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B

Book lovers all over the world have read, enjoyed, and appreciated some of the most famous writers of all times. And today compiling them in a list is a great pleasure.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Fondly known as The Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare has been perhaps the most revered British poet, playwright, and author in English literature, who has been a great influence on the literature, art culture, films and theatre since time immemorial. Some of his famous works include, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Othello and King Lear.

Jane Austen (1775-1817): Jane Austen, a romantic fiction writer from British, published many of her books anonymously (匿名地). Her books usually revolved round women, family, and marriage and through her books she highlighted the fact that if a woman wants to feel secure emotionally, socially and financially she needs to find the right man in her life. Her books are termed as classic today with some of them finding a place in the school syllabus as well. Some of her famous works include Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870): Who can forget Charles Dickens while compiling the list of most famous British writers? An author of the Victorian Era, Dickens wrote fiction and non-fiction novels, short stories, poems and plays and some of his famous works include, A tale of two cities, Great expectations, David Copperfield, and The Adventures of Oliver Twist.

J. K. Rowling (1965): A list of famous British authors will be incomplete without the mention of the contemporary author J.K., Rowling, who has brought the youth and the children "back to reading” in this day and age of computers and Internet. She has become a rage the world over with the Harry Potter Series, which have sold more than four hundred million copies, the world over.

4. Which of the following is true of William Shakespeare?

A. He was good at writing short stories.      B. He made a great contribution to movies.

C. David Copperfield is one of his works.     D. He was born in the 17th century.

5. One of Charles Dickens’ well-known books is __________.

A. The Adventures of Oliver Twist             B. A Midsummer Night's Dream

C. Harry Potter Series                        D. Pride and Prejudice

6. Who are skilled in writing poems according to this passage?

A. Jane Austen and J. K. Rowling              B. William Shakespeare and Jane Austen

C. Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare    D. J. K. Rowling and Charles Dickens

7. All the authors mentioned in the passage are mostly likely to come from __________.

A. England                                    B. America

C. German                                     D. France

【答案】4. B    5. A    6. C    7. A

【解析】

本文是一篇说明文。文章介绍了若干世界级的知名作家,其中包括莎士比亚、简.奥斯丁、查尔斯. 狄更斯以及罗琳等。

【4题详解】

细节理解题。根据第二段中who has been a great influence on the literature, art culture, films and theatre since time immemorial.“他对文学、艺术、文化、电影和戏剧产生了深远的影响。”可知,莎士比亚对电影做出了巨大贡献。故选B项。

【5题详解】

细节理解题。文章第四段介绍了狄更斯的主要作品,其中包括The Adventures of Oliver Twist,故选A项。

【6题详解】

推理判断题。根据第二段中William Shakespeare has been perhaps the most revered British poet, playwright, and author in English literature,“威廉·莎士比亚也许是英国文学中最受尊敬的诗人、剧作家和作家,”和第四段中Dickens wrote fiction and non-fiction novels, short stories, poems and plays “狄更斯写过小说和非小说,短篇小说,诗歌和戏剧”。由此可知,William Shakespeare和Dickens擅长写诗。故选C项。

【7题详解】

细节理解题。根据文章对各个作家及其作品的介绍可知,他们都来自英国。故选A项。

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