D. he wanted to find gold
22. Jack London went to Alaska to .
A. find ideas for his books
B. find jobs
C. find gold
D. write his books and stories
23. In which order did Jack London do the following things?
a. became rich and famous in his twenties
b. worked hard at many different jobs
c. had to leave school to make money
d. went to Alaska to find gold
e. returned home and started to write
A. c, b, d, e, a
B. a, c, b, d, e
C. b, d, e, a, c
D. c, e, d, b, a
Everyone needs friends. We all like to feel close to someone. It is nice to have a friend to talk, laugh, and do things with. Surely, there are times when we need to be alone. We don't always want people around. But we would feel very lonely if we never had a friend.
No two people are just the same. Sometimes friends don't get on well. That doesn't mean that they no longer like each other. Most of the time they will make up and go on being friends.
Sometimes friends move away. Then we feel very sad. We miss them very much. But we can call them and write to them. It could be that we will even see them again. And we can make new friends. It is surprising to find out how much we like new people when we get to know them.
Families sometimes name their children after a close friend. Many places are named after men and women who have been friendly to people in town. Some parks are named this way. So are some schools. We think of these people when we go to these places.
There is more good news for people who have friends. They live longer than people who don't. Why? It could be that they are happier. Being happy helps you stay well. Or it could be just knowing that someone cares. If someone cares about you, you take better care of yourself.
24. According to the text, we need friends for the following reasons except that .
A. we all like to feel close to someone
B. we need to be alone
C. it is nice to have a friend
D. we would feel very lonely without a friend
25. The underlined phrase in the paragraph means "______".
A. put some special powder on the face
B. become friends again after a quarrel
C. invent something in order to cheat somebody
D. put something together from several different things
26. From the passage we can learn that .
A. no one in the world needs friends
B. people always need friends around them