In 1944 a 22-year-old Army medic(卫生兵) was answering a battle-field cry for help when fragments of an exploding German shell tore into him."Gee doc,I feel like both my arms were blown off,"George Lott told his battalion’s surgeon as he staffered into a first-aid station (急救站) near the front in northeastern France.It was the beginning of a painful 5000 mile journey through three hospitals as doctor tried to save the medic’s life.
After five operations and two and a half years in Army hospitals, Lott,a righty,regained use of his left arm,but his right was painfully paralyzed."I begged the doctors to cut off my arm,"he recalls.They did.
An orphan since he was two,with a third grade education,Lott has lived on his pension and Social Security(社会保险金) for the past 40 years.In 1962 he bought a house in Albany,N.Y.,not far from the Adirondack Mountains where he hunts and fished.He still has the Purple Heart awarded him after he was wounded,although he has had a difficult time keeping it.His girlfriends,explains the bachelor,have wanted to wear it.
"Sometimes I still dream about the guys I held in my arms that were dying,"says Lott,"I’m proud that I fought for my country,but I’m still here,drinking beer.The guys who didn’t come back are the real heroes."
1.George Lott got wounded when he was[ANSWER]
A)fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with soldiers of his battalion.
B)fighting with French soldiers.
C)in a battlefield crying for help.
D)running toward a wounded soldier who was crying for help.
2.The word "righty" in the second paragraph most probably means[ANSWER]
A)a person who has always been correct in conduct.
B)a person who has done the right thing.
C)a person who uses his right hand more readily than his left hand.
D)a person who has courage.
3.From the passage we can infer that[ANSWER]
A)Lott’s recovery was long and painful.
B)he lost both his arms.
C)he never got a job after he was wounded.
D)both a and c.
4.Which of the following is true?[ANSWER]
A)Lott didn’t think much of his wartime service.
B)Lott and his girlfriend are proud that he fought for his country.
C)Lott feels ashamed that he is still drinking beer.
D)Lott lost his Purple Heart.
5.Lott thinks that real heroes are[ANSWER]
A)those dying people whom he held in his arms.
B)those who died for their country.
C)those who chose not to come back to their country.
D)those who fought for their country.