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2003年河南专升本英语真题

作者:吴印祺专升本 分类:河南专升本

Passage 2On the old-time farm in America there were chickens and turkeys. There were also cows, pigs,and other livestock. But there very few machines. Most of the work was done by the entire farm family with the help of a "hired" man. Sometimes extra laborers were needed in busy seasons. Horses provided 79 percent of the power used, human labor 15 percent, and machines only 6 percent. Today all that has changed. On many modern farms machines now supply 96 percent of the power, human labor 3 percent, and horses 1percent.Modern farms are enterprising businesses which keep only the livestock that can pay its way. The children go to school by bus every morning, the parentswork on the farm or in the house, and hired help is seldom needed. Their work has been replaced by a whole army of farm machines. Farmers in the machine age also use the new fertilizers, new sprays, new feeds, new hybrid seeds,and other helps developed by farm sciences. As a result the farmers are able to produce more food with less labor. This means fewer but larger farms and fewer but more prosperous farmers56.In olds, most of the work on a farm was done byA)all the farm family

B)livestock

C)farm machines

D)both A and B

57.From the first paragraph, we learn that in old days the most important farming power wasA) livestock B)farmers C)machines D)extra laborers

58.On today's farms, the chief reason why livestock is still raised would probably beA)that farmers' conventions are difficult to be given upB)that farmers want to gain more profit

C)that farmers have to do soD)that farmers' work has been replaced by machines59.On modern farms, farmers need mostly all the followings EXCEPTA)farm science B)seeds C)fertilizers D)hard work60.In the last sentence of paragraph 3, " fewer but larger farms and fewer but more prosperousfarmers"meansA)hired help is seldom needed)productivity on the farms has been raised greatly)productivity on the farms has fallen sharplyD)more food is never needed

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