3．Millions of Americans return from long-distance trips by air，but their luggage doesn't always come home with them．Airline identification tags（标签） can come loose，and the bags go who-knows-where．And passengers leave all kinds of things on planes．
The airlines collect the items and，for 90 days，attempt to find their owners．They don't keep them，since they're not in the warehouse business．And by law，they cannot sell the bags，because the airlines might be tempted to deliberately misplace luggage．
So once insurance companies have paid for lost bags and their contents，and they no longer belong to passengers，a unique store in the little town of Scottsboro，Alabama，buys them．The"Unclaimed Baggage Center，"is so popular that the building，which is set up like a department store，is the number-one tourist attraction in all of Alabama．More than one million visitors stop in each year and take one of the store's shopping carts on a hunt for treasures．
Each day，clerks bring out 7，000 new items，and veteran（老练的）shoppers rush to paw over them．You can find everything from precious jewels to hockey sticks，best-selling novels，leather jackets，tape recorders，surfboards，even half-used tubes of toothpaste．
The store's own laundry washes or cleans all the clothes found in luggage，then sells them．The Unclaimed Baggage Center has found guns，illegal drugs and even a live rattlesnake．
The store has a little museum where some of its most unusual acquisitions（获得物） have been preserved．They include highland bagpipes，a burial mask from an Egyptian pharaoh's tomb，and a medieval suit of armor．
Statistics indicate that less than one-half of one percent of luggage checked on U．S．carriers is permanently lost and available to the store．
26．Paragraph2 shows that many passengers lose their luggage becauseD．
A．they are forgetful
B．they are in a hurry
C．there is no lost and found office in many airports
D．the owners of some luggage can't be identified
27．The reason why the airlines cannot sell the bags is thatB．
A．they have to find the owners
B．they are likely to make a profit on the bags on purpose
C．some bags are expensive
D．they have to keep the bags as long as possible
28．The Unclaimed Baggage Center is very popular becauseC．
A．there's a large variety of goods．
B．all the things there are very cheap．
C．visitors may purchase something undervalued．
D．Visitors will enjoy some amusing activities there．
29．What can we infer from the passage？B
A．A little museum will keep all the precious unclaimed baggage．
B．The percentage of passengers who lose their baggage for ever is small．
C．The things in the Unclaimed Baggage Center are articles for daily use．
D．People are not allowed to buy the illegal things in the store．
30．What is the main purpose of the passage？A
A．To introduce how the unclaimed baggage in the airports is handled in America．
B．To introduce an attractive place to tourists．
C．To remind passengers of taking care of their baggage．
D．To advise the airlines to find the owners of the unclaimed baggage． 试题答案
26 D 细节题．根据第一段1，2行Millions of Americans return from long-distance trips by air，but their luggage doesn't always come home with them．Airline identification tags（标签） can come loose，and the bags go who-knows-where说明很多行李的标签都脱落了，导致这些行李无法辨认．故D正确．
27 B 推理题．根据第二段最后一句And by law，they cannot sell the bags，because the airlines might be tempted to deliberately misplace luggage．说明航空公司是无权出售这些行李来获得利润的，故B正确．
28 C 细节题．根据第三段最后3行the"Unclaimed Baggage Center，"is so popular that the building，which is set up like a department store，is the number-one tourist attraction in all of Alabama．More than one million visitors stop in each year and take one of the store's shopping carts on a hunt for treasures．说明很多的游客可以从这里买到很多很有价值的东西，故C正确．
29 B 推断题．根据文章最后一段Statistics indicate that less than one-half of one percent of luggage checked on U．S．carriers is permanently lost and available to the store．只有很少的乘客的东西会丢失，故B正确．
30 A 主旨大意题．本文主要就是告诉我们在美国的机场里丢失的行李的处理方法，故A正确．
Throughout the history of the arts, the nature of creativity has remained constant to artists. No matter what objects they select, artists are to bring forth new forces and forms that cause change---to find poetry where no one has ever seen or experienced it before.
Landscape (风景) is another unchanging element of art. It can be found from ancient times through the17th-century Dutch painters to the 19th-century romanticists and impressionists. In the 1970s Alfred Leslie, one of the new American realists, continued this practice. Leslie sought out the same place where ThomasCole, a romanticist, had produced paintings of the same scene a century and a half before. Unlike Cole who insists on a feeling of loneliness and the idea of finding peace in nature, Leslie paints what he actually sees. In his paintings, there is no particular change in emotion, and he includes ordinary things like the highway in the background. He also takes advantage of the latest developments of color photography to help both the eye and the memory when he improves his painting back in his workroom.
Besides, all art begs the age-old question: What is real? Each generation of artists has shown their understanding of reality in one form or another. The impressionists saw reality in brief emotional effects, the realists in everyday subjects and in forest scenes, and the Cro-Magnon cave people in their naturalistic drawings of the animals in the ancient forests. To sum up, understanding reality is a necessary struggle for artists of all periods.
Over thousands of years the function of the arts has remained relatively constant. Past or present, Eastern or Western, the arts are a basic part of our immediate experience. Many and different are the faces of art, and together they express the basic need and hope of human beings.
1.The underlined word “poetry” most probably means ________ .
A. an object for artistic creation
B. a collection of poems
C. an unusual quality
D. a natural scene
2.Leslie’s paintings are extraordinary because ___________.
A. they are close in style to works in ancient times
B. they look like works by 19th-century painters
C. they draw attention to common things in life
D. they depend heavily on color photography
3.What is the author’s opinion of artistic reality?
A. It will not be found in future works of art.
B. It does not have a long-lasting standard.
C. It is expressed in a fixed artistic form.
D. It is lacking in modern works of art.
4. Which of the following is the main topic of the passage?
A. History of the arts.
B. Use of modern technology in the arts.
C. New developments in the arts.
D. Basic questions of the arts.