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ĐH NĂM 2014 MÔN THI: ANH VĂN (Khối A1, D1) - ĐỀ 36 Thời gian: 90 phút Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions. The first animated film Humorous Phases of Funny Faces, was made in 1906 by newspaper illustrator James Blackton. He filmed faces that were drawn on blackboards in progressive stages. In New York City, Winsor McCay exhibited his most famous film, Little Nemo (1910) and Gertie the Dinosaur (1914). His films featured fluid motion and characters with individual personalities. For the first time, characters drawn of life seemed to live on the screen. In 1914, John R. Bray streamlined the animation process, using assembly line techniques to turn out cartoons. By 1915, film studios began producing cartoons series. The Pat Sullivan studio produced the series featuring Felix the Cat. He became one of the most beloved characters of the silent-film era. The Max Fleischer studio produced series starring Ko-Ko the Clown and later Betty Boop and Popeye. The first cartoon with sound was Steamboat Willie (1928), which introduced Mickey Mouse. This film was produced by Walt Disney, the most famous of American animators. His early success enabled Disney to train his animators in anatomy, acting, drawing and motion studies. The results of this are apparent in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), the first full- length animated feature. It became an instant success and still remains popular. Other important Disney films followed. Warner Brothers’ Studio challenged Disney for leadership in the field with cartoons starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and other characters. These films were faster- paced and featured slapstick humor. In the 1950s, a group of animators splintered off from Disney and formed United Production of America, which rejected Disney’s realism and employed a bold, modernistic approach. In the 1950s, children’s cartoons began to be broadcast on Saturday morning television and, later, in prime time. Among the most successful were those made by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, such as those featuring Yogi Bear and the Flinstones. The full- length animated film became popular again in the 1980s and ‘90s. Producer Steven Spielberg released his first animated film, American tail (1986), and Disney began a series of remarkable annual hits with The Little Mermaid (1989). Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), a joint production of Spielberg and Disney, blurred the lines between live action and animation. Animation returned to prime-time television with the Fox Network’s The Simpsons. Animators had experimented with computer animation as early as the 1950s, but Toy Story (1955) was the first-full length film to be entirely computer animated. These developments promise to bring about the most exciting era in animation since its heyday. 01. What does the passage mainly discuss? A. the use of computer in animation B. the life of Walt Disney C. the development of one animated cartoon D. the history of animated film 02. It can be inferred from the passage that the characters in Little Nemo and Gertie the Dinosaur ____. A. were part of cartoon series B. were first drawn on a blackboard C. seemed to have their own personalities D. did not look as life- like as Blackton’s characters. 03. The word “streamlined” is closest meaning to____. A. revolutionized B. simplified C. bypassed D. invented 04. The word “he” refers to____. A. Pat Sullivan B. Max Fleischer C. Felix the Cat D. Ko-Ko the Clown 05. What can be inferred from the passage about animated films produced before 1928? A. They were not very popular B. They were silent films C. They were longer than later movies D. They were not drawn by hand 06. According to the passage, the film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs____. A. showed the benefits of training the Disney animators. B. was the first movie produced by Walt Disney. C. was the last movie Disney made before his death. D. did not become successful until many years later. 07. The author did not specifically mention characters produced by____. A. United Production of America B. Walt Disney C. Hanna and Barbera D. Warner Brothers 08. The phrase “blurred the lines” is closest in meaning to____. A. obscured the issues B. answered the questions C. emphasized the problems D. eliminated the distinctions 09. The first experiment with computer animation took place during the____. A. 1990s B. 1980s C. 1960s D. 1950s 10. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “heyday” A beginning B. prime C. decline D. rebirth Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction. 11. It was suggested that he studies the material more thoroughly before attempting to pass the exam. A B C D CREATED & RELEASED BY ĐỖ BÌNH THPT LIỄN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC email@example.com 12. The Washington quarter was first minting by the US government in 1932 on the 200 th anniversary of George Washington’s birth. A B C D 13. The surface of Mars is very complex and consists of a mixture of flat deserts, caters, volcanoes and mountainous. A B C D 14. Hardwood comes from bread- leaved deciduous trees, those that lose theirs leaves in winter. A B C D 15. During fermentation, complex carbohydrates are converted to another chemicals by the action of enzymes produced by molds, yeasts or bacteria. A B C D Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions. 16. A. economics B. conquerable C. capability D. optimistic 17. A. monastery B. metallic C. medieval D. momentum 18. A. descendant B. redundant C. relevant D. consultant 19. A. advisable B. admirable C. reliable D. desirable 20. A. deteriorate B. provincial C. conspiracy D. conscientious Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word(s) for each of the blanks Marathon was the site of one of the most important (21)_____ in the history of Western civilization. There, in 490 B.C., a Greek army defeated a(n) (22)_____ army of Persians and saved Greece from becoming part of the Persian Empire. Marathon is a coastal plain about 25 miles northeast of Athens, Greece. Beginning in 400 B.C., Greek living under Persian (23)_____ in Asia, Minor (now Turkey), (24)_____ against King Darius I of Persia. The Athenians sent solders and 20 ships to aid the rebels. Then the Greeks forces attacked and burned Sardis, a city that served as Darius’s capital in Asia Minor. Darius vowed that he would take (25)_____ on the Athenians by conquering and burning Athens. In 490 B.C., Darius sent one of his general, with an army and a (26)_____ of about 200 ships to conquer Athens. The Persians first destroyed the city Eretria, and then sailed for Marathon. The Athenian general Miltiades (27)_____ the Athenian troops on the island edge of the plain. The Persian occupied the seaward (28)_____ A few days later, the Persian leaders, hoping that civil war had broken out in Athens, loaded part of the forces on ships. The Persian on the ships prepared to sail to Athens and attack the city. Seeing their (29)_____ for a victory, the Athenians attacked the army of Persians that remained on the plain. The Greeks surrounded and thoroughly defeated the Persians at marathon. According to tradition, Miltiades sent the runner Pheidippides from Marathon to Athens with news of the Athenians victory. Pheidippides (30)_____ the 25 miles to Athens at top speed, delivered his message, and fell to the ground, dead. Today, the word marathon refers to a foot race of 26 miles 385 yards (42.2 kilometers) or of similar length. 21. A. fields B. aspects C. battles D. events 22. A invading B. conquering C. expanding D. empowering 23. A. reign B. management C. government D. rule 24. A. stood up B. rose up C. fought up D. stepped up 25. A. grudges B. hatred C. revenge D. curses 26. A. congregation B. pack C. chain D. fleet 27. A. localized B. put C positioned D. situated 28. A. edge B. rim C. brim D. side 29. A. possibility B. chance C. signs D. prospects 30. A. dashed B. sprinted C. galloped D. raced Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions. 31. It is a basic requirement in the modern world to be able to deal with figures. A. Being able to deal with figures is a basic requirement in the modern world. B. Dealing with the modern world requires a basic knowledge of figures. C. The world requires us to have a basic understanding of figures. D. Dealing with figures requires a basic knowledge of the modern world. 32. I found myself at a loss to understand my closest friend’s words. A. I found my closest friend's words easy to understand. B. I understood my closest friend's words completely. C. I lost heart and didn't understand my closest friend's words. D. I found my closest friend's words quite incomprehensible. 33. Their chances of success are small. A. They will certainly be successful. B. It's possible that they will achieve success. C. It's not very likely that they will succeed. D. They have no chances of being successful. 34. “What would you do if you were a billionaire?” the man asked the woman. A. The man asked the woman what she would have done if she were a billionaire B. The man asked the woman what she would do if she were a billionaire C. The man asked the woman what would she do if she were a billionaire D. The man asked the woman what would she have done if she had been a billionaire 35. Peter had very little money but managed to make both ends meet. CREATED & RELEASED BY ĐỖ BÌNH THPT LIỄN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC firstname.lastname@example.org A. Having little money, Peter couldn’t make ends meet. B. Peter could hardly live on little money. C. Peter got by on very little money. D. Peter found it hard to live on very little money. 36. The way to get the best out of me is to make me work very hard. A. My work is under consideration, so I do my best. B. If you make me work hard, I can't get the best. C. Don't make me work hard or I can't make the best out of me. D. I work best when I am under pressure. 37. As soon as he arrived at the airport, he called home. A. No sooner had he arrived at the airport than he called home. B. He arrived at the airport sooner than he had expected. C. Calling home, he said that he had arrived at the airport. D. He arrived at the airport and called me to take him home. 38. The film didn’t come up to my expectations. A. I expected the film to end more abruptly. B. The film was as good as I expected. C. I expected the film to be more boring. D. The film fell short of my expectations. 39. When the speaker finished, she received a big hand. A. The speaker was known for her big hands. B. The speaker finished when she had got a big hand. C. The speaker gave her a big hand. D. The audience applauded the speaker. 40. Mary loves her mother more than her father. A. Mary loves her mother more than her father does. B. Her father loves her mother but Mary loves her more. C. Her father doesn’t love her mother as much as Mary. D. Mary’s love for her mother is greater than for her father. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. 41. They decided to _____ their differences and became friends. A. take on B. put aside C. give away D. go over 42. He retired early_____ his ill health. A. on behalf of B. in front of C. ahead of D. on account of 43. London_____ a lot since we first_____ here. A. had changed / came B. changed / came C. changed / had come D. had changed / had come 44. – Janet: “Do you feel like going to the cinema this evening?” _ Susan: “_____.” A. I don't agree, I'm afraid B. You’re welcome C. That would be great D. I feel very bored 45. Come with me. I’m seeing “The killer” tomorrow. A. Are you? B Will you? C. Do you? D. Shall you? 46. The curtains have_____ because of the strong sunlight. A. faded B. fainted C. lightened D. weakened 47. – Laura: “What a lovely house you have!” _ Maria: “_____” A. Of course not, it’s not costly B. Thank you. Hope you will drop in C. I think so D. No problem 48. I accidentally_____ Mike when I was crossing a street downtown yesterday. A. caught sight of B. kept an eye on C. paid attention to D. lost touch with 49. I will communicate with you as soon as I have any news. A. be related B. be interested in C. get in touch D. have connection 50. – Liz: “Thanks for the nice gift you brought to us!” – Jennifer: “_____” A. All right. Do you know how much it costs? B. Not at all. Don’t mention it. C. Actually speaking, I myself don’t like it. D. Welcome! It’s very nice of you. 51. I _____ in trouble now if I had listened to you in the first place. A wouldn’t be B. won’t be C. am not D. wouldn’t have been 52. Having been delayed by heavy traffic, _____. A. it was difficult for her to arrive on time B. her being late was intolerable C. it was impossible for her to arrive on time D. she was unable to arrive on time 53. Martha, Julia and Mark are 17, 19 and 20 years old_____. A. independently B. separately C. respectively D. respectfully 54. – “Mum, I’ve got 600 on the TOEFL test.” – “_____?” A. Good way! B. You are right. C. Oh, hard luck! D. Good job! 55. The United States consists of fifty states,_____ has its own government. A. each of which B. hence each C. they each D. each of that 56. As the drug took_____ , the boy became quieter. A. action B. influence C. effect D. force 57. His car is getting unreliable. He thinks he’ll trade it_____ for a new one. A. away B. in C. off D. up 58. I didn’t know exactly how old he was, but he_____ about 30 the first time we met. A. should be B. should have been C. must be D. must have been 59. If she can make up stories, she is certainly a very_____ girl. A. imaginary B. imaginable C. imaginative D. imagining 60. While southern California is densely populated_____ live in the northern part of the state. CREATED & RELEASED BY ĐỖ BÌNH THPT LIỄN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC email@example.com A. a number people B. many people C. few people D. a few of people 61. – John: “Do you think that we should use public transportation to protect our environment?” – Laura: “_____” A. There’s no doubt about it. B Of course not. You bet! C. Well, that’s very surprising. D. Yes, it’s an absurd idea. 62. There was nothing they could do_____ leave the car at the roadside where it had broken down. A. but B. instead of C. than D. unless 63. My passport_____ last month, so I will have to get a new one. A. elapsed B. expired C. ended D. terminated 64. It was announced that neither the passengers nor the driver_____ in the crash. A. were injured B. are injured C. have been injured D. was injured 65. The children _____ to the zoo. A. were enjoyed to take B. enjoyed being taken C. were enjoyed to be taken D. enjoyed taking 66. Your mood seems very meditative this evening. A. thoughtful B. desperate C. gleeful D. stern 67. You should consider the_____ carefully before you make a decision. A. pros and cons B. safe and sound C. spick and span D. odds and ends 68. Through an_____, your letter was left unanswered. A. overtone B. overcharge C. overtime D. oversight 69. The Prime Minister has_____ from the dogmatic position he adopted a few days ago. A. backed out B. backed down C. backed up D. backed on 70. My uncle is in_____ of 60 engineers and workers. A. leadership B. management C. direction D. charge Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions. Very few people in the modern world obtain their food supply by hunting and gathering in the natural environment surrounding their homes. This method of harvesting from nature’s provision is the oldest known subsistence strategy and has been practised for at least the last two million years. It was, indeed, the only way to obtain food until rudimentary farming and the domestication of wild animals were introduced about 10,000 years ago. Because hunter-gatherers have fared poorly in comparison with their agricultural cousins, their numbers have dwindled, and they have been forced to live in marginal environments, such as deserts and arctic wastelands. In higher latitudes, the shorter growing seasons have restricted the availability of plant life. Such conditions have caused a greater dependence on hunting, and on fishing along the coasts and waterways. The abundance of vegetation in the lower latitudes of the tropics, on the other hand, has provided a greater opportunity for gathering a variety of plants. In short, the environmental differences have restricted the diet and have limited possibilities for the development of subsistence societies. Contemporary hunter-gatherers may help us understand our prehistoric ancestors. We know from the observation of modern hunter-gatherers in both Africa and Alaska that a society based on hunting and gathering must be very mobile. While the entire community camps in a central location, a smaller party harvests the food within a reasonable distance from the camp. When the food in the area has become exhausted, the community moves on to exploit another site. We also notice seasonal migration patterns evolving for most hunter-gatherers, along with a strict division of labor between the sexes. These patterns of behavior may be similar to those practised by mankind during the Paleolithic Period. 71. The word “domestication” in the first paragraph mostly means_____. A. adapting animals to suit a new working environment B. hatching and raising new species of wild animals in the home C. teaching animals to do a particular job or activity in the home D. making wild animals used to living with and working for humans 72. According to the passage, subsistence societies depend mainly on_____. A. hunter-gatherers’ tools B. farming methods C. nature’s provision D. agricultural products 73. The word “marginal” in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to “_____” A. suburban B. forgotten C. abandoned D. disadvantaged 74. In the lower latitudes of the tropics, hunter-gatherers_____. A. can free themselves from hunting B. have better food gathering from nature C. live along the coasts and waterways for fishing D. harvest shorter seasonal crops 75. According to the passage, studies of contemporary subsistence societies can provide a_____. A. further understanding of prehistoric times B. broader vision of prehistoric natural environments C. further understanding of modern subsistence societies D. deeper insight into the dry-land farming 76. The word “conditions” in the second paragraph refers to_____. A. the places where plenty of animals and fish can be found B. the situations in which hunter-gatherers can grow some crops C. the situations in which hunter-gatherers hardly find anything to eat D. the environments where it is not favorable for vegetation to grow CREATED & RELEASED BY ĐỖ BÌNH THPT LIỄN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC firstname.lastname@example.org 77. A typical feature of both modern and prehistoric hunter-gatherers is that_____. A. they live in the forests for all their life B. they don’t have a healthy and balanced diet C. they often change their living places D. they don’t have a strong sense of community 78. According to the passage, which of the following is NOT mentioned? A. The environmental differences produce no effect on subsistence societies. B. Harvesting from the natural environment had existed long before farming was taken up. C. The number of hunter-gatherers decreases where farming is convenient. D. Hunting or fishing develops where there are no or short growing seasons. 79. According to the author, most contemporary and prehistoric hunter -gatherers share_____ A. some methods of production B. some patterns of behavior C. some restricted daily rules D. only the way of duty division 80. Which of the following would serve as the best title of the passage? A. Evolution of Humans’ Farming Methods B. Hunter-gatherers and Subsistence Societies C. A Brief History of Subsistence Farming D. Hunter-gatherers: Always on the Move HẾT CREATED & RELEASED BY ĐỖ BÌNH THPT LIỄN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC email@example.com . SỞ GD- ĐT VĨNH PHÚC TRƯỜNG THPT LIỄN SƠN (ĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤT) ĐỀ THI KHẢO SÁT CHẤT LƯỢNG THI ĐH NĂM 2014 MÔN THI: ANH VĂN (Khối A1, D1) - ĐỀ 36 Thời gian: 90 phút Read the following passage and. Popeye. The first cartoon with sound was Steamboat Willie (1928), which introduced Mickey Mouse. This film was produced by Walt Disney, the most famous of American animators. His early success. enabled Disney to train his animators in anatomy, acting, drawing and motion studies. The results of this are apparent in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), the first full- length animated feature.