There are some special traditions in Hawaii. People are very friendly and always welcome visitors. They give visitors a lei, a long necklace of beautiful
fresh flowers. Men wear bright flowered shirts, and women often wear long flowered dresses. There are traditional Chinese, Japanese and Filipino
holidays and all the holidays from the United States. They call Hawaii the Aloha State. Aloha means both hello and good-bye. It also means “I love
Usually when people from different countries, races and traditions live together, there are serious problems. There are a few problems in Hawaii, but,
in general, people have learned to live together in peace.
Hawaiians get most of their money from visitors, and most of the visitors come from the mainland and from Japan. There are so many people living in
Hawaii now where there used to be farmers. Some of the big sugar and apple companies have moved to the Philippines, where they do not have to
pay workers as much money. The families of the first people who came from the US mainland own the important banks and companies. Japanese
are buying or starting business.
1. A good title for this article might be___________.
A.Hawaii the Aloha State B.Living in Peace Together
C.The Flowers of Hawaii D.The Problems of Hawaii
2. The author wants to show in the second paragraph that __________.
A.Hawaii is the most peaceful place in the world
B.it is possible to learn to live together in peace
C.it is not possible to live together in peace
D.Hawaii is the only place where there is peace
3. ________ plays an important part in the development of Hawaii.
A.Modern industry B.Agriculture
C.The air line D.Business in travel
Pop music is the name for different forms of popular, commercial(商业) music. It had its beginning in the USA and spread throughout the whole
world during the 1950s and 1960s. It is widely liked by the young people. The best known early form of pop music was “rock’ n’ roll”; another was
“blues”. A more recent development is “folk-rock”. Pop music has taken the place of native music in many parts of the world; it has caused the
number of people for jazz to become much smaller than it was in the 1950s and earlier, and it has now begun to rule musical stage productions. It’s a
big industry. Much pop music is without artistic value, but the work of some pop singers, e.g. the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the groups like Floyd and
Crosby, Stills and Nash, is on a higher musical level. And there is still a great interest in it today. Pop music concerts and festivals are held all over the
4. All of the following forms belong to pop music EXCEPT __________________.
A. blues B. rock’n ’roll C. jazz D. folk-rock
5. According to the article, the number of people for jazz in the 1950s and earlier was ___________ it is today.
A. much greater than B. much smaller than
C. as great as D. as small as
6. Which of the following is TRUE?
A. No pop music is on a high musical level.
B. Much pop music is very artistic.
C. Pop music is highly artistic.
D. Not all pop music is without artistic value.
7. “It is a big industry” means that _______________.
A. it makes a lot of musical instruments (乐器)
B. it is a big musical and commercial business
C. the pop singers are very hard-working
D. pop music is on a very high musical level
Invention of TV began in 1922 in Rigby, Idaho, the hometown of Philo. At the age of 16, Philo was a very shy boy. Only his teacher, Justin Tolman,
realized that Philo was a special person.
One day after school Mr Tolman found Philo in the schoolroom. The boy was making drawings on the blackboard.
“What are you doing?” Mr Tolman asked with interest. “What are these drawings?”
“I want to invent things,” Philo answered, “and these are the drawings of one of my first inventions. I have an idea for a way of sending pictures
through the air. Please, just let me tell you about it. You are the only person who can understand what I have done.” In the school library Philo had
read about a man who had worked on an idea for TV, but had failed. Philo was sure that his idea was better and that he could succeed.
Mr Tolman was not sure and asked Philo many questions about the drawings. Giving facts and figures, Philo answered every question.
In 1926, Philo sent his drawings to Washington, along with a letter asking for patent (专利)rights on TV. Since then, television has become an
important business all over the world.
8. When he lived in his hometown, Philo was ______________________.
A. quite different from others
B. an activity boy
C. an inventor
D. a hard-working boy
9. When Philo said “ You are the only person who can understand what I have done.”, his mood（情绪）was_________.
A. discouraged B. guilty C. trusting D. hopeless
10. It took Philo ________ to invent the television.
A. 2 years B. 4 years C. 6 years D. 8 years
11. Philo ________ after he invented television.
A. asked for the patent rights on television
B. sent his drawings to Mr Tolman
C. answered Mr Tolman’s questions
D. gave facts and figures to Mr Tolman
12. When Mr Tolman saw Philo’s drawings, he ______________________.
A. did not believe it was Philo’s invention
B. believed Philo could succeed
C. did not believe Philo could succeed
D. believed Philo was a special person