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2021年成考专升本《英语》强化习题及答案十六

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Ⅳ. Reading Comprehension(60 points)

Directions:

There are four reading passages in this part. Each passage is followed by five questions. For each question there are four suggested answers marked A, B, C and D. Choose one best answer and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

Passage One

In the old days, divers used to go down into the sea looking for ships that had sunk, because they hoped to find gold and jewels. Now divers still search for valuable things in sunken ships, but they also try to bring to the surface the ships themselves, or parts of them. The value of different kinds of metals has increased greatly over the last twenty or thirty years and even though a ship has been under the sea for many years, it may be worth a great deal.

One famous sunken ship is the 'Lusitania', which sank off the southern coast of Ireland in 1915 with a loss of nearly, 1,500 lives. It has four huge propellers made of an expensive metal. Today each of those propellers is worth $ 300,000 or more. The ship lying on the sea-bed has been brought by a man called John Light. He paid about $ 1,200,000 for the whole ship. He hopes to bring up those propellers and sell them. He also hopes to sell other parts of the ship, when he has brought them to the surface, for about $ 600,000.

61. Divers today try to bring to the surface _______.

A. gold and jewels B. parts of ships

C. whole ships D. all of the above

62. Diver try to bring up metals because ________.

they have been in the sea for a long time

gold and jewels are not valuable things

some kinds of metals are worth a lot of money

it is easy to bring up metals

63. The word 'surface' in the passage means the ______.

A. market B. air C. top of a liquid D. sea

64. John Light hopes that he may be able to sell all the parts of the 'Lusitania' for about _____.

A. $12,000 B. $300,000 C. $1,200,000 D. $1,800,000

65. John Light bought the 'Lusitania' _______.

A. before 1915 B. before it sank

C. after it sank D. after they had brought up the propellers

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