Not everyone in the world requires the same amount of living space. The amount of space a person needs around him is a cultural difference,not an economic one. Knowing your own psychological (心理的) space needs is important because they strongly affect your choices,including,for example,the number of bedrooms in the home. If you were brought up in a two-child family and both you and your sister or brother had your own bedrooms,the chances are,if you have two children or more,that you also will offer separate bedrooms for them. In America,for example,they train people to want to have their own rooms by giving them their own rooms when they are babies. This is very rare in the world. In many other countries,the baby sleeps in the same bed with his parents or in bed near them.
The space in the home also shows a lot about psychological space needs. Some families gather closer to each other and the size of their house has nothing to do with it. Others have separate little corners where family members go to bed alone.
Although it is true that psychological space needs are not decided by economic reasons,they sometimes have to be changed a little because of economic pressures. It is almost impossible,however,to completely change your psychological space needs.
1. The underlined sentence in Paragraph 1 means " ______ ". A. No two people need exactly the same amount of living space B. The requirements of living space are not always the same
C. The world requires the same amount of living space D. Nobody needs a required amount of living space
2. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage? A. Americans are trained to live in large rooms at birth. B. Economic situation decides one's amount of space needs.
C. People in various countries demand different psychological space. D. Knowing your psychological space needs is important, as it affects your future.
( B )
The Red Cross is an international organization which cares for people who are in need of help. A man in Paris hospital who needs blood,a woman in Mexico who was injured in an earthquake,and a family in India that lost their home in a storm may all be aided by the Red Cross.
The Red Cross exists in almost every country around the globe. The world Red Cross organizations are sometimes called the Red Crescent,the Red Mogen David,the Sun,and the Red Lion. All of these agencies (机构) share a common goal of trying to help people in need.
The idea of forming an organization to help the sick and wounded during a war started with Jean Henri Dunant. In 1859,he observed how people were suffering on a battle field in Italy. He wanted to help all the wounded people regardless of which side they were fighting for. The most important result of his work was an international treaty(条约)called the Geneva Convention. It protects prisoners of war,the sick and wounded, and other citizens during a war.
The American Red Cross was set up by Clara Barton in 1881. Today the Red Cross in the United States provides a number of services for the public,such as helping people in need,teaching first aid and providing blood.
3. A good title for this selection is ______ . A. People in Need of Help B. Safety and Protection C. The International Red Cross
D. Forming an Organization to Help the Soldiers 4. The underlined word "aided" in Paragraph 1 means " ______ ".
A. needed B. helped C. caught D. protected
3. C。本题也属于概括文章主旨大意题。本文主要讲述了国际红十字会的`起源和作用。 4. B。根据本文第一句话：The Red Cross is an international organization which cares for people who are in need of help.由此可猜测出该划线单词的意思是"帮助"。
Dr.Harvey Gates，the noted scientist，might never have discovered the Kamron lizard(蜥蜴)in Blovia，if it had not been for a childhood accident As a boy，he was determined to become a baseball player，but when he broke his arm in practice at the age of fourteen and was forced to stay off the playing field for a while，he took notice of the natural world around him and liked what he saw
After he had recovered from his injury，he caught a squirrel(松鼠)and raised it as a pet.Soon he was bringing home snakes and other creatures from the woods near his school.
In 1962，he entered Blakeford College and majored in biology By 1966 he had received his Bachelor(学士)of Science degree and two years later at Drysdale University， he received his Doctor of Science degree.It was while he was doing field research for his doctoral studies in South America in 1967 that he discovered and named the Kamron lizard.This animal was different from others of its kind in that it had only four toes on its front feet. In other respects，it was similar to others of the same family It could change its color and go for long periods without food.
31.0f the four statements，which one best indicates the author‟s idea? B
A.Dr.Gates is a scientist who can always attract the public attention to his research.
B.Dr.Gates is a very famous scientist，though he wanted to be a sportsman at first