Steven Jobs, the designer of Apple Computer, was not quite successful in his early years. At that time, he was not among the best students at school, and from time to time he got into trouble with either his schoolmates or his teachers. But he was full of new ideas, which few people saw the value of. Things remained the same when he went up to college and he dropped out halfway (中途退学).
After he left college, Steven Jobs worked as a video game designer at Atari. He worked there for only several months and then he went to India. He hoped that the trip would give him some new ideas and a change in life for the better.
Steven Jobs lived on a farm in California for a year after he returned from India. And then, in 1975, he began to make a new type of computer. Along with his friend Stephen Woziak, he designed the Apple Computer in his garage (车库). He chose the name “Apple” just because it reminded him of a happy summer he once spent in an apple tree garden.
His Apple Computer was such a great success that Steven Jobs soon became famous all over the world.
( )1. Steven Jobs seemed ________ when he was young.
A. to be one of the best students at school
B. not to be a good student at school
C. to be liked by all his teachers
D. to leave the school
( )2. Why did Steven Jobs go to India?
A. Because he was interested in India.
B. Because he was given a job as a designer there.
C. Because he hoped to get some new ideas from the trip.
D. Because he wanted to study there.
( )3. Steven Jobs designed his new computer ________.
A. in India B. with his friend
C. in an apple tree garden D. by himself
( )4. Steven Jobs was famous for his ________ all over the world.
A. new ideas B. apple trees
C. Apple Computer D. video games
( )5. From this passage we can learn that ________.
A. Steven Jobs got on well with his schoolmates
B. Steven Jobs was full of new ideas, but only one of them was valuable.
C. Steven Jobs could only design video games
D. Steven Jobs liked trying new things and making his new ideas become true
Anne and Joseph are talking about an interesting question. Why do some people change their names? There can be many reasons. Hanna changed her name to Anne because she thought it would be easier for people to remember. On the other hand, Joseph is thinking about changing his name to an unusual one because he wants to be different.
People have a lot of reasons for changing their names. Film stars, singers, sportsmen and some other famous people often change their names because they want the names that are not ordinary, or that have special sound.
Some people have another reason for changing their names. They have moved to a new country and want to use a name that is usual there. For example, Li Kaiming changed his name to Ken Lee when he moved to the United States. He uses the name Ken at school. But when staying with his family and Chinese friends, he uses Li Kaiming. For some people, using different names makes life easier in their new country.
In many countries, a woman changes her family names to her husband’s after she gets married. But today, many women are keeping their own family names and not using their husbands’.
( ) 6. Hanna changed her name to Anne because “Anne” _______.
A. makes her different
B. is easier for people to remember
C. is more unusual than “Hanna”
D. makes her prettier
( ) 7. Famous people want their new names to _______.
A. have special sound B. be ordinary
C. have no meaning D. be unknown
( ) 8. Li Kaiming uses his new name when he _______.
A. stays with his family B. is at school
C. is among Chinese friends D. comes back to China
( ) 9. The underlined words “gets married” mean _______.
A. 升官 B. 就业 C. 结婚 D. 生育
( ) 10. The passage mainly tells us _______.
A. different people have different names
B. what names mean
C. only film stars and sportsmen have two names
D. why some people change their names