Notes on the text课文注释
1 bring… to a conclusion，作“使……结束”讲。
2 bring about，造成，导致。
3 and so on，等等，诸如此类。
4 do sometimes conspire中，do为助动词，对谓语动词起强调作用。
5 while on a walking tour…,
6 pour scorn on…，作“讥笑……”讲。
7 point out，指出，提请注意。
8 be acquainted with，已知道。
9 needless to say，不用说，当然。
10 become of，结果如何，发生了……情况。
Multiple choice questions多项选择题
Choose the correct answers to the following questions.
1 What would a modern reader find totally unacceptable in a novel today?
a．Having for a hero a man once presumed dead.
b．The happiness a hero might feel on being reunited with his mother.
c．Any character being so wicked as to plot against the hero.
d．Two brothers, each presuming the other long since dead, meeting again by chance.
2 When Mrs. Bussman suggested that the workman might be Franz's brother ______ .
a．she was told for the first time that Hans had been killed
b．Franz objected to the idea of being associated with a workman .
c．Franz was so sure his brother was dead he did not take her seriously
d．they were both too shy to ask the workman if this was so themselves
3 What did Hans Bussman do immediately after the war was over?
a．He went to hospital to have his wounds attended to.
b．He deserted his unit and walked back to his home town.
c．He inquired after his family's whereabouts but found no trace of them.
d．He settled in a village near his home, hoping his family would find him.
4 ---- his readers with a series of coincidences ______ wildly improbable. (11. 2-4)
b．most of which were
c．most of them were
d．which would be most
5 A long-lost brother had not in fact died and ______ to bring about the hero's downfall. (11. 5-7)
c．been wickedly plotting
d．had been wickedly plotting
6 He stopped ______ . (11. 11-12)
a．in order to talk to a workman
b．a workman for a talk
c．talking to a workman
d．so that he talked to a workman
7 She sent a boy to ask the workman ______ . (1. 16)
a．what was he called
b．what he was called
c．how he was called
d．if he was called
8 Meanwhile his unit was lost and ______ had been destroyed. (11. 20-21)
a．each of his records
b．all records of him
c．all records of his
d．every record of his
9 He found a brother who was thought to have been killed twenty years ______ . (11. 10-11)
10 Mrs. Bussman told her husband that he and the workman ______ … (11. 12-13)
a．had a close look
b．had the same look
c．looked very alike
d．looked the same way
11 ---- there was the ______ chance she might be right. (1. 15)
12 ---- how it had ______ that he was still alive. (1. 18)