Questions 1 to 5 are based on the following passage:
Do you want to say what you think in a letter to the President of the United States? You’ll get a reply from him—written in ink, not typed—after only a few days.
The President gets about 4,000 letters every week. He answers everyone who writes to him on special Whites House paper. But he doesn’t need a lot of time for it. In fact, he only gives 20 minutes a week to look at his personal correspondence. He has the most modern secretary in the world to help him.
It’s computer, worth ￡ 800，000，which has its own rooms on the first floor of the White House. It has a bank of electronic pens which write like the President writes, in his favorite light blue ink. Each letter the President receives gets a number, according to the type of answer it needs. The pens then write the correct reply for it, according to the number. Each letter takes less than a second to write. A White House official said, “It’s not important that letters come from a computer. Each letter says what the President wants to say.”
1. for a reply from the President.
A. You have to wait a long time B. You only have to wait several days
C. You have to wait at least one month D. You only have to wait a few weeks
2. The reply from the President .
A. is always printed B. is always typed
C. is always written in ink D. is always written by himself
3. It takes the computer to write ten letters.
A. no more than ten seconds B. a little more than ten seconds
C. less than ten seconds D. at least one second
4. The computer can be described as .
A. expensive but efficient B. possessing a beautiful handwriting
C. heavy and inefficient D. the President’s most reliable secretary
5. It can be inferred from the passage that .
A. the President never reads any letters written to him by ordinary people
B. the President hires a very efficient secretary to deal with his correspondence
C. the President does not really care about the letters he receives every week
D. the President is assured that the computer express his views in the letters