Part I Reading Comprehension (共20小题，每小题2分，共40分)
Directions: In this part there are four passages. Each passage is followed by four comprehension questions. Read the passage and answer the questions. Then mark your answer on the Answer Sheet.
Questions 1 to 5 are based on the following passage:
Do you want to say what you think in a letter to the President of the United States? You’ll get a reply from him—written in ink, not typed—after only a few days.
The President gets about 4,000 letters every week. He answers everyone who writes to him on special Whites House paper. But he doesn’t need a lot of time for it. In fact, he only gives 20 minutes a week to look at his personal correspondence. He has the most modern secretary in the world to help him.
It’s computer, worth ￡ 800，000，which has its own rooms on the first floor of the White House. It has a bank of electronic pens which write like the President writes, in his favorite light blue ink. Each letter the President receives gets a number, according to the type of answer it needs. The pens then write the correct reply for it, according to the number. Each letter takes less than a second to write. A White House official said, “It’s not important that letters come from a computer. Each letter says what the President wants to say.”
1. for a reply from the President.
A. You have to wait a long time B. You only have to wait several days
C. You have to wait at least one month D. You only have to wait a few weeks
2. The reply from the President .
A. is always printed B. is always typed
C. is always written in ink D. is always written by himself
3. It takes the computer to write ten letters.
A. no more than ten seconds B. a little more than ten seconds
C. less than ten seconds D. at least one second
4. The computer can be described as .
A. expensive but efficient B. possessing a beautiful handwriting
C. heavy and inefficient D. the President’s most reliable secretary
5. It can be inferred from the passage that .
A. the President never reads any letters written to him by ordinary people
B. the President hires a very efficient secretary to deal with his correspondence
C. the President does not really care about the letters he receives every week
D. the President is assured that the computer express his views in the letters
Questions 6 to 10 are based on the following passage:
In order to learn to be one’s true self, it is necessary to obtain a wide and extensive knowledge of what has been said and done in the world; critically to inquire into it; carefully to consider it; clearly to analyze it; and earnestly to carry it out.
It matters not what you learn, but when you once learn a thing, you must never give it up until you have mastered it. It matters not what you inquire into, but when you once inquire into a thing, you must never give it up until you have thoroughly understood it. It matters not what you try to think out, but when you once try to think out a thing, you must never give it up until you have got what you want. It matters not what you try to carry out, but when you once carry out a thing, you must never give it up until you have don’t it thoroughly and well.
If another man succeeds by one effort, you will use a hundred efforts. If another man succeeds by ten efforts, you will use a thousand.
6. According to the author, first of all one must .
A. analyze B. inquire C. obtain knowledge D. act