多题目

    Read the following four texts. Answer the questions below each text by choosing A, B, C or D. Mark your answers on the ANSWER SHEET. (40 points)

    When I ask experienced college teachers and administrators to describe how college students have changed over the years, I often get an answer like this, “Today’s students are more accomplished than past generations, but they are also more emotionally fragile.”

    That rings true to me. Today’s students are amazing, but they bathe one another in oceans of affirmation and praise, as if supporting one another against some insecurity. Whatever one thinks of the campus protests, the desire for trigger warnings and safe spaces does seem to originate from a place of emotional fragility.

    And if you hang around the middle aged, you hear a common story line to explain the rise of the orchid generation. Once upon a time, the story line goes, kids were raised in a tough environment. They had to do hard manual chores around the house and they got in fights on the playground. Then they went off to do grueling work in the factory or they learned toughness and grit in the military.

    But today, helicopter parents protect their children from setbacks and hardship. They supervise every playground conflict, so kids never learn to handle disputes or deal with pain.

    Emotional fragility is not only caused by overprotective parenting. It’s also caused by anything that makes it harder for people to find their goals. We are all fragile when we don’t know what our purpose is, when we haven’t thrown ourselves with abandon into a social role, when we haven’t committed ourselves to certain people, when we feel like a swimmer in an ocean with no edge.

    If you really want people to be tough, make them idealistic for some cause, make them tender for some other person, make them committed to some worldview that puts today’s te

第1题 单选

According  to  the  first  paragraph,  compared  with  the  past  generations,  today’s  students  are ________.

A.

less talented

B.

physically weak

C.

more versatile yet less tough 

D.

more idealistic

第2题 单选

The  following  aspects  are  all  the  symptoms  of  today’s  students  on  fragility  EXCEPT  that they ________.

A.

live by complimenting each other

B.

may launch campaign in university to express their anger 

C.

support the belief of each other

D.

yearn for safety in face of protest

第3题 单选

According to Paragraph 3, “orchid  generation” ________.

A.

do much work at home

B.

favor the military life

C.

live a good life physically

D.

grow up under hostile circumstances

第4题 单选

According to the passage, what is NOT the reason why people feel fragile? 

A.

They refuse to get involved into society.

B.

They doubt the meaning of life.

C.

They have psychological problems. 

D.

They make no promises to someone.

第5题 单选

Which of the following would be the most appropriate title for the text? 

A.

Making Modern Toughness.

B.

Admitting Emotional Fragility. 

C.

Setting Clear Goals in Life.

D.

Avoiding Overprotective Parenting.

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