Once an Englishman named Jack Brown went to Russia for a holiday. He stayed there for several months
and then came home again. Some of his friends visited him a few days after he got back. "I had a very
dangerous trip while I was in Russia," Jack said to them. "I wanted to see a friend of mine in the country and
the bad weather made me very late. So I was still traveling through a forest in a sleigh (雪橇) when the sun
went down. It was a long way from my friend's house when about twenty wolves began to follow my sleigh.
It was very dark in the forest. There was thick snow on the ground. It was cold, and there were no houses
for miles and miles. First I heard the wolves. The noise was terrible! The horses heard them, too. They were
frightened and began running faster. Then I saw long, gray forms among the trees, and soon the wolves were
near us. They were running very fast, and they didn't seem to get tired like the horses."
"What did you do?" one of Jack's friends asked.
"When the wolves got very near," Jack answered, "I put up my gun and shot the first wolf. The sleigh
was moving about, but I hit the animal and killed it. Then all the other wolves stopped and ate it, so our sleigh
got away from them for a few minutes."
"Then they finish their meal, and I heard them coming again. The moon was shining brightly on the snow
now, and after a few minutes I saw them running among the trees once more. They came nearer again, and
then I shot another of them, and the others stopped once more to eat it."
"The same thing happened again and again, and my horses became more and more tired and ran slower
and slower until, after about two hours, only one wolf was still alive and following us."
"Wasn't it too fat to run?" one of his friends asked.
1. Jack told his friends what happened to him when he was _____. [ ]
A. in England one winter evening
B. in Russia one winter evening
C. in America one winter morning
D. in Russia one winter morning
2. In the sentence:"They finish their meal", "meal" here means "_____". [ ]
A. the food Jack had brought with him
B. the meal prepared by Jack's friend
C. the wolf which had been killed by Jack
D. the dead animals on the way
3. According to what Jack said, the last wolf _____. [ ]
A. was the strongest of all
B. ran much faster than the other wolves
C. had eaten all the other wolves
D. was very fat and didn't ran fast enough
4. From what Jack's friend said we know that _____. [ ]
A. all the wolves had been shot by Jack
B. the last wolf was too fat to run
C. the friend did not believe what Jack had said
D. Jack was telling the truth