【小题1】Who is the event held in honor of?
|A．A saint.||B．A farmer.||C．A Roman official.|
|A．It was shown on TV.|
|B．It was mentioned in a book.|
|C．It was reported by a newspaper.|
|A．Visitors take part in prayers.|
|B．People dress in costumes.|
|C．A rocket is set off.|
|A．There are no winners.|
|B．The bulls may get hurt.|
|C．The riders are being thrown off.|
【小题1】 How many natural Christmas trees did Americans buy in 2016?
|A．Less than 35 million trees.||B．More than 10 million trees.|
|C．More than 24 million trees.||D．Less than 24 million trees.|
|A．They are grown once again.||B．They are delivered to a tree farm.|
|C．They are safely stored away.||D．They are thrown away.|
|A．They are moved to a landfill.||B．They are reused next year.|
|C．They are cut into pieces.||D．They are exchanged for real trees.|
Customs play a significant role in festivals, but sometimes they can change
Festivals are becoming more and more commercial, with business
4 . I’m May. high school seniors all around the U. S. scramble (争抢) to get ready for prom. Prom. short for promenade, is a formal dance held by a high school before graduation. It’s an important aspect of American school culture because it’s the last high-school dance seniors will ever attend.
Prom entails (牵涉) countless traditions. First a guy must ask a girl to go to prom with him. Most guys choose to do special prom proposals in hopes of winning the girl’s heart with their creativity. Then he will rent a tuxedo (燕尾服), and the girl will often get their hair, nails and makeup done professionally. That night couples will take pictures, and then they will often take a limousine (豪华轿车) to dinner and to the dance. Several reports state that parents can spend upward of $ 2,000 to give their kids the perfect prom experience.
The history of prom can be traced back to the last half of the 1800s. At that time, American universities and colleges organized dances each year for their graduating students. The purpose was not only to entertain the students but also to prepare them for the wider world by teaching them proper manners for men and women.
Later, high schools took over the prom tradition. In the 1950s, high schools began moving the dance from their gyms to beautiful hotels or country clubs to make the event even more special. Perhaps the most amazing prom took place in 1975, when Susan Ford, the daughter of the country’s president, received permission to hold her high school’s prom at the White House. So far, no other prom has managed to top that.【小题1】According to this article, what do the participants in prom mainly pay attention to?
|A．Their appearance.||B．Their possessions.||C．Their transportation.||D．Their supervisors.|
|A．What marketing plan to use.||B．How to behave around others.|
|C．Which food was best to eat.||D．When to earn a great degree.|
|A．In an official residence.||B．In an international court.|
|C．In a motion picture studio.||D．In a modern gallery.|
When travelling abroad, we are expected to respect the social customs of the places we visit.
In conservative countries, for example, wearing appropriate clothes is
Many people have the hobby of collecting things, e.g. stamps, postcards or antiques. In the 18th and 19th centuries,
The parts of a museum open to the public
Many museums are lively places and they attract a lot of visitors. As well as looking at exhibits, visitors can play with computer simulations (模拟) and imagine
Summer Palace, which
In September2007, Stanley Ho in Macao purchased
On Dec1, 2020, the horse-head bronze statue returned to
“The horse’s head holds the memories of history and our nation’s
So far seven of the 12 statues, including the horse’s head,
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10 . Discoveries at the famous Sanxingdui ruins in Southwest China show that the region’s ancient Shu Kingdom Civilization shared similarities with the Maya.
The Sanxingdui ruins belonged to the Shu Kingdom that existed at least 4,800 years ago and lasted more than 2,000 years, while the Mayan civilization built its city-states around 200 AD．
The bronze-made remains of trees unearthed at the ruins of the Shu Kingdom resemble the sacred ceiba tree, which symbolized the union of heaven, earth and the underworld in the Mayan civilization. “They are very important similarities,” says Santos, a Mexican archaeologist (考古学家) stressing that “the representations of trees in both cultures provide a symbolism that is very similar”.
The findings at the Sanxingdui ruins, considered one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, also show a new aspect of Bronze Age culture, indicating the ancient civilization already had technologies that were thought to have been developed much later.
While the time span between the Shu kingdom and the Mayan culture is great, the findings highlight the closeness between the two civilizations. They developed in areas with comparable climates and reflected their worldview through related symbols. “In the end, man is still man, independent of time and space. What we have is that, at this latitude (纬度), both the Shu people and the Mayans looked at the same sky and had the same stars on the horizon,” the expert says.
One notable feature of the recent discoveries at Sanxingdui was the cross-subject work and technology applied by teams of Chinese archaeologists, which allowed the unearthing of artifacts as fragile as silk remains, which other types of less careful digging methods would not have been able to register.
Cooperation between Chinese and Mexican archaeologists could benefit projects in the Mayan world, where the rainy climate and humidity are problematic for the conservation of ruins.
“Every time our cultural knowledge increases, regardless of whether we speak one language or another, what it shows us is that we continue to be sister cultures and, therefore, the exchange of such knowledge is fundamental,” says Santos.【小题1】What is a similarity between the Shu Kingdom and Maya civilization?
|A．Their starting time.||B．Their historical origins.|
|C．Their cultural symbols.||D．Their ceremony traditions.|
|A．silk was a common clothing material then|
|B．some technologies were developed much earlier|
|C．the Bronze Age started earlier than previously assumed|
|D．the Shu Kingdom and the Mayan world had close contact|
|A．Damp weather.||B．Positioning of ruins.|
|C．High latitude.||D．Language barriers.|
|A．Our cultural knowledge is increasing.|
|B．The benefits of speaking a different language.|
|C．The increasing sisterhood in culture between China and Mexico.|
|D．The importance of the exchange of cultural knowledge.|