Man is not the only living thing on earth.There are many other kinds of living things in the world.They are all part of nature，and the disappearance of any of them breaks the balance of nature.
In the time of the dinosaur(恐龙)，only one kind of animal disappeared every 1,000 years.Before the 20th century，one kind of animal disappeared every four years.But now，40,000 different kinds of animals disappear every year.How terrible! Now it’s time for us to think about what we have done to these animals.
In forests，people keep cutting down more and more trees.The animals and birds have no place to live.Hunters hunt them for their fur or feathers.Then some of them disappear.
At sea，people hunt all kinds of fish for money and because of this, some fish have disappeared.Big companies and factories pour chemical waste(废弃物)into rivers and lakes which flows(流入)into the sea.Many fish and plants die from this.
In order to make earth a better place to live，we should do our best to protect animals and nature.
( )1.In the dinosaur's time，one kind of animal disappeared every year.
A.4 B.10 C.100 D.1,000
( )2.The second paragraph tells us .
A.dinosaurs lived until they were 1,000 years old
B.before the 20th century，people were happy
C.more and more animals are dying out now
D.how to protect animals
( )3.Hunters hunt animals for and birds for .
A.fur，feathers B.feathers，fur C.feathers，feathers D.fur，fur
( )4.The word“chemical”in tile passage means .
A.化学家 B.污染品 C.化学的 D.药品
( )5.Which of the following is not TRUE?
A.There are many kinds of living things on earth，besides man.
B.1,000 different kinds of animals disappear every year.
C.Many animals and birds have nowhere to live because people cut down trees.
D.Many people hunt fish for money and some fish disappear because of that.
In ancient China, the State of Wu made an attack on the State of Yue. The king of Wu was badly hurt and soon died. His son Fu Chai became the new king. Fu was very sad and angry and he decided to fight back for his father’s death. He trained his army strictly until it was very strong. Three years later, he led his army against the State of Yue and caught its king Gou Jian, who was taken to the State of Wu.
Gou Jian was put into a small black stone house which was full of terrible smell and was made to raise(饲养) horses. Gou worked hard and tried to keep himself quiet, but he never forgot his pain. Many years later, he was set free. Gou secretly trained his army after he went back to his own state. In order to make himself strong-minded he slept on firewood and ate a gall bladder before having dinner and going to bed every night. After a few years, his country became strong once more. Then Gou took hold of a golden chance to fight against Wu and won the war in the end.
If one voluntarily(自愿) works very hard and voluntarily stands up to pains and difficulties in order to succeed, we might call him a “Gou Jian”, and his story, a “Gou Jian’s story”.
( )6. _________ was seriously hurt and died.
A. Gou Jian’s father B. Fu Chai’s father C. Gou Jian’s brother D. Fu Chai’s brother
( )7. Three years later _______ was caught and taken to the state of Wu.
A. Gou Jian B. Fu Chai C. Gou Jian’s father D. Fu Chai’s father
( )8. Gou Jian ________ when he was in the state of Wu.
A. ate gall bladders B. raised horses
C. trained his army D. forgot his pain
( )9. Which of the following is TRUE ?
A. The gall bladders tasted good. B. Gou Jian loved horse-raising.
C. Finally Gou Jian was set free. D. Finally Fu Chai was set free.
( )10. The story mainly tells us that________
A. a country without a strong army is easy to defeat
B. if someone attacks you , you should just fight back
C. if you fail in doing something, it’s better for you to forget the pain
D. if you face difficulties bravely without giving up , you’ll finally succeed