驻马店市第三高级中学 2015―2016 学年度第二学期中考试题
A. stay at home C. leave everything behind
B. take some sandwiches D. check his suitcase carefully
（满分 30 分，共 20 小题，本次不考听力） 第二部分：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) 阅读短文 A--D 从每题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选出最佳选项。 (A) When I was 8 years old, I decided to run away from home after a quarrel with my mother. With my suitcase packed and some sandwiches in a bag, I started for the front door. My mom asked where I was going. “I'm leaving home,” I said.“What's that you're carrying?” she asked. “Some clothes and food,” I replied. “If you want to run away, that's all right,” she said. “But you came into this home without anything and you can leave the same way.”I threw my suitcase and sandwiches on the floor and started for the door again. “Wait a minute,” Mom said. “You didn't have any clothes on when you arrived, and I want them back.” This infuriated me. I tore my clothes off — shoes, socks, underwear and all — and shouted, “Can I go now?” “Yes,” my mom answered, “but once you close that door, don't expect to come back.” I was so angry that I shut the door forcefully and stepped out of my home. Then I noticed down the street two neighbor girls walking toward our house. I was so shy that I saw the big spruce (云杉) tree in our yard and jumped under the low-hanging branches (树枝). A pile of dried-up brown needles (针状物) were beneath the tree, and you can't imagine the pain those sharp needles caused to my body. After I was sure the girls had passed by, I ran to the front door and knocked at it loudly. “It's Billy! Let me in!” The voice behind the door answered, “Billy doesn't live here anymore. He ran away from home.” Looking behind me to see if anyone else was coming down the street, I said, “Mom! I'm sorry. I'm still your son. Let me in!”The door opened and Mom's smiling face appeared. “Did you change your mind about running away?” she asked. “What's for supper?” I smiled back. 21. When the author was leaving home, his mother ordered him to _____.
22. Which of the following can best describe the author's mom? A. Selfish and proud. C. Kind and helpful. B. Strict but loving. D. Wise but impatient.
23. The underlined word “infuriated” probably means “_____”. A. surprised C. encouraged B. warned D. angered
24. Why did the author jump under the low-hanging branches? A. To avoid being seen. C. To play a joke on the two girls. B. To find some needles. D. To attract the two girls' attention.
25. The last sentence “What's for supper?” mainly shows that the author _____. A. felt very hungry at that time B. changed his plan to leave home C. wished to eat something before leaving D. wanted to know what his mother prepared for supper (B) In 1933 an unknown American called Clarence Nash went to see the filmmaker Walt Disney. He had an unusual voice and he wanted to work in Disney?s cartoon(动画片) film for children. When Walt Disney heard Nash?s voice, he said “Stop! That?s our duck!” The duck was the now-famous Donald Duck, who first appeared in 1934 in the film The Wise Little Hen. Donald lived in an old houseboat(水上住家) and wore his sailor jacket and hat. Later that year he became a star after an eight-minute Mickey Mouse film. The cinema audience liked him because he was lazy and greedy(贪婪的), and because he lost his temper(发脾气) very quickly . And they loved his voice when he became angry with Mickey?s eight nephews(侄子). Soon Donald was more popular than Mickey Mouse himself, probably because he wasn?t a goody-goody like Mickey. In the 1930S,? 40s and ?50s Donald and hid friends Mickey , Goofy and Pluto made hundreds of Disney cartoons. He also made educational films about the place of the USA in the world, and safety in the home. Then in 1966 Donald Duck and his voice disappeared---there were no more new cartoons. Clarence Nash died in February, 1985. But today?s children can still see the old cartoons on television and hear that famous voice. 26. Who made Donald Duck film? A. Mickey Mouse B. Clarence Nash C. Walt Disney D. Pluto 27. When was the first Donald Duck film made? A.In 1933 B. In 1934 C. In 1966 D. In 1930 28. Who was Clarence Nash? A. A cartoonist B. Donald Duck?s voice C. A film-maker D. A film star （C） It doesn?t matter when or how much a person sleeps, but everyone needs some rest to stay alive. That?s what all doctors
thought, until they heard about AI Herpin. AI Herpin, it was said, never slept, Could this be true? The doctors decided to see this strange man themselves. AI Herpin was 90 years old when the doctors came to his home in New Jersey. They thought for sure that he got some sleep of some kind. So they stayed with him and watched every movement he made. But they were surprised . Though they watched him hour after hour and day after day, they never saw Herpin sleeping , In fact, he did not even own a bed. He never needed one. The only rest that Herpin sometimes got was sitting in a comfortable chair and reading newspapers. The doctors were puzzled by this strange continuous sleeplessness. They found only one answer that might explain his condition. Herpin remembered some talk about his mother having been injurted(伤害)several days before he was born. But that was all. Was this the real reason? No one could be sure. Herpin died at the age of 94. 29. The main idea of this passage is that _______. A. large numbers of people do not need sleep B. a person was found who actually didn?t need any sleep C. everyone needs some sleep to stay alive D. people can live longer by trying not to sleep 30. The doctors came to visit Herpin , expecting to ______. A. cure him of his sleeplessness B. find that his sleeplessness was not really true C. find a way to free people from the need of sleeping D. find out why some old people didn?t need any sleep 31. After watching him closely, the doctors came to believe that AL Herpin ________. A. was too old to need any sleep B. often slept in a chair C. needed no sleep at all D. needed some kind of sleep (D) Overhead bridges are found in many parts of Beijing, especially in places where traffic is very heavy and crossing the road is dangerous. The purpose of these bridges is to enable pedestrians (行人) to cross roads safely. Overhead bridges are used to very much the same way as zebra crossings. They are more efficient (效率高的) although less convenient because people have to climb up a long flight of steps. This is inconvenient especially to older people. When pedestrains use an overhead bridge, they do not hold up traffic. However, when they cross a busy road using a zebra crossing, traffic is held up. This is why the government has built many overhead bridges to help pedestrians and to keep traffic moving at the same time. The government of Beijing has spent a large amount of money on building these bridges. For their own safety, pedestrians should be encouraged to use them instead of risking (冒…危险) their lives by dashing across the road. Old people , however , may find it a little difficult climbing up and down the steps, but it is still much safer than walking across the road with all the danger of moving traffic. Overhead bridges serve a very useful purpose. Pedestrians, both old and young, should make it a habit to use them. This will prevent unnecessary accidents and loss of life. 32. What is the advantage of overhead bridges mentioned in this passage? A. Taller trucks can pass under them. B. Pedestrians can climb up and have a view of the city. C. They are safer for pedestrians and can keep traffic moving at the same time. D. They are easier and more convenient for the pedestrians. 33. Why were overhead bridges built in Beijing? A. Because they prevent traffic from being held up. B. Because they provide an easy way for the drivers to cross the road. C. Because they save money for the government.
D. Because they save time for the pedestrians. 34. Which of the following statements is true according to the passage? A. Overhead bridges are found in every part of Beijing. B. Overhead bridges are only found in the centre of Beijing. C. Overhead bridges are found in many parts of big cities in China. D. Overhead bridges are found in places where traffic is heavy. 35. The underlined words a zebra crossing probably mean ________. A. a safe place across a road for pedestrians to walk across the road B. a wild animal from Africa that looks like a horse with broad dark brown and white stripes on its body C. a safe place across a road for zebras to walk across the road D. a safe place across a road for children to play a game 第二节：(共 5 小题，每小题 2 分，满分 10 分)根据短文内容，从短文后的七个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。 How to make a friend Smile! It?s the easiest way to let someone know that you?re nice! 36 You may notice at first that it feels strange to smile a lot, but over time, you?ll find that one smile can really make a difference in your life. Be fun! 37 Think about the people you most enjoy being with — usually they are always on the up and up. Being fun makes people happy and brightens the way they think of you. It makes you seem like you truly love life and you can deal with any problems that you have to face. Listen! Good conversations are important when you want to make a new friend, and sometimes you just have to be quiet and listen. When you do get chatting, pay attention to what they?re saying. 38 Phew! It?s hard work making new friends, but it?s worth it! 39 Ask people who take classes with you questions about what they study today. 40 Other great conversation starters are upcoming events and holidays, sports, food, music, etc. If they?re listening to their iPods, ask what their favourite music is. It?s the best way to get a conversation started because it needs an answer and they have to answer you! A. Change! B. Ask a question! C. Classwork is a great icebreaker. D. Say “hello” and see what happens.
E. And don?t just talk about yourself all the time. F. Even the shyest person can manage a little smile. G. We all prefer spending time with people who make us feel happy. 第三部分：语言知识运用（共两节，满分 45） 第一节：完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分）阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的四个选项（A、 B、C 和 D）中选出最佳选项. Once upon a time, there was a poor man. His 41 was also very poor — a small and empty house, which was 42 with spider webs (蜘蛛网). People tried to 43 coming into his house as they didn?t want to come to such a 44 place. And the poor man thought that poverty (贫困) was the 45 for his unlucky life. Then, the poor man 46 a wise man and told him about his poverty. The man felt sorry for the poor man and gave him a vase (花瓶). “This will save you from 47 ,” the wise man 48 . The poor man took the 49 from the wise man and wanted to 50 it at first and then spend the money on drinking, as usual. Besides, why would he 51 such a beautiful thing? But then he started 52 the vase carefully and decided not to take it to the market. He brought the vase back to his 53 , put it on the table and started watching it again. “It?s not 54 for such a beautiful thing to be 55 ,” the poor man thought. So he 56 some flowers and put them into the vase. It became even 57 . “Not good that such a beautiful thing stands next to a spider web,” the poor man 58 again. So the poor man started 59 his house. He cleaned the dust, washed the floor and whitened the walls. And it became clear that his house wasn?t poor, 60 rather warm and comfortable. And the poor man wasn?t a poor man anymore, but a hard-working host, who had no time to think about poverty. 41. A. child 42. A. treated 43. A. consider 44. A. quiet 45. A. reason 46. A. helped 47. A. danger 48. A. said 49. A. money 50. A. draw 51. A. bring 52. A. washing B. home B. built B. forget B. dirty B. result B. thanked B. death B. shouted B. vase B. study B. buy B. looking at C. health C. filled C. enjoy C. cold C. problem C. met C. poorness C. cried C. table C. throw C. like C. repairing D. village D. covered D. avoid D. wet D. change D. protected D. trouble D. wrote D. flower D. sell D. need D. showing off
53. A. house 54. A. important 55. A. big 56. A. planted 57. A. more beautiful 58. A. expected 59. A. cleaning 60. A. or
B. farm B. right B. empty B. borrowed B. stranger B. thought B. checking B. for
C. shop C. possible C. old C. stole
D. school D. easy D. safe D. picked
C. more expensive D. stronger C. believed C. moving C. but D. doubted D. choosing D. and
第二节：（共 10 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 15 分） 阅读下面材料，在空白处填入适当的内容（不多于 3 个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式。 The famous classical pianist, Kong Xiangdong, surprised his fans last week by61. _____ （give) a concert combining classical music62. been part of Kong’s world. As63. from birth.64 Chinese folk music.Music has always
mother was a great music lover, he lived with music
it wasn’t always easy for the young Kong Xiangdong.Because of Kong’
s talent and hard work, he became famous worldwide. But after years of 65_____(perform), he felt in some ways he had66. (lose) his identity.Kong’s new experiment in Chinese he even changed his appearance. When he arrived all his hair! Since his music style was
folk music is so important to him 67.
at his concert last week, he had shaved 68. new, he decided his hairstyle had 69. or 70.
new too! Whether Kong is changing his appearance
(transform)his music, he is a pioneer in music today.
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Chinese Art.He told me paper-cutting is a Chinese folk art with long history. Mr Chen also said there are three types of paper cuts which people still make today. Paper cuts using for decoration are often saw on windows and gates.They are usually put up with during holidays to bring good lucky.They are also used on presents.A present for parents who child has recently been born might show a paper cut of children,for example.Paper cuts which shows the Chinese character for double happiness are often used to celebrate wedding.
第二节：书面表达（满分 25 分） 假设你上周六晚现场观看了刘德华 （Andy Lau） 在市体育场举办的个人演唱会。 请你根据以下 要点，就该演唱会写一篇评论发表在你校的英文网站上。 1. 天气很热， 但比起现场粉丝们的热情 （enthusiasm） 根本不算什么； 2. 演唱会现场座无虚席， 舞台设计和音响效果极佳；3. 刘德华的表演很精彩，展现了他在音乐方面的极大天赋；4. 这场演
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唱会非常成功。注意：1. 词数 100 左右； 2. 短文需包括所给要点，但不必逐句翻译；3. 可以适 当增加细节，以使行文连贯。
61.__________ 62.___________ 63.__________ 64.__________ 65.___________66.__________ 67.___________ 68.__________ 69.__________ 70.___________ 第四部分：写作（共两节，满分 5） 第一节：短文改错（共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分） 第二节文中共有 10 处语言错误，每句中最多两处。错误涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。 第三节增加：在此处加一个漏字符号（∧），并在其下面写出该加的词。 斜线（＼）划掉。 删除：把多余的词用
注意：1. 每处错误及其修改均仅限一词； 2. 只允许修改 10 处，多者（从十一处起）不计分。
Chen Zijiang is an paper-cutting expert whom I interviewed for my article in