Big Ben is not the name of a man. It is the name of a huge（庞大的）clock in London. London is the capital of England. This clock has four faces. So，no matter where you stand，you can read the time on the face of Big Ben. Each face is the size of a double decker（层）bus. The hands are about four metres long. It is about the size of two people standing on top of each other. If you go to London，you may want to visit the Houses of Parliament（国会大厦）. There you will find Big Ben sits at the top of the clock tower（塔）in the Houses of Parliament. Maybe you will hear it as well as see it. The huge clock makes such a loud noise. “Ding dong，ding dong，”it goes every quarter of an hour.
The clock was named after a big man. He was Sir Benjamin Hall. This man did much building work in London many years ago.
1. Big Ben is ______________.
A. a double decker bus
C. the name of Ben
B. a huge clock D. a building
2. The clock strikes every _______ of an hour.
A. ten minutes
C. thirty minutes B. fifteen minutes D. forty-five minutes
3. You can read the time of Big Ben _________.
A. at the top of the clock tower B. in the Houses of parliament C. on the hands of the huge clock D. on the four faces of the clock
1．选B，根据第一行Big Ben is not the name of a man. It is the name of a huge（庞大的）clock in London.可以判断Big Ben是一个大钟的名字。
2．选B，根据文中“Ding dong，ding dong，” it goes every quarter of an hour. 即可得知大钟每15分钟敲一次。
3．选D，This clock has four faces. So，no matter where you stand，you can read the time on the face of Big Ben.其他三项均不符合题意。