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Clive was climbing an old tree on Butter Hill. His father

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 Clive was climbing an old tree on Butter Hill. His father and Mr. Drew were making conversation not far away, which Clive could overhear.

"... North Dakota, capital Bismarck," said Clive’s fa­ther.

"Yes, and of South Dakota it’s Pierre. Delaware next, capital Dover, with a population of only 5,000... "

Clive listened, checking the names. When they got stuck on Indiana, he came down the tree and went across to them.

"Let me see now," Mr. Drew was saying. "Indiana, Indi­ana... the capital must be Fort Wayne. "

"No," said the other. "I think it’s Evansville."

"Indianapolis," said Clive. " That’s the easiest of all to remember."

Both the men laughed. "He’s right, you know," Mr. Drew said. Clive’s father agreed," Yes, yes. Indiana, Indian­apolis. Now Kansas..."

Clive, who was thirteen then, was not very clever at school. But at the moment he felt rather proud of himself.

Looking back now, after many years, Clive remembers some of the ways he learned geography. One thing he remembers clear­ly is the " test" that took place every other week. The teacher used to pin up a big map on the board — China perhaps,or the United States, Australia or Europe — The map would have everything on it, except the names. The teacher, pointing with a long, wooden stick, began.

"Ready? Fifty questions. Number 1 — write the name of this river. Number 2 — the name of this state. 3 — its capital, here. 4 — the name of this bay. 5... "

Clive has quite forgotten whether he enjoyed learning ge­ography or not. He didn’t consider the rights or wrongs. Though he has never studied geography since he left school, he has never forgotten it, he is glad about the way he learned. The work might have been dull, unexciting; but even so, the dull­ness has given him a lifetime of interest, understanding and pleasure.

5. This passage shows that the two men ______.

A. gave Clive a regular test in geography                           B. were interested in geography

C. liked some modem ways of teaching                                   D. discouraged Clive’s feeling of pride

6. In this passage the maps were suitable for their purpose because ______.

A. they didn’t give any names                                          B. they showed everything that the students had learnt

C. they made the test interesting                                       D. they made it easy to remember things

7. Which of the following is TRUE?

A. Clive’s geography was poor.                                       B. Clive’s geography teacher didn’t teach well.

C. Clive’s teacher taught geography well.                          D. Clive was proud of his cleverness.

8. Now that he has grown up, Clive thinks that ______.

A. learning places is not all that important                          B. his geography lessons must have been enjoyable

C. he was lucky to have been taught in that way                D. you won’t remember it unless the work is interesting

(B) 文章主要叙述了Clive在小时候获得地理知识的方法,这对他以后的生活有很大的影响。

5. B 推断题。从Clive的父亲和Mr. Drew的谈话中可以看出:他们是很喜欢地理的,因为他们在谈论一些州及州的首府。

6. A 细节题。从文章后面一段的叙述来看,作者虽然已忘记了一些地理知识,但是对于老师所采用的这种方法是很赞成的,因为它可以在课堂上让学生记很多东西。

7. C 推断题。从最后一段中作者所表达的观点可以看出Clive的老师地理教得很好。。

 

8. C 细节题。见文章最后一段中的He is glad about the way he learned

 
 
 
 
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