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高二上学期期中考试英语预测卷(2016—2017)

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2016-10-18

第二节 完形填空(共 20 小题;每小题 1.5 分,共 30 分)

阅读下面短文,掌握其大意,从每题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中,选出最佳选项,并在答题卡上讲该项涂黑。

What kind of homes will we live in the future?  36  can be sure,but scientists are working _37   new ideas now.

Some scientists are 38  about building whole cities under huge glass domes(圆顶). 39 , advanced heating and cooling systems will be 40  to control the weather in the domes.41 ,there will never be any 42  or snow,and the temperature will always be  43   .

Perhaps everyone will live in vertical(垂直的)cities — high rises 44   are so large that they can45  all the necessities of life.Since vertical cities will use  46  land than flat cities,and provide homes 47  more people,they will be practical for small countries that have 48   population.49   idea that will be helpful to small countries is the 50   city.Monaco has already built homes, stores, and offices 51   the water of the Mediterranean Sea.

There are some people who think that we will go back to 52   in caves. 53  the caves of the future will be very different from the caves of the Stone Age.Farms and parks will be on the land  54   the cave city.When people want to go to the country or to a park,a short ride in a _55    will take them there.

36.  A. Somebody       B. Anybody          C. Nobody          D. Everybody

37.  A. off                B. out                 C. in                 D. by

38.  A. thinking         B. considering       C. imagining       D. suggesting

39.  A. On the other hand                         B. As a result

C. Of course                                    D. At the same time

40.  A. possible         B. suitable            C. pleasant           D. necessary

41.  A. Similarly       B. Therefore         C. According to     D. Moreover

42.  A. cloud            B. rain                 C. wind               D. ice

43.  A. cool             B. warm                C. comfortable      D. satisfied

44.  A. that             B. they                 C. where              D. who

45.  A. construct      B. continue           C. remain              D. contain

46.  A. wider           B. more                C. less                 D. fewer

47.  A. on               B. to                   C. with                 D. for

48.  A. a small         B. a large            C. a  few               D. many

49.  A. One             B. Second            C. Next                 D. Another

50.  A. floating        B. flowing           C. shipping            D. blowing

51.  A. in               B. above              C. over                 D. on

52.  A. live            B. be living        C. living               D. having lived

53.  A. Also           B. But                C. Then                 D. Again

54.  A. in              B. under              C. beside               D. over

55.  A.lift              B. underground      C. plane               D. bus

第三部分:阅读理解(共 20 小题;每小题 2 分,共 40 分)

阅读下列短文:从每题所给的 A、B、C、D 四个选项中,选出最佳选项,将正确的选项涂在答题卡上。

A

O. Henry was a pen name used by an American writer of short stories. His real name was William Sydney Porter. He was born in North Carolina in 1862. As a young boy he lived an exciting life. He did not go to school for very long, but he managed to teach himself everything he needed to know. When he was about 20 years old, O. Henry went to Texas, where he tried different jobs. He first worked on a newspaper, and then had a job in a bank, when some money went missing from the bank O. Henry was believed to have stolen it. Because of that, he was sent to prison. During the three years in prison, he learned to write short stories. After he got out of prison, he went to New York and continued writing. He wrote mostly about New York and the life of the poor there. People liked his stories, because simple as the tales were, they would finish with a sudden change at the end, to the reader’s surprise.

56. In which order did O. Henry do the following things?

a. Lived in New York.   b. Worked in a bank.        c. Travelled to Texas.

d. Was put in prison.    e. Had a newspaper Job.      f. Learned to write stories.

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

57. People enjoyed reading O. Henry’s stories because ________.

A. they had surprise endings         B. they were easy to understand

C. they showed his love for the poor D. they were about New York City

58. O. Henry went to prison because ________ .

A. people thought he had stolen money from the newspaper

B. he broke the law by not using his own name

C. he wanted to write stories about prisoners

D. people thought he had taken money that was not his

59. What do we know about O. Henry before he began writing?

A. He was well-educated.          B. He was not serious about his work.

C. He was devoted to the poor.       D. He was very good at learning.

60. Where did O. Henry get most material for his short stories?

A. His life inside the prison.        B. The newspaper articles he wrote.

C. The city and people of New York. D. His exciting early life as a boy.

B

One day a few years ago a very funny thing happened to a neighbour of mine. He is a teacher at one of London’s big medical schools, He had finished his teaching for the summer term and was at the airport on his way to Russia to give a lecture.

He had put a few clothes and his lecture notes in his shoulder bag, but he had put Rupert, the skeleton (人体骨骼) to be used in his lecture, in a large brown suitcase (箱子). At the airport desk, he suddenly thought that he had forgotten to buy a newspaper. He left his suitcase near the desk and went over to the shop.

When he got back he discovered that someone had taken his suitcase by mistake. He often wonders what they said when they got home and found Rupert.

61. Who wrote the story?

A. Rupert’s teacher.             B. The neighbour’s teacher.

C. A medical school teacher.       D. The teacher’s neighbour.

62. Why did the teacher put a skeleton in his suitcase?

A. He needed it for the summer term in London.

B. He needed it for the lecture he was going to give.

C. He wanted to take it to Russia for medical research.

D. He wanted to take it home as he had finished his teaching.

63. What happened at the airport?

A. The skeleton went missing.        B. The skeleton was stolen .

C. The teacher forgot his suitcase.     D. The teacher took the wrong suitcase .

C

On the evening of June 21, 1992, a tall man with brown hair and blue eyes entered the beautiful hall of the Bell Tower Hotel in Xi’an with his bicycle. The hotel workers received him and telephoned the manager, for they had never seen a bicycle in the hotel ball before though they lived in “the kingdom of bicycles.”

Robert Friedlander, an American, arrived in Xi’an on his bicycle trip across Asia which started last December in New Delhi, India.

When he was 11, he read the book Marco Polo and made up his mind to visit the Silk Road. Now, after 44 years , he was on the Silk Road in Xi’an and his early dreams were coming true.

Robert Friedlander’s next destinations (目的地) were Lanzhou, Dunhuang, Urumqi, etc. He will complete his trip in Pakistan.

66. The best headline(标题) for this newspaper article would be      .

A. The Kingdom of Bicycles        B. A Beautiful Hotel in Xi’an

C. Marco Polo and the Silk Road    D. An American Achieving His Aims

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