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山西省原平市2014-2015学年第一学期期末考高二英语试题及答案(4)

时间:2015-03-21 14:11  作者:admin  来源:未知

第二节(共5小题:每小题3分, 满分15分)

根据短文内容,  从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项,  选项中有两项为多余选项。

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The tradition of birthday parties started in Europe a long time ago. It was feared that evil spirits were particularly attracted to people on their birthdays.   16   Giving gifts brought even more good cheer to keep away from the evil spirits. This is how birthday parties began. 

The following are some countries’ birthday traditions:

Canada —Greasing the nose with butter. In Atlantic Canada, the birthday child’s nose is greased for good luck. 

China —       17        .The birthday child pays respect to his/her parents and receives a gift of money. Friends and relatives are invited to lunch and noodles are served to wish the birthday child a long life. 

England —Fortune telling cakes. Certain symbolic objects are mixed into the birthday cake as it is being prepared.      18        

Italy —Pulling ears. The child’s ears are pulled as many times as how old they are turning.

Japan —New clothes. The birthday child wears entirely new clothes mark the occasion.

New Zealand—      19        .After the birthday cake is lit, the happy birthday song is sung loudly and often out of tune and then the birthday person receives a clap for each year they have been alive and then one for good luck.

The United States —Cake, candles and song.     20        

A. A cake is made, and candles are put on top based on how old the person is.

B. In China, on a child’s second birthday, family members put many things on the floor around the child. 

C. If your piece of cake has a coin in it, then you will be rich. 

D. To protect them from harm, friends and family would come to stay with the birthday person and bring good thoughts and wishes.

E. Noodles for lunch.

F. The tradition of birthday parties started a long time ago.

G. Birthday claps.

第二部分:英语知识应用(共两节,  满分55分)

第一节:完形填空(共20小题;每小题2分,  满分40分) 

阅读下面短文,  掌握其大意,  然后从16~35各题所给的四个选项(A、B、C和D)中,  选出最佳选项。

Last Christmas while staying with my parents, I  21   across some old love letters that my parents wrote to each other. These letters were all pilled up in a basket, dirty and   22  With dust.  23   to read and sort them, I asked them if I could take the letters 山西省原平市2014-2015学年第一学期期末考高二英语试题及答案back to my Illinois home. They agreed.

As I carefully opened each letter, all of them delicate with age, I discovered a new page  24  unknown to me in this private chapter of my parents’ lives.

My father used to   25   in the army. So his letters were full of frontline  26 of the things about the war. Each of my mother’s letters was marked   27   her 1944 dark red lipstick kiss. I was    28   to these letters like a magnet (磁铁).

Just six weeks after our Christmas visit, Daddy became very   29  . and was hospitalized. This time, he was fighting a   30   kind of war. As I sat by his bedside, we discussed the   31  . He told me how much receiving those lipstick-kissed letters had   32  to him when he had been so far from home.

It so happened that the next day would he February 14. From the    33   letters I chose the card my father had sent Mother in 1944 and brought it to my father’s bedside.

At his bedside, I joked with him, saying  34  , “Today is Valentine’s Day, don’t you want to send Mother a present?” He became more  35    when I handed him the old   36  . He carefully opened it and took out the card, and when he  37  it, his eyes were filled with tears.

My father, in a voice tight with  38  read the loving  39  he’d sent to my mother fifty-six years earlier. And this time, he could read it to her   40    .

21. A. came B. hit C. drew D. fell

22. A. hidden B. covered C. buried D. filled

23. A. Pretending B. Suggesting C. Preferring D. Deciding

24. A. recently B. occasionally C. previously D. usually

25. A. work B. study C. serve D. report  

26. A. accounts B. documents C. introductions D. occupations 

27. A. with B. for C. of D. as

28. A. devoted B. abandoned C. thrown D. drawn

29. A. depressed B. dead. C. dangerous D. ill

30. A. typical B. traditional C. different D. familiar   

31. A. wars B. illnesses C. letters D. prescriptions

32. A. meant B. intended C. planned D. said

33. A. divided B. sorted C. separated D. updated

34. A. sadly B. angrily C. softly D. loudly

35. A. curious B. enthusiastic C. fantastic D. positive

36. A. Christmas card B. envelope C. basket D. lipstick

37. A. found B. wrote C. recognized D. missed  

38. A. astonishment B. sorrow C. sickness D. emotion 

39. A. story B. message   C. speech D. motto

40. A. in brief B. in private C. in danger D. in person  

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