1999年高考考试英语—第一卷Ⅲ

时间:2022-1-15 作者:淘学网

Ⅲ.阅读理解(共25小题.A节每小题2分,B节每小题1分,满分45分)

A).阅读下列短文,从每小题所给的四个选项中选出一个最好答案.

A

Tom Brennan was working in a Philadelphia office building when he noticed a black bag. The bag contained a book.

This chance discovery ended a 12-day search by the Library Company of Philadelphia for a historical treasure-a 120-page diary kept 190 years age by Deborah Logan,”a woman who knew everybody in her day,”James Green ,the librarian told the magazine American Libraries.

Most of the diary is a record of big events in Philadelphia ,It also includes a description of British soldiers burning Washington .D. C in the war of 1812.She describes President James Madison on horseback as “perfectly shaking with fear”during the troubled days.George Wash- ington,she writes,mistook her for the wife of a French man.and praised her excellent English.

The adventure of the lost book began September 4 when Cory Luxmoore arrived from Eng- land to deliver the diary of his ancestor(祖先)to the Library Company,which he and his wife considered to be the best home for the diary.

Green told American Libraries he had the diary in his possession”a bout five minutes”when Luxmoore took it back because he had promised to show it to one other person.On returning to his hotel after showing the percious book to Green,Luxmoore waas shocked to realise that he had left it in the taxi.

Without any delay,Green began calling every taxi company in the city,with no luck,”I’ve felt sick since then,” Luxmoore told reporters.

According to Green.no one has yet learned how the diary came to the office building .

Tom Brennan received a reward(奖励)of 1,000,Philadelphia gained another treasure for its histo- ry,and Luxmoore told reporters,”It’s wonderful news.I’m on high”.

51.This article mainly tells about the story of _____

A.a lost diary B.Deborah Logan C.Cory Luxmoore D.the Library Company

52.From the text,we learn that the diary is now owned by_____

A.Tom BrennanB.an unknown person

C.a Philadelphia magazineD.the Library Company of Philadelphia

53.Philadelphia is thought to be the best home for the diary because_____.

A.it was written in Philadelphia

B.it tells stories about Philadelphia

C.people in the city are interested in old things

D.the British and the Americans once fought in Philadelphia

54.Which of the following shows the right order of what happened to the diary?

a-Tom Brennan found the book in an office building.

b-The book was shown to James Green.

c-Cory Luxmoore arrived from England.

d-The book was left behind in a taxi.

A.a.b.c.d B.c.b.d.a C.a.c.d.b D.c.a.b.d

55.What did Cory Luxmoore mean when he said “I’m on high”?

A.I’m richB.I’m famousC.I’m excited D.I’m lucky.

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