第一部分 阅读理解（共20小题； 每小题2分，满分40分）
It was Christmas Eve, 1881. I was 15 years old and feeling like the world was over for me. I didn’t have enough money to buy myself the gift that I had wanted that year.
Dad came back in and there was ice in his beard. “You’ve been by widow (寡妇) Smith’s house recently?" he asked. Ms. Smith lived two miles down the road. Her husband had died and left her with three children.
“I rode by just today” Dad continued.“Little Jact looking for wood. They must be out of wood, Tom.”
We filled our sled (雪橇) high with wood. Then we went to the store and Dad bought
some food, and a smaller pair of shoes. I tried to thingh what Dad was doing. I knew
we didn’t have much money，so why Dad was buying them so many things。
We got to the Smith’s house and went in;“We brought you a few things, madam,” Dad
said, and put down the bag of food on the table. Then Dad handed Ms. Smith the pair of shoes. She bit her lower lip to keep it from trembling (发抖), and then tears filled her eyes and started running down her cheek
My throat seemed to be filled with something, and there were tears in my eyes, too. Just then my dream gift seemed very unimportant. Dad had given me the look Ms. Smith’s face and the smiles of her three children. He had given me the best Christmas of my life.
1. Which of the following can be the best title for the text?
A. A Poor Life of A Woman. B.A Spirit of Sharing.
C. Father and Son. D. Real Gift at Christmas.
2. The writer was not happy on Christmas Eve in 1881 because __________ .
A. he was worried that his father was still not back
B. it was the beginning of a new year and he didn’t want to grow up
C. he couldn’t have the Christmas gift he wanted
D. he didn’t want to go out in the cold
3. The father decided to help the Smiths because __________ .
A. he learned from Ms. Smith about her trouble
B. he saw the little child looking for wood out in the cold
C. he realized Ms. Smith had to raise three children
D. he saw their neighbors were not nice or helpful
4. How did Ms. Smith feel when the dad handed her the pair of shoes?
A. Surprised. B. Moved. C. Excited. D. Worried.
5.What did the writer learn from that Christmas?
A. Helping those in need mas feel good.
B. Christmas gifts are unimportant for poor people.
C. We should get along with people around us.
D. Being helpful sometimes brings people good luck.
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