>52. Sixteen visitors from ___ arrived at our school.
A. China B. America C. England D. Germany
53. On June ____, there’ll be a concert in our school.
A. 1st B. 3rd C. 9th D. 30th
On a Friday night in New York, a poor young man called Jay stood near the subway station, playing this violin. The music was so great that many people slowed down and put some money into his hat.
The next day, Jay came again. He tool out a large piece of paper and laid it on the ground. Then he began playing. It seemed more pleasant to listen to. Before long, many people came, looking at the paper. It said, “Last night, a gentleman named George Sang put an important thing into my hat. Please came to claim （认领）it soon.”
Seeing this, people wondered what it could be. After about half an hour, a middle-aged man rushed through the crowd to the young man and said, “I’m the George. I knew you’d surely come here!”
Then George explained the whole story. He bought a lottery ticket a few days ago. Yesterday he found that he won a prize of $500,000. He was very excited. On his way home, he felt the music was so wonderful that he took out $100 and put it on the hat. However, the lottery ticket with his name on was also thrown in.
Jay was a student at an arts school in Paris. He had booked the flight and would fly that morning. However, when he happened to find the ticket holder had won the lottery, he cancelled (取消)the flight and came back to the subway station.
Later someone asked Jay,” Why didn’t you take the lottery ticket for yourself?” He said, “Although I don’t have much money, I live happily; but if I lose honesty, I won’t be happy forever.”
54. On a Friday night in ___, Jay played his violin near the subway station.
A. New York B. Paris C. Hong Kong D. London
55. Jay went back because he wanted to ____.
A. his violin B. a piece of paper C. 100 dollars D. a lottery ticket
56. Jay went back because he wanted to ____.
A. return the lottery ticket B. make more money
C. go to the arts school D. Perform for people
57. The best title of the text could be “ ____”.
A. A poor Young Musician B. The Price of Love and Honesty
C. A Story of the Subway Station D. The Importance of Being Honest
As we know, it is not easy to build a satellite. Building a traditional normally takes years. The costs can be as high as $250 million or more. Most members of the design reams have worked in the field for a long time. They hold advanced degrees in math, science, or engineering.
But things are changing. High costs, unusual educational requirements and long start-up times are no longer an obstacle to space exploration. The scientists at Stanford University have developed a new type of tiny inexpensive earth-orbiting satellites that go from ideas to launch （发射）in a year.
So far, college student have built and launched several cube-shaped satellites, or CubeSats. At least 15 more are ready to go. Those already in orbit （轨道）take pictures, collect information and send it back to the earth, just as regular satellites do.
But you might not even have to wait until you get to college to start designing and building your own satellite. A new program called KatySat aims to get teenagers to take part. Once kids understand what satellites can do, says Ben Yuan, an engineer at Lockheed Martin in Menlo Park, Calif, the kinds of applications they’ll come up with may be countless.
“We’d like to put this technology（技术）in your hands,” he tells kids. “We’re going to teach you how to operate a satellite. Then we want to turn it over to you as a sandbox for you to play in. We want you to take the technology into new directions that we haven’t thought of yet.”
Education isn’t the only goal of CubeSats. Because these tiny, technology-filled boxes are relatively inexpensive to build and can be put together quickly, they’re perfect for testing new technologies that might one day be used on major space tasks.
Nowadays, college and high school students are getting a chance to learn what it takes to explore in space. Someday- perhaps a lot sooner than you imagine- you might get to design, build and launch your own satellite. If you do, you’re sure to have fun. And you might also get crazy about science for life.
58. Compared with the traditional ones, the new satellites ____.
A. need long start-up times B. are low-cost and small-sized
C. are very hard to operate D. collect more information in orbit
59. What does the underlined word “obstacle” probably mean?
A. An aim to achieve in the near future.
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