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So far, scientists have

焚题库   2017-10-12   【
共享题干题【2011年真题】(二) The Book of Life
      So far, scientists have named about 1.8 million living species(物种), and that's a just a small part of what probably exists on Earth. With so many plants, animals, and other creatures coveting the planet, it can be tough to figure out what type of spider is moving up your leg or what kind of bird is flying by.
     A soon-to-be-started Web site might help. An international team of researchers has announced the creation of Web-based Encyclopedia(百科全书)of life(EOL). The project aims to catalog every species on Earth in a single, easy-to-use reference guide.
     To get the encyclopedia started, the creators will use information from scientific databases(数据库)that already exist. And eventually, in special sections of the site, nonscientist with specialized(专门的)knowledge will get to join in. Bird-watchers, for example, will be able to input which birds they've seen and where. The technology for this kind of tool has only become available.
     As the EOL develops, you might find it useful for school projects. The site will feature special pages for kids who are studying ecosystems (生态系统) in their neighborhoods. To make sure the encyclopedia is accurate, scientists will review much of the information added to it. People who visit the site will be able to choose to leave out pages that haven't been reviewed.
    Another convenient feature of the EOL is that you'll be able to pick the level of detail you want to see to match your interest, age, and knowledge. If you wanted to learn about bears for a science class report, for example, you could use the "novice" setting to get basic information about the animals. On the "expert" setting, on the other hand, you could get much more detailed information about the history, literature, and exploration of bears.
    It now takes years for scientists to collect all the data they need to describe and analyze species. The creators of the Encyclopedia of Life hope that their new tool will speed up that process.

单选题第1题"Spider" and "bird" mentioned in Paragraph 1 are examples to illustrate

A.there are numerous living species on Earth

B.animals are people's friends

C.it is easy to see spiders and birds

D.there are many types of spiders and birds

参考答案:A

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单选题第2题The goal of the creation of the EOL is to

A.collect enough data to analyze the living species on Eart

B.enlarge an existing Web site of the living species on Eart

C.add new information to the existing databases of the living species on Eart

D.work out an easy-to-use catalog of every living species on Eart

参考答案:D

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单选题第3题At the starting stage, the EOL will get information from

A.all the Web sites availabl

B.databases built up by its creator

C.the existing scientific database

D.nonscientists with specialized knowledg

参考答案:C

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单选题第4题The word "novice" in Paragraph 5 could be best replaced by

A.scientist

B.creator

C.beginner

D.expert

参考答案:C

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单选题第5题Which of the following statements is NOT true?

A.Scientists will review every piece of information added to EOL

B.The EOL will be beneficial to school kids with its development

C.Scientists have cataloged only a small part of the living species on Earth

D.People with different interests and knowledge will in a way find the EOL usefu

参考答案:A

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