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      2013年专接本考试英语阅读练习(3)

      Passage Three

          No author in American literature is better known or more loved than Samuel Langhome Clemens. Born in Missouri in 1835, he grew up on the banks of the Mississippi River and became a river boat pilot when he was 21 years old. So he adopted the pen name of “Mark Twain”, which was derived from a phrase meaning “two fathoms deep” used by the boatmen on the Mississippi as they mensurated the depth of the river. The river environment inspired the two novels which brought him his greatest name : “Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry Finn”. Another book ,“Life on the Mississippi”, told of his adventures on the river boats of that period.

          It was during the Civil War that Mark Twain’s life as a writer started. At that time he was working as a newspaper man in Nevada and California. His short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaberas County” was an immediate success and his new career began ,“A Million Pound Note” written in 1893 was another well-known short story.

          In 1870, Mark Twain married Olivia Langdon. He had fallen in love with her picture even before he met her. According to his biographers, his wife had a great influence on Twain’s later books.

          Mark Twain was also a very successful lecturer. His travels around the country giving talks on a variety of subjects helped make him famous and increased the sale of his books.

          “Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry Finn” are considered Twain’s best works. They are marked by humor and salty and provide his readers with an excellent picture of his era. His last book was finished before his death. He was then 74 years old.

          1.Samuel Langhome Clemens adopted the pen name of “Mark Twain”  ______.

          A.       when he was 21 years old.

          B.       after he wrote the novel “Life on the Mississippi”.

          C.       from a phrase used by the boatmen on the Mississippi.

          D.       because the boatmen called him “Mark Twain” when he worked as a riverboat pilot.

          2.Mark Twain’s career as a writer began when_______.

            A he wrote “A Million Pound Note”.    

          B he was working on the Mississippi.

            C the Civil War broke out .           

           D he was working as a newspaper man.

          3.According to this passage , which of the following books was most probably written under the influence of Olivia Langdon?

          A. “The celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaberas County”.  

          B. “A Million Pound Note”.

          C. “Life on the Mississippi”.                          

          D. ”Tom Sawyer”.

          4.What helped Mark Twain become famous and made better sale of his books?

          A.His humorous style in writing.

          B.His experience on the Mississippi.

          C.His talks on a variety of subjects during his travels around the country.

          D.His wife’s influence on his works.

          5.Which of the following statement is not true about Mark Twain?

          A.He is considered the best author in American literature.

          B.He fell in love with Olivia Langdon when he saw her picture.

          C.He was a successful lecturer as well as famous writer.

          D.He completed his last work when he was 74 years old.

          1.C   2.C   3.B   4.C   5.B

         


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