Valentine‘s Day may come from the ancient Roman feast of Lupercalia. __1__ the fierce wolves roamed nearby,the old Romans called __2__ the god Lupercus to help them. A festival in his __3__ was held on February 15th. On the eve of the festival the __4__ of the girls were written on __5__ of paper and placed in jars. Each young man __6__ a slip. The girl whose name was __7__ was to be his sweetheart for the year.

  Legend __8__ it that the holiday became Valentine‘s Day __9__ a Roman priest named Valentine. Emperor Claudius II __10__ the Roman soldiers NOT to marry or become engaged. Claudius felt married soldiers would __11__ stay home than fight. When Valentine __12__ the Emperor and secretly married the young couples,he was put to death on February 14th,the __13__ of Lupercalia. After his death,Valentine became a __14__. Christian priests moved the holiday from the 15th to the 14th—Valentine’s Day. Now the holiday honors Valentine __15__ of Lupercus.

  Valentine‘s Day has become a major __16__ of love and romance in the modern world. The ancient god Cupid and his __17__ into a lover’s heart may still be used to __18__ falling in love or being in love. But we also use cards and gifts,such as flowers or jewelry,to do this. __19__ to give flower to a wife or sweetheart on Valentine‘s Day can sometimes be as __20__ as forgetting a birthday or a wedding anniversary.

  1.[A] While [B] When [C] Though [D] Unless

  2.[A] upon [B] back [C] off [D] away

  3.[A] honor [B] belief [C] hand [D] way

  4.[A] problems [B] secrets [C] names [D] intentions

  5.[A] rolls [B] piles [C] works [D] slips

  6.[A] cast [B] caught [C] drew [D] found

  7.[A] given [B] chosen [C] elected [D] delivered

  8.[A] tells [B] means [C] makes [D] has

  9.[A] after [B] since [C] as [D] from

  10.[A] ordered [B] pleaded [C] envisioned [D] believed

  11.[A] other [B] simply [C] rather [D] all

  12.[A] disliked [B] defied [C] defeated [D] dishonored

  13.[A] celebration [B] arrangement [C] feast [D] eve

  14.[A] goat [B] saint [C] model [D] weapon

  15.[A] because [B] made [C] instead [D] learnt

  16.[A] part [B] representative[C] judgement [D] symbol

  17.[A] story [B] wander [C] arrow [D] play

  18.[A] portray [B] require [C] demand [D] alert

  19.[A] Keeping [B] Disapproving[C] Supporting [D] Forgetting

  20.[A] constructive [B] damaging [C] reinforcing [D] retorting


  1.B 2.A 3.A 4.C 5.D 6.C 7.B 8.D 9.A 10.A

  11.C 12.B 13.D 14.B 15.C 16.D 17.C 18.A 19D. 20.B