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      SAT,全称Scholastic Assessment Test,中文名称为学术能力评估测试。由美国大学委员会(College Board)主办,SAT成绩是世界各国高中生申请美国名校学习及奖学金的重要参考。下面就给大家介绍一下SAT阅读真题。

      Questions 6-9 are based on the following passages.

      Passage 1

      The world has always been a large place, but in somesenses it has become much smaller than it was. As recently s the late nineteenth century, the great science fiction

      writer Jules Verne wrote the then-unbelievable novel

      Around the World in Eighty Days. Today we can physically (line 5)

      circumnavigate the world in one day and electronically

      orbit the planet in just eight seconds. A truly global

      outlook is feasible now because of recent developments

      in transportation and communications. People all over the

      world have enthusiastically adopted these innovations to (line 10)

      reach out and touch others, both physically and

      electronically, around the globe.

      Passage 2

      Our world, seemingly global, is in reality a planet

      of thousands of the most varied and never intersecting

      provinces. A trip around the world is a journey from (line 15)

      backwater to backwater, each of which considers itself, in

      its isolation, a shining star. For most people, the real world

      ends on the threshold of their house, at the edge of their

      village, or, at the very most, on the border of their valley.

      That which is beyond is unreal, unimportant, and even (line 20)

      useless, whereas that which we have at our fingertips,

      in our field of vision, expands until it seems an entire

      universe, overshadowing all else.

      6.The author of Passage 2 would most likely argue that the "outlook" mentioned in line 8, Passage 1, is

      (A)rare except among avid readers

      (B)common among residents of small towns

      (C)insincere in its apparent optimism

      (D)self-deluding and dangerous

      (E)shared by relatively few people

      7.The author of Passage 1 would most likely the attitude characterized in lines 17-23, Passage 2 ("For ... else"), as






      8. The last sentence of each passage makes use of

      (A)a reference to communication

      (B)an image of fellowship

      (C)an example of innovation

      (D)a metaphor for proximity

      (E)an allusion to history

      9. Which of the following best describes the relationship between the two passages?

      (A)They criticize similar developments.

      (B)They illustrate antithetical attitudes.

      (C)They have compatible agendas.

      (D)They draw the same conclusion using different research methods.

      (E)They both examine change in the perception of . an issue over time.

      Questions 9-10 are based on the following passage.

      After Ruma's father retired, he began to travel, sending

      Ruma succinct, impersonal postcard accounts of the things

      he had seen and done: "Yesterday the Uffizi Gallery.

      Today a walk to the other side of Arno." Occasionally

      there was a sentence about the weather. But there was (Line 5)

      never a sense of her father's presence in those places.

      It was a one-sided correspondence; his trips were brief

      enough so that there was no time for Ruma to write back.

      It was only in his closing that he acknowledged any

      personal connection between them. "Be happy, love Baba," (Line 10)

      he signed them, as if the attainment of happiness were as

      simple as that.

      9. The primary function of the passage is to

      (A)describe a pattern of behavior

      (B)identify a growing conflict

      (C)portray an uncommon event

      (D)condone an instance of neglect

      (E)analyze a fundamental motivation

      10. Lines 10-12 (" 'Be ... that") would best be characterized as a

      (A)harsh judgment of a blunt command

      (B)total mockery of a nostalgic sentiment

    (C)straightforward reading of an ironic comment


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