Section Ⅱ Reading Comprehension
Read the following four texts. Answer the questions below each text by choosing A, B, C or D. Mark your answers on ANSWER SHEET 1(40 points)
It is all very well to blame traffic jams, the cost of petrol and the quick pace of modern life, but manners on the roads are becoming horrible. Everybody knows that the nicest men become monsters behind the wheel. It is all very well, again, to have a tiger in the tank, but to have one in the driver's seat is another matter altogether. You might tolerate the odd road-hog, the rude and inconsiderate drive, but nowadays the well men neared motorist is the exception to the rule. Perhaps the situation calls for a "Be kind to Other Drivers" campaign, otherwise it may get completely out of hand.
Road politeness is not only good manners, but good sense too. It takes the most cool-headed and good-tempered of drivers to resist the temptation to revenge when subjected to uncivilized behavior. On the other hand, a little politeness goes along way towards relieving the tensions of motoring. A friendly nod or a wave of acknowledgement in response to an act of politeness helps to create an atmosphere of goodwill and tolerance so necessary in modern traffic conditions. But such acknowledgements of politeness are all too rare today. Many drivers nowadays don't even seem able to recognize politeness when they see it.
However, misplaced politeness can also be dangerous. Typical examples are the driver who brakes violently to allow a car to emerge from a side street at some hazard to following traffic, when a few seconds later the road would be clear anyway; or the man who waves a child across a zebra crossing into the path of oncoming vehicles that may be unable to stop in time. The same goes for encouraging old ladies to cross the road wherever and whenever they care to. It always amazes me that the highways are not covered with the dead bodies of these grannies.
A veteran driver, whose manners are faultless, told me it would help if motorists learnt to filter correctly into traffic streams one at a time without causing the total blockages that give rise to bad temper. Unfortunately, modern motorists can't even learn to drive, let alone master the subtler aspects of boatmanship. Years ago the experts warned us that the car-ownership explosion would demand a lot more give and take from all road users. It is high time for all of us to take this message to heart.[page]
21According to the first paragraph, which of the following reflects the situation on the roads?
ATraffic Jams are mainly caused by the cost of petrol and the quick pace of modern life.
BThe manners of the drivers are the only reason for the traffic jams.
C"Be kind to other drivers" is a campaign to change the rude drive.
DPeople can not tolerate good manners on the road.
22The author argues that road politeness .
Acan better the traffic unconditionally
Bcalls for a driver's cool-headed and good-tempered personality
Ccan be found after the modern traffic conditions stand up
Dare acknowledged by most drivers
23Which of the following does NOT illustrate misplaced politeness?
AEncouraging old ladies to cross the road at any time they want.
BBraking suddenly to allow a car to emerge from a side street.
CA motorist driving into traffic streams without considering others.
DWaving a child across a zebra crossing into the path of oncoming vehicles.
24According to the experts, facing the car-ownership explosion, we should .
Abe more considerate yield to each other
Bcommunicate with each other more often
Chave a cool head and good temper
Davoid misplaced politeness
25The author's attitude towards road politeness seems to be .
Asuspicious Bindifferent Cironical Dobjective
21C文章第一段末句。选项A片面，文章第一段第一句表明快节奏的现代生活只是原因之一。选项B片面，选项D没有正确理解第一段第四句“You might tolerate…to the rule”该句表明彬彬有礼的司机目前并不常见。
22B文章第二段第二句“It takes the most cool-headed and good- tempered of drivers to resist the temptation to revenge when subjected to uncivilized behavior.” 在遇到不文明的行为时，司机需要头脑冷静，心境平和，才不致于以粗暴还粗暴。而A项的“道路礼貌不论何时都能有助缓和交通状况”则是片面的，文中第三段就讲到了滥用礼貌的危险。C项颠倒了方法与结果，只有具备了礼貌才能建立起文明的现代交通状况，而不是相反。D项错误，并非大多数司机都能遵循道路礼貌原则。
24A文章第四段第三句“Years ago the experts warned us that the car- ownership explosion would demand a lot more give-and- take from all road users.”该句表明，专家警告我们面对汽车的爆炸式增长，司机更应当互相体谅。选项B、C、D专家并没有提到。