Part llI Cloze (10%)
Directions: in this section there is a passage with ten numbered blanks. For each blank, there are four choices marked a, b, c, and d list on the right side. Choose the best answer and mark the letter of your choice on the answer sheet.
Robert Spring, a 19th century forger, was so good at his profession that he was able to make his living for 15 years by selling false signatures of famous Americans. Spring was born in England in 1813 and ___1_____ in Philadelphia in 1858 to open a bookstore. At first he prospered by selling his small but ______2____ collection of early U.S. autographs. Discovering his ability at copying hand-writing， he began ____3____ signatures of George Washington and Ben Franklin and writing them on the title pages of old books. To lesson the chance of detection, he sent his forgeries to England and Canada for sale and___4____.
Forgers have a hard time selling their produces. A forger can't approach a ___ 5 ____buyer must deal with people who don't have much knowledge in the field. Forgers have many ways to make their work look real. For example, they buy old books to use the_____6___paper of the title page, and they can treat paper and ink with chemicals.
In Spring's time,___7______ after the Civil War, Britain was still fond of the Southern state, so Spring ____ 8_____ a respectable maiden lady known as Miss Fanny Jackson, the only daughter of General" Stonewall" Jackson. For several years Miss Fanny's ____9 ____ problems forced her to sell a great number of letters and manuscripts belonging to her famous father. Spring had to work very hard to satisfy the demand. All this activity did not prevent Spring from dying in poverty, leaving sharp-
eyed experts the difficult task of separating his forgeries from the__10_____.
1. A. arrived B. migrated C. traveled D. moved
2. A. excellent B. genuine C. false D. rare
3. A. originating B. innovating C. designing D. imitating
4. A. subscription B. retention C. circulation D. accumulation
5. A. respectful B. respectable C. respective D. respecting
6. A. rough B. fragile C. aged D. preserved
7. A. right B. simply C. only D. mate
8. A. invented B. discovered C. detected D. located
9. A. lawful B. financial C. administrative D. criminal
10. A. fakes B. realities C. originals D. duplicates