Norm lives in a rural area some distance from the nearest city and a much longer distance from the nearest big hospital so when his wife got cancer several years ago Norm was faced with a four and a half hour drive to where she could be treated．That meant lots of expense for meals，fuel，hotels and so on but in the end the cancer took his wife anyway．
Norm was obviously very stricken by his wife’s passing but he was also very angry because he realized that other people were facing the same sorts of hardships．He wanted to do something but he didn’t want to give money to the charities(慈善机构)that support cancer research because he didn’t know how much of it would actually get to the researchers．What he did was start to hold parties．
About every three weeks on Saturday evenings there is a party in Norm’s garden．Neighbours，friends and relatives come and bring snacks and drinks；many bring instruments，there is music and lancing and at some point during the evening Norm tells about a family he has found who are having difficulties meeting the cost of supporting a cancer patient undergoing treatment far from home．Then a honey-pail is passed around and the money collected，every cent of it，goes directly to that family．
Norm’s passion to help the families of other cancer patients was born out of his grief but Norm’s personal loss has resulted in an act of kindness that honours the memory of the wife he has lost．He makes the world a better place．
24．What do we know about Norm’s wife?
A．She died for lack of money． B．She worked in a distant hospital．
C．She lost the battle against cancer． D．She took good care of her family．
25．How does Norm help others?
A．By giving money to charities． B．By supporting cancer researchers．
C．By telling stories to his friends． D．By raising money through parties．
26．At Norm’s party，the“honey-pail”is used to contain______．
A．snacks B．drinks C．honey D．money
27．Through what he does，Norm probably wants to____________．
A．remember his wife B．hide his anger
C．regain his personal loss D．change the world
答案 24-27 CDDA