Artificial flowers

Artificial flowers are used for scientific as well as decorative purposes. They are made from a variety of materials, such as

wax and glass, so skillfully that they can scarcely be distinguished from natural flowers. In making such models, painstaking

skill and artistry are called for, as well as through knowledge of plant structure. The collection of glass flowers in the Botanical

Museum of Harvard University is the most famous in North America and is widely known throughout the scientific world. In

all, there are several thousand models in colored glass, the work of two artist-naturalists, Leopold Blaschka and his son


The intention was to have the collection represent at least one member of each flower family native to the United States.

Although it was never completed, it contains more than seven hundred species representing 164 families of flowering plants, a

group of fruits showing the effects of fungus diseases, and thousands of flower parts and magnified details. Every detail of

these is accurately reproduced in color and structure. The models are kept in locked cases as they are too valuable and fragile

for classroom use.

1. Which of the following is the best title for the passage?

(A) An Extensive Collection of Glass Flowers

(B) The Botanical Museum of Harvard University

(C) The Lives of Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka

(D) Flowers Native to the United States

(E) Materials Used for Artificial Flowers

2.. It can be inferred from the passage that the goal of Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka was to

(A) create a botanical garden where only exotic flowers grew.

(B) show that their skill and artistry are better than famous painters.

(C) do a thorough study of plant structure.

(D) show that glass flowers are more realistic than wax flowers.

(E) make a copy of one member of each United States flower family.

Ans 1為A 2為C


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