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Every morning, billionaire Milton Petrie walked from his New York apartment and

bought a newspaper from the ragged old man on the street corner. One morning the
man wasn't there. Petrie learned that he was very ill in the city hospital. Immediately
he paid his hospital bill and later, when the man died, paid for his funeral.
The old man was just one of many people that Milton Petrie helped with his money.
Whenever he read about personal disasters in the newspaper, Petrie sent generous
checks, especially to the families of police officers or fire fighters injured at work. He
also sent checks to a mother who lost five children in a fire, and a beautiful model,
whose face was cut in a knife attack. It cost him millions of dollars, but he still had
millions left.
Milton Petrie died in 1994, when he was 92. His will was 120 pages long because
he left $150 million to 383 people. His widow, Carroll, his fourth and last wife, said
his largesse was a result of the poverty of his early years. His family was poor but
kindhearted: a behavior model for Petrie. His father was a Russian immigrant who
became a police officer, but he never arrested anyone; he was too kind. He couldn't
even give out a parking ticket.
Adapted from Soars, John and Liz. (2001) American headway 2. Student Book.
1. Mainly, the passage is about
A) the life of the billionaire Milton Petrie.
B) the generosity of a rich person.
C) financial troubles of Milton Petrie.
D) the people Miton Petrie helped with money.

2. From the context of the passage, it can be determined that the word WILL
most nearly means
A) testament for inheritance.
B) determination to do something.
C) what someone wants to happen.
D) desire.

3. Which of the following alternatives is false?

A) Milton Petrie married four times.
B) Probably the poverty of Petrie’s family marked his personality.
C) Milton Petrie’s father was sympathetic doing his job.
D) Milton Petrie only helped people he red about in the newspaper.

4. After reading carefully, we can infer that

A) Milton Petrie only helped people without job.
B) Milton Petrie probably would have preferred help orphaned children of a
murdered worker over someone who wants to study abroad.
C) the widow was upset about his husband’s will.
D) immigrants did not have opportunities in USA when Petrie’s father arrived
in this country.

5. If Milton Petrie’s father had been mean and uncompassionate,

A) his son surely would have been selfish.
B) he would have been accused of police abuse.
C) Milton Petrie son probably would have had other conduct.
D) his wife would have abandoned him.