大学英语四级题库/阅读理解 Section C

    The medical world is gradually realizing that the quality of the environment in hospitals may play a significant role in the process of recovery from illness.
    As part of a nationwide effort in Britain to bring art out of the galleries and into public places, some of the country's most talented artists have been called in to transform older hospitals and to soften the hard edges of modern buildings. Of the 2,500 National Health Service hospitals in Britain, almost 100 now have significant collections of contemporary art in corridors, waiting areas and treatment rooms.
    These recent initiatives owe a great deal to one artist, Peter Senior, who set up his studio at a Manchester hospital in northeastern England during the early 1970s. He felt the artist had lost his place in modem society, and that art should be enjoyed by a wider audience.
    A typical hospital waiting room might have as many as 500 visitors each week. What better place to hold regular exhibitions of art? Senior held the first exhibition of his own paintings in the out-patients waiting area of the Manchester Royal Hospital in 1975.Believed to be Britain's first hospital artist, Senior was so much in demand that he was soon joined by a team of six young art school graduates.
    The effect is striking. Now in the corridors and waiting rooms the visitor experiences a full view of fresh colors, playful images and restful courtyards.
    The quality of the environment may reduce the need for expensive drugs when a patient is recovering from an illness. A study has shown that patients who had a view onto a garden needed half the number of strong pain killers compared with patients who had no view at all or only a brick wall to look at.

1.[单选题]According to the passage,"to soften the hard edges of modem buildings" means_________.
  • A.to pull down hospital buildings
  • B.to decorate hospitals with art collections
  • C.to improve the quality of treatment in hospitals
  • D.to make the comers of hospital buildings round
2.[单选题]What can we say of Peter Senior?
  • A.He is a pioneer in introducing art into hospitals.
  • B.He is a doctor interested in painting.
  • C.He is an artist who has a large collection of paintings.
  • D.He is a faithful follower of hospital art.
3.[单选题]The fact that six young art school graduates joined Peter shows that_________.
  • A.Peter' s enter priseis developing greatly
  • B.Peter Senior enjoy sgreat popularity
  • C.they are talented hospital artists
  • D.the role of hospital environment is being recognized
4.[单选题] According to Peter Senior,_________.
  • A.art is losing it saudience in modem society
  • B.art galleries should be changed into hospitals
  • C.patients should been couraged to learn painting
  • D.art should be encouraged in British hospitals
5.[单选题]After the improvement of the hospital environment,_________.
  • A.patients no longer need drugs in their recovery
  • B.patients are no longer wholly dependent on expensive drags
  • C.patients need good-quality drugs in their recovery
  • D.patients use fewer pain killers in their recovery
参考答案: B,A,D,D,B