Few creations of big technology capture the imagination like giant dams. Perhaps it is human kind's long suffering at the mercy of flood and drought that makes the ideal of forcing the waters to do our bidding so fascinating. But to be fascinated is also, sometimes, to be blind. Several giant dam projects threaten to do more harm than good.
The third sentence of paragraph 1 implies that _______.(转折)
[A] people would be happy if they shut their eyes to reality
[B] the blind could be happier than the sighted
[C] over_excited people tend to neglect vital things
[D] fascination makes people lose their eyesight[1998年51题]
For a decade, metallurgists studying the hulk of the Titanic have argued that the storied ocean liner went down quickly after hitting an iceberg because the ship’s builder used substandard rivets(铆钉)that popped their heads and let tons of icy seawater rush in. More than 1,500 people died.
Now a team of scientists has moved into deeper waters, uncovering evidence in the builder’s own archives of a deadly mix of great ambition and use of low-quality iron that doomed the ship, which sank 96 years ago Tuesday.(《2021考研英语阅读理解精读200篇》，p320)
10. Which of the following would be the best title for the text?
[A]Scientists May Have Found Titanic’s Weak Link
[B]In Weak Rivets, A Possible Key to Titanic’s Doom
[C]The Riddle of Titanic
[D]Harland and Wolff, Sinner of Titanic
For decades, research universities in the US have been universally acknowledged as the world’s leaders in science and engineering, unsurpassed since World War II in the sheer volume and excellence of the scholarship and innovation that they generate. But there are growing signs that the rest of the world is gaining ground fast—building new universities, improving existing ones, competing hard for the best students, and recruiting US-trained PhDs to return home to work in university and industry labs. Is the international scholarly pecking order about to be overturned?(《2021考研英语阅读理解精读200篇》，p210)
20. Which of the following would be the best title for the text?
[A]The Globalization of Academic Enterprise
[C]The Great Brain Race
[D]How Should the US Respond to the Expansion of Knowledge
Authoritative new study sets out a grim vision of shortages and violence—but amid all the gloom, there is hope too. An effort on the scale of the Apollo mission that sent men to the moon is needed if humanity is to have a fighting chance of surviving the ravages of climate change. The stakes are high, as without sustainable growth, “billions of people will be condemned to poverty and much of civilization will collapse.”(《2021考研英语阅读理解精读200篇》，p219)
1. It is indicated in Paragraph 1 that ________.
[A]addressing climate change calls for massive endeavors
[B]shortages and violence are inevitable in the future
[C]human should send men to the moon to solve climate change
[D]people haven’t paid enough attention to climate change
America is used to making the economic weather. It has the world’s largest economy, it’s most influential central bank and it issued the main global reserve currency. In recent months, however, some rich-world economies (notably German’s) have basked in the sunshine even as the clouds gathered over America.(《2021考研英语阅读理解精读200篇》，P223)
16. The underlines sentence in the 1st paragraph shows that _________.
[A]America will still make the economic weather in the future
[B]America’s status as the world economic leader is declining
[C]German has the potential to be the future leader in global economics
[D]economics seem to start diverging inside the rich countries