A.A science museum up in Alberta.
B.A traditional classical architecture.
C.National Museum of the American Indian.
D.A famous architect called Douglas Cardinal.
A.Both of them are located in Alberta, Canada.
B.Both of them are designed by Douglas Cardinal.
C.Both of them built about 20 years ago.
D.Both of them show American cultures.
A.A big glass box.
B.A traditional museum.
C.A modem apartment.
D.A natural scenery.
A.Native American cultures.
B.Values of modem Americans.
C.Different forms of architecture.
D.Respect for the former U.S. presidents.
W: I think I've finally decided what to write in my paper. It's a new museum right near the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
M: Really? I picked a museum too, a science museum up in Alberta, Canada. They look sort of like spaceship.
W: Say, I read about that. It was built about 20 years ago and I think by the same architect who designed the building I'm interested in. Douglas Cardinal.
M: That's him! But I can't imagine Cardinal designing anything in the traditional classical style of the Capitol.
W: Well, this new structure has to fit in with the architecture of the Capitol, but its style is anything but traditional. I don't mean that it's one of those big glass boxes they call modern architecture though. Instead of rectangles and straight lines, this building has rounded free form shapes and sweeping curves. It's supposed to represent the natural forms like the Canyon cliffs in the western states, rock formations that were shaped by water and the wind.
M: Sounds fantastic. But I wonder why that sort of style would be chosen for a building in Washington D.C.
W: That's easy. This place is called National Museum of the American Indian. And it's devoted to exhibits of Native American cultures, including those of the west. And for Cardinal this is his own family heritage too. And in designing this museum he was careful to respect the various Native American values and traditions, like paying attentions to the directions of winds and the position of the sun in different seasons of the year.
M: Wow, an untraditional building, designed to showcase some of North American's oldest traditions. Interesting!
1. What is the discussion mainly about?
2. What do the two museums mentioned in the conversation have in common?
3. What does the new building designed by Cardinal look like?
4. What kind of traditions are represented in Cardinal's new building?
【小题1】对话后面女士说，她们所谈论的地方就是 National Museum of the American Indian (美国印第安人国家博物馆)。选项 C 符合题意，故选 C。 D 选项干扰性较强。虽然本对话多次提到 DouglasCardinal，但主要谈论的还是他设计的建筑，故排除选项 D。
【小题2】本题问的是“对话中提到的两个博物馆有什么共同点”，这个问题的答案可以从女士的回答中找到。她认为两个博物馆都是由同一位她非常感兴趣的建筑师 Douglas Cardinal 设计的。因此， B 选项与对话内容相符。
【小题3】女士在回答中提到，这座博物馆代表的是像美国大峡谷悬崖一样的自然风光，这些悬崖都是由风和水长期的风化和浊蚀而成的岩石构造。选项 D 与对话内容相符，故选 D。
【小题4】本题问的是“在 Cardinal 的新的建筑物中展示的是什么样的风俗传统”。在对话后面，女士提到这座博物馆致力于展示美洲土著文化，这也是 Cardinal 家族的文化遗产。选项 A 与对话内容相符，故选 A。