The woman often called the First Lady of New York died on August. Brooke Astor was one hundred five years old. The extremely wealthy and famous New Yorker spent much of her life __1__(help)the needy in her beloved city.
She was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She was the only child of a high level military officer. After two earlier __2__(marry) ,she married Vincent Astor in 1953 again. He came from a family __3__ had been rich for least on hundred years. Among other things, he owed many buildings in New York City. Brooke Astor became one of the __4__(rich)women in the world when Vincent Astor died. She also became head of a huge charity organization_ _5__(found) by her husband. He repeatedly had told her she would have fun giving __6__ his money. And apparently she did. Missus Astor gave tens of millions of dollars __7__(main)to places and people in New York City. She said it was the sensible choice because that was __8__ the money had been made. She gave financial support to the city’s cultural centers,its poor and disabled as __9__ as to many other smaller charities. When she died, the mayor of New York said the city would not be what it is today __10__ her support.
1．[解析] sb. spend time (in) doing sth. 某人花(时间，精力)做某事。[答案] helping
2．[解析] 从下文she married Vincent Astor in 1953 again. 得知，她以前经历了两次婚姻。[答案] marriages
3．[解析] had been rich前缺主语。这是定语从句，只能用that/which.[答案] that/which
4．[解析] 根据句意得知是最富有的。[答案] richest
5．[解析] found创办，成立；建立，过去分词短语作定语，表被动。[答案] founded
6．[解析] give away赠送；赠予；颁发。[答案] away
7．[解析] adv.大部分地；主要地。[答案] mainly
8．[解析] 句子the money had been made主谓齐全。根据句意是因为这些钱应该用于人们和社会。[答案] where
9．[解析] as well as也，又，和。[答案] well
10．[解析] 没有她的支持，就成就不了现在的纽约。[答案] without