 You don’t like to upset people, so you never express your real feelings.
 You’re quite shy and you aren’t very confident.
      If you sleep on your stomach, you are a rather secretive person. You
 worry a lot and you’re always easily upset. You’re very stubborn (顽固

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的) ,but you aren’t very ambitious. You usually live for today not for
tomorrow. This means that you enjoy having a good time.
    If you sleep on curled up, you are probably a very nervous person. You
have a low opinion of yourself and so you’re often defensive. You’re shy
and you don’t normally like meeting people. You prefer to be on your own.
You’re easily hurt.
    If you sleep on your side, you have usually got a well-balanced personality.
You know your strengths and weakness. You’re usually careful. You have a
confident personality. You sometimes feel anxious, but you don’t often get
depressed. You always say what you think even if it annoys people.
1. According to the writer, you naturally show your secret and real
   personality _______.
   A. only in a normal night
   B. only when you go to sleep
   C. only when you refuse to show yourself to the world
   D. only when you change sleeping position
2. Maybe you don’t want to make friends with a person who sleeps curled
   up. iWhy?
   A. He or she would rather be alone than communicate with you.
   B. He or she is rarely ready to help you.
   C. He or she prefers staying at home to going out.
   D. He or she wouldn’t like to get help from you.
3. It appears that the writer tends to think highly of the person who sleeps on
   one side because _______.
   A. he or she always shows sympathy for people
   B. he or she is confident, but not stubborn
   C. he or she has more strengths than weakness
   D. he or she often considers annoying people

                                Passage Two
     Most young people enjoy some form of physical activity. It may be
walking, cycling or swimming, or in winter, skating or skiing. It may be a
game of some kind, football, hockey (曲棍球), golf, or tennis. It may be
     Those who have a passion for climbing high and difficult mountains
are often looked upon with astonishment. Why are men and women willing
to suffer cold and hardship, and to take risks on high mountains? This

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  astonishment is caused probably by the difference between mountaineering
  and other forms of activity to which men give their leisure.
      Mountaineering is a sport and not a game. There are no man-made rules,
as there are for such games as golf and football. There are, of course, rules of
a different thing that it would be dangerous to ignore, but it is this freedom
from man-made rules that makes mountaineering attractive to many people.
Those who climb mountains are free to use their own methods.
      If we compare mountaineering and other more familiar sports, we might
think that one big difference is that mountaineering is not a “team game”. We
should be mistaken in this. There are, it is true, no “matches” between
“teams” of climbers, but when climbers are on a rock face linked by a rope
on which their lives may depend, there is obviously teamwork.
      The mountain climber knows that he may have to fight forces that are
stronger and more powerful than men. He has to fight the forces of nature.
His sport requires high mental and physical qualities.
      A mountain climber continues to improve in skill year after year. A skier
is probably past his best by the age of thirty, and most international tennis
champions are in their early twenties. But it is not unusual for a man of fifty
or sixty to climb the highest mountains in the Alps. They may take more time
than younger men, but they probably climb with more skill and less waste of
efforts, and they certainly experience equal enjoyment.
4. Mountaineering is a sport which involves _______.
   A. hardship     B. cold         C. physical risk         D. all of the above
5. The main difference between a sport and a game has something to do with
   the kind of _______.
   A. uniform      B. activity C. rules              D. participants
6. Mountaineering can be called a team sport because _______.
   A. it is an Olympic event
   B. teams compete against each other
   C. mountaineers depend on each other while climbing
   D. there are 5 climbers on each team
7. Mountaineers compete against _______.
   A. each other.                               B. nature.
   C. other teams.                              D. international standards.
8. What is the best title for the passage?
   A. Mountaineering Is Different from Golf and Football.
   B. Mountain Climbers.
   C. Mountaineering .
   D. Mountaineering Is More Attractive than Other Sports

                                 Passage Three
     Given a good shopping position and the right amount of money
available, an educated person ought to be able to make a small steady living

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out of a bookshop. It isn’t a difficult trade to learn and the large chain-stores
can never force the small independent bookseller out of existence as they
have done to the corner shop and the local milkman. But the hours of work
are very long—I was only a part-time employee, but my employer put in a
seventy-hour week, apart from regular journeys out of shopping hours to buy
books. It is an unhealthy life, too. As a rule, a bookshop is very cold in winter,
because if it is too warm, the windows get steamed up, and a bookseller
depends on the display in his windows trying to attract customers into his
shop. Books give off more dust and dirtier dust than anything else yet
invented, and the top of a book is the place where every fly prefers to die.
   But the real reason why I should not like to be back in the book trade in life
is that while I was in it, I lost my love of books. A bookseller cannot always
tell the truth about his books, and that gives him a dislike for them; still
worse is the fact that he is always dusting them and moving them to-and-fro.
There was a time when I really did love books—loved the sight and smell
and feel of them— if they were fifty or more years old, that is. Nothing
pleased me so much as to buy a bargain lot of them for 50 pence at a country
auction(拍卖)sale. There is a peculiar flavor about the knocked-about
unexpected books you pick up in that kind of collection: little known
eighteenth-century poets, out-of-date geography books, one or two volumes
( 卷 ) of forgotten novels. For occasional reading—in your bath, for
instance, or late at night when you are too tired to go to bed—there is nothing
as good as a very old picture story book.                                       .
   But as soon as I went to work in the bookshop, I stopped buying books.
Seen in a mass, five or ten thousand at a time, books were dull and even a
little sickening. Nowadays I do buy one occasionally, but only if it is a book
that I want to read and can’t borrow, and I never buy rubbish.
  9.iWhy is running a bookshop a good way to earn a living ?
     A. The work is enjoyable.
     B. The work is easy.
     C. There are large numbers of customers.
     D. The owner will never be forced out of business by bigger shops.
10. Why are bookshops unpleasant places to work in according to the writer ?
     A. They are dusty.              B. The smell is bad.
     C. They are crowded.             D. They are too warm.
11. What made the writer stop buying books when he was working in a I
       A. He could borrow the books he wanted.
       B. He could read books at work.
       C. He lost his interest in books.
       D. He always owned many books.
12. Why does the writer says he occasionally buys a particular book ?
      A. He has read it and wants to have it.

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    B. It interests him and can’t be borrowed from anywhere
    C. The book is highly valuable
D. The book is especially cheap

                                    Passage Four
    Acceptance for settlement in Britain does not, however, mean full
citizenship. Naturalization (the giving of a citizenship) can only take place
when certain conditions have been fulfilled, including a specific period of
residence. New conditions for naturalization and a new definition of British
citizenship are contained in the recent Nationality Act, introduced by the
conservative government in 1981-1982.
     It must be admitted that many people in Britain are worried by the way in
which so many immigrants, particularly those with different religious and
racial backgrounds, have been permitted to settle in such large numbers. They
see them as threat to traditional British social, moral and cultural values.
Tensions in some city areas between youths of different racial backgrounds
have not helped to calm these fears. There is also growing concern about
immigrant numbers in relation to unemployment and overcrowding.
    Fears about overcrowding, however, should be balanced by British
emigration statistics. In the decade 69-79 Britain lost nearly half a million
people. A third of these returned to their native countries, the rest settled
overseas in places like the United States, Canada and New Zealand.
    Most of today’s immigrants are hardworking and are determined to
accept the most of all that Britain has to offer. Many of them are employed in
public services like railways and hospitals; almost half the doctors in the
National Health Services are, in fact, from the new CommonWealth (英联邦
国家) . On the whole, immigrants and certainly their children born in Britain
are becoming mixed with the wider British Community. At the same time
they are able to keep their religious and cultural roots. In this way, they
contribute to the interesting variety of Britain’s multi-racial society.
13. To become a Britain citizen, one has to _______.
     A. apply for the citizenship to the local authority
     B. settle down in Britain
     C. live in Britain for a specific period of time
     D. obey the recent Nationality Act
14. Which of the following is NOT the right reason why many people in
    Britain are worried?
     A. The problems of unemployment and overcrowding have become
     B. So many immigrants have been permitted to settle down.
     C. So many immigrants have different religious and racial backgrounds.
     D. It is difficult to be given citizenship.

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15. Fears about overcrowding should be _______ if one considers the
    changes in the number of Britain’s immigrants.
    A. less strong              B. increased
   .C. decreased.               D. kept in mind
16. Which is the best title for the passage?
    A. Present State of Immigrants in Britain.
    B. The Effect of the New Nationality Act.
    C. Fears about Immigration in Britain.
    D. Contributions of Immigrants in Britain.

                                    Passage Five
    “The pen is more powerful than the sword.” There have been many
writers who used their pens to fight things that were wrong. Mrs Harriet
Beecher Stowe was one of them.
      She was born in the U.S.A. in 1811.One of her books not only made her
famous but has been described as one that excited the world, and was helpful
in causing a civil war and freeing the enslaved race. The civil war was the
American Civil War of 1861, in which the Northern States fought the
Southern States and finally won.
      This book that shook the world was called Uncle Tom's Cabin. There
was time when every English-speaking man, woman, and child has read this
novel that did so much to stop slavery. Not many people read it today, but it
is still very interesting. The book has shown us how a warm-hearted writer
can arouse people's sympathies. The author herself had neither been to the
Southern States nor been a slave. The Southern Americans were very angry at
the book, which they said did not at all represent true state of affairs, but the
Northern Americans were wildly excited over it and were so inspired by it
that they were ready to go to war to set the slaves free.
17. According to the passage _______.
    A. every English-speaking person has read Uncle Tom's Cabin
    B. Uncle Tom's Cabin was not very interesting
    C. those who don't speak English cannot have read Uncle Tom's Cabin
    D. the book Uncle Tom's Cabin did a great deal in the American Civil
18. What do you learn about Mrs Harriet Beecher Stowe from the passage?
    A. She had been living in the north of America before the American Civil
         War broke out.
    B. She herself encouraged the Northern Americans to go to war to set the
         slaves free.
    C. She was better as writing as swinging (挥舞) a sword.
    D. She had once been a slave.

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19. Why could Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book cause a civil war in America?
    A. She wrote so well that Americans loved her very much.
    B. She disclosed the terrible wrongs that had been done to the slaves in
      the Southern States.
    C. The Southern Americans hated the book while the Northern Americans
      like it.
    D. The book had been read by many Americans.
20. What can we learn from the passage?
    A. We needn't use weapons to fight things that are wrong.
    B. A writer is more helpful in a war than a soldier.
    C. We must understand the importance of literature and art.
    D. No war can be won without such a book as Uncle Tom's Cabin.

                                    Passage Six
     Frank Lloyd Wright probably is the greatest architect that the United
States has ever produced. He was very gifted and had a natural ability to
design buildings. His buildings were not only beautiful, but they were also
practical and useful. They fit their purposes very well. Wright’s churches, for
example, make people feel like thinking and praying. His office buildings
make people enjoy working, and his houses make people feel comfortable, at
home. However, Fank Lloyd Wright’s beautiful, practical and useful
buildings are not the only reason that he is famous. There is another reason.
     Frank Lloyd Wright is called the greatest American architect because he
started an American style in architecture. Most of the architecture in the
United States before Wright was really European, not American. Wright’s
buildings do not look like old European buildings. They have their own style.
Wright’s idea about style are still used in the United States and in other parts
of the world.
     The most important idea in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Style of Architecture
is that a building must fit its purpose and the land around it. His houses are
often called “grass-land houses” because their lines are similar to the lines on
the grassland. Both the lines of the grassland and the lines of Wright’s house
are parallel to the horizon (与地平线平行), the place where earth and sky
seem to meet. They are horizontal lines. Most European style houses, in
contrast, have many vertical lines that form 90°angles with the horizon.
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   A. learned from some European countries
   B. not only limited to the U.S
  0C. no longer popular
  0D. somewhat similar to the European style
22. Which of the following best describes the character of the houses that
    Wright designed?
    A. They were very large and beautiful.
    B. They were very comfortable.
    C. They could be used as churches.
    D.They were beautiful in design but not practical in use.
23. What is the most important idea in Wright’s style?
    A. Architectural design should match natural surroundings.
    B. A building must have grassland around it.
    C. American style in architecture should be different from European’s.
    D. Design should be more important than use.
24. Which of the following is NOT true about Wright’s “grass-land houses”?
    A. The lines of “grass-land houses” are similar to lines on the grassland.
    B. The lines of “ grass-land houses” are horizontal.
    C. The color of the lines of “grass-land houses” is green.
    D. They are different from European style houses.
25. The best title for this passage would be _______.
    A. The Differences between the American and European Styles in
    B. “Grass-land” Houses Designed by Wright
    C. How to Make Your Houses More Beautiful
    D. The Influence of Wright on American Architecture

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