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河北专接本考试模拟试卷(一)

河北专接本考试模拟试卷(一)

Test I

(90 minutes)

Part I Reading Comprehension (40/150)

Directions: There are 4 passages in this part. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A.B.C) and D. You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre. Passage One

Questions 1to 5 are based on the following passage:

A forger(伪造者)is a person who makes an imitation or copy of money or a document. A forger usually sells his works to people who don’t have much knowledge in the field. Robert Spring, a 19th century forger, was so good at his profession that he was able to make his living for 15years by selling false signatures of famous Americans. At first be succeeded in selling his small but genuine collection of early U.S. autographs (亲笔签名) Discovering his ability at copying handwriting, he began imitating signatures of George Washington and Ben Franklin and writing them on the title pages of old books. To lessen the chance of detection, he sent his forgeries to England and Canada for sale.

In Spring’s time, right after the Civil War, Britain was still fond of the Southern states, so Spring invented a Miss Fanny’s financial problems forced her to sell a great number of letters and manuscripts belonging to her famous father. Spring had to work very hard to satisfy the demand. All this activity did not prevent Spring from dying in poverty, leaving sharp-eyed experts the difficult task of separating his forgeries from the originals.

1. Why did Spring sell his false autographs in England and Canada?

A. There was a greater demand there than in America.

B. There was less chance of being detected there.

C. Britain was Spring’s birthpalce.

D. The prices were higher in England and Canada.

2. After the Civil War, there was g great demand in Britain for______.

A. Southern money

B. Signatures of George Washington and Ben Franklin

C. Southern manuscripts and letters

D. Civil War baffle plans

3. Robert Spring spent 15 years_____.

A. running a bookstore in Philadelphia

B. corresponding with Miss Fanny Jackson

C. as a forger

D. as a respectable dealer

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