Gone was my father’s critical air and strict rules. Who was this person I knew as my father, who seemed so friendly and interesting to be around?
The fruits that made it to the UK were green on the outside and, more often than not, hard with an unpleasant taste within. Then in 1966, the Del Monte Gold pineapple produced in Hawaii first hit our shelves.
56. Why did the author feel bitter about her father as a young adult?
A. He was silent most of the time.
B. He was too proud of himself.
C. He did not love his children.
D. He expected too much of her.
这一小题考查学生根据短文内容推断的能力。因为短文中没有直接提到作者父亲的态度，只是说到He seemed unhappy with me unless I got straight A’s and unhappy with my boyfriends if their fathers were not as “successful” as he was.显然，我们可以从这里判断出The father expected too much of his children.那么答案是D。这是一个推论题，但学生只要理解这两个语句就能推断出答案。
57. When the author went out with her father on weekend, she would feel .
A. nervous B. sorry
C. tired D. safe
这其实是一个语词理解题，因为文中提到Whenever I went out with him on weekends, I used to struggle to think up things to say, feeling on guard.这里只是考查学生对on guard的理解，显然答案是A。学生若不理解这个短语，也可根据上下文推测出答案。