Who Is the Best Salesman in the World?
Harry finished his college and wanted to find a job in the city. One day he saw an advertisement in a window. It said, "Wanted. The best salesman in the world. Top Pay."
"I'm a great salesman," Harry said to himself. "I'm sure that I can sell anything. I'll go in and ask for that job."
So Harry went into the building. He saw a manager(经理)in it. He said to the manager, "Good morning. I saw your advertisement. I think I'm the best salesman in the world. Give me the job, please."
"You must prove(证明) that you're the best, " the manager said.
"I'll pass every test that you give me,"
"Good," the manager said, and he took a box of sweets out of his desk. "Last week I bought a thousand boxes of this sweets. If you can sell them all before the end of the week, you can have the job."
"That's easy," Harry said.
He took the boxes of sweets and left the office.
Every day and all day he went from shop to shop, trying to sell boxes of the sweets. But he couldn't sell one. The sweets were so bad that he couldn't even give them away.
At the end of the week he went back to the manager. "I'm sorry, sir," he said. "I was wrong about myself. I'm not the best salesman in the world, but I know who is."
"Oh," said the manager. "Who do you think is the best?"
"The person who sold you a thousand boxes of the sweets."
1. The manager told Harry_________.
A. he could start work at once
B. he was the best salesman in the world
C. he wasn't a good salesman
D. he must show he was the best salesman in the world
2. Harry could get the job if_________.
A. he sold a thousand boxes of sweets
B. he gave away a thousand boxes of sweets
C. he sent the manager a thousand boxes of sweets
D. he bought a thousand boxes of sweets from the manager
3. Harry thought it was easy to sell the sweets because_________.
A. he thought he was a great salesman and he could sell anything
B. he could give them away
C. he wanted to get the job
D. many persons liked sweets
4. Harry couldn't sell the sweets because_________.
A. he was not a good salesman
B. the sweets were too bad
C. he wanted to send them to his friends
D. nobody liked sweets
5. From the story we know that_________.
A. the manager was very clever
B. Harry wasn't good at selling things
C. the manager wouldn't let Harry work in his office
D. Harry got the job
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