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

Rudolph.

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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  • david
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    整篇文章介紹用蠟與玻璃製造的人造花,哈佛植物博物館打算收藏世界各國的代表花卉作品,目的在於收藏世界各國至少一種代表花卉成為美國母國土生的品種,雖然最後並沒有完成。

    第一題,問本文章最適當的名稱,就是世界各種品種人造花的收集,包括玻璃製人造花,所以選A;

    第二題,我猜是托福或吉美測驗都會有的實驗題,提供未來題庫研究用途不算分,自由作答,選C也可以。

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