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“外教社杯”初二、初三组全国卷

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“外教社杯”第四届全国中学生英语阅读竞赛

初赛试题(初二、初三组)

主办单位:上海外语教育出版社 课堂内外杂志社

竞赛官方媒体:《英语街》(初中版)(邮发代号:78-57)

竞赛官方网站:英语悦读网www.easyreading.com.cn

答卷时间为40分钟

请将答案写在答题纸上,题号一一对应

I. Multiple Choice on Vocabulary. (2%*10=20%)

Directions: Choose one item which best completes each sentence or answers each question.

1. Miniatures are used for scenes with large structures that would be too difficult and expensive to build or A. destruct B. destruction C. destroy D. decay

2. You can sweep the person’s feet away with your feet, or throw the person over your shoulder if you want to someone.

A. throw B. kick C. knock out D. win

3. Climbing is fun but dangerous. Don’t climb anything without training and equipment.

A. much B. proper C. serious D. right

4. In an interesting part of the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral, you can

against one wall and people can hear your words against the wall on the opposite side of the dome.

A. whisper B. shout C. call D. cry

5. A lot of everyday products were first at World Expos.

A. appeared B. introduced C. made D. produced

6. The Wall Street in New York is a small street, but it plays a role in the business world.

A. important B. active C. huge D. high

7. Joseph Pulitzer, who helped money for the statue of Liberty, was a newspaper owner.

A. gather B. take C. beg for D. raise

8. You can fly in the sky over me.

You can sail to the sea under me.

You can talk and walk over me.

It’s faster than swimming — don’t you agree?

The poem above talks about the the Tower Bridge.

A. land sign B. landmark C. ground sign D. ground mark

9. Nazism was a terrible idea.

A. political B. religious C. artistic D. military

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10. The needle of a compass always points A. south B. north C. at south D. at north

II. Multiple Choice on Encyclopedic Knowledge. (2%*15=30%)

Directions: Choose the correct answer for each of the following questions.

11. When you want to make your own 3-D glasses, you may need some red and light

blue .

A. acetate B. claymation C. mirrors D. make-up

12. “Holes” on Moon’s surface are called “ and they are formed when in

space hit the moon.

A. caves, satellites B. craters, rocks

C. creatures, rubbish D. lakes, planets

13. Divers try to open their parachutes as late as possible in .

A. parachuting B. hot air ballooning

C. skydiving D. scuba diving

14. There is a famous Poets’ Corner in .

A. St. Paul’s Cathedral B. the Big Ben

C. Westminster Abbey D. the London Eye

15. The 1893 World Expo was held in A. Paris B. London C. Chicago D. Hanover

16. The sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholde designed Lady Liberty.

A. German B. Austrian C. Polish D. French

17. Napoleon slapped his officers and pulled the noses of his soldiers to show his

affection for them. It was seen as a sign of .

A. love B. friendliness C. understanding D. respect

18. The New York Yankees is New York’s most famous team.

A. ice hockey B. football C. baseball D. basketball

19. A. ropes B. wires C. lines D. threads

20. A. England B. Germany C. Switzerland D. Denmark

21. ____ eruptions are the least dangerous eruptions.

A. Hawaiian B. Vulcanian C. Plinian D. Strombolian

22. The French defeat at ____ marked the end of Napoleon’s 100 days of rule.

A. Moscow B. Paris C. Genoa D. Waterloo

23. The first person to design a parachute was .

A. Galileo B. Isaac Newton

C. Leonardo da Vinci D. Cai Lun

24. Apollo 13 when it was heading for the moon.

A. escaped into space B. had an explosion on board

C. crashed into a plane D. failed to start

25. A World Expo usually lasts for ____.

A. half a month B. a month C. six months D. a year

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III. Cloze (2%*10=20%)

Directions: There are 10 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the ONE that best fits into the passage.

Today rockets take astronauts to the moon but for hundreds of years, rockets were only used in .

The Chinese invented the first rocket around 1000 AD. These rockets were bamboo which were filled with gunpowder. By lighting the gunpowder, the Chinese could arrows out of the tubes. In 1232, the Chinese used the “arrows of flying fire” to the Mongols. The Mongols later introduced rockets to when they were at war with Russia.

In the 17th century, English scientist Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) discovered space. He did not think of sending rockets to the moon, but his laws helped to turn rockets into space in the 20th century!

In the 20th century, many countries started to research weapons.

During World War II (1939-1945), the Germans invented the V-2 rocket. This was the step forward in rocketry ever. The V-2 could go 300 km and a 1000 kg bomb. These rockets killed thousands of people in England in 1943.

26. A. science B. war C. gunpowder D. transport

27. A. tubes B. shoots C. leaves D. bats

28. A. throw B. send C. shoot D. lift

29. A. find B. defend C. resist D. defeat

30. A. Africa B. Australia C. Europe D. Asia

31. A. a B. an C. the D. /

32. A. transport B. travel C. war D. weapons

33. A. lighting B. quiet C. powerful D. loud

34. A. biggest B. heaviest C. latest D. last

35. A. use B. bring C. take D. carry

IV. Reading Comprehension (3%*10=30%)

Directions: Each passage is followed by questions based on its content. After reading a passage, choose the best answer to each question and fill in the corresponding space on the answer sheet.

(A)

Here are four postcards from London:

My first stop in London was Buckingham Palace. Kings and queens and their families have lived in Buckingham Palace since 1837.

I saw a parade at Buckingham Palace this morning. It’s called the Changing of the Guard. It’s fascinating. The guards wear interesting uniforms with red coats and tall hats. Since 1660, the kings and queens of England have had these special guards to protect them.

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Dear Kate,

I went to the Houses of Parliament after I saw the Changing of the Guard. What are the Houses of Parliament? Well, I guess the country’s leaders meet there to discuss important decisions.

Next to the Houses of Parliament stands a tall clock tower. Most people call it Big Ben. You know what? The name Big Ben does not refer to the clock tower. Big Ben is actually the 13-ton bell inside it!

Take care,

Judy

Hi Mum and Dad,

I learned a lot about English history at the Tower of London today. Before I visited the place, I thought it was a tall tower like the Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower. But now I know it is a castle.

Long ago, the Tower of London was also a prison. Some princes and queens were locked up in the castle before they were killed. I heard these terrible stories from the guards there. Anyway, I’ll send you some photos together with this postcard.

Love

Judy

36. saw a parade at Buckingham Palace one morning and learned a lot about English history at the Tower of London.

A. Kate B. Judy C. Mum and Dad D. Ben

37. The Changing of the Guard is for people to watch and enjoy.

A. a ceremony B. a military force

C. a place D. Guards changing clothes

38. Big Ben is A. a clock tower B. a huge clock C. a big house D. a leader of Parliament

39. The writer of these postcards is .

A. a Londoner B. on a trip to the city C. from Shanghai D. a tour guide

40. In the Tower of London, some English queens A. were crowned B. were protected by the Guards

C. lived with princes D. suffered before death

(B)

In 1923, Dr Bethune finished his studies. He also passed difficult examinations to join the famous medical organization, The Royal College of Surgeons. A few months later, he and Frances married. Afterwards, they went to Austria, France and Germany. Dr Bethune learned more skills from the best doctors in these countries.

Finally, Dr Bethune was ready to work as a doctor. But where? In England? In Canada? In the end, he decided to go to the American city of Detroit. Detroit is 4

famous for making cars. Dr Bethune thought that it was an exciting city. The Bethunes chose a busy part of Detroit for their home. It was also a very poor part of the city. Most of Dr Bethune’s patients had little money. They gave him things instead. Once, Dr Bethune cured a farmer’s wife. The farmer gave him some vegetables. Another time, a shopkeeper gave Dr Bethune some meat for treating his sick family. Dr Bethune did not mind getting paid this way. This was because he was more interested in making sick people better than making lots of money.

After a while, doctors at a local hospital heard about Dr Bethune’s work. Dr Bethune became very famous. Soon, wealthy people with illnesses began to visit him too. Dr Bethune became rich.

However, he was unhappy. His wealthy patients went home and got better, but his poor patients went home and got sick again. Dr Bethune knew the problem was not disease. The problem was being poor. He thought that poor people should get more help. Dr Bethune used his own money to give free medicine to poor patients.

After two years in Detroit, Dr Bethune got sick himself. At first, he thought it was just a cold. Then one day, he coughed up blood. Another doctor came to look at Dr Bethune. He had some bad news. Dr Bethune had the lung disease of tuberculosis, and he was dying.

Dr Bethune knew that he would not live long. He made the most difficult decision of his life. He asked Frances to leave him and start a new life. However, Frances loved Dr Bethune very much and would not leave. Finally, Dr Bethune said he would not go to hospital if she did not go away. Frances agreed, but she was very sad.

At first, Dr Bethune was treated in hospitals in Detroit and Gravenhurst. Then in 1926, he went to the best tuberculosis hospital in the world, at Saranac Lake, New York. There, Dr Bethune made friends with three other patients who were also doctors. One of the doctors was Chinese.

Most of the hospital patients spent their time quietly, but Dr Bethune enjoyed many all-night parties. He did other things that he liked. He made statues and painted lots of pictures. He even painted his life story, from birth to death, on the wall of his hospital room!

Then one day, Dr Bethune found a book on tuberculosis. There was a new way to cure the disease! It was dangerous, but Dr Bethune decided to try. The operation worked! Two months later, Dr Bethune was cured of the disease.

After he got better, Dr Bethune moved to Montreal, Canada. He worked as a chest surgeon and operated on many patients. He became famous for treating people with tuberculosis. However, just like in Detroit, Dr Bethune saw that some of his patients in Montreal got sick again because they were poor. To help them, he set up free clinics.

By now, Dr Bethune began to miss Frances. He wrote her many long letters. Finally, Frances came to Montreal. For a short time, the Bethunes were happy.

Then one day, Frances came home and found Dr Bethune looking at some bones of a dead baby. Then when she opened the refrigerator, she found human body parts! Dr Bethune brought home more and more human body parts to study. He was a very 5

difficult man to live with.

After a few years, Frances left Bethune, but they stayed good friends for a long time.

41. Dr Bethune passed examinations to join The Royal College of Surgeons to .

A. learn more about surgery and medicine

B. travel more freely in Europe, like in Austria, France and Germany

C. find more wealthy patients

D. get married with Frances

42. Dr Bethune decided to go to Detroit because .

A. the city was in the US

B. the city made a lot of cars

C. patients there gave him things instead of money

D. he thought that life there might be exciting

43. Many of Dr Bethune’s patients got sick again after being treated because A. they were not careful B. they were poor

C. they were suffering from tuberculosis D. their illnesses were too serious

44. Dr Bethune saved his own life from tuberculosis by A. doing things he liked

B. making friends with a Chinese doctor

C. trying out a new way of curing the disease found in a book

D. moving to Montreal, Canada to have a good rest

45. From the passage we know that Dr. Bethune was a person.

A. quiet, hard-working, and rich B. warm-hearted, helpful, and brave

C. careful, difficult to live with, but dying D. busy, famous, yet careless

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“外教社杯”第四届全国中学生英语阅读竞赛

初赛试题(初二、初三组)

答题纸

姓名___________ 学校______________________ 班级______________

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Multiple Choice on Vocabulary ((2%*10=20%)

Multiple Choice on Encyclopedic Knowledge. (2%*15=30%)

Cloze (2%*10=20%)

Reading Comprehension (3%*10=30%)

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