Who designed (设计) the first helicopter (直升飞机)? Who __1__ of the most famous pictures in the world? Who knew more about the human body than most __2__? There is an answer __3__ all these questions --- Leonardo de Vinci (达芬奇).

Leonardo may have been the greatest genius (天才) __4__ have ever known. He lived in Italy around the year 1500, but many of his inventions seem modern to us today. For example, one of his notebooks has drawings of a helicopter. Of course, he couldn’t __5__ a helicopter with the things he had. But scientists say his idea would have worked.

But Leonardo __6__ an inventor. He was one of the greatest artists of his day. By the time he was twenty years old, he was called a master ( 大师) painter, and as he got older he became __7__ more famous. Sometimes he drew a hand ten different ways __8__ he was ready to paint.

Many of Leonardo’s wonderful paintings are still with __9__ today. You may know one of his most famous works the __10__ woman known as the Mona Lisa.

1. A. took  B. made  C. painted  D. invented

2. A. artists  B. doctors C. painters D. people

3. A. to  B. of C. for D. from

4. A. the scientists  B. the artists  C. the world  D. people

5. A. draw B. paint C. work  D. build

6. A. was just  B. wasn’t just  C. wasn’t  D. was no longer

7. A. less B. no  C. even D. very

8. A. before B. after C. because D. when

9. A. him  B. us  C. them  D. you

10. A. interesting  B. crying  C. smiling  D. surprising

答案简析:

1.C.为了引出话题人物——达·芬奇,这里引用了设问手法,问题应表示“是谁画了世界上最著名的画”,故选择动词painted.

2.B.对人体比较了解的莫过于医生了,将达·芬奇与医生相比才能显示其对人体的精通。故选择doctors.

3.A.介词to常表示一一对应的关系,“问题的答案”习惯表达为an answer to a question.

4.D.达·芬奇应是世人所知道的天才中最伟大的人,the world 一般指每个人,相当于第三人称单数,故people为正确选项。

5.D.draw和paint不合文意, work为不及物动词,不能直接接宾语。在那个时代,达·芬奇所不能做的应是制造飞机,故选择build.

6.B.这一句起承上启下的作用,意为“达·芬奇不仅仅是一名发明家”,故选择 wasn’t just.

7.C.less和no不合文章,very不能用来修饰比较级,而even常用来修饰比较级,意为“甚至更……”,故为正确选项。

8.A.为了使自己的画达到最高境界,应在画这幅画之前去尝试不同的画法,所以应选before.

9.B.达·芬奇的画今天依然保存在世,为本文作者以及读者所共享,所以应选us.

10.C.达·芬奇的名作——Mona Lisa以画中人物面部神秘的微笑而名扬天下,故选smiling.