A gentleman once advertised（登廣告）for a boy to help him in his office, and nearly fifty persons asked for the place. Out of the whole number he in a short time chose one, and sent all the other boys away.
“I should like to know," said a friend, "on what ground you chose that boy. He didn't even have a recommendation（推薦信）with him.一
“You are mistaken,”said the gentleman, "he had a great many: -
“He made his shoes clean when he came in, and closed the door after him; showing that he was orderly（井然有序的）．
"He gave his seat to the disabled old man; showing that he was__________
"He took off his cap when he came in, and answered my questions quickly and respectfully c恭敬地) ; showing that he was polite.
"He lifted up the book which I had purposely (故意地) laid on the floor, and put it on the table, while all the others stepped over it or pushed it aside; showing that he was careful.
"And he waited quietly for his turn, instead of pushing the others aside; showing that he was modest? (謙遜的 ) .
"When I talked with him, I noticed that his clothes were carefully brushed, his hair in nice order, and his teeth as white as milk. When he wrote his name, I noticed that his fingernails were clean; instead of having some untidy personal habits.
"Don't you call these things letters of recommendation? I do; and the things that I can discover a boy by using my eyes for ten minutes, is worth more than all the fine letters that he can bring.”
【1】Choose the right word to complete the sentence in paragraph 5 according to the context（上下文）.
A. kind???????????? B. smart
C. lovely ???????? D. healthy
【2】How did the gentleman know the boy was polite?
A. He made his shoes clean when he came in.
B. He took off his cap when he came in.
C. He waited quietly for his turn.
D. His teeth and fingernails were clean.
【3】The gentleman laid the book on the floor because_________.
A. he used to be like this
B. he wanted to know who was orderly
C. he tried to know who had tidy personal habits
D. he wanted to test the people who asked for the job
【4】How many reasons made the gentleman choose that boy?
A. Five.????????? ? ? B. Six
C. Seven.???????????? D. Eight.
【5】What can you learn from this passage?
A. The gentleman is a wise man.
B. All gentlemen can choose the right person by using their eyes.
C. Good behaviors c行為) and good habits a工e important for a person.
D. One should pay more attention to his recommendation than to his behaviors.
【1】A 推理判斷題。題意：根據上下文，選擇恰當的詞來完成第五段里的空。A. kind和藹的，友善的；B. smart聰明的；C. lovely可愛的；D．healthy健康的。句意：他把他的座位讓給殘疾人，顯示出他和藹。故選A。
【2】B 細節理解題。題意：這位紳士怎樣知道這個男孩有禮貌？A. He made his shoes clean when he came in.進來時，鞋擦得干凈；B. He took off his cap when he came in.他進來時脫下了帽子；C. He waited quietly for his turn.他靜靜地等自己的輪次；D. His teeth and fingernails were clean.他的牙齒和手指甲干凈。根據第六段的：He took off his cap when he came in, and answered my questions quickly and respectfully c恭敬地) ; showing that he was polite可知他進來時脫帽，回答問題快速、恭敬，顯示出他有禮貌。故選B。
【3】D 細節理解題。題意：為什么這位紳士把書放在地上？A. he used to be like this他過去經常那樣；??? B. he wanted to know who was orderly他想知道誰有條理；C. he tried to know who had tidy personal habits他想要知道誰有整潔的習慣；D. he wanted to test the people who asked for the job他想要測試一下求職者。根據短文第七段可知，紳士把書故意丟在地上，是為了測試一下求職者們的態度。故選D。
【4】B 推理判斷題。題意：這位紳士有多少理由使他選擇那位男孩？A. Five五；B. Six六；C. Seven七；D. Eight.八。第四到九自然段，每段一個理由，共六個。故選B。
【5】C 主旨大意題。題意：從短文中你可以學到什么？A. The gentleman is a wise man.這位紳士是一位聰明的人；B. All gentlemen can choose the right person by using their eyes.所有的紳士都可以通過眼睛選擇恰當的人； C. Good behaviors (行為) and good habits are important for a person.好的行為和習慣對一個人很重要；D. One should pay more attention to his recommendation than to his behaviors.一個人應該更加注意自己的自薦信，而不是行為。根據短文最后一段，可知好的行為和好的習慣勝過最好的自薦信。故選C。