When I was a child, I was a tomboy(假小子). I had a cowboy hat and cowboy boots. My brothers were two and four years older than I. We often played games together.
Once, my brothers and I fell in love with playing a game called “stealing horses”. Then my parents decided to buy my brothers guns. These were not “real” guns. Because I was a girl, I didn’t get a gun. They shot and shot at everything with their new guns. I tried to “fight” them with my bow and arrows (弓和箭). But I was still in the poor position without a gun.
One day while I was hiding behind a wall, looking out toward the fields, I felt a terrible blow to my right eye. I looked up just in time to see my brother lower his gun. Both brothers rushed to my side. My eye felt great pain and I covered it with my hand. “If you tell that to Mummy,” they said, “We will get a whipping(鞭打) from Daddy. You don’t want that to happen, do you?” I did not. “Here is a piece of wire(電線),” said the older brother, picking it up from the floor, “Say you stepped on one end of it and the other flew up and hit you.” “Yes,” I said. To be honest, I didn’t want them to be punished. So I did as my brothers told me to do.
A week after the “accident” my parents took me to see a doctor. Finally I knew my brothers were worried about my eye, so they told our parents what had happened and asked them to take me to see a doctor.
26.According to the passage, the two brothers were .
A. strict B. clever
C. polite D. naughty(淘氣的)
27.What does the underlined(劃線的)phrase “in the poor position” mean in Chinese?
A. 處于劣勢 B. 在低洼處
C. 處于虛弱狀態 D. 處于貧窮狀態
28.The two brothers asked the writer to tell a lie because they were afraid .
A. they would lose their guns
B. their parents would punish them
C. they couldn’t play the game any more
D. their parents would take their sister to see a doctor
29.Choose the correct order according to the passage.
①The writer was hurt.
②The brothers told the truth.
③The parents bought guns for the brothers.
④The parents took the writer to see a doctor.
A. ②③①④ B.③①②④
C. ③①④② D. ③②①④
30.What can we infer(推斷) from the passage?
A. The writer’s parents didn’t like her
B. The writer and her two brothers loved each other
C. The writer’s brothers wanted to hurt her
D. The two brothers didn’t get on well with each other