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A Race Against Death It was a cold January in 1925 in North Alaska.阅读理解答案           ★★★
A Race Against Death It was a cold January in 1925 in North Alaska.阅读理解答案
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A Race Against Death
It was a cold January in 1925 in North Alaska. The town was cut off from the rest of the world due to heavy snow.
On the 20th of that month, Dr. Welch   21   a Sick boy, Billy, and knew he had diphtheria, a deadly infectious (传染的) disease mainly affecting children. The children of Nome would be  22  if it struck the town. Dr. Welch needed medicine as soon as possible to stop other kids from getting sick.   23  , the closest supply was over 1, 000 miles away, in Anchorage.
How could the medicine get to Nome? The town`s   24   was already full of ice, so it couldn`t come by ship. Cars and horses couldn`t travel on the   25   roads. Jet airplanes and big trucks didn`t exist yet.
  26  January 26, Billy and three other children had died. Twenty more were   27   . Nome`s town officials came up with a(n)  28  . They would have the medicine sent by   29   from Anchorage to Nenana. From there, dogsled (狗拉雪橇)drivers—known as “mushers”—would   30  it to Nome in a relay(接力).
The race began on January 27. The first musher, Shannon, picked up the medicine from the train at Nenana and rode all night.  31   he handed the medicine to the next musher, Shannon`s face was black from the extreme cold.
On January 31, a musher named Seppala had to   32  a frozen body of water called Norton Sound . It was the most   33   part of the journey. Norton Sound was covered with ice, which could sometimes break up without warning. If that happened, Seppala might fall into the icy water below. He would   34   , and so would the sick children of Nome. But Seppala made it across. [KS5UKS5U]
   A huge snowstorm hit on February 1. Amusher named Kaasen had to brave this storm. At one point, huge piles of snow blocked his 35   . He had to leave the trail (雪橇痕迹)to get around them. Conditions were so bad that it was impossible for him to   36   the trail again. The only hope was Balto, Kaasen’s lead dog, Balto put his nose to the ground, 37   to find the smell of other dogs that had traveled on the trail. If Balto failed, it would mean disaster for Nome. The minutes passed by. Suddenly, Balto began to   38   . He had found the trail
   At 5:30 am on February 2, Kaasen and his dog   39   in Nome. Within minutes, Dr. Welch had the medicine. He quickly gave it to the sick children. All of them recovered.
   Nome had been   40   .
21. A. examined    B. warned           C. interviewed        D. cured
22. A. harmless     B. helpless        C. fearless                       D. careless
23. A. Moreover    B. Therefore      C. Otherwise            D. However
24. A. airport       B. station                  C. harbor                   D. border
25. A. narrow        B. snowy           C. busy                    D. dirty
26. A. From              B. On               C. By                               D. After
27. A. tired       B. upset              C. pale                      D. sick
28. A. plan      B. excuse           C. message              D. topic
29. A. air             B. rail               C. sea                              D. road
30. A. carry             B. return             C. mail                             D. give
31. A. Though     B. Since              C. When                    D. If
32. A. enter     B. move              C. visit                      D. cross
33. A. shameful   B. boring         C. dangerous          D. foolish
34. A. escape     B. bleed                  C. swim                D. die
35. A. memory    B. exit              C. way                D. destination
36. A. find           B. fix                C. pass               D. change
37. A. pretending  B. trying           C. asking           D. learning
38. A. run           B. leave              C. bite                 D. play
39. A. gathered   B. stayed         C. camped                 D. arrived
40. A. controlled   B. saved          C. founded            D. developed
 
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