Between the end of the Second World War and the early sixties, a baby boom occurred in the U. S. , and people born during that period were known as the "baby boomers". Bill Clinton is no doubt a typical representative of that generation. Like the 1992 general elections, the presidential election of 1997 was not merely a skirmish(小冲突，争执)between two political parties but also a generation war between the "baby boomers" and the G. I. generation represented by Bush and Dole. Clintons triumph signaled a shift of U. S. political power from the older generation to the younger one, and reflects developments of far reaching significance in todays American politics. Bill Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in the mountain city of Hope, Arkansas. In English, "Hope" means "xiwang". No wonder that later on Clintons supporters often called him "the man from the city of hope". The family circumstances of Clintons childhood years were very unfortunate. Clintons own father died in a traffic accident 3 months before Clinton was born. His stepfather, Roger Clinton, was a habitual drunkard, which caused discord in the family. Such an experience helped Clinton become a man who knew his own mind, had self-restraint and self-control, and was adept at competition. Self-reliant, diligent and hard working, Clinton gained a good education. In the fall of 1964, he enrolled in Georgetown University in Washington D. C. , and majored in international politics. After graduation, he won the famous Rhodes scholarship and pursued advanced studies for 2 years in Englands Oxford University. In 1971 he entered Yale Universitys law college and obtained a doctorate in law two years later. During his university days, Clinton actively participated in the students movement against the Vietnam War, avoided army enlistment, and took a trip to Moscow in 1976. These experiences helped him mature early, but left him vulnerable to political controversies later, and branded him as a young liberal. After leaving Yale, Clinton returned to his hometown in Arkansas where he began his political career. In 1974, when he was not quite 28, he formally campaigned for congress. His vivid and dramatic first attempt greatly intimidated his opponents. Though defeated in his campaign, his political talent received affirmation in news and political circles, winning him the title of "child prodigy". In 1976, Clinton won the post of State Attorney General. In 1978, he succeeded in his campaign for the Governorship and at 32 became the youngest governor in the history of the state of Arkansas. In 1980, he lost to the Republicans in his campaign for reelection but two years later staged a comeback that won him the nickname of "un-defeatable kid". He kept the Governorship right up until January 1993, when he officially became the master of the White House. His first term of office expired in 1997, but he defeated republican Dole and was re-elected, and served as President up until 2001. Questions:
Whats the main idea of this passage?
A．Clinton"s political career.
C．Clinton"s educational background.
D．Clinton"s private life.
The Presidential election of 1997 was a war______.
A．between Republican Party and Democratic Party
B．between the members of baby boomer generation
C．between the powerful and the powerless
D．between Bill Clinton and Bush and Dole
According to the passage, we can draw the conclusion that______is not true.
A．Bill Clinton is a man who knows his own mind
B．Bill Clinton is good at competing with others
C．Bill Clinton is a man who can control himself
D．Bill Clinton is a man who wants to dominate others
When did Bill Clinton win the title of "child prodigy"?
In which university did Bill Clinton obtain his doctorate degree in law?
A．In Georgetown University.
B．In Oxford University.
C．In Yale University.
D．In Cambridge University.
The cost is going up for just about everything, and college tuition is no exception. According to a nationwide survey published by the College Boards Scholarship Service, tuition at most American universities will be on an average of 9 percent higher this year than last. The biggest increase will occur at private colleges. Public colleges, heavily subsidized by tax funds, will also increase their tuition, but the increase will be a few percentage points lower than their privately-sponsored neighbors. As a follow up, the United Press International did their own study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT advisors recommended that students have $ 9 000 available for one years expenses, and $250 for books and supplies. Ten years ago the tuition was $ 2 000. To put that another way, the cost has climbed 450 percent in the last decade. An additional burden is placed on out-of-state students who must pay extra charges ranging from $ 200 to $ 2 000, and foreign students who are not eligible for scholarships at state-funded universities. On the brighter side, the survey revealed that college graduates are entering the best job market since the middle 1960s. Job offers are up 16 percent from last year, and salaries are good, at least for graduates in technical fields. For example, a recent graduate in petroleum engineering can expect to make as much as $ 20 000 per year. A student with a liberal arts degree might expect to make about half that salary. Questions:
What is the average increase in tuition expenses at American universities this year over last?
B．By $ 2 000.
C．By 9 percent.
D．By 150 percent.
According to the author, what is a problem for foreign students at state universities?
A．The problem is that they must pay less than out-of-state students.
B．The question is that only a few of those foreign students are accepted.
C．The issue is that it is illegal for them to get scholarships at state universities.
D．The trouble is that their scholarships are smaller than those of native students.
What is the job market like for college graduates according to the passage?
A．It is worse than it was last year for all the graduates from universities.
B．It is especially good for the students who major in liberal arts.
C．It is not very optimistic for recent graduates in engineering.
D．It is much better than it was in the past years on the whole.
The author mentions Massachusetts Institute of Technology in order to______.
A．show that it is a world famous university of the U. S.
B．illustrate that college tuition is increasing rapidly
C．prove that public colleges are better than private ones
D．suggest that it is very expensive to study in college nowadays
Which of the following is mentioned in the passage?
A．Public colleges increase the tuition higher than private ones do.
B．The students spent $ 2 000 on books and supplies ten years ago.
C．Graduates in liberal arts can earn $ 10 000 per year at present.
D．Both the students out-of-state and foreign students can obtain scholarships.