A friend of mine named Paul received an expensive car from his brother as a Christmas present. On Christmas Eve when Paul came out of his office, a street urchin(顽童) was walking around the shining car. “Is this your car, sir?” he asked.
Paul answered, “Yes, my brother gave it to me for Christmas.” The boy was surprised. “You mean your brother gave it to you and it did cost you nothing? Sir, I wish…” He hesitated(犹豫). Paul thought of course he knew what the boy wanted, but what the boy said surprised him greatly. “I wish,” the boy went on, “that I could be a brother like that.” Paul looked at the boy in surprise, and then he said again, “Would you like to take a ride in my car?” “Oh yes, I’d love to,” the boy answered.
After a short ride, the boy turned and with his eyes shining, said, “Sir, would you mind driving in front of my house?”
Paul smiled a little. He thought he knew what the boy wanted. He wanted to show his neighbors that he could ride home in a big car. But Paul was wrong again. “Will you stop where those two steps are?” the boy asked.
He ran up to the steps. Then in a short while Paul heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little crippled(残疾的) brother. He sat down on the step and pointed to the car.
“There he is, Buddy, just like I told you upstairs. His brother gave it to him for Christmas and it didn’t cost him a cent. And some day I’m going to give you one just like it…then you can see for yourself all the nice things in the Christmas windows that I’ve been trying to tell you about.”
Paul got out and lifted the boy to the front seat of his car. The shining-eyed elder brother climbed in beside him and the three began an unforgettable holiday ride.
1. The street urchin was very surprised when _______.
A. he met Paul
B. Paul told him about the car
C. Paul received an expensive car
D. he was walking around the car
2. From the story we can see the urchin _______.
A. wished to give his brother a car
B. wanted Paul’s brother to give him a car
C. wished he could have a brother like Paul’s
D. wished Paul could be a brother like that
3. The urchin asked Paul to stop his car in front of his house ______.
A. to show he had a rich friend
B. to show his neighbors the big car
C. to let his brother ride in the car
D. to tell his brother about his wish
4. We can find from the story that _______.
A. the urchin wished Paul to give his car to Buddy
B. the urchin wished to have a rich brother
C. the urchin had a deep love for his brother
D. the urchin’s wish came true in the end
5. The best name of the story is _______.
A. A Christmas Present B. Paul, a Kind-hearted Person
C. A Brother Like That D. An Unforgettable Holiday Ride
1. 选B。根据第2段中的 Paul answered, “Yes, my brother gave it to me for Christmas.” The boy was surprised.可知答案为B。
2. 选A。The urchin 指着 Paul 的车对他的弟弟说：“And someday I’m going to give you one just like it…”所以 the urchin 希望也能给他弟弟一辆车。
3. 选D。The urchin 要 Paul 把车停在他家门前后，立即扶着他残疾的弟弟出来，让他看看Paul的车，然后告诉弟弟他想为他做的事，所以他只是想告诉他弟弟他的愿望。
4. 选C。The urchin 在坐过 Paul 的车后没有忘记弟弟，并且承诺也要给弟弟买一辆车，可见他对弟弟有着一份深深的爱。答案选C，而A、B、D三项与文章不符。
5. 选C。通读全文，我们不得不为 The urchin 的行为所感动，他是一个好哥哥。文章就是讲述了他这样的一位好哥哥，C选项最合适。
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