Questions 61 to 65 are based on the following passage:
Many people who are rich are also well-known. Ted Sweeney was an exception to this rule. His family moved to San Francisco from Los Angeles when he was one month old. That’s where he grew up. At the age of seventeen he was hit by a train. Although he was not seriously hurt, the railroad paid him $25,000. Instead of going to college he bought a small store. Six months later the government bought his land to build a new highway. He sold it for $95,000.
With this money he moved to Detroit. He started a small company that made parts for the car manufacturers. It was very successful and by the time he was 23 he was a millionaire. When he was 24 he got married. He and his wife had three daughters in the next five years. By the time he was 30 he had over ten million dollars.
Then tragedy struck. He was involved in a traffic accident. He did not die but his wife and daughters did. Six months later he sold everything he owned and put his money in stocks. Ted then moved to New York. He lived for the next forty years in a one-room apartment.
He spent most of his days wandering through the city looking in garbage cans for food. He never worked. He rarely talked to anyone except himself. Most people were afraid of him. His clothes were always old and dirty.
Shortly before he died he moved back to Los Angeles. After spending two weeks there he was put in jail because he had no money and no job. City workers tried to help him. They offered him work but he would not work. Towards the end he would not talk to anyone at all.
When he died, he was a lonely man. But someone remembered his name. They knew he had lived in Detroit and had been successful. It was learned that he had put his stocks in a box at a Detroit bank. After they were sold and all the taxes paid, there was still over a hundred million dollars left.
61. Where did Sweeney grow up?
62. Sweeney became successful in business by _______.
A、putting his money in stocks
B、depositing money at a bank
C、making car parts
D、selling his land to the government
63. Which of the following statements about Sweeney's life in New York is implied in the passage?
A、He was not allowed to work there.
B、He stayed in jail for some time there.
C、He led a poor life there.
D、He made many friends there.
64. How old probably was Sweeney when he died?
65. What can we conclude from the passage?
A、Sweeney lost all his money in the stock market.
B、People may be rich but not well-known.
C、People may not be aware of their wealth.
D、Sweeney became rich by selling food cans.
Questions 66 to 70 are based on the following passage:
If it were only necessary to decide whether to teach elementary science to everyone on a mass basis or to find the gifted few and take them as far as they can go, our task would be fairly simple. The public school system, however, has no such choice, for the jobs must be carried on at the same time. Because we depend so heavily upon science and technology for our progress, we produce specialists in many fields. Because we live in a democratic nation, whose citizens make the policies for the nation, large numbers of us must be educated to understand, to support, and when necessary, to judge the work of experts. The public school must educate both producers and users of scientific services.
In education, there should be a balance among the branches of knowledge that contribute to effective thinking and wise judgment. Such balance is defeated by too much emphasis on any one field. This question of balance involves not only the relation of the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the arts, but also relative emphasis among the natural sciences themselves.
Similarly, we must have a balance between current and classical knowledge. The attention of the public is continually drawn to new possibilities in scientific fields and the discovery of new knowledge; these should not be allowed to turn our attention away from the sound, established materials that form the basis of courses for beginners.
66. According to the passage, the task for the public school system is _______.
67. Whom must the public school educate according to the writer?
A、Common people only.
B、Both experts and officials.
D、Both common people and specialists.
68. The writer believes that the public school education must take care of_____.
A、the arts only
B、all useful fields
C、the natural sciences only
D、the social sciences only
69. Which of the following does the writer think most important to students?
A、The latest developments in science and technology.
B、The work of experts.
C、Both newly-found and well-established knowledge.
D、The basis of courses for beginners.
70. Which of the following is the best title for the passage?
A、Subjects in Public School System.
B、Balance in Education.
C、Judging the Work of Experts.
D、Education and Knowledge.
Questions 71 to 75 are based on the following passage:
Dear Mr. Paul,
Well, I’ve just signed the lease(租约) and I’m opening my own radio and TV repair shop. Even though I haven’t finished half the course yet, the practical experience I had before I started and what I’ve learned from you folks so far makes me feel I can make a go of it.
I guess that gives you some idea why I’ve gotten a little behind in my payments. I think I owe you for three months right now. It takes a lot of money to start a shop, fix it up and get all the tools and equipment.
Everybody’s been very nice to me. The companies I approached have all agreed to give me credit even though I'm new and never did any business with them before. Well, you folks have known me for nearly six months now and until recently I’ve always paid on time. You know what can be made in this business and from the good grades and reports I’ve had on my assignments I think you know I have what it takes to make this business a success.
So I’m asking you to do what the people who don’t know me have done. I want to complete the course just as fast as I can. The more I know the better I can do, but I want you to give me credit. I want to finish the course and pay you when the shop starts earning money.
Maybe six months from now, I’ll have an easy time paying. In the meantime keep me going and you can count on getting your money when I’m through. I’ve got to hold on to all my money for working capital.
I'll appreciate your cooperation.
Very truly yours,
71. This letter was written to ask for permission _____.
A、to borrow some money
B、to complete the course
C、to delay paying the money
D、to open a repair shop
72. How does the writer describe himself?
A、He is a good student.
B、He is an experienced repairman.
C、He is a friendly person.
D、He is good at doing business.
73. How does the writer feel about his new business?
74. In the letter writer promises that he will _____.
A、thank everyone who helped him
B、take more courses from the school
C、try hard to earn money
D、eventually pay for the course
75. Most likely, “make a go of it” (Para. 1, Line 4) means _____.
A、“get the business started”
B、“gain more knowledge from the business”
C、“cause the business to succeed”
D、 “make the business expensive”