Which of the following is NOT an appropriate depiction of the present-day Harlem?A.Harlem

Which of the following is NOT an appropriate depiction of the present-day Harlem?

A.Harlem is now seen as a tourist attraction.

B.Harlem is becoming an expensive place to live in.

C.Harlem has transformed into a place of entertainment.

D.Harlem's crime rate remains the same as ever.

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From the passage we can infer that, generally speaking, the authorA.has strong reservation

From the passage we can infer that, generally speaking, the author

A.has strong reservations about the changes.

B.has slight reservations about the changes.

C.welcomes the changes in Harlem.

D.is completely opposed to the changes.

Harlem was called the capital of Black America in the 1920s and '30s mainly because of its

Harlem was called the capital of Black America in the 1920s and '30s mainly because of its

A.art and culture.

B.immigrant population.

C.political enthusiasm.

D.distinctive architecture.

When the author recalls Harlem in the old days, he has a feeling ofA.indifference.B.discom

When the author recalls Harlem in the old days, he has a feeling of

A.indifference.

B.discomfort.

C.delight.

D.nostalgia.

I was just a boy when my father brought me to Harlem for the first time, almost 50 years a

I was just a boy when my father brought me to Harlem for the first time, almost 50 years ago. We stayed at the Hotel Theresa, a grand brick structure at 125th Street and Seventh Avenue. Once, in the hotel restaurant, my father pointed out Joe Louis. He even got Mr Brown, the hotel manager, to introduce me to him, a bit paunchy but still the champ as far as I was concerned.

Much has changed since then. Business and real estate are booming. Some say a new renaissance is under way. Others decry what they see as outside forces running roughshod over the old Harlem.

New York meant Harlem to me, and as a young man I visited it whenever I could. But many of my old haunts are gone. The Theresa shut down in 1966. National chains that once ignored Harlem now anticipate yuppie money and want pieces of this prime Manhattan real estate. So here I am on a hot August afternoon, sitting in a Starbucks that two years ago opened a block away from the Theresa, snatching at memories between sips of high-priced coffee. I am about to open up a piece of the old Harlem -- the New York Amsterdam News -- when a tourist asking directions to Sylvia's, a prominent Harlem restaurant, penetrates my daydreaming. He's carrying a book: Touring Historic Harlem.

History. I miss Mr Michaux's bookstore, his House of Common Sense, which was across from the Theresa. He had a big billboard out front with brown and black faces painted on it that said in large letters: "World History Book Outlet on 2,000,000,000 Africans and Nonwhite Peoples." An ugly state office building has swallowed that space.

I miss speaker like Carlos Cooks, who was always on the southwest corner of 125th and Seventh, urging listeners to support' Africa. Harlem's powerful political electricity seems unplugged -- although the streets are still energized, especially by West African immigrants.

Hard-working southern newcomers formed the bulk of the community back in the 1920s and '30s, when Harlem renaissance artists, writers, and intellectuals gave it a glitter and renown that made it the capital of black America. From Harlem, W. E. B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, Paul Robeson, Zora Neal Hurston, and others helped power America's cultural influence around the world.

By the 1970s and '80s drugs and crime had ravaged parts of the community. And the life expectancy for men in Harlem was less than that of men in Bangladesh. Harlem had become a symbol of the dangers of inner-city life.

Now, you want to shout "Lookin' good!" at this place that has been neglected for so long. Crowds push into Harlem USA, a new shopping centre on 125th, where a Disney store shares space with HMV Records, the New York Sports Club, and a nine-screen Magic Johnson theatre complex. Nearby, a Rite Aid drugstore also opened. Maybe part of the reason Harlem seems to be undergoing a rebirth is that it is finally getting what most people take for granted.

Harlem is also part of an "empowerment zone" a federal designation aimed at fostering economic growth that will bring over half a billion in federal, state, and local dollars. Just the shells of once elegant old brownstones now can cost several hundred thousand dollars. Rents are skyrocketing. An improved economy, tougher law enforcement, and community efforts against drugs have contributed to a 60 percent drop in crime since 1993.

At the beginning the author seems to indicate that Harlem

A.has remained unchanged all these years.

B.has undergone drastic changes.

C.has become the capital of Black America.

D.has remained a symbol of the dangers of inner-city life.

Today's problem is caused byA.President Clinton's failure to resolve the dispute.B.Preside

Today's problem is caused by

A.President Clinton's failure to resolve the dispute.

B.President Clinton's failure to handle trouble-makers.

C.North Korea's defiance of international organizations.

D.North Korea's escalated production of nuclear bombs.

听力原文: The choices that President Bill Clinton now faces in trying to head off North Ko

听力原文: The choices that President Bill Clinton now faces in trying to head off North Korea's nuclear-weapons capability are the most agonizing an American president has faced in recent memory -- even more than the 1991 Iraq crisis. The frustrations for this president are evident. He came into office pledging to concentrate on domestic policy, yet this very disparagement of national-security issues may be tempting trouble-makers and making foreign challenges more likely. He clearly prefers to work through organizations such as the UN and International Atomic Energy Agency, yet the impotence of those institutions in the face of North Korean defiance is the starting point of today's problem. Both action and inaction are fraught with dangers. Clinton yearns to resolve the dispute by political means, but the persuasiveness of his diplomatic positions may depend on whether he is thought to have coercive means available. His determination to block a North Korean nuclear bomb has escalated rhetorically, even before it is clear he has a strategy that will accomplish this objective.

President Clinton's current agony lies in how to

A.safeguard national security of the United States.

B.compete with North Korea in nuclear-weapons capacity.

C.cooperate with the UN and International Atomic Energy Agency.

D.dissuade North Korea from mounting nuclear-weapons capability.

Which of the following statements is TRUE?A.Legislation to reduce the US debt is waiting t

Which of the following statements is TRUE?

A.Legislation to reduce the US debt is waiting to be approved by Congress.

B.The US is among the 30 countries without voting privileges because of debts.

C.The White House is responsible for all the spending bills.

D.The White House and Congress are to divide the payment of the US debt.

The US owes the UN a debt totallingA.$ 999 million.B.$ 931 million.C.$ 901 million.D.$ 921

The US owes the UN a debt totalling

A.$ 999 million.

B.$ 931 million.

C.$ 901 million.

D.$ 921 million.

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听力原文: The Clinton administration is warning of dire consequences if the US Congress refuses to release the money that the US owes the UN. UN Ambassador Bill Richardson made an urgent appeal to members of a House subcommittee responsible for all spending bills dealing with international organizations. About 30 UN member countries are currently without voting privileges because they owe the world body an amount equal to twice their annual assessment for dues, peace-keeping and other expenses. The US is not yet in that category but Ambassador Richardson says if nothing is done by the end of the year, America could be put in a very embarrassing and troublesome position. "We would lose our vote as of January 1st, 1999." Nations in arrears to the UN usually avoid such a situation by making at least a partial payment. But the White House and Congressional Republicans remain sharply divided on this issue and there is no settlement in sight. The Clinton administration has been urging the legislature to approve $921-million to clear the debt. Legislation to at least significantly reduce the arrears is pending in Congress but these bills contain conditions unacceptable to the White House.

Nations in debt to the UN would usually

A.try to make a partial payment.

B.try to clear their debt by the end of the year.

C.be deprived of their membership.

D.be put in the rear.

From the conversation, we get the impression that Victoria isA.pragmatic.B.extrovert.C.wil

From the conversation, we get the impression that Victoria is

A.pragmatic.

B.extrovert.

C.wilful.

D.calculating.

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