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Mr Clarke works in a middle school. He likes reading and often (1)_____ some books from the library. He keeps (2)_____ to the radio every morning and reading (3)_____ after supper. So he knows much and teaches well. His (4)____ worship (崇拜)him very much. Mike, Mr Clarke's little son, is only nine. He (5)_____ likes reading books. And he often asks his father some questions. Mr Clarke always thinks he's too (6)______ to understand him and choose (7)_____ ones to answer. Of course the boy is not satisfied with it.
One day Mike read (8)_______ about the electric lights and was (9)_____ it. When his father told him to do some housework, he went on thinking of it. He asked him (10)_____ questions, and his father answered all. Then his father said proudly, “Fathers always know (11)_____ than sons!”
The boy thought for a while and said, “(12)_____!”
“ Oh? Why?”
Mike didn't answer and (13)______, he asked, “Who invented the electric lights?”
“ (14)_______.” Answered Mr Clarke.
“ Why didn't his father invent them, then?”
Looking at his son, Mr Clarke didn't know (15)_____ to answer!
( )1. A. finds B. sells C. buys D. borrows
( )2. A. listening B. watching C. going D. touching
( )3. A. newspapers B. letters C. stories D. messages
( )4. A. teachers B. parents C. classmates D. students
( )5. A. also B. never C. even D. only
( )6. A. old B. clever C. young D. able
( )7. A. more difficult B. the most difficult
C. easy D. the easiest
( )8. A. something B. nothing C. everything D. anything
( )9 .A. worried about B. interested in
C. afraid of D. angry with
( )10.A. few B. little C. a little D. a few
( )11.A. more B. most C. less D. least
( )12.A. I don't think so. B. Neither am I.
C. I agree. D. So do I.
( )13.A. instead B. carefully C. quickly D. brightly
( )14.A. Thomas Brown B. Thomas Edison
C. Allan Smith D. Ron Jenkins
( )15.A. when B. what C. where D. which