1. --- What do you think of the movie The Wandering Earth reflected in the cinema recently?
--- Just so so. I guess it______ figure description.
A. lacks in B. lacks C. lacks of D. lacks for
2. It cannot be a(n) ______that a couple of jewellery stores were robbed in one night.
A. coincidence B. accident C. incident D. chance
3. --- How long ________you _______?
--- For a decade. We _______in 1998.
A. did, married; married B. have; got married; were married
C. have; been married; got married D. were; married; married
4. If your friend has done something that he shouldn’t have done, can you __________ him?
A. avoid B. forgive C. excuse D. apologize
5. I’m always at your service, so don’t ________to turn to me if you have any problems.
A. beg B. hesitate C. require D. desire
6. Fantasy tales serve as a fuel to our imagination and give satisfaction to our longings for adventure. ________, Fantasies directly relate to our deepest desires and dreams.
A. However B. In addition C. Thus D. Besides
7. China is developing an online toilet map by China’s search engine giant Baidu_______the request of the ministry, _________to help traveling tourists from home and abroad find the nearest toilet.
A. for, aiming, B. to, to aim C. at, aimed D. at, aiming
8. It is generally believed that the elderly are very ______; it is impossible to talk them into doing anything they don’t want to.
A. stubborn B. curious C. skeptical D. gracious
9. The project ______ last month but unfortunately it had to be prolonged because of the financial problem.
A. needn’t have been finished B. shouldn’t have finished
C. could have been finished D. must have finished
10. He was driving so fast as to get himself into a dangerous situation _______he is likely to lose the control over his car.
A. as B. why C. which D. where
Privacy is something of a luxury in China, a land with a population of 1.4 billion. Personal space is not a concept that ordinary Chinese are familiar with. Pushing and shoving (乱挤) is a basic survival skill in cities. If you fail to push with people to get on a crowded underground train, you’ll be met with impatient stares.
Throughout China, people are happy to lie down for a short sleep just about anywhere: in an office, on a park bench, even in a museum or concert hall, looking as comfortable as if the public space were their own living room.
So it is a surprise to see Matti, a socially awkward Finnish (芬兰的) cartoon character in the Finnish Nightmares comic series become a celebrity in China’s cyberspace. A new term in Mandarin has even been invented to describe people who are like the hero: jingfen, or “spiritually Finnish”. According to social media, jingfen refers to people who dislike socialising---like the Finns, apparently---and take their personal space “extremely seriously”.
Matti’s fear of crowds and small talk and his tendency to be easily embarrassed has struck a chord (共鸣) with many Chinese readers, who seem relieved that their longing for privacy has finally been voiced---via the medium of a sticre from a faraway country. But it’s Finnish culture itself---of which privacy and personal space have long existed---that has also struck a chord.
“Finland is a paradise for people with social anxiety disorder,”wrote WeChat user Zhang Yanmei in a post. “I am a jingfen, please do not disturb me unnecessarily!”wrote an anonymous user in the title of his essay on the website Douban. “Can you see yourself in Matti?”he asked. “He is shy, and the great trouble and sufferings of life are not just Matti’s nightmare. We’re all afraid of loneliness, but we desire even more for our personal space and privacy to be respected.”
11. Why does the author mention the large population in China at the beginning?
A. To show the subway is too crowded.