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Scott and his companions were terribly disappointed. When they got to the South Pole, they found the Norwegians（挪威人）had 36 them in the race to be the first ever to reach it. After 37 the British flag at the Pole, they took a photograph of themselves 38 they started the 950-mile journey back.
The journey was unexpectedly 39 and the joy and excitement about the Pole had gone out of them. The sun hardly 40 . The snow storms always made it impossible to sight the stones they had 41 to mark their way home. To make things 42 . Evans, whom they had all thought of 43 the strongest of the five, fell badly into a deep hole in the ice. Having 44 along for several days, he suddenly fell down and died.
The four who were 45 pushed on at the best speed they could 46 . Captain Oates had been suffering for some time from his 47 fact; at night his feet swelled（肿胀） so large that he could 48 put his boots on the next morning, and he walked bravely although he was in great 49 . He knew his slowness was making it less likely that 50 could save themselves. He asked them to leave him behind in his sleeping-bag, but they refused, and helped him 51 a few more miles, until it was time to put up the 52 for another night.
The following morning, 53 the other three were still in their sleeping-bags, he said. “I am just going outside and may be 54 some time.” He was never seen again. He had walked out 55 into the snow storm, hoping that his death would help his companions.
36．A．hit B．fought C．won D．beaten
37．A．growing B．putting C．planting D．laying
38．A．after B．until C．while D．before
39．A．safe B．fast C．short D．slow
40．A．rose B．set C．appeared D．disappeared
41．A．taken up B．cut up C．set up D．picked up
42．A．easier B．better C．bitter D．worse
43．A．to B．upon C．as D．in
44．A．battled B．struggled C．speeded D．waited
45．A．left B．lost C．defeated D．saved
46．A．manage B．try C．employ D．find
47．A．ached B．frozen C．harden D．harmed
48．A．hardly B．never C．seldom D．nearly
49．A．pain B．fear C．trouble D．danger
50．A．all others B．some others C．others D．the others
51．A．away B．with C．off D．on
52．A．bed B．tent C．blanket D．sleeping-bag
53．A．while B．since C．for D．once
54．A．missed B．separated C．passed D．gone
55．A．patiently B．lonely C．alone D．worriedly
答案 36.D 37.C 38.D 39.D 40.C 41.C 42.D 43.C 44.B 45.A
46.A 47.B 48.A 49.A 50.D 51.D 52.B 53.A 54.D 55.C