当前位置: 首页 > 问题分类 > 自考公共课 > 英语(二)
问题

阅读理解“Energy independence” and its rhetorical (修辞的) companion “energy security” are, however, slippery concepts that are rarely thought through. What is it we want independence from, exactly?

Most people would probably say that they want to be independent from imported oil. But there are reasons that we buy all that off from elsewhere.

The first reason is that we need it to keep our economy running. Yes, there is a trickle (涓涓细流) of biofuel (生物燃料) available, and more may become available, but most biofueis cause economic waste and environmental destruction.

Second, Americans have basically decided that they don’t really want to produce all their own oil. They value the environmental quality they preserve, over their off imports from abroad. Vast areas of the United States are off-limits to off exploration and production in the name of environmental protection. To what extent are Americans really willing to endure the environmental impacts of domestic energy production in order to cut back imports?

Third, there are benefits to trade. It allows for economic efficiency, and when we buy things from places that have lower production costs than we do, we benefit. And although you don’t read about this much, the United States is also a large exporter of off products, selling about 2 million barrels of petroleum products per day to about 90 countries.

There is no question that the United States imports a great deal of energy and, in fact, relies on that steady flow to maintain its economy. When that flow is interrupted, we feel the pain in short supplies and higher prices. At the same time, we derive massive economic benefits when we buy the most affordable energy on the world market and when we engage in energy trade around the world.

61. What does the author say about energy independence for America?

A. It sounds very attractive.

B. It ensures national security.

C. It will bring oil prices down.

D. It has long been everyone’s dream.

62. What does the author think of biofuels?

A. They keep America’s economy running healthily.

B. They prove to be a good alternative to petroleum.

C. They do not provide a sustainable energy supply.

D. They cause serious damage to the environment.

63. Why does America rely heavily on off imports?

A. It wants to expand its storage of crude oil.

B. Its own oil reserves are quickly running out.

C. It wants to keep its own environment intact.

D. Its own oil production falls short of demand.

64. What does the author say about oil trade?

A. It proves profitable to both sides.

B. It improves economic efficiency.

C. It makes for economic prosperity.

D. It saves the cost of oil exploration.

65. What is the author’s purpose in writing the passage?

A. To justify America’s dependence on oil imports.

B. To arouse Americans’ awareness of the energy crisis.

C. To stress the importance of energy conservation.

D. To explain the increase of international oil trade.

查看答案
参考答案
您可能感兴趣的试题
I said, “ I hope you’ll have _____ nice birthdays.”

A、many more

B、much more

C、very much

D、enough many

查看答案
This is ()best story ever.

A.a

B.the

C./

查看答案
Are you capable ( ) climbing that tree?

A.for

B.of

C.on

D.to

查看答案
Modern medicine has tended to( )too much( )developing highly complicated surgical techniques.

A.act...on

B.insist...on

C.adhere...to

D.focus...on

查看答案
×
验证
开通找答案会员
已为用户解答试题的人次:
1171054542
选择会员套餐:
推荐
¥49.8
0.54元/天
3个月
¥39.8
¥60.00
1个月
¥99.8
¥150.00
1年
选择支付方式:
微信付款
支付宝付款
立即支付
会员特权: 会员须知
可退款
账号未使用的话,支持退款
免注册
支付后,系统自动注册账号给您
无限看题
不限次数随时看题
智能搜题
下载APP,可拍照、语音搜题
随时随地
电脑、手机、平板均可使用
免广告
纯净体验,自动屏蔽广告
请使用微信扫码支付(元)
订单号:
支付后,系统自动为您完成注册
遇到问题请联系在线客服
请不要关闭本页面,支付完成后请点击【支付完成】按钮
遇到问题请联系在线客服

恭喜您 !
购买会员成功

绑定手机 保存账号

温馨提示:请截图保存您的账户信息,以方便日后登录使用。

为提升您的使用体验,请安装

常用手机号:
用于找回密码
图片验证码:
看不清?点击更换
短信验证码:
新密码:
 
绑定后可用手机号登录
谢谢您的反馈

您认为本题答案有误,我们将认真、仔细核查,如果您知道正确答案,欢迎您来有偿纠错

温馨提示

联系客服
重新购买会员
自助解锁
稍后再说