No one knows how much money Dr. Lyle Tullis gave away to students. I was his colleague for nearly a decade and I never stopped being amazed at his generosity. Our college has a program of providing crosscultural experiences for students. Lots of students take advantage of summer experience overseas. I discovered that no group left for overseas without some of its members receiving financial help from Dr. Tullis.
It wasn’t that he made a lot of money. For one thing, he taught in a churchrun school. There, his salary was half of what those people earned in a taxsupported school.
Other colleagues occasionally complained about the low pay. Not Lyle Tullis. Occasionally some professors would leave our campus for a betterpaid position. They told me they did so because, with better pay, they could provide for their families.
The size of Lyle Tullis’ paycheck never seemed to be the most important thing to him. I realized that one day when I was thanking him for helping a student, his eyes shone as he said to me, “I’ve got so much money that I don’t know what to do with it. So, I just give it away.”
Most people wouldn’t have thought that way. Dr. Tullis drove one of the oldest cars on campus. It was even older than almost any of the students’ cars. His home, while comfortable, was not fancy at all. But Lyle Tullis lived with the feeling that he had so much money that he needed to give it away.
He was one of the favorites on campus. Cynics (愤世嫉俗者) might say he bought fame. But they would misunderstand. Lyle wanted to devote his life, all of it, to help others.
31. What does the first paragraph mainly talk about?
A. Dr. Tullis was very popular with his students.
B. The author was wondering why Dr. Tullis gave students money.
C. Dr. Tullis was generous in giving his students financial help.
D. The author had a program of providing crosscultural experiences for students.
32. Why did Dr. Tullis give his money away?
A. He had a good fortune
B. He wanted to buy fame.
C. He was ready to help the students in need.
D. He didn’t know where to put it away.
33. We can learn from the text that ______.
A. Dr. Tullis was very content with his low pay
B. Dr. Tullis cared little about his family
C. the author felt confused about Dr. Tullis’ generosity
D. many people would misunderstand Dr. Tullis
34. Which of the following can best describe Dr. Tullis?
A. Honest. B. Generous.
C. Friendly D. Conservative.