2013-2014 学年度上学期五调考试 高三年级英语试卷
共计 115 分）
第一部分：听力部分： （共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，共 30 分） 第一节： （共 5 小题；每小题 1.5 分） 听下面 5 段对话。每段对
话后有一个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳 选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后，你都有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅 读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。 1. What will the man probably do? A. Attend the concert after his exams are finished. B. Stay home to prepare for his exams. C. Go to the concert with the woman. 2. What is the weather like now? A. Windy. 3. What does the man mean? A. They should decide by Friday. B. They’d better decide right now. C. They have another week to decide. 4. How much should the man pay? A. $300 5. Where is the TV guide? A. On top of the television. B. By the telephone. C. Under the sofa. B. $260 C. $120 B. Hot. C. Foggy.
第二节（共 15 小题；每小题 1.5 分） 听下面 5 段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项 中选出最佳选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话或独白前，你将有时间阅读各个小题， 每小题 5 秒钟；听完后，各小题将给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。 听第 6 段材料，回答第 6 至 7 题。
6. What can be inferred about the speaker? A. They are opening 500 new stores. B. They work for a coffee company. C. Their business is not going well. 7. What does the woman say about House of Coffee? A. It is growing rapidly. B. It has the best drinks. C. Its business is shrinking.
听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 10 题。 8. Why does the woman call the man? A. To pick up a package. package. 9. What do we know about the package? A. It was lost. platform. 10. What does the man plan to do next? A. Bring the package to the woman. B. Check the package tracking number. C. Determine the status of the package. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 11 至 13 题。 11. Where are the speakers? A. In a store. B. At a bus stop. C. On a street corner. B. It was shipped on time. C. It is still on the loading B. To ask about a late package. C. To complain about a lost
12. What will the woman do next? A. Go to a park. B. Buy a soft drink. C. Visit an art museum.
13. Why does the man say the woman is lucky? A. There is parking room available. B. Parking is free on Thursday. C. She has enough coins to put into the parking meter. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 14 至 17 题。 14. Where does this conversation take place? A. At a second-hand bookstore. B. In a classroom. C. In a library.
15. Why doesn’t the woman use her roommate’s book?
A. She is taking a course with a different professor. B. Her roommate sold the book. C. The book has a lot of marks in it. 16. What is the problem with the older edition according to the man? A. It’s difficult to find the information the professor refers to. B. It’s not cheaper than the new edition. C. The teacher doesn’t order one. 17. What do we know about the woman? A. She is an A student. B. She doesn’t find the book she wants. C. She is happy with her purchase. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 18 至 20 题。 18. What is the speaker mainly talking about? A. The image of Mickey Mouse. 19. What is said about Mickey Mouse? A. It’s now different in every way from the early cartoons. B. Its character has never changed over the years. C. Its final name was given by Walt Disney. 20. What will be probably discussed next? A. Walt Disney’s childhood. B. Other images in American popular culture. C. The Voice of cartoon characters. 第二部分 英语知识运用 （共两节， 满分 45 分） B. The life of Walt Disney. C. The history of cartoons.
第一节 单项填空 （共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分） 从Ａ、B、C、D 四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 21．In Chinese,_______ date 2013-1-4 has a similar pronunciation to "love you for a lifetime", making it _______ most lucky and romantic day． A. a; the B. 不填; a C. the; a D. 不填; the
22．Fortunately, rescuers were able to gain __________ to the disaster-hit area soon enough. A. means B. way C. access D. passage
23. Most of her spare time ______ , she still kept on her research in the library. A. occupied A. taking in B. had been occupied B. keeping up C. to be occupied C. marking out D. was occupied D. sticking to
24. I hope you're__________ what I'm saying, which is not that difficult to understand. 25. In his speech, he said that it was his primary school teachers that he was fond of ________influenced his whole life. A. what expanding figure. A. recommended B. evaluated C. acknowledged D. opposed B. which C. as D. who 26. The actress readily ________ the fact that her unbalanced diet was a major influence on her
27．He reminded me of what I should ________have forgotten. A. nevertheless B. otherwise C. besides D. approximately
28. Teachers prefer to measure our performances intelligence we have. A. as a consequence of B. in spite of
the efforts we made rather than the
C. in favor of
D. in terms of
29. ---It was the drug, not the disease, that killed the boy. ---He would be still alive today if he ___________it. A. doesn’t take B. shouldn’t have taken C. didn’t take D. hadn’t taken
30. “Attention, please. Whoever can answer one of my questions _________ receive a prize.” Mr Huang said in class. A. should B. might C. shall D. would
31. --- Have you been to the United States? ---Yes, only once. I _________ there only for ten days. A. have stayed B. was staying C. stayed D. had stayed
32. Now that you are in charge of the department, you are ___________ to carry out the plan. A. voluntary B. bound C. anxious D. ambitious
33. Not having promoted the new digital camera successfully, the company should ________ its original marketing methods. A. test out A. is B. reflect on B. are C. work out C. have D. adapt to D. has 34. How many countries ________ the European Union made up of, do you know? 35.—Where have you been, David? You're late for class again. —________ My bus got caught in a traffic jam.
A. Yes, so what? C. Sorry, but I couldn't help.
B. Well, how come? D. No, it's not my fault.
第二节：完形填空（共 20 小题；每小题 1.5 分，满分 30 分） 阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中选出可以填入空白的最 佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 The world always makes way for the dreamer When I was twelve years old, my father took me to see Zig Zigler. I remember sitting in that dark hall listening to Mr. Zigler 36 everyone’s spirits up to the ceiling. I 37 there feeling
like I could do anything. When we got to the car, I turned to my father and said, “Dad, I want to 38 people feel like that.” My father asked me 39 I meant. “I want to be a motivational
speaker just like Mr. Zigler,” I replied. A（An） 40 was born. Recently, I began seeking my dream of motivating others. Fortune 100 Company 42 41 a four-year relationship with
as a sales-trainer and ending as a regional(地区的) sales manager, I 43 . Many people were 45 44 that I would leave
left the company at the height of my
after earning a six-figure income. And they wondered I made my 46
I would risk everything for a dream. 47
to start my own company and leave my worryingless position after 48
a regional sales meeting. The vice-president of our company made a
that changed my life.
He asked us, “If a god would offer you three wishes, what would they be?” After giving us a(an) 49 to write down the three wishes, he then asked us, “Why do you need a 51 50 ?” I would
never forget the power I felt at that moment. I realized that
I had accomplished in the past
had prepared me for this moment. I was ready and didn’t need a god’s help to become a motivational speaker. A motivational speaker was 52 . 53 . One week after I gave notice, my 54 . But I held fast to my dream. The
Having made that decision, I was immediately husband was laid off from his job, and now we had no
wonder really began to happen. In a short time my husband found a better job. And I was able to book several dreams. 36. A. rise 37. A. left 38. A. get B. do B. came B. hope C. put C. arrived C. make D. raise D. reached D. cheer 55 engagements with new customers. I discovered the unbelievable power of
39. A. that 40. A. dream 41. A. After 42. A. beginning 43. A. life 44. A. disappointed 45. A. when 46. A. plan 47. A. attending 48. A. newspaper 49. A. day 50. A. love 51. A. everything 52. A. alive 53. A. examined 54. A. help 55. A. selling
B. what B. idea B. Before B. working B. love B. moved B. why B. promise B. joining B. book B. instance B. worker B. anything B. dead B. searched B. harm B. speaking
C. which C. girl C. Because C. acting C. money C. surprised C. if C. decision C. entering C. report C. week C. god C. nothing C. missing C. found C. income C. writing
D. if D. speaker D. While D. regarding D. career D. delighted D. how D. mind D. holding D. speech D. moment D. company D. something D. born D. tested D. money D. listening
第三部分 阅读理解（共 20 小题；每小题 2 分，满分 40 分） 第一节： （每小题 2 分，共 30 分） 阅读下列短文，从每题所给的四个选项（A、B、C 和 D）中，选出最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 A Recently, South Korean star PSY’s ‘Gangnam style” video has been popular on the Internet. It has become most people’s favorite music. In fact, the song has set the Guinness World Record for the most popular video in the history of the Internet. More than two million people have said “like” since the song was on the Internet on July 15. PSY”s special dance moves and funny horse riding style have attracted many people. Although many people do not understand the language, the video has become the talk of the Internet. The song has come to first place in the music charts in 31 countries, including the United States, the
United Kingdom, and Canada. “I just sang for my South Korean fans. I have never expected it to be popular in other countries,” PSY told the reporters on a concert. The song was so popular that a few of South Korean’s politicians showed PSY’s moves to attract supporters. “The song came out in mid-July. It sings about the rich life of South Korea —especially Gangnam in Soeoul, where a lot of rich people live. Millions of people have watched the video. Many stars, such as Katy Perry, Robbie Williams and Nelly Furtado said that they love the song. These stars performed part of the song at a recent concert. Riding high on the success of “Gangnam Style”, PSY was signed by Scooter Braun to Braun’s Schoolboy Records, a label distributed by Universal Republic. PSY has written many hit songs of varying styles for different singers. Prior to “Gangnam Style” his most famous composition perhaps was Lee Seung Gi’s debut(首次亮相) song “Because You Are My Woman”. 56. What makes PSY’s “Gangnam Style” the famous music of millions of people? A. The song has set the Guinness World Record. B. The song has come to first place in the music chart. C. They like the dance moves and the horse riding style. D. They don’t understand the words of the song. 57. Why did some of South Korea’s politicians show PSY”s moves? A. They wanted to tell people that they were also fond of music. B. They wanted people to support them. C. They were PSY’s fans. D. They liked PSY’s dancing style. 58. What’s “Gangnam Style” about? A. The way of horse riding. C. The Guinness World Record. 59. What is the best title of the passage? A. Life of the Music Star PSY C. PSY’s Famous Compositions B. “Gangnam Style” —— Most people’s favorite Music D. Meaning of “Gangnam Style” B. The rich life of people of Gangnam in Seoul. D. The love of stars.
B When Johnson called again, the manager received him very politely. “That is a most remarkable oil you brought us, Mr. Johnson,” he said. Johnson nodded his smooth, dark head. That was something he knew very well. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” the manager admitted. Johnson nodded again. “No?” he said politely. Then he added, “But I think you will, sir. A very great deal of it.” He appeared to think for a moment. “I think you will find it will be on sale seven, perhaps, eight years from now.” He smiled. The manager thought that was uncertain. He said, “It is better than our fish oils. I admit that.” “So I am told, sir,” agreed Johnson. “Have you any plans to produce it yourself, Mr. Johnson?” “Would I be showing it to you if I had?” Johnson smiled again. “We might add some chemicals to one of our own fish oils,” said the manager. “It would be expensive to do that, even if you could,” Johnson said gently. “Besides,” he added, “I am told that this oil will be much cheaper than your best fish oils. Cheaper than any vegetable oil, in fact.” “Perhaps,” said the manager. “Well, I suppose you want to make an arrangement, Mr. Johnson. Shall we discuss it?” “Of course,” said Johnson. “There are two ways of dealing with a situation of this sort. The usual one is to prevent it altogether or at least to delay it as long as possible. That is, of course, the best way.” The manager nodded. He knew plenty about all that. “But I am so sorry for you, because, you see, that is not possible this time.” The manager had his doubts, but all he said was an inquiring(asking), “Oh?” “The other way,” continued Johnson, “is to produce yourself before the trouble starts.” 60. The manager thought of adding chemicals to the fish oil to make it _______. A. cheaper than the new oil C. more expensive 61. Johnson’s new oil would be _______. A. more expensive than fish oil, but better B. less expensive, and better C. less expensive, but not good D. more expensive, and not so good 62. Johnson expressed his regret that the manager _______. A. could not stop the new oil being made B. would never know how to make it C. had spent a lot of money on it D. didn’t know enough about it 63. Johnson showed his new oil to the manager because he wanted _______. A. to produce it himself B. to prevent it being produced B. more quickly D. as good as the new oil
C. to be paid not to produce it
D. the manager to produce it
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AlertPay is the payment processing solution that we use to pay members. Your AlertPay address is the e-mail address you use to register with AlertPay. You can get a free AlertPay account at http:// alertpay. com. Method 2 will publish soon… 64. What is the author’s purpose of writing this passage? A. To tell an interesting story. B. To introduce a surprising way to earn money. C. To solve a puzzling problem. D. To present an exciting research. 65. You can earn money by ________. A. chatting online C. clicking on advertisement 66. What can we know from the passage? A. You’ll earn $0.10 if you click 1 ad. B. You’ll get many green ticks if you have many websites open. C. You can get your payments through AlertPay. D. Your AlertPay account is not for free. B. advertising some products D. choosing green ticks or x’s
D In modern society there is a great deal of argument about competition. Some value it highly, believing that it is responsible for social progress and prosperity. Others say that competition is bad; that it sets one person against another; that it leads to unfriendly relationship between people. I have taught many children who held the belief that their selfworth relied on how well they performed at tennis and other skills. For them, playing well and winning are often lifeanddeath affairs. In their singleminded pursuit of success, the development of many other human qualities is sadly forgotten. However, while some seem to be lost in the desire to succeed, others take an opposite attitude. In a culture which values only the winner and pays no attention to the ordinary players, they strongly blame competition. Among the most vocal are youngsters who have suffered under competitive pressures from their parents or society. Teaching these young people, I often observe in them a desire to fail. They seem to seek failure by not trying to win or achieve success. By not trying, they always have an excuse: “I may have lost, but it doesn't matter because I really didn't try.” What is not usually admitted by themselves is the belief that if they had really tried and lost, that would mean a
lot. Such a loss would be a measure of their worth. Clearly, this belief is the same as that of the true competitors who try to prove themselves. Both are based on the mistaken belief that one's selfrespect relies on how well one performs in comparison with others. Both are afraid of not being valued. Only as this basic and often troublesome fear begins to dissolve can we discover a new meaning in competition. 67. What does this passage mainly talk about? A. Competition helps to set up selfrespect. B. Opinions about competition are different among people. C. Competition is harmful to personal quality development. D. Failures are necessary experiences in competition. 68. The underlined phrase “the most vocal” in Paragraph 3 means ________. A. those who try their best to win B. those who value competition most highly C. those who are against competition most strongly D. those who rely on others most for success 69. What is the similar belief of the true competitors and those with a “desire to fail”？ A. One's worth lies in his performance compared with others'. B. One's success in competition needs great efforts. C. One's achievement is determined by his particular skills. D. One's success is based on how hard he has tried. 70. Which point of view may the author agree to? A. Every effort should be paid back. B. Competition should be encouraged. C. Winning should be a lifeanddeath matter. D. Fear of failure should be removed in competition.
E 第二节：根据短文内容，从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项。选项中有两项为 多余选项，每小题 2 分共 10 分。(E=AB F=AC G=AD)
Using a Mobile Phone to Improve Mother and Child Health People around the world are working to expand the uses for mobile technology in health care. In the world, there are six billion mobile phone users in a population of seven billion people. 71 countries. 72 Earlier research has been to look at mobile technologies and HIV and AIDS. And so we have some great evidence on the effectiveness of mobiles. Africa has widespread adoption. Three or four years ago the penetration（进入;使用） rates were 20 percent or 30 percent, and now they're getting upwards of 60 percent in some
During the first week of December, 2012, more than 4,000 people from 50 countries met for the fourth annual mHealth Summit. It brought together experts from what the organizers call the mHealth ecosystem. In 2011 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton started a public/private partnership called the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action, or MAMA. There are about 800 women a day and about three million babies a year die from pregnancy and childbirthrelated causes. woman's husband and motherinlaw. what to do and when to do certain things. Simple text messages can be important sources of information to people without Internet access. 75 They have to be able to read through thousands of entries that come back to them on Google, for example, and then figure out what that information means to them. And that's not something that someone in a poor and uneducated kind of situation can do. A．They have no access to the relevant information. B．That way they too can understand what needs to be done. C．Millions of messages about baby care are received every day. D．A lot of work has been done to use mobile technology for health. E．And the most rapidly growing markets are those in developing countries. F．The program sends messages to women to educate them about their health. G．Besides, online users may sometimes not understand all the information available. 74 73 The messages cover pregnancy and the first year of a baby's life. These health messages may also be sent to a pregnant Messages can be text or voicemail. You can have a pregnant woman in Bangladesh registered into a system that provides messages that help her know
第二卷（共二部分，共计 35 分）
第一节：短文改错(共 10 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 10 分) 假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文，请你修改你同桌的以下作文。文中共有 10 处语言错误，每句中最多有两处，每处错误仅涉及一个单词的增加，删除或修改。 增加： 在缺词处加一个漏字符号（^）,并在其下面写出该加的词。 删除：把多余的词用斜线（\）划掉。 修改： 在错词下划一横线，并在该词下面写出修改后 的词。 It's reported that many people died of traffic accidents each year. Road safety has aroused the widely attention of the public. Many rules have made to reduce the traffic crashes, especially for the ones involved in the pedestrians. In my opinion, we should make road safety seriously in our daily life. While used the road, we must walk on the pavement and learn to protect us. Besides, car drivers should obey the traffic rules, that is both good for themselves and others. In the word, obeying the traffic rules are what all of us should pay attention to particularly.
After all, life is not a small matter. 第二节：书面表达(满分 25 分) 目前，一些诸如 GG, MM, Xia Mi 等网络语言在青少年中极为盛行，并且出现在家庭作业报 告，甚至全国入学考试的作文中。请你以“Should Internet Slang Be Prohibited (禁止)？”为题， 根据下表内容用英语写一篇短文，并谈谈你自己的看法。 一些同学认为 另一些同学认为 你的看法？ 注意：1. 词数：120 左右 2. 参考词汇：生动的 vivid； 智慧 intelligence Should Internet Slang Be Prohibited? _________________________________________________________________________________ ____ 网络语言生动、时尚，网络语言充满幽默与智慧，使网上聊天更快捷。 网络语言缺乏思想性，没有被大部分人理解、接受，过多使用使人不解，甚至误解.
听力： 1-5CACAC 6-10 BCBBC 11-15 ACBAB 16-20 ACABB
单项填空： 21-25 CCAAD 完形填空： 36-40 DACBA 阅读理解：第一节： CBBB 短文改错：
26-30 CBDDC 41-45 AADCB DBAD
31-35 CBBAC 46-50 CADDC 51-55 ADDCB BCC BCAD 第二节：71-75 EDFBG
It's reported that many people died of traffic accidents each year. Road safety has aroused the widely die wide attention of the public. Many rules have ^ made to reduce the traffic crashes, especially for the ones been involved in the pedestrians. In my opinion, we should make road safety seriously in our daily life. While take used the road, we must walk on the pavement and learn to protect us. Besides, car drivers should obey the using traffic rules, that is both good for themselves and others. which In the word, obeying the traffic rules are what all of us should pay attention to particularly. After all, a life is not a small matter. 书面表达: 【范文】 Should Internet Slang Be Prohibited? At present, Internet Slang, such as “GG, MM, Xia Mi”，has become popular among the teenagers. There are different opinions on Internet Slang. Some students think Internet Slang is vivid, fashionable and full of humor and intelligence. Besides, it makes chatting on the Internet quicker. However, some other students think Internet Slang lacks depth of thought and is too simple. Also, it is hard to understand and not accepted by most people. The words sometimes might make people confused, even resulting in misunderstanding. Every coin has two sides. In my opinion, living in the Information Age, if we don’t know the Internet Slang, we seem to fall behind the times. It will be OK as long as these terms are used correctly in proper situations. is ourselves
听力录音文本 (Text 1） W: Can you come to the concert with me this weekend, or do you have to prepare for exams? M: I still have lot to do … but maybe a break would do me good. (Text 2） W: I was expecting another hot, foggy day. M: But the wind is cooling things off, isn't it? (Text 3） M: Let's choose a topic for our group's in-class debate. M: Good idea. I think we have to tell the professor by Friday. M: By Friday? I don't think so. I thought he said a week from Friday. (Text 4) M: Can you tell me how much a ticket is for Saturday's performance of Macbeth? M：The front rows and the circle are the most expensive at $260. The middle seat cost $150 and the back three rows cost $120, but the view isn't so good. M：I'll have two in the middle please. (Text 5) W: Have you seen the TV guide? M: Isn't it on top of the television? I had it when I was watching the film last night W: Here it is under the sofa where nobody can find it. You should put it back in its place by the telephone. Then we'd all know where it is. (Text 6) W：⑦I heard that House of Coffee is going to close 200 stores. Their business is really hurting. M: Yeah, well, that may be. But they're still 500 stores ahead of us. W: Not for much longer. Our sales are increasing each quarter, and our new mocha freeze is really taking off. M: It is! At this rate, we'll catch up with them sometime in the next five years. W: Exactly. It's really exciting. I can't wait to see the day to come soon. (Text 7) W：Hello, UPS? M: Yes, madam. What can I do for you? W: Well， ⑧⑨I'm calling to check on a package I sent on the 7th. It still hasn't arrived, and today ’s the 13th. Can you tell me what happened to it? M: I'll certainly try madam. Do you have the tracking number handy? I will check it for you. W: Let's see... it's T-714-2009-05-07 M: T-714-2009-05-07. OK, wait for a moment. 1 will check it for you on the computer now. Well, ⑨ I can see that it did go out on the 7th. W: Then where is it now?
M: Hold on, please. ⑩I've got to check another computer and see where it is. (Text 8) M：The soft drink is four fifty-two, out of 10. Here’s your change, and have a nice day. W: Thank you. By the way, ⑿I’m looking for the art museum. Do you know how to get there? M: Let ’s see, the art museum is on the 7th Avenue. The best way to get there is to go out our parking lot and turn right. Follow that street two blocks, and get into the left-hand turn driveway. At the light for Mason Street, take a sharp left and go up five blocks to Seventh. Turn left. The museum will be your right-hand side. W: Thank you. Do you know if there is parking available at the museum? M: Yes, there’s a parking garage right next door. And you're lucky enough because you don’t need to put coins into the parking meter today. Because it's Thursday today. ⒀There is no charge there every Thursday. W：Wow, wonderful! (Text 9) W: Hi, I'm looking for a textbook for English 100. M: What's your professor's name? W: Hendrix. She's a good professor. My roommate had her course last term. M: Oh, then why don't you use your roommate's book? W:⒂ She sold all her books at the end of the term. M: Too bad. Well, you're looking for a book called College Writing, Here's one, but it ’s pretty marked up. Sometimes it actually helps to use someone else's marks, if you happen to get an A student ’s book. W: True, but I really rather mark it myself. M: OK. Hey, look at this. There's a mark in it. Let's check on the edition. Sometimes there’s new information in a later edition, so that's why the professor orders it. ⒃But the worst part is if the professor always referring to, say, page 50, and the information is on a different page in your edition，it gets confusing. W: Oh, this is the tenth edition. M: You're lucky. That's what you need. The new one would have cost you $30, but this one’s only 15. W: ⒄I'll take it and I really appreciate your help. You saved me some money. M: Glad to hear it. (Text 10) W: Mickey Mouse is not Walt Disney's first successful cartoon creation, but he is certainly his most famous one. Supposedly, Disney took his inspiration of drawing Mickey from the field mice that used to run into his old studio in Kansas City. No one is quite sure why he dressed the mouse in the now-familiar shorts with two buttons and gave him the yellow shoes. But we do know that Disney had intended to call him Mortimer until his wife Lillian started to call him Mickey Mouse. Disney planned Mickey’s first show in the short cartoon Plane Crazy. By the 1930s Mickey's image had circled the world. He was a superstar at the height of his career. ⒆Although he has received a few minor changes throughout his lifetime, he has remained true to his nature since those first
cartoons. Mickey is appealing because he is nice. He is both good-natured and smart. Perhaps that was Disney's own image of himself. Why else would he have insisted on doing Mickey's voice in all the cartoons for twenty years? When interviewed, he would say, "There's a lot of the mouse in me."
⒇And that mouse has remained one of the most well-known images in American popular culture.
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