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大学英语二级期末考试

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上,写在试题册上的无效。

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十位数,考生在前两位填写自己的班号,后八位填写自己的学号。如,某一考生是第

6班,其学号为00228036,那么学生代号一栏应填写0600228036,并涂黑每一格相

应的数字。另外,考生须在答题纸II的每一页上填写自己的学号、姓名、和班号。

试题册封面用汉字写上姓名。

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Final Examination (Band II)

(June, 2004)

Test Paper I

Part I   Listening Comprehension  

Section A

Directions:  In this section you will hear 5 short conversations. At the end of each

conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversation and the question will be read only ONCE. Listen carefully and choose the best answer to the question you hear. Mark your choice on Answer Sheet I. (5%)

1.        A) He is a popular teacher.

B) He has other interests besides reading.

C) He is a great fan of classic music.

D) He is a famous poet.

2.        A) The man often plays football after work.

B) Watching football often makes the man late for work.

C) Watching football is a waste of time.

D) The woman advises the man to have more sleep.

3.        A) Betty needs to work hard in order to buy a car.

B) Betty should bargain with Jones over the price.

C) He can’t help Betty repair her car.

D) Jones’s car is not a good buy.

4.        A) She hasn’t been watching TV for sometime.

B) She will have the man clean the house.

C) She is a bit disorganized.

D) She doesn’t like talk show.

5.        A) Tom has decided to help his parents get over the difficulties.

B) Tom needs more time to consider the woman’s suggestion.

C) Tom is unable to make decisions on his own.

D) Tom likes the freedom to do everything by himself.

Section B

Directions: In this section you will hear three short passages. Each will be spoken 

TWICE. After each passage you will be asked some questions. Listen carefully and choose the best answer to each question you hear. Then mark your choice on Answer Sheet I. (10%)

Passage One

Questions 6 to 9 are based on the passage you have just heard.

6.   A) To know about the children’s difficulties in their studies.

B) To investigate the problems in Swedish education.

C) To find out the teenagers’ opinions of the future.

D) To survey the teenagers’ attitudes towards the environment.

7.  A) They drew pictures of the future world.

B) They wrote a report on the pollution in the cities.

C) They surveyed different schools.

D) They talked with the scientists about the future.

8.   A) They are unable to solve personal problems.

       B) Many of them agree on the important global issues.

C) The majority of them enjoy school life.

       D) They are confident about the future of the world.

9.   A) Help them adopt right attitudes to the future.

B) Help them become scientists of the future.

C) Build a better world for them to live in.

D) Provide everyone of them with the educational opportunity.

Passage Two

Questions 10 to 12 are based on the passage you have just heard.

10.  A) They use simple vocabulary.

B) They put a high value on comment.

C) They are concerned with giving information.

D) They carry attractive pictures.

11.  A) The readers of the popular newspapers spend more time on entertainment.

B) The readers of the quality newspapers spend more time on reading.

C) The quality newspapers have better-educated readers.

D) The popular newspapers enjoy a larger readership (读者人数).

12.  A) Entertainment and guidance in their reading.

B) Advice about their personal problems.

C) Dramatic language and beautiful photos.

D) Editor’s comments on important issues.

Passage Three

Questions 13 to 15 are based on the passage you have just heard.

13. A) Some drivers asked him for tips.

   B) Most of them charged him correctly

   C) Many drivers guided him around the city.

   D) Several drivers laughed at his poor English.

14. A) Because they feared that Steven might cheat them.

   B) Because his destination was in a dangerous area.

   C) Because his destination was within walking distance.

D) Because they didn’t know the way around his destination.

15. A) New York has the most taxi drivers.

   B) One has to watch out in big cities.

   C) New York taxi drivers offer the best service.

   D) People in general are reliable.

Section C

Directions: In this section you will hear a passage 3 times. When the passage is read

for the first time, you should listen carefully for its general idea. When the passage is read for the second time, you should fill in the blanks numbered C 1) to C 6) with the exact words you have just heard. Finally when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written. Write the missing words on Answer Sheet II. (5%)

       The scientists are using a raft(木排)to study the plants that grow in the rain forests. The research raft provides scientists with a (C1) _____________________ in the treetops. Scientists can even sleep on the raft, so they can stay up in the treetops for days at a time.

       Rain forests are one of the (C2) __________________ on Earth. They are home to millions of species of plants and animals. Rain forests cover only about 6 percent of Earth’s land surface. However, they contain more than half of the plant species on Earth. Many of these plants provide (C3)______________________. In fact, about 25 percent of prescription medicines(处方药)in the United States are (C4) _____________________ from rain forest plants. Scientists think that many new medicines might be developed from plants that are yet to be discovered.

       Unfortunately, rain forests are disappearing, while scientists (C5) _________________ all the plants in these forests yet. Some scientists think thousands of species of plants that we’ll never even know about are (C6) ____________.

Part II  Vocabulary and Structure

Directions: There are 40 incomplete sentences in this part. For each sentence there are four choices. Choose the one that best completes the sentence. Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet I. (20%)

16. Father said that if a man was determined to get something and ______ it long

   enough, he would gain it eventually.

   A. went for                             B. took to

   C. called to                              D. stuck to

17. ______ what he said, I didn’t believe any excuses he offered to me.

   A. Aside from                           B. Except for

   C. Regardless of                          D. On behalf of

18. Most of the participants got annoyed as Jim was so ______ in his own views.  

   A. independent                          B. persistent

   C. innocent                              D. diligent

19. Books ______ desires and arouse our interests in things, but it is only by our actions that we can satisfy these desires and pursue our interests.

   A. illustrate                             B. liberate

   C. generate                               D. accumulate

20. The medical research group worked for years and finally found out a Chinese herb medicine ______ against AIDS.

   A. vulnerable                          B. secure

   C. intent                                  D. specific

21. If the family could ______ this year on your lower income, things would become easier after that.

   A. get along                             B. get through

   C. get over                              D. get around

22. Many people have fallen into the ______ of the clever advertisements broadcasted on TV.

   A. tendency                            B. boundary

   C. temptation                            D. conviction

23. The government would not do anything to ______ taxes on such necessities as food and soft drinks.

   A. impose                               B. improve

   C. impress                             D. import

24. The monument standing on the square is in honor of the ______ of the people’s heroes.

   A. legacies                             B. features

   C. missions                            D. exploits

25. We young people should be really ______ of the emotion and comfort of the old people.

   A. considerate                          B. contented

   C. confident                          D. convinced

26. Here are the ______ that show the crime rate is rising dramatically in the urban area.

   A. strategies                           B. samples

   C. statistics                             D. symptoms

27. The president of the Microsoft paid three visits to Beijing on ______ days last month.

   A. excessive                           B. progressive

   C. impressive                           D. successive

28. Albert’s accomplishments in this field, ______, outweigh his faults in life.

   A. in common                         B. on balance

   C. in tune                            D. on the side

29. Anna showed her ______ by inviting me out for a dinner in an Italian restaurant.

   A. altitude                            B. solitude

   C. gratitude                            D. attitude

30. One purpose of the United Nations is to ______ any war possible to break out in the world.

   A. expose                          B. compel

   C. confront                         D. abolish

31. ______ had the car with two robbers in it drawn to a halt when armed police surrounded it.

   A. Rarely                            B. Barely

   C. Scarcely                           D. Slightly

32. Books and facilities in our college are available for the ______ of different courses.

   A. requirements                         B. arrangements

   C. fulfillments                        D. managements

33. As there is so much unemployment nowadays, the competition for jobs is really

   ______ .

   A. rigid                              B. acute

   C. tough                           D. fierce

34. This is an account of a faithful ______ on what he has seen and heard in his

   life.

   A. definition                          B. presentation

   C. reflection                          D. quotation

35. Among writers of detective stories, Agatha Christie ______ as the best.

   A. stood for                        B. stood out

   C. stood up for                       D. stood by

36. Mary was so ______ in her reading that she didn’t notice when I entered the

   room.

   A. bathed                             B. digested

   C. subtracted                         D. immersed

37. These linguists(语言学家) are concerned ______ with the structure of languages.

   A. practically                         B. primarily

   C. presently                          D. positively

38. She has greater ______ in popular music than has ever been showed before.

   A. intensity                          B. modesty

   C. curiosity                            D. possibility

39. His parents’ warning of never drinking ______ is kept in his mind all his life.

   A. in particular                      B. to excess

   C. at risk                            D. under way

40. The opera had many distinctive features which were well ______ by the audience.

   A. approved                          B. analyzed

   C. entertained                        D. appreciated

41. You should put all these medicines ______ the reach of the children.                      

   A. from                             B. above

   C. beyond                            D. without

42. Those errors and mistakes in your writing are ______ your carelessness.

   A. as to                              B. close to

   C. up to                             D. owing to

43. That is the hotel ______ we stayed when we visited New York for the first time.

   A. at which                           B. for which

   C. of which                          D. with which

44. The speaker spoke too fast at the conference that I found ______ pretty hard to follow him.

   A. this                              B. it

   C. that                              D. which

45. ______ everyone is here, let’s start our discussion on the reform of the educational system in our university.

   A. Seeing that                        B. Considering that

   C. Now that                          D. Supposing that

46. Mr. Johnson was ______ a strict and solemn man that no one dared to talk to him.

   A. so                                B. rather

   C. such                               D. quite

47. So far there has been no news about ______ Jim is out of danger.

   A. how                            B. whether

   C. that                              D. what

48. ______ the pop singer appeared on the stage, they all stood up and clapped warmly.

      A. While                           B. Since

    C. Once                               D. The moment

49. We demanded a guarantee ______ no similar mistake should be made again in  our design.

   A. that                                B. which

   C. what                             D. whose

50. ______ you know the rules of skating on ice, you will be able to keep your balance on it.

   A. Even if                            B. Once

   C. However                          D. Though

51. Our manager intends to double the advertising budget ______ great the opposition

   might be.

    A. no matter how                      B. whatever

    C. although                        D. no matter what

52. Jim told me that the week before he ______ the old house in the country where he was raised.

    A. repaired                           B. had repaired

    C. was repairing                      D. would repair

53. That was the first time _______ I had great troubles with my boss in the office.

    A. while                          B. which

    C. when                             D. as

54. The boys and girls on the photo, ______ you taught before, are now working in

   big cities like Beijing and Shanghai.

   A. most of them                       B. most of whom

   C. most of which                    D. most of those

55. The man painted quite a lot in his life, and ______ 60% of his paintings have been sold out or exhibited.

   A. not just as                         B. the least of

   C. not so much as                      D. no less than

Part III Reading Comprehension

Directions: There are 3 reading passages in this part. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices. You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet I. (15%)

Passage One

We can make mistakes at any age. Some mistakes we make are about money. But most mistakes are about people. “Did Jerry really care when I broke up with Helen?” “When I got that great job, did Jim really feel good about it, as a friend? Or did he envy my luck?” “And Paul---why didn’t I notice that he was friendly just because 1 had a car?” When we look back, doubts like these can make us feel bad. But when we look back, it’s too late.
     Why do we go wrong about our friends – or our enemies? Sometimes what people say hides their real meaning. And if we don’t really listen we miss the feeling behind the words. Suppose someone tells you, “You’re a lucky dog.” That’s being friendly. But “lucky dog”? There’s a bit of envy in those words. Maybe he doesn’t see it himself. But bringing in the “dog” bit puts you down a little. What he may be saying is that he doesn’t think you deserve your luck.
    
Just think of all the things you have to be thankful for ” is another noise that says one thing and means another. It could mean that the speaker is trying to get you to see your problem as part of your life as a whole. But is he? Wrapped up in this phrase is the thought that your problem isn’t important. It’s telling you to think of all the starving people in the world when you haven’t got a date for Saturday night.
     How can you tell the real meaning behind someone’s words? One way is to take a good look at the person talking. Do his words fit the way he looks? Does what he says agree with the tone of voice? His posture (
姿态)? The look in his eyes? Stop and think. The minute you spend thinking about the real meaning of what people say to you may save another mistake.

56. This passage is mainly about_________.
   A. how misunderstanding sometimes arises among friends

   B. what to do when you listen to others talking
   C. why we can’t get along well with our friends 

D. how to avoid mistakes when you communicate with people

57. According to the author, the reason why we go wrong about our friends is

that _________.
   A. we fail to listen carefully when they talk
   B. people tend to be annoyed when we check what they say
   C. people usually state one thing but mean another
   D. we tend to doubt what our friends say


58. In the sentence “Maybe he doesn’t see it himself.”(Para.2), the pronoun “it” refers

to __________.        
   A. being friendly    B. a bit of envy     C. a lucky dog    D. your luck

59. When we listen to a person talking, the most important thing for us to do is

___________.
   A. to look directly into his eyes

B. to notice the way the person is talking

C. to pay attention to his facial expression

D. to examine the real meaning of what he says


60. The author most probably is ____________.
   A. a teacher
    B. a psychologist   C. a philosopher   D. a doctor

Passage Two
    Have you ever been afraid to talk back when you were treated unfairly? Have you ever bought something just because the salesman talked you into it? Are you afraid to ask someone for a date?
    Many people are afraid to assert (
表现) themselves. Dr. Alberti, author of Stand Up, Speak Out, and Talk Back, thinks it’s because their self-respect is low. “Our whole set up (体制) is designed to make people distrust themselves, ” says Alberti. “There’s always a ‘superior’ around – a parent, a teacher, a boss – who ‘knows better’. These superiors often gain when they chip (削弱) away at your self-image.”
    Alberti and other scientists are now doing something to help people assert themselves. They offer “assertiveness training ” courses – AT for short. In the AT courses people learn that they have a right to be themselves. They learn to speak out and feel good about doing so. They learn to be more active without hurting other people.
    In one way, learning to speak out is to overcome fear. AT group taking an At course will help the timid person to lose his fear. But AT uses an even stronger motive---the need to share. The timid person speaks out in the group because he wants to tell how he feels.
    Whether or not you speak up for yourself depends on your self-image. If someone you face is more “important” than you, you may feel less of a person. You start to doubt your own good sense.
    You go by the other person’s demand. But, why should you? AT says you can get to feel good about yourself. And once you do, you can learn to speak out.

61. The phrase “talk back” in the first line means ___________.
   A. “make someone stop talking”     

   B. “answer someone, showing disagreement”
   C. “persuade somebody to change his mind”

D. “face somebody and fight bravely”


62. The passage mainly discusses the problem that____________.
   A. people are easily cheated when they buy something
   B. people are afraid to speak for themselves
   C. some people think too low of themselves
   D. some people are afraid of superiors


63. We may infer from the passage that the author’s attitude towards the whole set

    up is_____________ .

A. positive        B. negative      C. hostile      D. appreciative

64.  One thing that “Assertiveness Training” does not do is__________.
A. to help people overcome fear and trust themselves
B. to show people they have a right to be themselves
C. to teach people to be superior to others

D. to help people to feel good about themselves

65.  The best title for this passage is ____________.

A. Assertiveness Training
B. Development of Self-Respect
C. The Importance of Self-Image
D. How to Feel Good About Yourself

Passage Three

For many women choosing whether to work or not to work outside their home is a luxury: they must work to survive. Others face a hard decision. Perhaps the easiest choice has to do with economics. One husband said, “Marge and I decided after careful consideration that for her to go back to work at this moment was an extravagance we couldn’t afford.” With two preschool children, it soon became clear in their figuring that with babysitters, transportation, and increased taxes, rather than having more money, they might actually end up with less.

Economic factors are usually the first to be considered, but they are not the most important. The most important aspects of the decision have to do with the emotional needs of each member of the family. It is in this area that husbands and wives find themselves having to face many confusing and conflicting feelings.

       There are many women who find that homemaking is boring or who feel imprisoned if they have to stay home with a young child or several children. On the other hand, there are women who think that homemaking gives them the deepest satisfaction.

       From my own experience, I would like to suggest that sometimes the decision to go back to work is made in too much haste. There are few decisions that I now regret more. I wasn’t mature enough to see how much I could have gained at home. I regret my impatience to get on with my career. I wish I had allowed myself the luxury of watching the world through my little girl’s eyes.

 

66. What is this passage mainly about?

A. The equality between man and woman.

B. Women’s staying at home.

C. Women’s going back to work.

D. Economic factors affecting one’s family.

67. The underlined word “extravagance” means          .

A. time                                                    B. money

C. waste                                                D. luxury

68. When women decide whether to work or not, what is usually the first to be considered?

A. Husbands’ emotion.                             B. Economic factors.

  C. Children’s education.                         D. Housework doing.

69. What is the writer regretting for now?

A. Going back to work hastily.

B. Staying at home without work.

C. Taking care of her little daughter.

D. Being imprisoned by homemaking.

70. What is the writing style of this passage?

A. Narration.                                             B. Exposition.

C. Argument.                                            D. Description.

Part IV  Reading Course

Directions: There are ten quotations from the texts you have learnt in Reading Course Book Three; the incomplete statements are based on the quotations. Please choose the best answer to each one and then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet I (10%)

71. It was just six years ago that I began to be alive. I had, of course, been living before—for I am now twenty-three—but I didn’t really know it. (4. The Civil Rights Movement: What Good Was It?)

The Civil Rights Movement called Alice Walker, the author, to life for

__________.

A. her skin color would no longer be an obstacle to success

B. her people began to dominate the society immediately

C. she was no longer pensive and yearning

D. she was awakened to her real existence in the world

72. Like everyone else, in her daydreams at least, she thought she was free. (4. The Civil Rights Movement: What Good Was It?)

The freedom her mother dreamed of was _______________.

A.      a freedom from the bodily control of the white people

B.      a freedom from the slavery system

C.      a freedom from the spiritual subordination to the white people

D.      a freedom from the imprisonment of ideas

73. Nearly a decade before, he’d move to the city to help bring racial justice to Boston. Now he was rushing out of his house to hit dark-skinned people over the head. Before him on the kitchen table lay his boyhood bat, splintered beyond all further use. Some of his cherished assumptions were in smithereens as well. (8. When a Citizen Fights Back)

Colin felt that he lost some of his cherished beliefs because __________.

A.      he was regretful that violence was the only way to bring back justice

B.      he was against his former belief in racial justice

C.      he might be sued for he had beaten a criminal violently

D.      he felt law and police could not effectively stop crimes

74. It will always be out there, in the far range of mathematics, where space bends and parallel lines converge and I don’t know what all. (9. The Killion)

The author suggests that the killion is             .

A.      a mathematical problem to be researched into

B.      a potential danger to human life

C.      a product of mathematical researches

D.      a mystery still unresolved

75. Entropy is no laughing matter, however, because with every increase in entropy energy is wasted and opportunity is lost. (12. The Arrow of Time)

According to the author, _______________.

A. with the increase in entropy, it is more likely to do some useful work

B. entropy is the direct cause of the loss of opportunity to do some useful work

C. when entropy increases, the chances of losing the opportunity to do some useful work are slim

D. when energy is applied, the opportunity to do some useful work will be lost

76. Hidden in this quixotic relish of the holiday’s rebirth was a precious irony: it would be precisely the infusion of business concerns into the calendar that facilitated the romantic revival of “this blessed day.” (15. The Valentine Vogue)

The revival of St. Valentine’s Day in America is viewed as an irony because

______________.

A.      a business mind was going to be replaced by a romantic one

B.      all the traditions surrounding St. Valentine’s Day seemed to fade

C.      commerce was unusually combined with the romantic sense

D.      media urged the Americans to revive the traditions

77. The word’s early modern meaning focused on a person or a relationship—that is, one drew lots to establish who was one’s valentine for the occasion or one used the term to refer to one’s sweetheart or betrothed. By contrast, in the nineteenth century the word came to mean preeminently an object of exchange—a fancy lace-paper missive or colorful lithographed sheet for which one went shopping. (15. The Valentine Vogue)

When valentine underwent the change of the meaning, it indicates ________.

A. the revival of traditions

B. the prosperity of commerce

C. the fast development of industry

D. the enthusiasm in the collection of lace-paper missives

78. “Ma’am,” Curly Kid said, “I’m gonna see that them kids stays in school, and make sure that what happened to me never happens to them. Ma’am, when these mean, sassy kids grows up to be outlaws, they are going to be educated outlaws. And they won’t ever have to suffer the awful disgrace of being euchred by a honest man.” (16. Why Rustlers Never Win)

Curly Kid finally realized that ______________.                       .

A.    education mattered much even to outlaws

B.     an honest man cheated others more skillfully

C.     trusting others got himself into trouble

D.    teaching from his own experiences was persuasive

79. Get the right job and they won’t call you boy any more. They’ll save it for the next man. (19. Blue-Collar Journal)

What we can infer from the sentence is that ______________.                

A.    you will not be called a boy if you receive better education

B.     how others call you is closely related to how you are treated at work

C.     how you are called is determined by what kinds of people you are working with

D.  you will no longer be called a boy if your job is respected by others

80. I wonder how many loaves of bread and heads of lettuce I’d go through if I stuck at this job until retirement age. (19. Blue-Collar Journal)

What the author suggests here is that _____________.                 

A. blue-collar work often involves some calculation

B. the achievement of a blue-collar is determined by the quantity of his work

C. blue-collar work is often tiring, boring and dull

D. old people are in favor of blue-collar work

Part V  Cloze

Section I

Directions: There are 10 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices. Please choose the one that best fits into the blank. Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet I. (5%)

When someone says, “well, I guess I’ll have to go face the music,” it does not mean he is planning to go to a concert. It is something far  81   pleasant, like being called in by your boss to explain why you did this or that, and why you did not do this or that. Sour music, indeed, but it has to be faced.

    The phrase “to face the music” is familiar ___82____every American, young or old. It is at least 100 years old. Where did the expression come from?

The first ___83____comes from the American novelist James Fenimore Cooper. He said in 1851 that the expression was first used by actors while ____84__ in the wings(舞台两侧) to go on stage. After they got their cue to go on, they often said, “It’s time to go face the music.” And that is ___85___what they did—face the orchestra which was just below the stage.

An actor might be frightened or nervous as he moved onto the stage in front of an audience that might be friendly, or perhaps hostile, especially __86___he forgot his lines. But he had to go out. If he did not, there ___87___be no play.

So, “to face the music” came to mean: having to go ___88___ something, no matter how unpleasant the experience might be, because you knew you had no choice.

Other explanations come from the army. Men had to face inspection by their leader. The soldiers  89  about how well they looked. Was their equipment clean—shiny to pass the inspection? Still, the men had to go out, and face the music of the band, as well as the___90__. What else could they do?

81. A. more            B. from       C. much         D. too  

82. A. with            B. to           C. about               D. on

83. A. information       B. quotation   C. impression      D. explanation

84. A. waiting         B. standing      C. gathering         D. staying

85. A. also             B. perhaps      C. exactly             D. normally

86. A. as               B. while        C. if                      D. unless

87. A. must             B. would       C. should              D. ought to

88. A. through          B. for          C. with                 D. by

89. A. wondered       B. bothered                                 C. worried     D. frightened

90. A. performance      B. appearance  C. inspection     D. examination                 

Test  Paper II

Part V  Cloze 

Section II  

Directions: The following two paragraphs are taken from Integrated Course Book Three. In these paragraphs there are 10 missing words, one in each numbered sentence. Write out the missing words on Answer Sheet II. (5%)

1. A glance at Grandma’s familiar handwriting brought back in a flash   1     of standing alongside her white rocking chair, watching her “settin down” some letter to  2  . Character by character, Grandma would slowly    3   one word, then the next, so that a finished page would consume hours. I wept   4   the page representing my Grandma’s recent hours invested in expressing her  5   gratefulness to me—whom she used to diaper.

2. How much longer we’ll have enough energy to stay on here is anybody’s guess—perhaps for quite a while, perhaps not. When the time comes, we’ll leave with a feeling of sorrow but also with a   6   of pride at what we’ve been able to accomplish. We should make a fair   7   on the sale of the place, too. We’ve  8    about $35,000 of our own money in it, and we could just about   9   that if we sold today. But this is not a good time to sell. Once economic conditions improve, however, demand for farms like ours should be   10   again.

Part VI  

I.   Integrated Reading

Directions: Answer the following questions in simple and correct English according to the texts you have read in the Integrated Course Book Three. Write your answers on Answer Sheet II. (7.5%)

1.      What are the two requirements necessary for living a life in the countryside?

(Mr. Doherty Builds His Dream Life)

2.      What was the main purpose of founding the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center?  ( The Freedom Givers)

3.      What is the main idea of the text?  ( The Land of The Lock)

4.      How did the three people react to the writer’s letters? (Writing Three Thank-You Letters)

5.      Why did the doctor have little hope of Johnsy’s recovery? ( The Last Leaf)

II.  Passage Reading

    Mother's Day is now observed throughout the United States and in some other countries as well. It took some time and a lot of effort to make it the holiday that it is today. It is a special day in which every child, young and old, is supposed to honor their mothers. The original concept for the day was that all mothers were supposed to be honored, whether they were living or gone.

   The roots of the traditional Mother's Day dates back to the spring celebrations in ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, wife of Cronus, the Mother of all of the gods and goddesses. It evolved later into a day called Mothering Sunday, which was celebrated in England. Finally, in the year of 1872, in the United States, Julia Ward Howe suggested that a Mother's Day be held in the States. Not much came of that until a woman named Anna Jarvis came along. She was a single woman who was completely devoted to her mother, Anna Reese Jarvis. After the death of her mother in 1905, the younger Anna was left to care for her blind sister who was named Elsinor. Then, in 1907, Anna Jarvis started a campaign with the help of friends and neighbors to have an official day declared as Mother's Day. She thought that having an official day, in which mothers around the United States would be honored, would help for children to honor their mothers and to appreciate them, especially while they were still alive.

    The next year, in 1908, Anna organized a church service to honor her late mother. She made sure to take red carnations, which were her mother's favorite flower, to the church for the special service. She then persuaded the church to continue holding a Mother's Day observance on the second Sunday of every May. She and her followers continued to campaign, and by the end of the next year, Pennsylvania was observing this holiday. In the year of 1911, this holiday honoring mothers had become so popular that it was celebrated in many more states, too. Finally, two years later, in May of the year 1913, the House of Representatives adopted a resolution that requested that the President and all other officials of the federal government wear a carnation on Mother's Day.

    Finally, in the year of 1914, then-President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed that Mother's Day was a national holiday and that it would be observed on the second Sunday of every May. It has been observed ever since, year after year, without fail.

A.

Directions: Answer the following two questions briefly according to the passage. Part of the answer to each question is provided. Write your answers on Answer sheet II. (2%)

 “Not much came of that until a woman named Anna Jarvis came along.” What does this sentence mean?

This sentence means that ___________________________________ before Anna Jarvis campaigned to have an official day declared as Mother’s Day.

 What did the resolution adopted by the House of Representatives in 1913

request?

 It requested ___________________________________________________.

B.

Directions: Guess the meanings of the following words with the help of the context clues. Write your answers on Answer Sheet II. (3%)

1.  observed (L.1)

2.  gone (L.5)

3.  campaign (L.14)

C.

Direction: Summarize the main idea of the passage, using no more than 30 words.

         Write your answer on Answer Sheet II. (2.5%)

Part VII  Writing

Directions: In this part you are to write a composition on the topic Students Doing Part-time Jobs. You are required to write at least 120 words and base your composition on the outline given below. Please write your composition neatly on Answer Sheet II.(10%)

Students Doing Part-time Jobs

1  The advantages of taking a part-time job.
2  Possible disadvantages of taking a job while studying in college.
3  Your opinion.

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