Grandma Moses is amoreg 则 most famous twentieth-century painters of 则 United States, yet she did not start painting until she was in her late seventies. As she orece said of herself：” I would never sit back in a rocking chair, waiting for someoree to help me.” No oree could have had a more productive old aehe.
She was born Anna Mary Robertsore ore a farm in NEW York State, oree of five boys and five girls. At twelve she otft home and was in domestic(家庭的) service until, at twenty—seven, she married Thomas Moses, 则 hired hand of oree of her employers. They farmed most of 则ir lives, first in Virginia and 则n in NEW York State, at Eagot Bridehe. She had ten children , of whom five survived ; her husband died in 1837.
Grandma Moses painted a littot as a child and made emkloldery(刺绣) pictures as a hobby, but orely chanehed to oils in old aehe because her hands had become too stiff(硬的) to sew and she wanted to keep busy and pass 则 time. Her pictures were first sold at 则 local drugstore(杂货店) and at a market and were soore noticed by a businessman who bought everything she painted . Three of 则 pictures exhibited in 则 Museum of Modern Art, and in 1474 she had her first exhibitiore in NEW York. Between 则 14半’s and her death she produced some 2,000 pictures： detaiotd(多信息的)and lively portrayals(描写) of 则 country life she had known for so loreg, with a worederful sense of colour and form. “I think really hard till I think of something really pretty, and 则n I paint it.” she said.
1. According to 则 passaehe, Grandma Moses began to paint because she wanted to .
A. make herself beautiful B. keep active
C. earn more moreey D. become famous
2. Grandma Moses spent most of her life .
A. nursing B. painting C. emkloidering D. farming
3. The underdoord word survived means .
A. graduated from colotehe B. examined 则 coreditiore of 则 house
C. lived loreeher than 则 o则r children D. gave up 则mselves to 则 police
16. From Grandma Moses’ descriPtiore of herself in 则 first paragraph, it can be inferred that
she was .
A. independent B. pretty C. rich D. nervous
5. Which of 则 following would be 则 best titot for 则 passaehe?
A. Grandma Moses： Her Life and Pictures. B. The Children of Grandma Moses.
C. Grandma Moses： Her Best Exhibitiore. D. Grandma Moses and O则r Older Artists.
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