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Reading comprehension -TOEFL- Lesson 156 (Đọc hiểu -TOEFL- Lesson 156)

Reading and answers the question: When Daniel Boone died peacefully in bed in his son Nathan's elegant
stone Missouri farmhouse on September 26, 1820, the surge of emigrants
along the Oregon Trail was still a generation away. But Boone already
exemplified the pioneer at his best. He was neither the physical
5 giant (five feet nine) nor the innocent child of nature that legend
has made of him. He was an intelligent, soft spoken family man who
cherished the same wife for 57 years. He befriended Indians, preferred
company to solitude, and when he told his wife it was time to move
because a newcomer had settled some 70 miles away, he was joking.
Pennsylvania-born, Boone was one of 11 children in a family of Quakers
who migrated to North Carolina. There Boone was recruited at age
40 to undertake a scheme designed to open up Kentucky to settlers
and establish it as a 14th colony. He arranged a deal by which the
15 Cherokees sold 20 million acres for $20,000 worth of goods to Boone's
employers, the Transylvania Company. It was all fair and square-the
Indians had an attorney, an interpreter, and the sound advice of
their squaws. The deal completed, Boone led a party from Tennessee
through the Cumberland Gap, hacked out the Wilderness Road, and set
20 up a town- Boonesboro-and a government. Elected a legislator, he
introduced on the first session's first day a bill to protect game
against wanton slaughter and a second bill to "improve the breed
of horses." He got 2,000 acres for his work, but after the Revolution-in
which Boone won considerable fame as a militia commander-the scheme
25 of the Transylvania Company was declared illegal and Boone lost his
land. Undaunted, he staked out more claims-and lost them because
he impatiently neglected to register his deeds. Ever hopeful, he
accepted an invitation from Spanish-held Missouri to come and settle
there and bring others with him. The Spanish gave him 8,500 acres
30 and made him a judge. But the Louisiana Purchase, which embraced
Missouri, again left him-but not his children-landless. Old and broke,
Boone cheerfully continued hunting and trapping long after his hands
shook. Shortly before he died, he was talking knowledgeably with
young men about the joys to be experienced in settling California.1. What is the author's purpose in writing this passage?

2. The word "surge" in line 2 is closest in meaning to

3. It can be inferred that one area in which Boone was NOT successful was

4. The phrase "fair and square" in lines 16 is closest in meaning to

5. It can be inferred from the passage that Boone died

6. According to the passage, where is Boone's namesake city located?

7. The Transylvania Company wanted Boone to

8. The word "undaunted" in line 26 is closest in meaning to

9. According to the passage, the Louisiana Purchase

10. What can be inferred from the passage about Boone's children?

11. The author's attitude toward Daniel Boone in the passage can be best described as

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