Đề thi giữa học kỳ 2 môn Tiếng Anh lớp 12 trường THPT Nguyễn Trãi, Thái Bình năm học 2015 - 2016
Đề thi giữa học kỳ 2 môn Tiếng Anh lớp 12 năm 2016 có đáp án
Đề thi giữa học kỳ 2 môn Tiếng Anh lớp 12 trường THPT Nguyễn Trãi, Thái Bình năm học 2015 - 2016 là tài liệu ôn thi học kỳ 2 mới nhất có kèm đáp án dành cho các em học sinh tham khảo. Kỳ thi khóa ngày 24/03/2016. Sau đây mời các em cùng luyện tập nhé!
Mã đề 132
SECTION A (8 points)
I. Mark the letter A, B, C or D on the answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following sentences.
Câu 1: A. established B. decreased C. endangered D. influenced
Câu 2: A. climate B. examine C. expedition D. interpreter
II. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
Câu 3: A. explain B. purpose C. control D. involve
Câu 4: A. interesting B. principal C. difficult D. expression
Câu 5: A. disappearance B. conservation C. generation D. vulnerable
III. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
After inventing dynamite, Swedish-born Alfred Nobel became a very rich man. However, he foresaw its universally destructive powers too late. Nobel preferred not to be remembered as the inventor of dynamite, so in 1895, just two weeks before his death·, he created a fund to be used for awarding prizes to people who had made worthwhile contributions to humanity. Originally there were five awards: literature, physics, chemistry, medicine, and peace. Economics was added in 1968, just sixty-seven years after the first awards ceremony.
Nobel's original legacy of nine million dollars was invested, and the interest on this sum is used for the awards which vary from $30,000 to $125,000.
Every year on December 10, the anniversary of Nobel's death, the awards (gold medal, illuminated diploma, and money) are presented to the winners. Sometimes politics plays an important role in the judges' decisions. Americans have won numerous science awards, but relatively few literature prizes.
No awards were presented from 1940 to 1942 at the beginning of World War II. Some people have won two prizes, but this is rare; others have shared their prizes.
Câu 6: The word "legacy" in the second paragraph means most nearly the same as _______.
A. debt B. bequest C. prize D. legend
Câu 7: In how many fields are prizes bestowed?
A. 2 B. 6 C. 10 D. 5
Câu 8: All of the following statements are true EXCEPT
A. Awards vary in monetary value
B. A few individuals have won two awards
C. ceremonies are held on December 10 to commemorate Nobel's invention
D. Politics plays an important role in selecting the winners
Câu 9: How much money did Nobel leaves for the prizes?
A. $125,000 B. $155,000 C. $30,000 D. $9,000,000
Câu 10: The Nobel prize was established in order to _________.
A. recognize worthwhile contributions to humanity
B. spend money
C. resolve political differences
D. honor the inventor of dynamite
Câu 11: In the first paragraph, "worthwhile" is closest in meaning to _________ .
A. economic B. trivial C. valuable D. prestigious
Câu 12: The word "foresaw" in the first paragraph is nearest in meaning to ________.
A. prevented B. predicted C. postponed D. prevailed
Câu 13: According to the passage, Nobel's profession was in _________ .
A. science B. literature C. economics D. medicine
Câu 14: What is the main idea of this passage?
A. Alfred Nobel became very rich when he invented dynamite
B. Alfred Nobel created awards in six categories for contributions to humanity.
C. Alfred Nobel left all of his money to science.
D. Alfred Nobel made a lasting contribution to humanity
Câu 15: In which area have Americans received the least awards?
A. Science B. Literature C. Economics D. Peace
IV. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to choose the word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 16 to 25.
Some time ago, scientists began experiments to find out (16) ______ it would be possible to set up a "village" under the sea. A special room was built and lowered (17) ______ the water of Port Sudan in the Red Sea. For 29 days, five men lived (18) ______ a depth of 40 feet. At a (19) ______ lower level, another two divers stayed for a week in a smaller "house". On returning to the surface, the men said that they had experienced no difficulty in breathing and had (20) ______ many interesting scientific observations. The captain of the party, Commander Cousteau, spoke of the possibility of (21) ______ the seabed. He said that some permanent stations were to be set up under the sea, and some undersea farms would provide food for the growing population of the world.
The divers in both "houses" spent most of their time (22))______ the bottom of the sea. On four occasions, they went down to 360 feet and observed many extraordinary (23) ______ of the marine life, some of which had never been seen before. During their stay, Commander Cousteau and his divers reached a depth of 1,000 feet and witnessed a gathering of an immense (24) ______ of crabs which numbered, perhaps, hundreds of millions. They also found out that it was (25) ______ to move rapidly in the water in a special vessel known as a "diving saucer".
Câu 16: A. which B. whether C. what D. how
Câu 17: A. down B. into C. below D. underneath
Câu 18: A. in B. at C. from D. on
Câu 19: A. any B. more C. some D. much
Câu 20: A. done B. exercised C. made D. caught
Câu 21: A. cultivating B. transplanting C. growing D. implanting
Câu 22: A. enquiring B. inquiring C. imploring D. exploring
Câu 23: A. systems B. forms C. breeds D. castes
Câu 24: A. flock B. herd C. school D. pack
Câu 25: A. capable B. possible C. hardly D. able
V. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions form 26 to 35.
Paul Watson is an environmental activist. He is a man who believes that he must do something, not just talk about doing something. Paul believes in protecting endangered animals, and he protects them in controversial ways. Some people think that Watson is a hero and admire him very much. Other people think that he is a criminal.
On July 16th, 1979, Paul Watson and his crew were on his ship, which is called the Sea Shepherd. Watson and the people who work on the Sea Shepherd were hunting on the Atlantic Ocean near Portugal. However, they had a strange prey; instead of hunting for animals, their prey was a ship, the Sierra. The Sea Shepherd found the Sierra, ran into it and sank it. As a result, the Sierra never returned to the sea. The Sea Shepherd, on the other hand, returned to its home in Canada. Paul Watson and his workers thought that they had been successful.
The Sierra had been a whaling ship, which had operated illegally. The captain and the crew of the Sierra did not obey any of the international laws that restrict whaling. Instead, they killed as many whales as they could, quickly cut off the meat, and froze it. Later, they sold the whale meat in countries where it is eaten.
Paul Watson tried to persuade the international whaling commission to stop the Sierra. However, the commission did very little, and Paul became impatient. He decided to stop the Sierra and other whaling ships in any way that he could. He offered to pay $25,000 to anyone who sank any illegal whaling ship, and he sank the Sierra. He acted because he believes that the whales must be protected. Still, he acted without the approval of the government; therefore, his actions were controversial.
Paul Watson is not the only environmental activist. Other men and women are also fighting to protect the Earth. Like Watson, they do not always have the approval of their governments, and like Watson, they have become impatient. Yet, because of their concern for the environment, they will act to protect it.
Câu 26: According to the reading, an environmental activist is someone who_______.
A. is a hero, like Paul Watson B. talks about protecting endangered species
C. does something to protect the Earth D. runs into whaling ship
Câu 27: When something is controversial, _______.
A. everyone disagrees with it B. people protect it
C. everyone agrees with it D. people have different ideas about it
Câu 28: The members of a ship's crew are _______.
A. all of the people on a ship, including the passengers
B. the people who own the ship
C. the men and women who work on the ship
D. the people who work on the airplanes
Câu 29: The main idea of paragraph one is that _______.
A. Paul Watson is a controversial environmental activist
B. activists are people who do something
C. Paul Watson does not believe in talking
D. Paul Watson is a hero to some people
Câu 30: The Sea Shepherd was hunting _______.
A. the Atlantic Ocean B. Portugal C. the Sierra D. whales
Câu 31: The author implies that Paul Watson lives in _______.
A. the Sierra B. a ship on the Atlantic
C. Portugal D. Canada
Câu 32: The captain and the crew of the Sierra were acting illegally because _______.
A. they were not obeying international laws B. All of the above are correct
C. they were killing and selling whales D. they were whaling
Câu 33: In paragraph 3 the phrase "and froze it" refers to _______.
A. whale meat B. the Sierra C. whales D. the Sierra crew
Câu 34: The main idea of paragraph 3 is that _______.
A. the people on the Sierra killed as many whales as they could.
B. whaling is illegal according to international law.
C. the Sierra sold whale meat in some countries
D. the people on the Sierra didn't obey international laws.
Câu 35: Watson ran into the Sierra because _______.
A. All of the above are correct
B. he wanted to protect the whales from the whalers
C. he was impatient with the government's actions
D. he wanted to stop the ship's crew from whaling