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中山市2017-2018学年高二下学期期末考试英语试题及答案

时间:2018-07-13 15:45  作者:David  来源:本站整理

中山市2017-2018学年高二下学期期末统一考试英语试题

第一部分 阅读理解(共两节,满分40分)
第一节(共15小题:每小题2分,满分30分)
阅读下列短文,从每题所给的四个选项(A、B、C和D),选出最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
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Almost all American cities have nicknames. They help establish a city’s identity. They can also spread unity and pride among its citizens.
Two east coast cities--Philadelphia and Boston--were both important in the early history of the United States. Philadelphia is best known as The City of Brotherly Love.
In 1681, King Charles II of England gave William Penn a large amount of land to establish a colony. The king named the colony Pennsylvania in honor of Penn’s father. William Penn was a Quaker. He brought his beliefs about equality, religious freedom and brotherly love to this new land. Penn was also an expert in Latin and Greek. He established a city and named it Philadelphia, which is Greek for “brotherly love”. An ancient city called Philadelphia was also noted in Christianity’s holy book, the Bible.
Philadelphia became the social, political and geographical center of the American colonies. In the late 1700s, many events that took place in Philadelphia gave birth to the American Revolution and independence. For example, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed in the city. Philadelphia was the temporary capital of the new nation from1790 to 1800.
Some of Philadelphia’s other nicknames are The Quaker City, The Cradle of Liberty and The Birthplace of America. Philadelphia is a long name, so many people Just call it Philly.
1. Which of the following statements is true according to the text?
A. Philadelphia is originally a Latin word.
B. Philadelphia was given its name in memory of Penn’s father.
C. Philadelphia used to be the capital of America for about 100 years.
D. Penn’s beliefs as a Quaker affected the naming of Philadelphia
2. What is the Probable reason why Philadelphia was nicknamed as The Cradle of Liberty?
A. It was once the Capital of America.
B. Its people enjoyed greater liberty than any other cities in America.
C. Many significant events happening there contributed to the independence of America.
D. It was socially, politically as well as geographically significant in the American colonies.
3. What is most likely to be introduced in the next part of the text?
A. The development of Philadelphia
B. The nicknames of Boston
C. The reasons why Philadelphia got its nicknames.
D. The relationship between Philadelphia and Boston

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