“We' re going to be helping the Salvation Army by ringing the bell. Each of you will ring it for four hours,” our monitor Tracy announced. As the words left her lips, groans(抱怨）could be heard around the classroom. Four hours of ringing a stupid bell. Four hours that I could be studying for the SATs. Was this supposed to be a joke? I signed up for the first day of break — to get it over with.
A few weeks later, I stood next to Walmart. Great, I was going to be stuck here ringing a bell. To top it off, it was 40 degrees. Slowly, I put on the red apron with the letters Salvation Army. I hoped I already spent two minutes doing that. Ring! Ring! A group of older women dropped in some change, and then a man put some coins in. I checked my phone. Just 10 minutes had passed. Suddenly, a tall man was walking toward me with difficulty and I noticed his unbalanced shoulders and awkward figure. His hair was so messy and his jeans and shirt were covered with dirt. When his hand reached toward the basin, I couldn’t help but say, “Thank you, sir. Have a nice day.” He turned to smile, a smile against his soiled clothing. The money he donated was not a lot, but it was clearly a lot to him.
I was inspired by his generosity. This act of charity(慈善)，though not much, is worth so much more than donations given by those who are better off. Now I continue to ring my bell happily, broadly smiling at everyone. Truly, kindness is contagious(有感染力的). Many say that the world is coming to an end because mankind is having more and more problems each year. I say that whoever believes that needs to go and ring a bell for the Salvation Army.
21. How did the author respond to the task Tracy announced at first?
A. He doubted whether it was fun. B. He ignored it completely.
C. He undertook it delightedly. D. He saw it as a waste of time.
22. What the author suggests some people do for the Salvation Army is intended to__.
A. plant positive thinking in their minds
B. show the importance of true kindness
C. develop their spirit of generosity
D. support the charity campaign
23. What is the best title for the text?
A. Helping the Army B. Ringing a Bell
C. An After-School Activity D. A Charity Event
答案 21-23 DAB