Long long ago, there stands a tall tree near a river. There is a reed(芦苇)
a little far from it. The tree is happy every day. The reed always looks down.
One day the tree says to the reed, “ You sing sad songs when the wind comes.
Are you afraid of winds? I think you are too weak（虚弱的）. Come to me and live under
me. I can take care of you.” “I’m not afraid of any winds. Do not worry about me. I bow(低头) myself but I never break,” the reed answers.
That night there comes a strong wind. The reed bows herself. The tree stands straight（笔直的） in the wind. The wind becomes stronger. At last the tree breaks.
When the morning comes, the reed still stands there. She is still bowing her head but facing (面朝)the sun.
1.The tall tree lives __________.
A. next to a house B. near a river C. above the reed D. by the reed
2.What does the tree think of the reed?
A. Lucky (幸运的) B. Bored(无聊的) C. Unhappy D. Beautiful
3.The tree asks the reed to live under him because _________.
A. he can play with her B. he likes her very much
C. he can look after her D. the reed can sing for him
4.What does the reed do when the strong wind comes?
A. She bows her head. B. She walks to the tree.
C. She looks up. D. She goes to the river.
5.What is the best title(标题) for this passage?
A. A weak reed B. A strong wind C. Bowing your head D. The tree and the reed
1.B 2.C 3.C 4.A 5.D