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Questions 11 to 15 are based on the following passage:
In 1950, Helena Rubinstein was one of the richest women in the world. She started with nothing. She had no money, no education, and no one to help her. All she had were 12 jars of face cream and a lot of energy and ambition. She turned there into a multimillion-dollar cosmetics(化妆品) empire.
Helena Rubinstein was born in 1870 in Krakow, Poland. She was the oldest of eight girls. Helena’s mother thought that beauty was very important. She used a special skin cream that a foreign chemist made for her. Helena’s mother made all of her daughters use it too.
Helena’s father wanted her to be a doctor. But she hated medicine and left school. Her father was very angry. Then he wanted her to get married, but she refused. In 1992, she went to Melbourne, Australia, to live with a cousin and an uncle. She took only her clothes and 12 jars of face cream.
Helena didn’t speak English. She had no money and no plans. After she arrived, everyone noticed her beautiful skin. In Australia, the hot and dry weather is very bad for the skin. When she told some of the women the face cream, they all wanted some. Helena sold them her cream and then ordered more.
Helena’s borrowed $1,500 and opened a shop to sell the cream. (80)She worked 18 hours a day, seven days a week. She lived simply and saved all of her profits. She also learned how to make different kinds of creams and showed women how to take care of their skin. It was the first shop of this kind in the world.
In less than two years, Rubinstein had paid her loan and saved $50,000. She made more and more money every year. All this time, she thought only of work and success. A newspaper reporter named Edward Titus was in love with her. But she was not interested in him. She left Australia and went Europe to learn more about the science of beauty.
11. Which of the following is TRUE?
A. Helena Rubinstein became the richest person in the world in 1950.
B. Helena’s father helped her to start her business.
C. Helena was an energetic and ambitious person.
D. Helena’s mother supported her with valuable business ideas.
12. From the passage, we learn that__________.
A. Helena had 8 sisters B. Helena was born in Poland
C. Helena’s mother made skin cream for her daughter D. Helena’s father was a doctor
13. Which of the following is TRUE?
A. Helena went to Australia to study medicine.
B. Helena went to Australia to do business.
C. Helena’s uncle and cousin worked for her.
D. The weather in Australia is very bad for the skin.
14. Which of the following is NOT TRUE?
A. Helena was a hardworking businessman.
B. Helena saved all the money she made.
C. Helena could make a variety of creams.
D. Helena was in love with Edward Titus.
15. Which of the following is probably the best title for this passage?
A. The Science of Beauty B. The Story of Helena
C. A Story of Love D. A Business Empire