伟德客户端APP下载Elizabeth Blackwell was born in England in 1821, and moved to New York City when she was ten years old. One day she decided that she wanted to become a doctor. That was nearly impossible for a woman in the middle of the nineteenth century. After writing many letters asking for admission(录取) to medical schools, she was finally accepted by a doctor in Philadelphia. She was so determined that she taught school and gave music lessons to get money for the cost of schooling.
In 1849, after graduation from medical school, she decided to further her education in Paris. She wanted to be a surgeon(外科医师), but a serious eye problem forced her to give up the idea.
伟德客户端APP下载Upon returning to the United States, she found it difficult to start her own practice because she was a woman. By 1857 Elizabeth and her sister, also a doctor, along with another woman doctor, managed to open a new hospital, the first for women and children.Besides being the first woman physician and founding her own hospital, she also set up the first medical school for women.
伟德客户端APP下载16. Why couldn’t Elizabeth Blackwell realize her dream of becoming a surgeon?
A. It was difficult for her to start a practice in the United States.
伟德客户端APP下载B. A serious eye problem stopped her.
伟德客户端APP下载C. She decided to further her education in Paris.
伟德客户端APP下载D. She couldn’t get admitted to medical school.
17. What main obstacle(障碍) almost destroyed Elizabeth’s chances for becoming a doctor?
伟德客户端APP下载A. She couldn’t set up her hospital.
B. She couldn’t graduate from medical school.
伟德客户端APP下载C. She wrote too many letters.
伟德客户端APP下载D. She was a woman.
18. How many years passed between her graduation from medical school and the opening of her hospital?
A. Thirty-six years
B. Nineteen years
C. Ten years
伟德客户端APP下载D. Eight years
伟德客户端APP下载19. According to the passage, all of the following are “firsts” in the life of Elizabeth Blackwell, except that she ______.
A. set up the first medical school for women
伟德客户端APP下载B. and several other women founded the first hospital for women and children
C. was the first woman doctor
D. became the first woman physician
20. Elizabeth Blackwell spent most of her life in _______.
A. New York City
伟德客户端APP下载B. the United States