[阅读选择]Two thousand years ago the Chinese had already developed a working compass. A piece of lodestone(天然磁石)would be cut into the shape of a ladle(长柄勺)。 Placed on a stone board with a smooth surface， the lodestone would move round until the “handle” of the ladle pointed south while the bulk(主体)of the ladle was attracted to magnetic north. This interestingly shaped device is mentioned in a book from about 80. Other ancient books may have dated it as far back as the fourth century Jade(玉石)finders played an important role in the invention of the “ladle”。 They travelled great distances to look for jade. In order not to lose directions， they would take a “ladle” with them.
When did the Chinese invent the compass?
B、In the thirteen century A.D.
C、In A.D. 80.
D、At least 2000 years ago.
答案解析：本段中Two thousand years ago the Chinese had already developed a working compass.直接告诉我们中国发明指南针的时间。
[阅读选择]Rhythm in literature is a more or less regular occurrence of certain elements of writing： a word， a phrase， an idea， a sound， or a grammatical construction. We are also accustomed to this recurrence in the alternate heavy and light beats in music. Our love for rhythm seems to be innate： witness the responses of a small child to lively music. Children love to beat on toy drums or empty boxes. They stamp their feet and chant nursery rhymes or nonsense syllables， not unlike primitive dancers. As children grow older， they are taught to restrain their responses to rhythm， but our love of rhythm remains. We live in rhythms; in fact we are governed by rhythms.
According to the passage， an adult‘s reaction to rhythm in music would probably be _____.
答案解析：该题的解题依据在本段结尾部分“As children grow older, they are taught to restrain their responses to rhythm…”。作者讲：随着孩子的年龄逐渐增大，大人就会教他们抑制对节奏的反应，等他们长大之后，他们对音乐节奏的反应，更可能受到抑制。