(英一2015年text 3)(Para. 1)The journal Science is adding an extra round of statistical checks to its peer-review process, editor-in-chief Marcia McNutt announced today. The policy follows similar efforts from other journals, after widespread concern that basic mistakes in data analysis are contributing to the irreproducibility of many published research findings.
31. It can be learned from Paragraph 1 that ______.
[A] Science intends to simplify its peer-review process
[B] journals are strengthening their statistical checks
[C] few journals are blamed for mistakes in data analysis
[D] lack of data analysis is common in research projects
(英一2011年text 4)(Para. 2)The magazine cover showing an attractive mother holding a cute baby is hardly the only Madonna-and-child image on newsstands this week. There are also stories about newly adoptive—and newly single—mom Sandra Bullock, as well as the usual “Jennifer Aniston is pregnant” news. Practically every week features at least one celebrity mom, or mom-to-be, smiling on the newsstands.
(Para. 3)In a society that so persistently celebrates procreation, is it any wonder that admitting you regret having children is equivalent to admitting you support kitten-killing? It doesn’t seem quite fair, then, to compare the regrets of parents to the regrets of the childless. Unhappy parents rarely are provoked to wonder if they shouldn’t have had kids, but unhappy childless folks are bothered with the message that children are the single most important thing in the world: obviously their misery must be a direct result of the gaping baby-size holes in their lives.
37. We learn from Paragraph 2 that ______.
[A] celebrity moms are a permanent source for gossip
[B] single mothers with babies deserve greater attention
[C] news about pregnant celebrities is entertaining
[D] having children is highly valued by the public
本题通过题干识别也是传统的段落推断题。该题目是针对原文第二段进行命题的，但是细心的同学会发现，第二段无论是段首句还是段末句都无法帮助锁定答案。问题就在于原文第二段的三句话都在描述一个现象“名人妈妈频繁的出现在人们的视野中”。原文第三段首句是一个很关键的句子“承上启下”，所以“In a society that so persistently celebrates procreation”在一个如此颂扬生育的社会里，就是对上段的总结，对应答案D。