Which of the following shows Liz Bermans position on the ban？
Most people believe the key to happy and productive retirement years is staying healthy. Yet, its not just about diet and exercise. How you manage your money often determines your level of stress, which, if too high, may lead to chronic health problems like heart diseases. So youll have to do more than switch to whole wheat and start jogging every day. Your health also depends on feeling good about and in control of your finances. Not a lot of people understand that—and relatively few are doing much about it. In a survey, Principal Financial found that just 48% of American workers are monitoring their spending—down from 58% two years ago. Fewer are reevaluating their investments, and while more are using a budget, the rate is still low at just 28%. In other words, they are casual about their money. Most American workers see the link between wealth and health as one directional: Staying healthy is the ticket to saving on healthcare costs and to financial security in retirement. In the survey, 84% said being physically healthy is good for their financial future and 76% said if they spend money on their health or things they enjoy now they will avoid major health costs later in life. Yet its not that simple. Good health comes with its own financial demands. Living healthy means living longer, which is wonderful. But without a traditional pension or other source of guaranteed lifetime income how will you pay for all those extra years？ Youll need to save tens of thousands of dollars more than you may have figured in your lifetime—and still there is no guarantee you wont need costly, end-of-life services. None of this is to say that living longer and healthier isnt a blessing, and probably even less a demand on your resources than developing chronic illness and passing away early. But the link between financial health and physical health goes both ways. In the survey, workers were far more likely to rate themselves physically healthy(53%)than financially healthy(31%), suggesting they see it as a one-way street. But its also the case that feeling in control of your wealth—no matter how much you have—leads to better health.
In the first paragraph, the author expresses the belief that______.
A．nothing but diet and exercise determines health
B．diet and exercise have nothing to do with health
C．health after retirement depends on money alone
D．wealth also plays a role in staying healthy
Which of the following statements is true about the workers surveyed？
A．They don"t care about their retired life at all.
B．They believe wealth means a happy retired life.
C．They are not in control of their money.
D．They have to save money now for future health.
In Paragraph 5, the point that the author is trying to make is that______.
A．the more you spend on health, the healthier you will be
B．money is of great importance after your retirement
C．poverty sometimes induces suicide among elders
D．no one can be happy and healthy without wealth
In the last paragraph, "one-way street" probably means______.
A．financial health leads to physical health
B．physical health leads to financial health
C．financial health equals physical health
D．financial health repels physical health
The author is very likely to argue in the last paragraph that______.
A．financial health and physical health are mutually dependent
B．neither wealth nor health makes any difference to happiness
C．physical health depends on nothing but financial health
D．taking care of your wealth will not lead to better health
The author of this passage intends to argue that______.
A．staying healthy is impossible without accumulating much wealth
B．being physically healthy can eventually contribute to your wealth
C．feeling good about your finance is also of health benefit
D．a large fortune will increase the chance of deterioration of health
You thought the rising cost of college tuition was bad？ Then check out the rising cost of college textbooks. The American Enterprise Institutes Mark Perry has put together a detailed chart showing the notorious, 812 percent rise in the cost of course materials since 1978, as captured in the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index data. The price of all those Introduction to Sociology and Calculus books have shot up faster than health-care, home prices, and, of course, inflation. Academic publishers will tell you that creating modern textbooks is an expensive, labor-intensive process that demands charging high prices. But as Kevin Carey noted in a recent article, the industry also shares some of the dysfunctions that help drive up the cost of healthcare spending. Just as doctors prescribe prescription drugs they will never have to pay for, college professors often assign titles with little consideration of cost. Students, like patients worried about their health, dont have much choice to pay up, lest they risk their grades. Meanwhile, Carey illustrates how publishers have done just about everything within their power to step up their profits, from bundling textbooks with software that forces students to buy new editions instead of cheaper used copies, to suing a low-cost textbook start-ups over ill-conceived and inadequate copyright claims. And that has consequences for students. According to the National Association of College Stores(NACS), the average college student reports paying about $655 for textbooks and supplies annually, down a bit from $702 four years ago. The NACS credits that fall to its efforts to promote used books along with programs that let students rent rather than buy their texts. But to put that $655 in perspective, consider this: after aid, the average college student spends about $2,900 on their annual tuition, according to the College Board. Were not talking about just another drop in the bucket here. AEIs Perry writes that hes confident open educational resources, made available via the web, will eventually make traditional textbooks obsolete, just as Wikipedia killed off the encyclopedia. The difference is that nobody I know ever had a college professor who said, "If you dont read the encyclopedia, youll likely fail this class." If we ever want to bring the cost of these books under control, the faculty need to become responsive to the problem.
The first paragraph is mainly concerned with______.
A．the rising cost of college tuition
B．a detailed chart of price indexes
C．the exceedingly high rate of inflation
D．the soaring price of college textbooks
Paragraph two focuses on______.
A．the relationship between doctors and college professors
B．the reasons for the high spending on health care
C．the dysfunctions existing in the publishing industry
D．professors" indifference to students" difficulties
Academic publishers try to yield higher profits by the following means EXCEPT______.
A．having students buy new editions
B．publishing a textbook series
C．discouraging the use of used textbooks
D．bullying small new publishers of textbooks