1. Google claims its plan for the world's biggest online library is _____
A. to save out—of—print books in libraries.
B. to serve the interest of the general public
C. to encourage reading around the world
D. to promote its core business of searching
【答案】B. to serve the interest of the general public
【解析】Key words:claims its motives. Key sentences:The company claims its motives are essentially public—spirited. Its overall mission, after all, is to "organise the world's information", so it would be odd if that information did not include books.
2. According to Santiago de la Mora, Google's book—scanning project will
A. help the broad masses of readers
B. broaden humanity's intellectual horizons
C. make full use of the power of its search engine
D. revolutionise the entire book industry
【答案】B. broaden humanity's intellectual horizons
【解析】Key words:Santiago de la Mora. Key sentences:As Santiago de la Mora, head of Google Books for Europe, puts it: "By making it possible to search the millions of books that exist today, we hope to expand the frontiers of human knowledge."
3. Opponents of Google Books believe that digitally archiving the world's books should be controlledby______.
A) the world's tech giants
B)the world's leading libraries
【答案】C. non—profit organizations
【解析】Key words:Opponent. Key sentences:In a recent essay in the New York Review of Books, Robert Darnton, the head of Harvard University's library, argued that because such books are a common resource —the possession of us all —only public, not—for—profit bodies should be given the power to control them.
4.【答案】D. the copyright of the books it scanned
【解析】Key words:legal battle. Key sentences:At its centre, however, is one simple issue: that of copyright. The inconvenient fact about most books, to which Google has arguably paid insufficient attention, is that they are protected by copyright.
5.【答案】B. the online display of in—copyright books is not for commercial use
【解析】Key words:defends. Key sentences:In its defence, Google points out that it displays only snippets of books that are in copyright —arguing that such displays are "fair use".
6.【答案】 B. It was settle after more than two years of negotiation.
【解析】Key words:the class action suit. Key sentences:In 2005, the Authors Guild of America, together with a group of US publishers and publishers, launched a class action suit against Google that, after more than two years of wrangling, ended with an announcement last October that Google and the claimants had reached an out—of—court settlement.
7.【答案】D. The commercial provision of the settlement
【解析】Key words:controversial. Key sentences: It is these commercial provisions that are proving the settlement's most controversial aspect.
8.【答案】Providing information for free
【解析】Key words:advertising. Key sentences:"Google's business model has always been to provide information for free, and sell advertising on the basis of the traffic this generates,".
【解析】Key words:copyright holder. Key sentences:Interest in this aspect of the settlement has focused on "orphan" works, where there is no known copyright holder —these make up an estimated 5% to 10% of the books Google has scanned.
10.【答案】change the world's book market
【解析】Key words:digital book selling. Key sentences:But what is certain is that, in some way or another, Google's entrance into digital bookselling will have a significant impact on the book world in years to come.