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    He was the baby with no name. Found and taken from the north Atlantic 6 days after the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, his tiny body so moved the salvage (救援) workers that they called him “our baby.” In their home port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, people collected money for a headstone in front of the baby's grave (墓), carved with the words: “To the memory of an unknown child.” He has rested there ever since.
    But history has a way of uncovering its secrets. On Nov. 5, this year, three members of a family from Finland arrived at Halifax and laid fresh flowers at the grave. “This is our baby,” says Magda Schleifer, 68, a banker. She grew up hearing stories about a great-aunt named Maria Panula, 42, who had sailed on the Titanic for America to be reunited with her husband. According to the information Mrs. Schleifer had gathered, Panula gave up her seat on a lifeboat to search for her five children -- including a 13-month-old boy named Eino from whom she had become separated during the final minutes of the crossing. "We thought they were all lost in the sea," says Schleifer.
    Now, using teeth and bone pieces taken from the baby's grave, scientists have compared the
    DNA from the Unknown Child with those collected from members of five families who lost relatives on the Titanic and never recovered the bodies. The result of the test points only to one possible person: young Eino. Now, the family sees: no need for a new grave. "He belongs to the people of Halifax," says Schleifer. "They've taken care of him for 90 years."                                         
    61. The baby travelled on the Titanic with his___________.
      A. mother         B. parents      C. aunt      D. relatives
    62. What is probably the boy's last name?
      A. Schleiferi        B. Eino.        C. Magda.     D. Panula.
    63. This text is mainly about  how______________.
      A. the unknown baby's body was taken from the north Atlantic
      B. the unknown baby was buried in Halifax, Nova Scotia
      C. people found out who the unknown baby was
      D. people took care of the unknown baby for 90 years

    B
    Two hours from the tall buildings of Manhattan and Philadelphia live some of the world's largest black bears. They are in northern Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, a home they share with an abundance of other wildlife.
    The streams, lakes, meadows(草地), mountain and forests that make the Poconos an ideal place for black bears have also attracted more people to the region. Open spaces are threatened by plans for housing estates and important habitats(栖息地) are endangered by highway construction. To protect the Poconos' natural beauty from irresponsible development, the Nature Conservancy(大自然保护协会) named the area one of America's "Last Great Places" .
    Operating out of a century-old schoolhouse in the village of Long Pond, Pennsylvania, the conservancy's Bud Cook is working with local people and business leaders to balance economic growth with environmental protection. By forging(打造) partnerships with people like Francis Altemose, the Conservancy has been able to protect more than 14,000 acres of environmentally important land in the area.
    Altemose's family has farmed in the Pocono area for generations. Two years ago Francis worked with the Conservancy to include his farm in a county farmland protection program. As a result, his family's land can be protected from development and the Altemoses will be better able to provide a secure financial future for their 7-year-old grandson.
    Cook attributes the Conservancy's success in the Poconos to having a local presence and a commitment to working with local residents. "The key to protecting these remarkable lands is connecting with the local community," Cook said. "The people who live there respect the land. They value quiet forests, clear streams and abundant wildlife. They are eager to help with conservation effort."
    For more information on how you can help the Nature Conservancy protect the Poconos and the world's other "Last Great Places," please call 1-888-564 6864 or visit us on the World Wide Web at www.tnc.org.                                           

    64. The purpose in naming the Poconos as one of America's "Last Great Places" is to_____.
      A. gain support from the local community
      B. protect it from irresponsible development
      C. make it a better home for black bears
      D. provide financial security for future generations
    65. We learn from the passage that________.
      A. the population in the Pocono area is growing
      B. wildlife in the Pocono area is dying out rapidly
      C. the security of the Pocono residents is being threatened
      D. farmlands in the Pocono area are getting smaller fast
    66. What does Bud Cook mean by "having a local presence" (Line 1, Para. 5)?
      A. Financial contributions from local business leaders
      B. Consideration of the interests of the local residents
      C. The establishment of a wildlife protection foundation in the area
      D. The setting up of a local Nature Conservancy branch in the Pocono area
    67. The passage most probably is _____.
      A. an official document          B. a news story
      C. an advertisement             D. a research report


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