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2020浙江学士学位英语考试真题及答案(2)

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Passage 2

Questions 6 to 10 are based on the following passage:

A handwritten note from Albert Einstein sold for more than $1.5 million at an auction (拍卖会). He gave the note to a hotel porter in Japan in 1922. Einstein was not carrying money when the porter came to his room. (78) He was unable to give a cash tip, as a guest normally would. Instead he gave a tip on how to live life.

“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” Einstein wrote. The note was written in German. It was written on notepaper from the imperial Hotel in Ginza, Tokyo, where Einstein was delivering a series of lectures.

He was travelling to Asia when news that he had won the Nobel Prize for Physics reached him via telegraph. Einstein was unable to attend the prize-giving ceremony in Stockholm.

Gal Wiener is head of the auction house in Jerusalem, Israel, where the note was sold. He said Einstein told the hotel porter to keep the note since it will probably be worth more than a regular trip.

Bidding(拍卖中的出价) on the note began at $2000. It was expected to sell for no more than $8000. But 25 minutes later, the auction house made the major sale.

(79) A second Einstein note was sold at the auction. It went for more than $200,000. “where there a will, there’s a way.” the note says.

The identity of the person or group that sold the notes has not been made public. Nor has that of the buyer or buyers.

6. The word tip in Line 4 paragraph 1 probably mean _____________.

A. advice B. trick C. news D. trend

7. The note was written in_________.

A. English B. Japanese C. German D. French

8. Albert Einstein went to Japan to __________.

A. visit some friends B. do some sightseeing

C. receive the Nobel Prize D. give a series of lectures

9. The estimated sale value of the first note is about _____________.

A. $2000 B. $ 8000 C. $200,000 D. $1.5 million

10. According to the passage, which of the following statement is NOT TRUE?

A. Einstein gave the porter the note instead of a tip.

B. The buyer of the second note was a Japanese businessman.

C. Einstein learned that he had won the Nobel Prize during his trip to Japan.

D. Einstein told the porter to keep the note since it might become valuable.

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