Đề thi Olympic Tiếng Anh lớp 8 vòng 1 năm học 2013 - 2014
Đề thi Olympic Tiếng Anh lớp 8
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Đề thi Olympic Tiếng Anh lớp 8 vòng 1 đề thi số 1
Writing: Choose the best answer for the following questions. (2 points per question)
This text is in rough-draft form. Read it and then answer the questions that follow about composing, revising, and editing the rough draft.
The Pony Express
(1) When the California Gold Rush began in 1848, miners on the West Coast had no fast communication with the rest of the United States. (2) Ships that sailed around South America took months to bring mail to the gold fields. (3) The first mail to go overland to California arrived in May 1848. (4) Carried by train and stagecoach, mail took a month to cross the continent.
(5) A California senator and a Missouri businessman decided California needed faster mail service. (6) They bought 400 horses, and hired a team of eighty riders. (7) They also set up 190 stations that stretched almost 2,000 miles along a route from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California. (8) They called there new mail service the Pony Express.
(9) On April 3, 1860 a train from the East brought mail into St. Joseph. (10) At four o'clock that afternoon, the first rider galloped west with it. (11) At the same time, another rider was traveling east from Sacramento with mail. (12) The average speed of the ponies was 8 miles per hour. (13) So the mail traveled about 200 miles a day. (14) A letter from Missouri usually reached California in ten days or less. (15) The fastest run ever was 7 days and 17 hours. (16) At first, mail was delivered only once a week in California. (17) That was upped to two weekly deliveries in June of 1860.
(18) Pony Express riders were young and lightweight. (19) Many were teenagers. (20) Each rider rode about 75 miles a day, changing horses five times. (21) They worked in all kinds of weather, day and night. (22) When a rider reached his home station, he handed his mailbag to another rider. (23) In a year and a half of operations, only one mail pouch was lost.
(24) The Pony Express was put out of business by new technology—the telegraph. (25) The first telegraph had been set up in the East in 1844. (26) It wasn't until 1860, however, that workers began to string telegraph wires across the West. (27) On October 24, 1861, the transcontinental telegraph was completed, and telegrams could be sent to and from California. (28) Two days later. (29) The Pony Express went out of business.
(8) They called there new mail service the Pony Express.
Câu 1. Which is the correct way to write sentence 8?
A. They called they're new mail service the Pony Express.
B. They called there new mail service the Pony Express.
C. They called the'yre new mail service the Pony Express.
D. They called their new mail service the Pony Express.
(9) On April 3, 1860 a train from the East brought mail into St. Joseph.
Câu 2. Which is the correct way to write sentence 9?
A. On April 3 1860 a train from the East brought mail into St. Joseph.
B. On April 3 1860, a train from the East brought mail into St. Joseph.
C. On April 3, 1860, a train from the East brought mail into St. Joseph.
D. On April 3, 1860 a train from the East brought mail into St. Joseph.
(28) Two days later. (29) The Pony Express went out of business.
Câu 3. How should sentences 28 and 29 be rewritten?
A. Two days later – the Pony Express went out of business.
B. Two days later, the Pony Express went out of business.
C. Two days later; the Pony Express went out of business.
D. Two days later. The Pony Express went out of business.
Câu 4. Which book would be most useful as a source of information for this text?
A. A History of the California Forty-Niners
B. Folklore of the American West
C. The Old West's First Mail Service
D. The Basics of Horsemanship
Câu 5. What would be another suitable title for this text?
A. "The Rise and Fall of the Pony Express."
B. "The California Gold Rush."
C. "Mail Delivery to California."
D. "The Riders of the Pony Express."
Câu 6. What is the main purpose of this text?
A. To inform B. To persuade
C. To raise questions D. To make comparisons
Jackie Robinson, ____ to play baseball in the major leagues, joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
Câu 7. Which of the following choices best fills in the blank in the sentence above?
A. The Black American who first
B. The first Black American
C. Was the first Black American
D. The first and a Black American who
In bacteria and in other organisms, ______is the nucleic acid DNA that provides the genetic information.
Câu 8. Which of the following choices best fills in the blank in the sentence above?
A. Both B. Which C. And D. It
On December 7, 1787, Delaware became a first state to ratify the Constitution.
Câu 9. Which of the following changes corrects an error in the sentence above?
A. Change On to In.
B. Change became to become.
C. Change a to the.
D. Change to ratify to to be ratified.
Nutritionists believe what diet affects how one feels physically and emotionally.
Câu 10. Which of the following changes corrects an error in the sentence above?
A. Change Nutritionists to Nutritionist.
B. Change what to that.
C. Change how to what.
D. Change physically to physical.
Đề thi Olympic Tiếng Anh lớp 8 vòng 1 đề thi số 2
Reading: Choose the best answer to each question that follows the passage. (2 points per question)
The Wreck of the Queen Anne's Revenge
01 On November 23, 1996, a team of marine archaeologists worked with an air of finality. For the Maritime Research Institute, this was the last day of operations. The team knew that each dive brought them closer to the end of their fruitless search. Their quest was to find the shipwrecked hull of the Queen Anne's Revenge, one of the most infamous vessels to sail the Atlantic during the 1700s. The ship had gained its bad reputation through the plundering deeds of its last captain—none other than the ill-famed pirate known as Blackbeard.
02 The quest for the wreck of the Queen Anne's Revenge had actually begun on land about ten years earlier. A man named Phil Masters was searching the London Archives, which is a collection of historical records and documents. He was intrigued by one document that gave an eyewitness account of the loss of the pirate ship. This prompted him to apply for a permit to explore a six-mile stretch of coast around North Carolina's Beaufort Inlet. It was here that the Queen Anne's Revenge had reportedly run aground.
03 This was not the first vessel believed to be lying under the waters of this coastal sector. In fact, this area is called the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" because it is believed to house the remains of hundreds of ships. But Masters knew that finding the oldest, largest, and most heavily-armed ship of its kind would be a significant achievement.
04 One of the divers on this fateful day was Will Kirkman. Making a routine, twenty-foot dive off a sandbar on the North Carolina coast, Kirkman stopped in mid-swim. Suddenly, he found himself among a mass of hulking, barnacle-encrusted objects with a familiar shape of cannons. The Queen Anne's Revenge was outfitted with cannons. In fact the ship had forty of them! Kirkman was sure he had discovered the object of his search. The excavation could begin.
05 Kirkman and his fellow divers were familiar with the legendary Captain Blackbeard. They had also known the ship's well-traveled history before the pirates came onto the scene. One hundred feet long with three towering masts, the ship was first named the Concord. In 1711, during Queen Anne's War, the French captured it from the English and renamed it La Concorde. France used it as a merchant ship to transport goods for a brief period and then sold her to Spain. Later, the French got her back again to use as a slave ship. However, La Concorde made just one trip to West Africa in 1717 before Blackbeard captured it. He ran a black flag up its mast and renamed it the Queen Anne's Revenge.
06 The pirate commanded her for only seven months. During this time he reportedly captured at least 18 other ships, stealing their cargo. In one famous incident, Blackbeard led a week-long blockade of the port of Charleston, South Carolina. The pirates apprehended and looted any ship that tried to pass. As a result of these escapades, Blackbeard supposedly had been carrying a large cache of gold and silver aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge when the ship was abandoned at Beaufort Inlet.
07 Despite this fact, the divers were not expecting to find any sunken treasure. They knew that Blackbeard and his crew had probably taken all of the ship's valuables when they left the ship. What they have uncovered is most of the ship's wooden hull. Also, they have discovered many artifacts including the ship's bell (made in 1709), a blunderbuss, pewter plates, parts of a brass scientific instrument, and eighteen of its legendary forty cannons.
08 What the archaeologists want most from the Queen Anne's Revenge is much more important than material objects. By studying her remains, many questions may be answered about the activities of Blackbeard and the society of his day. The scientists also hope that the ship itself will provide clues about ship construction and naval architecture. Finally, they hope a study of the ship and its contents will help them gain insight into the African slave trade.
09 Blackbeard abandoned the Queen Anne's Revenge as part of an escape plan. In doing so, he left behind a "time capsule" that may give modern science the keys to unlock some 300-year-old mysteries.
Their quest was to find the shipwrecked hull of the Queen Anne's Revenge, one of the most infamous vessels to sail the Atlantic during the 1700s.
Câu 1. Read the above sentence in the first paragraph, the word infamous means
A. Notorious B. Celebrated C. Ornate D. Large
Câu 2. Masters felt confident about the location of the Queen Anne's Revenge because
A. Many artifacts had been found nearby
B. He had found written evidence
C. Many people talked about it
D. He was able to get a permit
Câu 3. The La Concorde made just one trip to West Africa because
A. The English captured it back from the French
B. It became disabled before it could return
C. The French entered another war
D. Blackbeard captured it after the first trip
apprehend: (v.) seize, capture, arrest, understand, dread, fear, grasp, perceive
Câu 4. Look at the thesaurus entry above. If the author had wanted to replace the word apprehendedin paragraph 6, what would be the most precise word to use from the thesaurus entry?
A. Arrested B. Understood C. Seized D. Dreaded
Câu 5. Which question is answered in paragraph 7?
A. Where was the ship's bell made?
B. What artifacts have been found?
C. How many pewter plates were found?
D. When will the search end?
Câu 6. Which word from paragraph 8 contains a root word that means "to build"?
A. Material B. Activities C. Studying D. Construction
Câu 7. Based on information in the last paragraph, the reader can best conclude that Blackbeard
A. Lost his way in the inlet
B. Was able to avoid capture
C. Often destroyed his ships
D. Had buried his treasure on the beach
Câu 8. Looking for the Queen Anne's Revenge was significant because
A. It would prove that many other ships were in the same area
B. The ship and its captain had played important roles in history
C. It would provide valuable cannons to use for other purposes
D. The Maritime Research Institute was conducting the search
Câu 9. Which of these is an opinion expressed in this passage?
A. What the archaeologists want most from the Queen Anne's Revenge is much more important than material objects.
B. The quest for the wreck of the Queen Anne's Revenge had actually begun on land about ten years earlier.
C. A man named Phil Masters was searching the London Archives, which is a collection of historical records.
D. During this time, Blackbeard reportedly captured at least 18 other ships, stealing their cargo.
Câu 10. Which is the best summary of this passage?
A. On the final day of their search, marine archaeologists discovered the remains of the Queen Anne's Revenge and have since uncovered many interesting artifacts.
B. Blackbeard, the pirate, captured and used the Concord for seven months after renaming the ship the Queen Anne's Revenge.
C. The search for the Queen Anne's Revenge was begun in 1986 by a man named Phil Masters after he became interested from reading an eyewitness account.
D. A diver named Will Kirkman was the first to discover the Queen Anne's Revenge near a sandbar on the North Carolina Coast.