In the fall of 1924, Thomas Wolfe， fresh from his courses in play writing at Harvard, joined the eight or ten of us who were teaching English composition in New York University. I had never before seen a man so tall as he， and so ugly. I pitied him and went out of my way to help him with his work and make him feel at home. His students soon let me know that he had no need of my protectiveness. They spoke of his ability to explain a poem in such a manner as to have them shouting with laughter or struggling to keep back their tears， of his readiness to quote in detail from any poet they could name. Indeed，his students made so much of his power of observation that I decided to make a little test and see for myself. My chance came one morning when the students were slowly gathering for nine o'clock classes. Upon arriving at the university that day， I found Wolfe alone in the large room which served all the English composition teachers as an office. He did not say anything when I asked him to come with me out into the hall， and he only smiled when we reached a classroom door and I told him to enter alone and look around. He stepped in， remained no more than thirty seconds and then came out. “Tell me what you see.”I said as I took his place in the room， leaving him in the hall with his back to the door. Without the least hesitation and without a single error， he gave the number of seats in the room， pointed out those which were taken by boys and those occupied by girls， named the colors each student was wearing， pointed out the Latin verb written on the blackboard， spoke of the chalk marks which the cleaner had failed to wash from the floor， and pictured in detail the view of Washington Square from the window. As I rejoined Wolfe，I was speechless with surprise. He， on the contrary，was wholly calm as he said，“The worst thing about it is that I'll remember it all.”
36. What is the passage mainly discussing?
A Thomas Wolfe's teaching work.
B Thomas Wolfe's course in playwriting.
C Thomas Wolfe's ability of explaining.
D Thomas Wolfe's genius.
37. Which of the following is NOT said in the passage?
A Wolfe's students praised Wolfe's power of observation.
B The author made an experiment on Wolfes ability.
C Wolfe's students asked the author to have a test of their ability.
D Wolfe did not feel angry when he was tested.
38.What do we learn about Wolfe from the passage?
A He tried hard to remember what was in the classroom.
B He stayed in the classroom for a short time.
C He stayed drew a picture of Washington Square.
D He followed the author into the classroom.
39. What can be inferred from the passage?
A The author was happy to see the test result.
B What the students said was hardly true.
C Wolfe would remember forever what the author had done.
D Wolfe felt joyful after he had been tested.
both sides. “That's simple. Only the owner of the hole has the right to mend it. I'll buy the hole from whoever mends the bridge.” People from both towns rushed to do the job while the traveler smoked a cigar and his driver changed the axle. They mended the bridge in no time and asked for the money for the hole. “What hole?”The traveler looked surprised. “I can't see any hole. I've been looking for a hole for several years now. I'm prepared to pay a good price for it， but there's no hole here. Are you pulling my leg or what?” He got into his car and drove off.
40. What did the two towns quarrel about?
A Which of them should mend the hole.
B Whether the hole should be mended.
C Why there was a hole in the bridge.
D When they should mend the hole.
41. The man who had fallen into the hole failed to answer any questions because he .
A had one of his legs broken
B was busy changing the axle
C had drunk too much wine
D was afraid to blame anybody
42. Both towns rushed to mend the hole in order to prove that.
A they owned the whole bridge
B they had the right to sell the hole
C they were able to mend the hole
D they could afford to mend the hole
43. In “Are you pulling my leg or what?”，the phrase pulling my leg refers to.
A trying to stop me
B laughing at me
C putting me in trouble
D making fun of me
For years， business people in Western Europe were worried. They knew they could not compete against business from the U.S.. The United States is much larger and had many more resources than any Western European country. Some European people realized that the European nations needed to join together to help each other. If they could forget their language differences and the differences in customs， they might become strong competition against other countries. In 1958， six of the European countries—Belgium， the Netherlands， Luxembourg， France， Germany and Italy got together and decided to cooperate. They called their group the European Economic Community， or the Common Market. These countries agreed to join their resources together. Within a few years， the European Economic Community had worked so well that its members were more prosperous than many other European nations. Soon， other nations began to realize the advantage of the Common Market. Today the Common Market includes most of the important countries in Western Europe. It is helping Western Europe to again take its place as a leader among the industrial nations of the world.
44.From the passage we know the U.S.is much richer than________in resources.
A any other Western European country
B any other country in Western Europe
C any country in Western Europe
D every country in Europe
45.The members of the European Economic Community have developed fast because they ________.
A share their resources and produce more goods
B can again take the place as a leader in the world
C forget the differences in their languages and customs
D have become strong competition against the U.S.
46.Which statement is true?
A The Common Market is only a political association(协会).
B The Common Market is an economic and political association.
C The Common Market is surely not an economic association.
D The Common Market is neither an economic association nor a political one.
47.In order to________the Western European countries decided to cooperate.
A join together to found a united community
B help each other to smooth away the differences in customs
C work and act together for each country's own purpose
D work together and fight against each other
A friend of mine named Paul received an expensive car from his brother as a Christmas present. On Christmas Eve when Paul came out of his office， a street urchin(顽童) was walking around the shining car. “Is this your car， sir?” he asked. Paul answered， “Yes， my brother gave it to me for Christmas.” The boy was surprised. “You mean your brother gave it to you and it did cost you nothing? Sir， I wish…” He hesitated(犹豫). Paul thought of course he knew what the boy wanted， but what the boy said surprised him greatly. “I wish，” the boy went on， “that I could be a brother like that.” Paul looked at the boy in surprise， and then he said again， “Would you like to take a ride in my car?” “Oh yes， I'd love to，” the boy answered. After a short ride， the boy turned and with his eyes shining， said， “Sir， would you mind driving in front of my house?” Paul smiled a little. He thought he knew what the boy wanted. He wanted to show his neighbors that he could ride home in a big car. But Paul was wrong again. “Will you stop where those two steps are?” the boy asked. He ran up to the steps. Then in a short while Paul heard him coming back， but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little crippled(残疾的) brother. He sat down on the step and pointed to the car. “There he is， Buddy， just like I told you upstairs. His brother gave it to him for Christmas and it didn't cost him a cent. And some day Im going to give you one just like it…then you can see for yourself all the nice things in the Christmas windows that I've been trying to tell you about.” Paul got out and lifted the boy to the front seat of his car. The shining.eyed elder brother climbed in beside him and the three began an unforgettable holiday ride.
48. From the story we can see the urchin________.
A wished to give his brother a car
B wanted Paul's brother to give him a car
C wished he could have a brother like Paul's
D wished Paul could be a brother like that
49.The urchin asked Paul to stop his car in front of his house________.
A to show he had a rich friend
B to show his neighbors the big car
C to let his brother ride in the car
D to tell his brother about his wish
50. The best name of the story is ________.
A A Christmas Present
B Paul，a Kind-hearted Person
C A Brother Like That
D An Unforgettable Holiday Ride
36D. 37C. 38B. 39C.
40A. 41C. 42B. 43D.
44C. 45A. 46B. 47A.
48A. 49D. 50C