2011成人高考《英語》模擬試題及答案(3)(第4頁)

[日期:2011-05-20]   來源:昆明晨光教育培訓學校  作者:昆明晨光教育培訓學校   閱讀:563[字體: ]

Passage Two

  The Mother Goose Stories, so well known to children all over the word, are commonly said to have been written by a little old woman for her grandchildren. According to some people, she lived in Boston, and her real name was Elizabeth Vergoose. Her son-in-law, a printer named Thomas Fleet, was supposed to have published the famous stories and poems for small children in 1719. However, no copy of this book has ever been found, and most scholars doubt the truth of this story—and doubt, moreover, that Mother Goose was ever a real person. They point out that the name is a direct translation of the French “Mere I’ Oye.” In 1697 the Frenchman Charles Perrault published the first book in which this name was used. The collection contains eight tales, including “Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella,” and “Puss in Boots.” But Perrault did not originate these stories; they were already quite popular in his day, and he only collected them.

  66. What is suppssed to have happened in 1719?

  Elizabeth Vergoose wrote the first Mother Goose Stories.

  Thomas Fleet published the Mother Goose Stories.

  The Mother Goose Stories were translated into French.

  Charles Perrault published the first Mother Goose Stories.

  67. Most scholars consider Mother Goose to be _________.

  A. a real person B. a book written by a little old woman

  C. a collection by Elizabeth Vergoose D. a translation from French

  68. When Perrault published the first book in 1679, _______.

  no story of the book had been known to people

  some stories of the book were already well known

  few people were interested in the stories of the book

  stories like “Sleeping Beauty” and “Cinderella” became popular

  69. The name used in the first book published in 1679 is supposed to have been _______.

  A. Mother Goose B. Mere I’ Oye C. Elizabeth Vergoose D. Charles Perrault

  70. On the basis of this passage, what may be concluded about the real origin of stories “Sleeping Beauty” and “Cinderella”?

  They were invented by Elizabeth Vergoose.

  They were invented by Thomas Fleet.

  They were invented by Charles Perrault.

  Their writers are unknown.

  Passage Three

  Banks are not ordinarily prepared to pay out all accounts; they rely on depositors (儲戶) not to demand payment all at the same time. If depositors should come to fear that a bank is not safe, that it cannot pay off all its depositors, then that fear might cause all the depositors to appear on the same day. If they did, the bank could not pay all accounts. However, if they did not all appear at once, then there would always be enough money to pay those who wanted their money when they wanted it. Mrs. Elsie Vaught has told us of a terrifying bank run that she experienced. One day in December of 1925 several banks failed to open in a city where Mrs. Vaught lived. The other banks expected a run the next day, and so the officers of the bank in which Mrs Vaught worked as a teller had enough money on hand to pay off their depositors. The officers simply told the tellers to pay on demand. The next morning a crowd gathered in the bank and on the sidewalk outside. The length of the line made many think that the bank could not possibly pay off everyone. People began to push and then to fight for places near the tellers’ windows, The power of the panic atmosphere was such that two tellers, though they knew that the bank was quite all right and could pay all depositors, drew their own money from the bank. Mrs Vaught says that she had difficulty keeping herself from doing the same.

  71. A bank run happens when _______.

  a bank is closed for one or more days

  too many depositors try to draw out their money at one time

  there is not enough money to pay all its depositors at one time

  tellers of a bank take their own money from the bank

  72. The tellers in Mrs. Vaught’s bank were told to ________.

  explain why they could not pay out all accounts

  pay out accounts as requested

  make the depositors believe that the bank was stand

  pay out money as slowly as possible

  73. The main cause of a bank run is _______.

  A. loss of confidence B. lack of money

  C. crowds of people D. inexperienced tellers

  74. Which of the following did Mrs. Vaught say?

  She know that the bank was not sound.

  She feared that too many depositors drawing their money would close the bank.

  She was not able to draw out her money.

  She was tempted to draw out her money.

  75. According to the passage, the actions of the depositors of Mrs. Vaught’s bank were affected mainly by the _______.

  ease with which they could get their money

  confidence that Mrs. Vaught showed

  failure of several other banks to open

  confidence shown by other depositors of the bank