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2017年公共英语一级阅读理解练习(29)

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摘要:

  O.Henry, a famous American writer of shorter stories, was born in North Carolina in 1862. O.Henry was a pen name. His real name is William Sydney Porter. When he was young, he did not go to school for long because his family was very poor. He learned everything himself.

  When he was about 20 years old, O.Henry went to Texas. He first worked on a newspaper, and had a job in a bank. But some money went missing from the bank. O.Henry was believed to have stolen it, so he was put into prison. During that three years in prison, he learned to write short stories. After he got out of prison, he went to New York on writing.

  He wrote mostly about New York and the life of the poor there. People liked his stories, because almost all of them finished with a sudden change. This made the readers surprised.

  1. ______ was the real name of the famous American writer.

  A O. Henry B William Sydney Porter C Carolina

  2. Henry was sent to prison because________.

  A people thought he had stolen money from the newspaper

  B people thought he had stolen money from the bank

  C he want to write stories about prisoners(犯人)

  3. Which of the following is true?

  A Henry was from a rich family.

  B Henry was in school for a long time.

  C Henry learned everything he needed by himself.

  4. Henry got most materials(材料)for his stories from_______.

  A his happy life is a boy

  B New York and the poor of the city

  C his life in prison

  5. People enjoyed reading O. Henry’s stories because________.

  A they had surprising endings

  B they are to understand

  C they showed love foe the poor

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