One of the qualities that most people admire in others is the willingness to admit one's mistakes. It is extremely hard sometimes to say a simple thing like "I was wrong about that," and it is even harder to say, "I was wrong , and you were right about that."
I had an experience recently with someone admitting to me that he had made a mistake fifteen years ago. He told me he had been the manager of a certain grocery store in the neighbourhood where I grew up, and he asked me if I remembered the egg cartons. Then he related an incident and Ibegan to remember vaguely the incident he was describing.
I was about eight years old at the time, and I had gome into the store with may mother to do the weekly grocery shopping. On that particular day, I must have found my way to the dairy food department where the incident tood place.
There must have been a special sale on eggs that day because there was an impressive display of eggs indozen and half-dozen cartons. The cartons were stacked three or four feet high. I must have stopped in front of a display to admire the stacks. Just then a woman came by pushing her grocery cart and knocked off the stacks of cartons. For some reason, I decided it was up to me to put the display back together, so I want to work.
The manager heard the moise and came rushing over to see what had happened. When he appeared, I was on my knees inspecting some of the cartons to see if any of the eggs were broken, but to him it looked as though I was the culprit. He severely reprimanded me and wanted me to pay for any broken eggs. I protested my innocence and tried to explain, but it did no good. Even though I quickly forgot all about the incident, apparently the manager did not.
1.How old was the author when he wrote this article?
2.Who was to blame for knocking off the stacks of cartons?
d.The author's mother
3.Which of the following statements is not true?
a.The woman who knocked off the stacks of cartons was seriously criticized by the mananger
b.The author was severely critizized by the manager.
c.A woman carelessly knocked off the stacks of cartons
d.It was the author who put the display back together
4.Which of the following can serve as the best title for the passage?
a.Its Harder to Admit One's Mistake
b.I was once the culprit
c.I remember an incident
d.A case of mistaken identity
5.The tone of the article expresses the author's_______.
a.admiration for the manager's willingness to admit mistakes
b.anger to the manager for his wrong accusation
c.indignation against the woman who knocked off the stacks of cartons
d.reget for the mistake the made in the store