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Field 120: Cantonese CST
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Sample Interpretive Reading Selected-Response Questions

Competency 0002
Interpretive Reading

Read the passage below from 《在酒楼上》, a short story by 鲁迅 (Lu Xun); then answer the five questions that follow.

[Simplified]

我从北地向东南旅行,绕道访了我的家乡,就到S城。这城离我的故乡不过三十里,坐了小船,小半天可到,我曾在这裏的学校裏当过一年的教员。深冬雪后,风景凄清,懒散和怀旧的心绪了联结起来,我竟暂寓在S城的洛思旅馆裏了;这旅馆是先前所没有的。城圈本不大,寻访了几个以为可以会见的旧同事,一个也不在,早不知散到那裏去了;经过学校的门口,也改换了名称和模样,于我很生疏。不到两个时辰,我的意兴早已索然,颇悔此来为多事了。

我所住的旅馆是租房不卖饭的,饭菜必须另外叫来,但又无味,入口如嚼泥土。窗外只有渍痕斑驳的墙壁,贴着枯死的莓苔;上面是铅色的天,白皑皑的绝无精采,而且微雪又飞舞起来了。我午餐本没有饱,又没有可以消遣的事情,便很自然的想到先前有一家很熟识的小酒楼,叫一石居的,算来离旅馆并不远。我于是立即锁了房门,出街向那酒楼去。其实也无非想姑且逃避客中的无聊,并不专为买醉。一石居是在的,狭小阴湿的店面和破旧的招牌都依旧;但从掌柜以至堂倌却已没有一个熟人,我在这一石居中完全成了生客。然而我终于跨上那走熟的屋角的扶梯去了,由此径到了小楼上。上面也依然是五张小板桌;独有原是木棂的后窗却换嵌了玻璃。

「一斤绍酒。――菜?十个油豆腐,辣酱要多!」

[Traditional]

我從北地向東南旅行,繞道訪了我的家鄉,就到 S 城。 這城離我的故鄉不過三十里,坐了小船,小半天可到,我曾在這裏的學校裏當過一年的教員。 深冬雪後,風景淒清,懶散和懷舊的心緒了聯結起來,我竟暫寓在 S 城的洛思旅館裏了;這旅館是先前所沒有的。 城圈本不大,尋訪了幾個以為可以會見的舊同事,一個也不在,早不知散到那裏去了;經過學校的門口,也改換了名稱和模樣,於我很生疏。 不到兩個時辰,我的意興早已索然,頗悔此來為多事了。

我所住的旅館是租房不賣飯的,飯菜必須另外叫來,但又無味,入口如嚼泥土。窗外只有漬痕斑駁的牆壁,貼著枯死的莓苔;上面是鉛色的天,白皚皚的絕無精采,而且微雪又飛舞起來了。我午餐本沒有飽,又沒有可以消遣的事情,便很自然的想到先前有一家很熟識的小酒樓,叫一石居的,算來離旅館並不遠。我於是立即鎖了房門,出街向那酒樓去。其實也無非想姑且逃避客中的無聊,並不專為買醉。一石居是在的,狹小陰濕的店面和破舊的招牌都依舊;但從掌櫃以至堂倌卻已沒有一個熟人,我在這一石居中完全成了生客。然而我終於跨上那走熟的屋角的扶梯去了,由此徑到了小樓上。上面也依然是五張小板桌;獨有原是木櫺的後窗卻換嵌了玻璃。

「一斤紹酒。――菜?十個油豆腐,辣醬要多!」

1.
作者为什么去S城旅行?
作者為什麼去S城旅行?

  1. 探亲
    探親
  2. 工作
    工作
  3. 见朋友
    見朋友
  4. 学习
    學習
Answer
Correct Response: C. This question requires examinees to identify explicit and relevant information in a text. After he reserved a room at the hotel, the narrator went directly to the town to look for his former colleagues (寻访了几个以为可以会见的旧同事 / 尋訪了幾個以為可以會見的舊同事).

Correct Response: C. This question requires examinees to identify explicit and relevant information in a text. After he reserved a room at the hotel, the narrator went directly to the town to look for his former colleagues (寻访了几个以为可以会见的旧同事 / 尋訪了幾個以為可以會見的舊同事).


2.
作者原来的职业是什么?
作者原來的職業是什麼?

  1. 教员
    教員
  2. 旅客
    旅客
  3. 掌柜
    掌櫃
  4. 堂倌
    堂倌
Answer
Correct Response: A. This question requires examinees to identify explicit and relevant information in a text. The narrator explicitly states that he was on the faculty of a school in the town of S for a year (我曾在这裏的学校裏当过一年的教员 / 我曾在這裏的學校裏當過一年的教員).

Correct Response: A. This question requires examinees to identify explicit and relevant information in a text. The narrator explicitly states that he was on the faculty of a school in the town of S for a year (我曾在这裏的学校裏当过一年的教员 / 我曾在這裏的學校裏當過一年的教員).


3.
以下哪一项最能影响作者的心情觉得"颇悔此来为多事了"?
以下哪一項最能影響作者的心情覺得"頗悔此來為多事了"?

  1. 寻访了几个以为可以会见的旧同事,一个也不在。
    尋訪了幾個以為可以會見的舊同事,一個也不在。
  2. 饭菜必须另外叫来,但又无味,入口如嚼泥土。
    飯菜必須另外叫來,但又無味,入口如嚼泥土。
  3. 窗外只有渍痕斑驳的墙壁,贴着枯死的莓苔。
    窗外只有漬痕斑駁的牆壁,貼著枯死的莓苔。
  4. 从掌柜以至堂倌却已没有一个熟人。
    從掌櫃以至堂倌卻已沒有一個熟人。
Answer
Correct Response: A. This question requires examinees to analyze the structure and organization of a text, including how specific parts of the text interrelate and how the author's choices regarding structure and organization within the text are used to achieve particular effects. Once the narrator realizes that all of his colleagues have gone away and that the school's appearance has changed so much, he starts to regret his decision to spend time in the town of S. This marks a turning point in the passage and a change in the narrative mood (寻访了几个以为可以会见的旧同事,一个也不在,早不知散到那裏去了. . . 不到两个时辰,我的意兴早已索然,颇悔此来为多事了 / 尋訪了幾個以為可以會見的舊同事,一個也不在,早不知散到那裏去了. . . 不到兩個時辰,我的意興早已索然,頗悔此來為多事了).

4.
以下哪一项跟文章的内容符合?
以下哪一項跟本文的內容符合?

  1. 作者曾经在S城学习
    作者曾經在S城學習
  2. 作者第一次来S城
    作者第一次來S城
  3. 作者曾经在S城工作
    作者曾經在S城工作
  4. 作者来S城旅行
    作者來S城旅行
Answer
Correct Response: C. This question requires examinees to summarize or paraphrase the theme(s) or central idea(s) in a text. The narrator goes back to S because he had worked there (我曾在这裏的学校裏当过一年的教员 / 我曾在這裏的學校裏當過一年的教員).

Correct Response: A. This question requires examinees to analyze the structure and organization of a text, including how specific parts of the text interrelate and how the author's choices regarding structure and organization within the text are used to achieve particular effects. Once the narrator realizes that all of his colleagues have gone away and that the school's appearance has changed so much, he starts to regret his decision to spend time in the town of S. This marks a turning point in the passage and a change in the narrative mood (寻访了几个以为可以会见的旧同事,一个也不在,早不知散到那裏去了. . . 不到两个时辰,我的意兴早已索然,颇悔此来为多事了 / 尋訪了幾個以為可以會見的舊同事,一個也不在,早不知散到那裏去了. . . 不到兩個時辰,我的意興早已索然,頗悔此來為多事了). 4. 以下哪一项跟文章的内容符合? 以下哪一項跟本文的內容符合? 作者曾经在S城学习 作者曾經在S城學習 作者第一次来S城 作者第一次來S城 作者曾经在S城工作 作者曾經在S城工作 作者来S城旅行 作者來S城旅行 Answer Correct Response: C. This question requires examinees to summarize or paraphrase the theme(s) or central idea(s) in a text. The narrator goes back to S because he had worked there (我曾在这裏的学校裏当过一年的教员 / 我曾在這裏的學校裏當過一年的教員).


5.
作者的语气如何?
作者的語氣如何?

  1. 无聊
    無聊
  2. 羡慕
    羨慕
  3. 生气
    生氣
  4. 感伤
    感傷
Answer
Correct Response: D. This question requires examinees to draw logical inferences or conclusions based on the context, situation, and information given in a text and identify evidence to support inferences drawn from the text. In the passage, the narrator states that he has decided to stay in the town of S because he felt indolent and nostalgic. Though his colleagues have left and the school has changed, he recalls with sentimentality familiar places that he used to like. He especially liked the tavern, where he notices that all the people he knew are gone, but everything else is the same. He climbs "the familiar stairway" to find that nothing has changed in the "little upper story," (然而我终于跨上那走熟的屋角的扶梯去了,由此径到了小楼上。上面也依然是五张小板桌;独有原是木棂的后窗却换嵌了玻璃 / 然而我終於跨上那走熟的屋角的扶梯去了,由此徑到了小樓上。上面也依然是五張小板桌;獨有原是木櫺的後窗卻換嵌了玻璃).

Correct Response: D. This question requires examinees to draw logical inferences or conclusions based on the context, situation, and information given in a text and identify evidence to support inferences drawn from the text. In the passage, the narrator states that he has decided to stay in the town of S because he felt indolent and nostalgic. Though his colleagues have left and the school has changed, he recalls with sentimentality familiar places that he used to like. He especially liked the tavern, where he notices that all the people he knew are gone, but everything else is the same. He climbs "the familiar stairway" to find that nothing has changed in the "little upper story," (然而我终于跨上那走熟的屋角的扶梯去了,由此径到了小楼上。上面也依然是五张小板桌;独有原是木棂的后窗却换嵌了玻璃 / 然而我終於跨上那走熟的屋角的扶梯去了,由此徑到了小樓上。上面也依然是五張小板桌;獨有原是木櫺的後窗卻換嵌了玻璃).