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09年公共英语二级阅读理解模拟试卷
说明:阅读下列短文,从[A]、[B]、[C]、[D]四个选项中选择一个正确答案。
Before 1883, most cities in the United States had their own time. They set their time by the sun. This made many problems for the railroad companies. Their trains went to more than 300 different cities. Every city had a different time. In 1883 Willia Allan made a plan to divide the United States into four different parts www.pets12345.com This made things easier for the railroad companies. Now every city in the same time zone has the same time. The map shows the time zones. They are Pacific (太平洋的) Standard Time (PST), Mountains Standard Time (MST), Central Standard Time (CST) and Eastern Standard Time (EST). The clocks below the map tell the time in each zone. L=Los Angeles N=New York W=Washington

56.Before 1883, Now York and Washington had _______ and now they _______ .
A)different times... still have different times
B)different times... have the same times
C)the same time... still have the same time
D)the same time... have different times

57.It's now five thirty in New York. What time is it in Los Angeles?
A)3:30. B)8:30. C)2:30. D)1:30.

58.It's now 2:30 Sept. 1st in Los Angeles. You take a train to New York. In twenty hours you will get there. What's time and date in New York then?

A)22:30 Sept.1st. B)1:30 Sept. 2nd. C)19:30 Sept. 1st. D)2:30 Sept. 2nd

59.Which of the following shows the correct positions of the four time zones?

A)PST MST CST EST EST B) CST MST PST CST C)EST PST MST D)PST CSST MST EST

Good sense is the most equitably distributed thing in the world, for each man considers himself so well provided with it that even those who are most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually wish to have more of it than they have already. It is not likely that everyone www.pets12345.com; it shows, rather, that the ability to judge rightly and separate the true from the false, which is essentially what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men, and thus that our opinions differ not because some men are better provided with reason than others, but only because we direct our thoughts along different paths, and do not consider the same things. For it is not enough to have a good mind; what is most important is to apply it rightly. The greatest souls are capable of the greatest evils, and those who walk very slowly can advance much further, if they always keep to the direct road, than those who run and go astray. And I know of no other qualities than these which make for the perfection of the mind; for as to reason, or good sense, because it alone makes us men and distinguishes us from the beasts, I am quite willing to believe that it is whole and entire in each of us.

60.According to the author, the ability to separate the true from the false is_______.
A)different from man to man
B)given by nature to all creatures
C)more heavily present in some persons than in others
D)given equally to all persons

61.The author claims that what sets human beings apart from beasts is_______.
A)the ability to adapt to the surroundings
B)the sophisticated human brain
C)a sense of reason
D)the ability to create

62.According to the author, a good sense is_______.
A)the ability to distribute things equally
B)the ability to judge correctly and to distinguish the true from the false
C)the ability to always keep to the right direction
D)the ability to direct our thoughts along different paths

63.By "Good Sense" the author means_______.
A)the power to understand
B)good hearing, sight and smelling
C)the power to deduce
D)the power to make a good judgement