It was a beautiful spring morning, and the sun was warm but not too hot, so Mr Green was surprised when he saw an old gentleman at the bus stop with a big, strong, black umbrella (伞) in his hand.
Mr Green said to him, “Do you think we're going to have rain today!”
“No,” said the old gentleman, “I don't think so.”
“Then are you carrying the umbrella to keep the sun off you?” “No, the sun is not very hot in spring.”
Mr Green looked at the big umbrella again, and the gentleman said, “I am an old man, and my legs are not very strong. I really need a walking-stick. But when I carry a walking-stick, people say, ‘Look at the poor old man.’ I don't like that. When I carry an umbrella in fine weather, people only say, ‘look at that stupid(愚蠢的) man.’”
小题1:The story happened _____.
|A．on a spring morning
||B．on a cold day
||C．on a summer evening
||D．on a bus
小题2:Mr Green was _______.
|A．thinking about where to get a big strong black umbrella|
|B．taking a walk in town|
|C．glad to see an old friend in the street|
|D．surprised to see an old man with an umbrella in his hand on a fine day|
小题3:The Chinese for “walking-stick” is ________.
小题4:The old man carried an umbrella with him because _______.
|A．he was stupid
||B．he didn’t like people saying he was old
|C．he was old and weak
||D．he was afraid of the sunshine