For years, business people in Western Europe were worried. They knew they could not compete against business from the U. S. The United States is much larger and had many more resources than any Western European country.
Some European people realized that the European nations need to join together to help each other. If they could forget their language differences and the differences in customs, they might become strong competition against other countries.
In 1958, six of the European countries----Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany and Italy got together and decided to cooperate(合作). They called their group the European Economic Community, or the Common Market． These countries agreed to join their resources together.
Within a few years, the European Economic Community had worked so well that its members were more prosperous(繁荣) than many other European nations. Soon, other nations began to realize the advantages(好处) of the Common Market. Today the Common Market includes most of the important countries in Western Europe. It is helping Western Europe to again take its place as a leader among the industrial nations of the world.
1．From the passage we know the U. S. is much richer than ______ in resources.
A．any other Western European countries
B．any other country in Western Europe
C．any country in Western Europe
D．every country in Europe
2．The members of the European Economic Community have developed fast because they ______ .
A．share their resources and produce more goods
B．can again take the place as a leader
C．forget the differences in their languages and customs
D．have become strong competition against the U. S.
3．Which statement is true?
A．The Common Market is only a political association(联盟).
B．The Common Market is an economic and political association.
C．The Common Market is only an economic association.
D．The Common Market is neither an economic association nor a political one.
4．In order to ______ the Western European countries decided to cooperate.
A．join together to found a united country
B．help each other to smooth away the differences in customs
C．work and act together for common purpose
D．fight against the U.S.
5．Today the Common Market has helped ______ again take the place as a leader among the industrial nations of the world.
A．Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany and Italy
B．Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Italy and other countries
C．Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Italy and other European countries
D．Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Italy and other Western European nations
Perhaps the most famous theory, the study of body movement, was suggested by Professor Ray Birdwhistell. He believes that physical appearance is often culturally（文化的）programmed. In other words, we learn our looks ---- we are not born with them. A baby has generally unformed face features（特征）. A baby, according to Birdwhistle, learns where to set the eyebrows（眉毛）by looking at those around ---- family and friends. This helps explain why the people of some areas of the United States look so much alike, New Englanders or Southerners have certain common face features that cannot be explained by genetics（遗传学）. The exact shape of the mouth is not set at birth, it is learned after. In fact, the final mouth shape is not formed until well after new teeth are set. For many, this can be well into grown-ups. A husband and wife together for a long time often come to look somewhat alike. We learn our looks from those around us. This is perhaps why in a single country there are areas where people smile more than those in other areas. In the United States, for example, the South is the part of the country where the people smile most frequently. In New England they smile less, and in the western part of New York State still less. Many Southerners find cities such as New York cold and unfriendly, partly because people on Madison Avenue smile less than people on Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgi A．People in largely populated areas also smile and greet each other in public less than do people in small towns.
6．Ray Birdwhistle believes physical appearance
A．has little to do with culture.
B．has much to do with culture.
C．is ever changing.
D．is different from place to place
7．According to the passage, the final mouth shape is formed
A．before birth. B．as soon as one's teeth are newly set.
C．sometime after new teeth are set. D．around 15 years old.
8．Ray Birdwhistle can tell what area of the United States a person is from by
A．how much he or she smiles.
B．how he or she raises his or her eyebrows.
C．what he or she likes best.
D．the way he or she talks.
9．People who live ______ are more friendly
A．in largely populated areas
B．in New York city
C．in the country
D．in the North
10.This passage might have been taken out of a book dealing with
D．none of the above