第一节 完形填空(共20小题；每小题1.5分，满分30分 )
When I was a little girl, there was the magic of Mercurochrome (红药水). It was good for cuts, scratches (抓痕), or other 36 . My brother and I tested and 37 the powers of Mercurochrome many years ago.
It was summer and hot. Mama was not feeling well and had become 38 tired. She told us that she was going to 39 on her bed. Only a few minutes had passed when Ronnie 40 a scratch on his knee that needed immediate 41 . We tiptoed(踮脚走) into Mama's room and asked her if we could put Mercurochrome on Ronnie's scratch. 42
on her back, Mama had fallen into a deep sleep and made no answer.
We stole into the bathroom and took the Mercurochrome and 43 Ronnie's knee. Undoubtedly, he immediately began to feel better. 44 , we tiptoed into Mama's room to show her that we had taken care of our scratches without 45 her. But she was in sound sleep. Then we whispered that 46 Mama didn't feel well, perhaps Mercurochrome would make her feel 47 .
Twenty minutes 48 , we painted every scratch and every freckle(雀斑)of Mama's skin. She had Mercurochrome 49 her legs, arms and face. At Ronnie's encouraging, we 50 tried to paint her fingernails and toenails.
When Mama screamed in 51 , we knew that she was awake. With all the 52 , it didn't seem at first that she was feeling better, 53 she burst into laughter as she stared at her image in the mirror.
We laughed a lot the next few days. If anyone had asked us, we would have 54 that Mama had been cured by the 55 of Mercurochrome.
36. A. mattersB. worriesC. troublesD. wounds
37. A. markedB. provedC. collectedD. ignored
38. A. suddenlyB. graduallyC. hardlyD. extremely
39. A. lie downB. settle downC. go downD. look down
40. A. doubtedB. learntC. noticedD. recognized
41. A. lookB. attentionC. advice