2014届上海市七宝中学高三上学期期中考试英语试题(附答案)

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51. A. reaction B. clarity C. freedom D. challenge

52. A. improving B. damaging C. adjusting D. stimulating

53. A. though B. so C. while D. since

54. A. purchased B. cherished C. taken D. promoted

55. A. suitable B. responsible C. convenient D. famous

56. A. ensure B. assume C. threaten D. indicate

57. A. ignored B. achieved C. measured D. abandoned

58. A. attractive B. attentive C. alert D. approachable

59. A. incompetent B. guilty C. depressed D. embarrassed

60. A. doubtful B. unknown C. impossible D. improper

61. A. By contrast B. In addition C. For example D. In brief

62. A. popular B. compared C. familiar D. associated

63. A. mean B. tend C. suppose D. expect

64. A. Despite B. Without C. Apart from D. Unlike

65. A. at will B. at random C. in particular D. in moderation

Section B

Directions: Read the following three passages. Each passage is followed by several questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that fits best according to the information given in the passage you have just read.

(A)

Once upon a time it was boarding school adventures and mysteries solved by tweed-wearing detectives that fired young readers’ imaginations. Now, it seems, it is the promise of tales of blood sucking vampires, unstoppable zombies, howling werewolves and terrifying beasts that inspires young audiences to pick up a book.

Teen horror is a genre that seems to be going from strength to strength, with titles like The Demonata and The Saga of Larten Crepsey by Irish born writer, Darren Shan, topping the charts. Indeed Darren Shan’s success has earned him the title of “Master of Children’s Horror” and his books, which also include The Thin Executioner and the vampire series The Saga of Darren Shan, have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.

But what is it about horror fiction that so appeals to young readers, and just how scary do they like it?

“I think horror allows teenagers to focus on real-life issues in a fantastical way, helping them analyse and make sense of the world as they are coming to a greater understanding of it,” says Darren. “In my book, Lord Loss, the main character’s parents and sister are slaughtered by demons. While that’s obviously not going to happen to anyone in the real world, many children will lose people they love during their formative years, whether it’s grandparents dying of old age, or friends or relatives in accidents. A book like this can hopefully help them prepare for when death strikes at them in real life. Good horror is always about helping us prepare for the darker aspects of life – and since we can’t avoid them, we might as well turn them into entertainment!”

Darren tours frequently, attending events in schools and libraries, and talking to young readers helps him gauge what they can and can’t take in terms of frightening content. He explains: “When I’m writing an especially terrible scene, I imagine myself reading it out in a live environment, and ask myself if I would feel comfortable doing so. If not, I’ll go back and tweak the scene. I have no set formula for deciding what is suitable and what is not. I simply go with my gut instinct.”
  
66. What is the point of the article?

A. To recommend some popular horror books.

B. To analyze why horror fiction fascinates young people.

C. To explore how horror fiction benefits young readers.

D. To introduce how Darren creates horror books.

67. The underlined phrase “going from strength to strength” in Paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to ______.

A. failing to attract attention

B. improving imagination

C. getting darker and scarier

D. becoming increasingly successful

68. Darren Shan thinks that his books interest young people because ______.

A. they are exciting and inspiring

B. they are about the darker aspects of life

C. they deal with real-life issues in a fanciful way

D. they teach people how to deal with real-life problems

69. What can we conclude from the last paragraph?

A. Teenagers feel comfortable with Darren’s imagination.

B. The more frightening a book is, the better it sells.

C. Darren visits schools from time to time to promote his books.

D. Darren sometimes changes his stories to make them less scary.

(B)

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