| One day, a poor young artist stood at the gate of the subway station, playing his violin. He wanted |
to collect money for his schooling. When he got home, he found there was a lottery (彩票) among the
The next day, he went there again, put his hat on the ground. Meanwhile he took out a large piece
of paper and laid it on the ground. It said, "Last night, a gentleman named George Sang put an important
thing into my hat by mistake. Please come to get it soon. "Then he began playing.
It caused a great excitement and people wondered what it could be. After half an hour, a man ran
there and said, "Yes, it's you. You did come here. I knew that you re an honest man and would certainly
come here. "
The young violinist asked calmly, "Are you Mr. George Sang?"
The man nodded. The violinist asked,"Did you lose something?"
"Lottery. It's a lottery", said the man.
The violinist gave him the lottery.
George was excited to see the lottery. He said he bought a lottery ticket a few days ago. The awards
opened yesterday and he won a prize of $500,000.
Later someone asked the violinist, " Why didn't you take the lottery ticket for yourself? Then you
don't have to play here."
The violinist said, "Although I don't have much money, I live happily; but if I lose honesty I won't be
|1. A poor young artist ______. |
|A. was not a happy man |
B. didn't give the lottery back to the man
C. was angry with the old man
D. had no money to go to school
|2. Why did the violinist give the lottery back? |
|A. He didn't like money. |
B. He wants to be an honest man.
C. He won't be happy forever.
D. He bought a lottery ticket a few days ago.
|3. What caused a great excitement? |
|A. He began playing. |
B. He took out a large piece of paper and laid it on the ground.
C. He was looking for the loser.
D. He lost honesty.
|4. ______ is Mr.George Sang. |
|A. A poor young artist |
B. The violinist
C. A happy man
D. A gentleman who lost the lottery
|5. Which of the following is true? |
|A. A poor young artist lives happily. |
B. Mr. George Sang is the violinist.
C. The violinist took the lottery ticket for himself.
D. All the people were excited.