A good modern newspaper is an extraordinary piece of reading. It is remarkable first for what it contains: the range of news from local crime to international politics, from sport to business to fashion to science, and the range of comment and special features (特定) as well, from editorial page to feature articles and interviews to criticism of books, art, theatre and music. A newspaper is even more remarkable for the way one reads it: never completely, never straight through, but always by jumping from here to there, in and ont glancing at one piece, reading another article all the way through, reading just a few paragraphs of the next. A good modern newspaper offers a variety to attract many different readers, but far more than any one reader is interested in. What brings this variety together in one place is its topicality (时事性), its immediate relation to what is happening in your world and your locality now. But immediacy and the speed of production that goes with it mean also that much of what appears in a newspaper has no more than transient(短暂的) value. For all these reasons, no two people really read the same paper: what each person does is to put together out of the pages of that day's paper, his own selection and sequence, his own news paper. For all these reasons, reading newspapers efficiently, which means getting what you want from them without missing things you need but without wasting time, demands skill and self-awareness as you modify and apply the techniques of reading .
16. A modern newspaper is remarkable for all the following except its ______ .
A) wide coverage B) uniform style
C) speed in reporting news D) popularity
17. According to the passage, the reason why no two people really read the "same"
newspaper is that ______ .
A) people scan for the news they are interested in
B) different people prefer different newspapers
C) people are rarely interested in the same kind of news
D) people have different views about what a good newspaper is
[答案及分析]：[A]事实辨认题。问文章认为，没有两个人真正地读同样的报纸的原因是下列哪项。文章对此有回答：“For all these reasons”，而此句中的reason指的是前文中的几句话，由此不难看出，仅有A项与文章原意一致。
18. It can be conclude from the passage that newspaper readers ______ .
A) apply reading techniques skillfully
B) jump from one newspaper to another
C) appreciate the variety of a newspaper
D) usually read a newspaper selectively
19. A good newspaper offers "a variety"to readers because ______ .
A) it tries to serve different readers
B) it has to cover things that happen in a certain locality
C) readers are difficult to please
D) readers like to read different newspapers
[答案及分析]：[A]事实辨认题。问一份好的报纸之所以要给读者提供丰富多样的内容的原因是什么。文章对此作了直接明了的回答：attract many different readers.A项正是此句，所以正确项是A。
20. The best title for this passage would be "______".
A) The importance of Newspaper Topicality
B) The Characteristics of a Good Newspaper
C) The Variety of a Good Newspaper
D) Some Suggestions on How to Read a Newspaper