Steveland Morris is a household name in America.Ask Steveland Morris and he'11 tell you thatblindness is not necessarily disabling.Steveland was born prematurely(过早地,不到期地)and total-ly without sight in 1950s.He became Stevie Wonder composer,singer,and pianist.The winner often Grammy awards,Stevie is widely acclaimed(喝彩)for his outstanding contributions to the musicworld.
As a child,Stevie learned not to think about the things he could not do,but to concentrate onthe things that he could do.His parents encouraged him to join in his sighted brothers as many activi-ties as possible.They also helped him to sharpen his sense of heating,the sense upon which the usu-ally disabled are so dependent.
Because sound was so important to him.Stevie began at an early age to experiment with differ-ent kinds of sound.He would bang things together and then imitate the sound with his voice.Oftenrelying on sound for entertainment,he sang,beat on toy drums,played a toy harmonica(口琴),andlistened to the radio.
Stevie soon graduated from toy instruments to real instruments.He first learned to play thedrums.He then mastered the harmonica and the piano.He became a member of the junior churchchoir(唱诗班)and a lead singer.In the evenings and on weekends,Stevie would play different in-struments and sing popular rhythm and blues tunes on the front porches(走廊)of neighbors'homes.One of Stevie’s sessions was overheard by Ronnie White,a member of a popular singing groupcalled The Miracles.Ronnie immediately recognized Stevie’s talent and took him to audition(试听)for Berry Gordy,the president of Hitsville USA,a large recording company now known as Motown.Stevie recorded his first smash hit"Fingertips"in 1962 at age twelve,and the rest of Stevie’s story ismusic history.
1、This passage could be entitled________
A.The Music World
2、Which of the following is NOT true about Stevie's childhood?
A.Stevie often told people that a blind person was not necessarily disabled.
B.He learnt to concentrate on things that he could do.
C.He played as often as possible with his brother,who had normal sight.
D.He tried very hard to train his sense of heating.
参考解析：开头有“Ask Steveland Morris and he'lltell you that blindness is not necessarily disab-ling.”但该句只可以证明史蒂维的坚强性格，并不能说明那是童年时发生的事情，其他三个选项都能在第二段找到。
3、By saying"Stevie soon graduated from toy instruments to real instruments",the author means that________
A.Stevie finished tiis study at a toy instruments school
B.Stevie began to study in a real instruments school
C.Stevie gave up all his toy instruments and began to buy many real instruments
D.Stevie started to play real instruments
4、The author mentions all the following facts EXCEPT that________
A.Stevie’s neighbors could often enjoy his playing and singing
B.it was Ronnie White that recognized Stevie’s talent and led him to a successful career
C.Berry Cordy helped him to set up his own recording company
D.Stevie’s parents played a very important part in training his sense of hearing
A.recorded Stevie’s musical performance that won him instant fame
B.was a record that turned out to be a great success
C.carried the message that the blind could work miracles with their fingertips
D.all of the above
史蒂维的一段演唱被罗尼·怀特听到了，他是一个叫做“奇迹”的流行乐队的成员。罗尼马上就注意到史蒂维的才华，并带他到Hitsville USA的总裁倍瑞·格迪那儿去试唱。Hitsville USA那时是一家大型唱片录制公司，现改名为摩顿。史蒂维在1962年12岁时录制了第一首热卖单曲《指尖》，而他剩下的故事已经记载到音乐史中了。