上海西南位育中学 2011 学年第二学期初二英语期中考试
I. Choose the best answer.
1. I haven't brought much money with me. I'm afraid that I can only choose the _____ expensive cooker and save the _____ possible amount of cash. A. little... most B.least....more C. least...most D.less....more 2. They must have practices smiling sweetly at the guests for some days before they started to work in the restaurant,_______ they? A.didn't B. mustn't C.haven't D. have 3. Mr. Brown went to California not to earn money_____ good fame______ to be engaged in an important scientific research. A. and .....but B. either....or C. or......but D. both....and 4.Her Olympic experience gave her a big________ over the other contestants for the final victory. A. advantage B. strong point C. opportunity D.higher level 5. Your plan sounds very good; however, I am afraid it can't help_______ the condition. A. to improve B.improving C. to be improving D. being improved 6.Polish teachers were not well-paid, and Maris's father could not _____ a university education for her, so she had to work as a governess.(家庭女教师） A. pay B. spare C.undertake D. afford 7. The capital has a larger population than ______ of ______ capital in their continent. A. Any....the B. than.....any other C. any.....that D.that...the 8. If you want_______ you have to get the fund somewhere. A. the job to be done. B. the job doing C. to have done the job D. the job being done II. Error detection 9. Five thousand years before, cats came into the human world form the wilderness, and then became one of man's favorite pets. A B C D 10. In 1783 two French men invented air fire balloon, that could rise slowly into the sky and then could land safely. A B C D 11. The Icelanders believe that in the future they can make more use of the underground hot water for its benefit. A B C D 12. Two-thirds of the earth's surface are covered by sea water which makes up to 97 percent of the planet's entire water supply. A B C D 13. The most important thing to keep in mind when deal with an emergency is to stay calm. A B C D
III. Read the passage and fill in the blanks with proper words
An expert has identified an animal captured in Shandong province as a Siberian husky doy :Husky dogs (哈士奇）and wolves are very much alike in a the Shandong Business Daily reports It is reported that a grey wolf killed two villagers and w five others in Tengzhou, Shandong province on Monday, March 19. Three days after local police shot the animal dead, they caught another animal which they also suspected of being a wolf and took it to the local zoo. Police believe ti was responsible for a on seven people, tow of whom died. But a local man surnamed Wang claimed it was his pet dog Lady that he had raised for tow years, and who was gentle in n . "It's not a wolf but my dog. I r her at a glance from a news photo," Wang told China Daily, " Tengzhou is a small place where huskies are hardly ever seen.l There was no significant difference between some breeds of husky and wolf so it's very l to mistake her for a wolf." Ma Jinsheng, a zoology expert, visited the zoo in Tengzhou on March 26. After close observations and some experiments,Ma confirmed that the animal was in fact a husky dog. "The color of its fur doesn't match that of a wolf. Most i of all, it's very friendly towards humans," Ma said after conducting a controlled experiment using food. The husky dog accepted food from Ma, while in contrast, a real wolf kept at the zoo shied away as soon as Ma approaches. However, the most absolute and scientific way to determine the true identity of the animal is to take samples of its fur and conduct DNA analysis.
C. Read the passage and fill in the blanks with proper words.
Youku.com Inc, the country's top online video provider, a______ to buy Tudou Holdings Ltd. on March 11,2012. An Internet expert says that the deal comes as the companies and fighting for market share, spending heavily to buy licensed content. The merger(合并） of these two companies is m______ caused by the market environment. China's online video industry is experiencing h_______ times,with huge costs but low profits. On top of this, they challenges from Tencent and other video websites. Affected by this merger news, Youku and Tudou stock rose Monday on NASDAQ, e_______ Tudou which soared(猛增）150%since opening to reach about 37 dollars per share(每股). Youku rose by 10% Chen Yijia, financial commentator( 经济评论员 )for Reuters, says that many investors(投资者）believe the new company will have a better p_______. However, the new company will still face fierce competition with other companies that provide similar services. Youku had about 22 percent of China's online video market in the last quarter, and Tudou had less than 14 percent. They are closely f________ by Sohu.com Inc, with 13 percent, and other rivals(对手）in the industry include Baidu and Tencent. The merger is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2012, but Tudou's website and the brand will not change.