One day, a poor boy who was trying to pay his way through school by sending newspapers door to door, was so hungry that he decided to beg for a meal at the next house.
However, he lost his nerve(神经) when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, "how much do I own you?"
"You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Then I thank you from the bottom of my heart." With these words, Howard Kelly left that house.
Year later the woman became badly ill and as finally sent to the hospital in a big city. Dr. Howard Kelly, now famous, was called in. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Dressed in his doctor's clothes, Dr. Kelly went into her room and recognized her at once. From that day on, he gave special attention to her, and decided to do his best to save her life.
At last the woman was saved. Dr. Kelly asked the business office to pass the final bill to him. He looked at it and then wrote something on the side. The bill was sent to her room. She was afraid to open it because she was sure that it would take the rest of her life to pay for it off. Finally she looked, and the note on the side of the bill caught her attention. She read these words:
"Paid in full with a glass of milk, Dr. Howard Kelly."
Tear of joy flooded her eyes.
( )1. The boy sent newspaper door to door in order to________.
A. continue his schoolingB. become a famous doctor
C. thank the woman for her kindnessD. support his poor family
( )2. Which is true about the boy and the woman?
A. He became too shy to ask her for a drink of water.
B. She thought he was not hungry but thirsty.
C. She wanted him to pay for the glass of milk.
D. She never thought he would save her life later.
( )3. After Dr. Kelly knew who the woman was, he________.
A. began to take good care of her himself.
B. told her she once gave him a glass of milk
C. made up his mind to try his best to save her.
D. asked for her bill and paid it off at once.
( )4.What was sent to the woman's room ?________.
A.The final bill B. Some drink C. Some water D. Newspapers
( )5. The best title for this passage is________.
A. A Warm-hearted WomanB. A Glass of Milk
C. The Final BillD. A Famous Doctor