For years, business people in Western Europe were worried. They knew they could not compete against business from the U. S. The United States is much larger and had many more resources than any Western European country.
Some European people realized that the European nations need to join together to help each other. If they could forget their language differences and the differences in customs, they might become strong competition against other countries.考生如果怕自己错过考试报名时间和考试时间的话，可以 免费预约短信提醒，届时会以短信的方式提醒大家报名和考试时间。
In 1958, six of the European countries----Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany and Italy got together and decided to cooperate(合作). They called their group the European Economic Community, or the Common Market. These countries agreed to join their resources together.
Within a few years, the European Economic Community had worked so well that its members were more prosperous(繁荣) than many other European nations. Soon, other nations began to realize the advantages(好处) of the Common Market. Today the Common Market includes most of the important countries in Western Europe. It is helping Western Europe to again take its place as a leader among the industrial nations of the world.
1.From the passage we know the U. S. is much richer than ______ in resources.
A.any other Western European countries
B.any other country in Western Europe
C.any country in Western Europe
D.every country in Europe
2.The members of the European Economic Community have developed fast because they ______ .
A.share their resources and produce more goods
B.can again take the place as a leader
C.forget the differences in their languages and customs
D.have become strong competition against the U. S.
3.Which statement is true?
A.The Common Market is only a political association(联盟).
B.The Common Market is an economic and political association.
C.The Common Market is only an economic association.
D.The Common Market is neither an economic association nor a political one.
4.In order to ______ the Western European countries decided to cooperate.
A.join together to found a united country
B.help each other to smooth away the differences in customs
C.work and act together for common purpose
D.fight against the U.S.
5.Today the Common Market has helped ______ again take the place as a leader among the industrial nations of the world.
A.Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany and Italy
B.Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Italy and other countries
C.Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Italy and other European countries
D.Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Italy and other Western European nations