Norm Pethrick, a 36-year-old man in Australia’s northern city Darwin, was praised on Thursday for jumping onto a crocodile’s back to save his wife Wendy at Litchfield National Park, a popular tourist spot southwest of Darwin, a local newspaper reported.
Ms Pethrick was standing on a river bank Wednesday afternoon when the saltwater crocodile lunged (扑), locking its jaws on both her legs as it tried to drag her underwater.
Norm Pethrick, who with his wife had been collecting water, immediately went to help her. He jumped onto the back, poked (戳) the eyes of the crocodile and finally got his wife free.
Ms Pethrick was later taken to Royal Darwin Hospital for a medical treatment. The doctors said she was suffering eight puncture wounds (伤口) in her right leg, a puncture wound in her left leg and a serious cut to one of her fingers.
“This could have been a fatal and tragic situation,” said the general manager of Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH), Dr Len Notaras, according to a local report.
He said Ms Pethrick was saved by her husband’s “quick and diligent actions”.
Dr Notaras also said she would remain in hospital for three to four days and have an operation to clean the wounds, which are easy to get infected because of bacteria (细菌) on the teeth of the crocodile.
56. This passage is most likely to be found in _____.
A. a travel guide B. a newspaper
C. a textbook D. a novel
57. The crocodile attacked Ms Pethrick when she was ______.
A. swimming in the river
B. standing on the river bank
C. watching the crocodile
D. fishing in the water
58. Which of the following statements is TRUE about Ms Pethrick?
A. Her eyes were badly poked.
B. She had eight wounds altogether.
C. One of her fingers also got hurt.
D. One of the crocodile’s teeth was found in her leg.
59. According to the passage, Norm Pethrick can be described as following EXCEPT ______.
A. brave B. diligent
C. quick D. humorous
60. Which of the following would be the best title for this passage?
A. The husband should save the wife
B. A man saves wife’s life from crocodile’s jaws
C. A crocodile is not so dangerous as people imagine
D. Human beings can beat crocodiles sometimes
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61. What is the passage mainly about?
A. Finding a job.
B. College students’ part-time jobs.
C. Craigslist Web site.
D. The relation between study and work.
62. By logging on the Craigslist Web site, you can ______.
A. sell your old things
B. do some shopping online
C. create your own announcement board
D. get useful information about 450 cities
63. “What Color is Your Parachute?” is a book which gives tips to those who want to _____.
A. work on the airplane B. buy a parachute
C. publish a book D. find a suitable job
64. It can be learned from the passage that ______.
A. companies often put job information in local shops
B. the Internet is the most popular tool for job hunters in the USA
C. Susan W. Miller’s company is helping people choose careers
D. California Career Services mainly serves university students
65. How many ways of finding a job are mentioned in the passage?
A. Three. B. Four. C. Five. D. Six.