高考英语阅读真题训练:人物传记类(2)

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2011·福建高考

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was one of the most private women in the world, yet when she went to work as an editor in the last two decades of her life, she revealed (展现) herself as she did nowhere else.

After the death of her second husband, Greek shipping magnate (巨头) Aristotle Onassis, Jacqueline's close friend and former White House social secretary Letitia Baldrige made a suggestion that she consider a career(职业) in publishing.After consideration, Jacqueline accepted it.Perhaps she hoped to find there some ideas about how to live her own life.She became not less but more interested in reading.For the last 20 years of her life, Jacqueline worked as a publisher's editor,first at Viking, then at Doubleday, pursuing (追求) a late-life career longer than her two marriages combined. During her time in publishing, she was responsible for managing and editing more than 100 successfully marketed books. Among the first books were In the Russian Style and Inventive Paris Clothes.She also succeeded in persuading TV hosts Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell to transform their popular television conversations into a book, The Power of Myth.The book went on to become an international best-seller.She dealt, too, with Michael Jackson as he prepared his autobiography (自传),Moonwalk.

Jacqueline may have been hired for her name and for her social relations, but she soon proved her worth.Her choices, suggestions and widespread social relations were of benefit both to the publishing firms and to Jacqueline herself.In the books she selected for publication, she built on a lifetime of spending time by herself as a reader and left a record of the growth of her mind.Her books are the autobiography she never wrote.Her role as First Lady, in the end, was overshadowed by her performance as an editor. However, few knew that she had achieved so much.

1.We can learn from the passage that Jacqueline ________.

A.became fond of reading after working as an editor

B.was in charge of publishing 100 books

C.promoted her books through social relations

D.gained a lot from her career as an editor

2.The underlined sentence in the last paragraph probably means that ________.

A.Jacqueline ended up as an editor rather than as First Lady

B.Jacqueline's life as First Lady was more colorful than as an editor

C.Jacqueline was more successful as an editor than as First Lady

D.Jacqueline's role as First Lady was more brilliant than as an editor

3.What can be inferred from the passage?

A.Jacqueline's two marriages lasted more than 20 years.

B.Jacqueline's own publishing firm was set up eventually.

C.Jacqueline's views and beliefs were reflected in the books she edited.

D.Jacqueline's achievements were widely known.

4.The passage is mainly ________.

A.an introduction of Jacqueline's life both as First Lady and as an editor

B.a brief description of Jacqueline's lifelong experiences

C.a brief account of Jacqueline's career as an editor in her last 20 years

D.an analysis of Jacqueline's social relations in publishing

答案与解析

1.D 细节理解题。由短文第一段中的“...she went to work as an editor in the last two decades of her life, she revealed herself as she did nowhere else”可推出她在自己的编辑事业中获益很大。故选D项。

2. C 细节理解题。根据画线句后面的“然而,很少有人知道她取得了这么多成就”可知,画线句的含义是:她作为第一夫人的角色最终在她作为编辑的出色表现前黯然失色。故选C项。

3.C 推理判断题。由最后一段倒数第三句“Her books are the autobiography she never wrote.”即她编辑的书籍就是她从来没有写过的自传。由此可知,她的观点和信仰都反映在她所编辑的书籍中。故选C项。

4.C 主旨大意题。由短文第一段中“...as an editor in the last two decades of her life...”以及整篇文章的叙述可知,本文主要介绍Jacqueline 生命中最后20年的编辑生涯。故选C项。

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