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【阅读训练】公共英语等级考试四级阅读理解(7)

1、“Color bar” in the first paragraph comes closest in meaning to ___.

  • A.a bar which is painted in different colors.
  • B.the fact that white and black customers are served separately.
  • C.a bar of chocolate having different colors.
  • D.a counter where people of different colors are served with beer.

2、The writer was, at the time of the story, ___.

  • A.a black school teacher
  • B.an African servant
  • C.a black, but a friend of Europeans
  • D.a rich black

3、The manager of the drugstore shouted at the writer in a bastard language because ___.

  • A.he hadn’t learned to speak polite English.
  • B.he thought the writer wouldn’t understand English.
  • C.that was the usual language used by Europeans when speaking to Africans.
  • D.that was the only language he could speak when he was angry.

4、In the third paragraph, “he was one of the old school” means ___.

  • A.he believed in the age-old practice of racial discrimination.
  • B.he was a very old man.
  • C.he graduated from an old, conservative school.
  • D.he was in charge of an old school.

5、Why didn’t the writer wait at the window of the drugstore like other black African?

  • A.Because he thought he was educated and should be treated differently.
  • B.Because he thought, being an important person, he should not be kept waiting.
  • C.Because he thought his white friends would help him out.
  • D.Because he wanted to protest against racial discrimination.

6、The movement of plants and animals form Asia to America indicates ______.

  • A.that they could not have traveled across the Bering Strait
  • B.that Asia and the Western hemisphere were connected by a large land mass
  • C.that the Bering Sea was an isthmus at one time
  • D.that migration was in the one direction only

7、The author is refuting the notion that _____.

  • A.life arose in America independently of life in Europe
  • B.the first settlers in America came during the sixteenth century
  • C.a large continent once existed which has disappeared
  • D.man was a host to animals and plants

8、By using the words “boxed the compass “(in Line 7) the author implies that _____.

  • A.the migration of mankind was from West to East
  • B.the migration of mankind was from East to West
  • C.mankind traveled in all directions
  • D.mankind walked from Asia to America

9、One reason for the migration not mentioned by the author is _____.

  • A.overcrowding
  • B.favorable environmental conditions
  • C.famine
  • D.the existence of a land bridge

10、We may assume that in the paragraph that follows this passage the author argues about______.

  • A.the contributions of anthropologist
  • B.the contributions of zoologists and botanists
  • C.the contributions made by the American Indians
  • D.the existence of a large land mass between Asia and North America