My father was Chief engineer of a merchant ship, which was sunk in Word War II. The book Night of the U-boats told the story.
In September, 1940, my mother, sister and I went to Swansea, where my father’s ship was getting ready to sail. We brought him a family photograph to be kept with him at all times and keep him sale.
Then I remember my mother lying lace down, sobbing. She had heard from a friend that the ship had been sunk by a torpedo(鱼雷).
I can remember the arrival of the telegram(电报),Which in those days always brought had new. My grandmother opened it. It read, “Safe, Love Ted.”
My most vivid memory Is being woken and brought down to sit o my father’s knee, his arm in a bandage.
He was judged unfit to return to sea and took a shore job in Glasgow for the rest of the war. For as long as I can remember, he had a weak heart. Mother said it was caused by the torpedoes. He said it was because of the cigarettes. Whichever, he died suddenly in his early 50s.
Ten years later I read Night of the U-bouts and was able to complete the story.
One torpedo struck the ship. Father was in the engine room, where the third engineer was killed. He shut down the engines to slow the ship making it easier for it to be abandoned.
By the time he got on deck (甲板) he was alone. Every lifeboat was gone except one which had stuck fast. When he tried to cut it free it swung against the ship, injuring his hand and arm. He had no choice but to jump—still with the photograph in his pocket.
Three days later, he and other survivors were safe in Glasgow. All 23 with him signed the back of the photograph.
In my room is the book and the photograph. Often, glass in hand, I have wondered how I would have dealt with an explosion, a sinking ship, a jump into a vast ocean rind a wait for rescue? Lest（以免）we forget, I have some more whisky and toast the heroes of the war.
61. We can infer that the mother and children went to Swansea ________.
A. to meet a friend
B. to see the father off
C. to take a family photo
D. to enjoy the sailing of the ship
62. What did the author learn about the father from the telegram?
A. he was still alive.
B. His knee was broken.
C. His ship had been sunk.
D. He had arrived in Glasgow.
63. The underlined word “it” in Paragraph 6 refers to the father’s ________.
A. weak heart
B. taking a shore job
C. failure to return to sea
D. injury caused by a torpedo
64. What can we know about the author’s father after his ship was attacked?
A. He lost his arm
B. He repaired the engines.
C. He managed to take a lifeboat.
D. He was the last to leave the ship.
65. What is the passage mainly about?
A. A group of forgotten heroes
B. A book describing a terrifying battle.
C. A ship engineer’s wartime experience.
D. A merchant’s memories of a sea rescue.
61. S定位，找到Memories下面第一段，讲到父亲会从S起航，我们带给他family photograph目的是be kept with him和keep him safe，推断出我们是去给父亲送行
63. 父亲说it是由cigarettes引起，母亲说it由torpedoes引起，it 只代前文的week heart
64. after his ship was attack 定位， 找到Torpedo部分，第二段首句he was alone确定D
65. 全文主旨，C。其它选项错误原因：A，forgotten heroes在文中都没有涉及；B，terrible battle没有提；D, merchant's memories应该是作者（merchant's child 的mermories）