Homework 4

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Homework 4

    Homework 4

    Passage 1

    Harriet Tubman lived a life filled with adventureTubman worked with the Underground RailroadShe helped many slaves reach freedom in the NorthShe was a scout in the Civil WarShe

    also worked as a nurse during the war

    Life in the Old South was very hard for slavesMost slaves lived in small housesThey had

    large families, and even the children had to work in the fieldsMost slaves dreamed of getting to the North and wanted to be free

    One day Harriet saw a slave trying to run awayThen she saw the keeper running after him with a whipHarriet stood in the keeper's wayThe keeper took a weight and threw it at the slaveHe hit

    Harriet above her eyesIt almost killed herThe scar on Harriet's head was an emblem of her will to

    fight for what she believed in

    The Fugitive Slave Law made Harriet's job harderThe law said that slaves could be caught even in the NorthHarriet began leading slaves all the way into CanadaThere they were safeThe

    law couldn't hurt them there

    When Harriet came for her mother and father, they were very oldHarriet was afraid they might not be able to make the tripShe got a horseShe and a friend made a wagonShe helped her mother and father ride to freedom

    1The story mainly tells us about ____

    Alife of the slaves in the Old South Blife to Harriet Tubman CHarriet Tubman's fight for freedom for the slaves Dthe Civil War

    2According to the story, which of the following statements is not true? AHarriet Tubman used to work as a nurse during the Civil War

    BThe weight hit Harriet in the head and left a scar on her head. CHarriet led slaves to Canada where the law couldn't hurt them

    DThe Fugitive Slave law protected running slaves in the North

    3Slaves in the South wanted to run away to the North for ____

    Amaking more money Bgetting a better job

    Cfreedom Dbigger houses

    4The Fugitive Slave Law ____

    Aprotected running slaves

    Bset slaves free

    Coffered good jobs for slaves

    Dmade Harriet's job more difficult

    5We can infer from the story that the author ____

    Awas in favor of (赞成) slavery

    Bwas supportive about Harriet's work

    Cthought slaves were treated well in the North

    Dthought the Fugitive Slave Law was good


    Martin Luther King, Jrwas the son of a black Baptist preacherHis mother was a school teacherYoung Martin spent a fairly quiet childhood in Atlanta, GeorgiaAfter high school, he went to college and studied to be a minister, like his fatherNobody could have guessed, in those days, the

place in history that Martin Luther King, Jrwas to have

    It all started in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955The buses in Montgomery were

    segregatedBlack people had to sit in the back of the bus, or stand, if the back was fullOne day, a

    black woman, Rose Parks, was returning home after a hard day's workShe sat in the front of the bus,

    and then refused to give up her seat to a white passenger who got on the bus after herRose Parks

    was arrested, and the black community of Montgomery was outraged

    Martin Luther King, Jrpersuaded the black citizens to protest peacefullyHe organized a

    boycott of the bus serviceFor 381 days, the buses of Montgomery rolled back and forth on their routes, nearly emptyIt was not easy for the blacks to give up riding the busesFor most of them, the

    buses were their only means of transportationThey walked, rode in car pools even in horse-drawn wagons and the buses stayed emptyKing and his followers were threatenedKing's house was

    destroyed by a bombBut still, the buses rolled in emptyAt last, the bus company gave inThe law

    was changedMartin Luther King, Jr, had won his first protest against injustice----peacefullyKing

    became a famous leader of non-violent demonstrations

    King led protests and demonstrations all over the country during the next few yearsEverywhere he went, he preached love, patience, and most of all, non-violenceHe believed

    that blacks could win their struggle for equal rights without violenceMillions of people all over the

    He was admired and criticized, loved and hated. world knew about King and his beliefs

    In 1964, King won the Nobel Peace PrizeHe was only thirty----four years old----the youngest man to ever receive this high honor

    Martin Luther King, Jr, was the son of ____ 6

    Aan American white Baptist priest

    Ban American black Baptit preacher

    Can English Baptist priest

    Dan English school teacher

    7He went to college and studied to be ____ like his father

    Aa teacher Ba lawyer Ca minister Da doctor

    8One afternoon in December 1955, a black woman was taken to jail because ____

    Ashe was black

    Bshe was riding in a bus

    Cshe refused to give up her seat in the front of the bus to a white passenger Dshe was sitting in the back of the bus

    9Martin organized a boycott of the bus service which lasted ____

    Aone month Bhalf a year Cmore than a year Dless than a year

    10King was ____ among those who had won the Nobel Peace Prize by 1964

    Athe youngest man Bthe only man Cthe oldest man Dthe black man

Passage 3

     The word“day” has two meanings. When we talk about the number of days in a year, we are using “day” to mean 24 hours. But when we talk about day and night, we are using“day” to mean the

     time between sunrise and sunset. Since the earth looks like a ball, the sun can shine on only half of it

     at a time. Always one half of the earth is having day and the other half night. A place is moved from

    day into night and from night into day over and over by the spinning of the earth. At the equatorday

    and night are sometimes the same lengt. They are each twelve hours long. The sun rises at 6 o'clock

     in the morning and sets at 6 o'clock in the evening. For six months the North Pole is tilted toward

     the sun. In those months the Northern Hemisphere gets more hours of sunlight than the Southern

     Hemisphere.Days are longer than nights. South of the equator nights are longer than days. For the other six months the North Pole is tilted away from the sun. Then the Southern Hemisphere gets more sunlight. Days are longer than nights. North of the equator nights are longer than days. Winter

     is the season of long nights. Summer is the season of long days.

    11When the Western Hemisphere is having day, the Eastern Hemisphere is having ________.

     A. both day and night B. day

     C. neither day nor night D. night

    12A place is moved from day into night and from night into day over and over by ________ of the


     A. the pushing B. the pulling C. the spinning D. the passing

    13At the equator day is as long as night ________.

    A. sometimes B. never C. usually D. always

    14When the North Pole is tilted toward the sun, the Northern Hemisphere gets ________ sunlight. A. less B. more C. all D. no

    15When it is winter in China, ________.

    A. the USA is tilted toward the sun

     B. the South Pole is tilted away from the sun

    C. the North Pole is tilted toward the sun

    D. the North Pole is tilted away from the sun

Passage 4

    One Sunday;Cody decided to go sailing in his boat with his friend Dane;but Dane happened to

    be away. Dane;s brother Brett wanted to go instead though he did not know anything about sailing. Cody agreed and they set out to sea.

    Soon they found themselves in a thick fog. Cody was sure they would be hit by a big ship. Fortunately he saw a large buoy through the fog and decided to tie the boat to it for safety. As he was getting onto the buoy;however;he dropped the wet rope. The boat moved away in the fog carrying Brett who did not know how to use the radio. He drifted about and was not seen until twelve hours later.

    Cody spent the night on the buoy. In the early morning he fell asleep and was having a bad dream when a shout woke him up. A ship;the Good Hope;came up and he climbed onto it and

    thanked the captain. The captain told him that Brett had been picked up by another ship and the ship’s captain had sent out a message.

    True (T) or False (F) statement:

    16. Cody went sailing in his boat with his friend's brother Brett,

    17. About sailing, Brett knew a little.

    18. Soon they got into trouble because of the thick fog.

    19. They drifted about and were not seen until twelve hours later.

    20. Brett was saved by the ship, the Good Hope,

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