On the afternoon of May 12, 2008, an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit Sichuan Province, a mountainous region in Western China. By the next day, the death toll stood at 12,000, with another 18,000 still missing. Over 15 million people live in the affected area, including almost 4 million in the city of Chengdu. Nearly 2,000 of the dead were students and teachers caught in schools that collapsed.
Since the Tangshan earthquake in 1976, which killed over 240,000 people, China has required that new structures withstand major quakes. But the collapse of schools, hospitals and factories in several different areas around Sichuan may raise questions about how rigorously such codes have been enforced during China’s recent, epic building boom.
Many parents have said their children were crushed in shoddy school buildings that toppled while nearby apartments and government offices stayed upright. Q1"According to the article, which one of the following statements is NOT true?
1.The Tangshan earthquake killed over 240,000 people.
2.Many people died because of the collapse of schools, hospitals, and factories.
3.About 30,000 people were dead or missing when the news came out.
4.China has required that new structures withstand major quakes only after the Sichuan earthquake
Q2"According to the article, “epic building boom” refers to .
1.the bombing of buildings
2.the collapse of buildings
3.the fast construction of buildings
4.the booming sound of buildings
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- 德鋒Lv 49 years agoFavorite Answer
Q1, 裡面有一段提到 Since the Tangshan earthquake in 1976, which killed over 240,000 people, China has required that new structures withstand major quake.
Q2 boom有暴漲、激增的意思，epic building boom翻成中文大概就是大興土木的意思，所以選項3的答案才正確Source(s): 自己