In his classic novel, "The Pioneers", James Fenimore Cooper has his hero, a land developer, take his cousin on a tour of the city he is building. He describes the broad streets, rows of houses, a teeming metropolis. But his cousin looks around bewildered. All she sees is a forest. "Where are the beauties and improvements which you were to show me?" she asks. He's astonished she can't see them. "Where! Everywhere," he replies. For though they are not yet built on earth, he has built them in his mind, and they as concrete to him as if they were already constructed and finished.
Cooper was illustrating a distinctly American trait, future-mindedness: the ability to see the present from the vantage point of the future; the freedom to feel unencumbered by the past and more emotionally attached to things to come. As Albert Einstein once said, "Life for the American is always becoming, never being."... ...
20. The third paragraph examines America's future-mindedness from the _________ perspective.
21. According to the passage, which of the following is NOT brought about by future-mindedness?
A. Economic stagnation
B. Environmental destruction
C. High divorce rates
D. Neglect of history
22. The word "pooh-pooh" in the sixth paragraph means
23. According to the passage, people at present can forecast ________ of a new round of future-mindedness.
A. the nature
B. the location
C. the variety
D. the features
24. The author predicts in the last paragraph that the study of future-mindedness will focus on
A. how it comes into being
B. how it functions (来源：英语杂志 http://www.EnglishCN.com)
C. what it brings about
D. what it is related to.
25. The phrase "men's sureness of their sex role" in the first paragraph suggests that they
A. are confident in their ability to charm women.
B. take the initiative in courtship.
C. have a clear idea of what is considered "manly".
D. tend to be more immoral than women are.
26. The third paragraph does NOT claim that men
A. prevent women from taking up certain professions.
B. secretly admire women's intellect and resolution.
C. doubt whether women really mean to succeed in business.
D. forbid women to join certain clubs and societies.
27. The third paragraph
A. generally agrees with the first paragraph
B. has no connection with the first paragraph
C. repeats the argument of the second paragraph
D. contradicts the last paragraph
28. At the end of the last paragraph the author uses humorous exaggeration in order to
A. show that men are stronger than women
B. carry further the ideas of the earliest paragraphs
C. support the first sentence of the same paragraph
D. disown the ideas he is expressing
29. The usual idea of the cave man in the last paragraph
A. is based on the study of archaeology
B. illustrates how people expect men to behave
C. is dismissed by the author as an irrelevant joke
D. proves that the man, not woman, should be the wooer
30. The opening quotation from Margaret Mead sums up a relationship between man and woman which the author
A. approves of
B. argues is natural
C. completely rejects
D. expects to go on changing
PART III GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (10 MIN)
31. ______ is the capital city of Canada.
B. Ottawa √
32. U.S. presidents normally serves a (an) _________term.
B. four-year √
33. Which of the following cities is NOT located in the Northeast, U.S.?
A. Huston. √
34. ________ is the state church in England.
A. The Roman Catholic Church.
B. The Baptist Church
C. The Protestant Church
D. The Church of England √
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