英検3級2017年第3回土曜日実施【3C】

英検3級2017年第3回土曜日実施【3C】

The Queen’s Pet

Victoria was Queen of Britain from 1.837 to 1901. When she was young, her mother did not want her to be with other children. She thought it was important for Victoria to be alone. But Victoria had one special friend. That was her little dog Dash.

Dash was given to Victoria in 1833 when she was about l3. After that, they were always together. She sometimes dressed him up in clothes like blue pants and a red jacket. One time, Victoria was in a carriage* pulled by horses. There was an accident. The horses fell down, and the carriage started to fall over, too. Victoria took Dash and carried him out of the carriage. She did not want anything bad to happen to him. People know how much Victoria loved Dash because she always wrote about him in her diary. Dash also loved Victoria. One day, Victoria left Dash on the beach and went out in a boat. Dash jumped into the water and swam to her boat.

When Victoria met a prince called Albert in 1836, people thought they would get married. Victoria was not sure about it. Then, she saw that Albert was really kind to Dash. So, she thought that Albert was a good man. They got married a few years later in
1840.

When Dash died in 1840, Queen Victoria put him in the ground herself. She wrote a message and put it there. The message said nice things about Dash. It also said that people need to be as kind as him.

※dress~up: ~に服を着せる
※carriage: 馬車

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When did Victoria become Queen of Britain?

1 In 1833.
2 In 1836.
3 In 1837.
4 In 1840.

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Why was Victoria usually alone when she was young?

1 She only liked to spend time with dogs.
2 She didn’t like going to school.
3 Her mother wanted her to be alone.
4 Other children didn’t want to play with her.

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How do people know Victoria loved Dash?

1 She took him on a boat trip.
2 She went swimming with him.
3 She got him when she was a baby.
4 She wrote about him in her diary.

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Why did Victoria think Albert was nice?

1 He was kind to her dog.
2 He gave her a new pet.
3 He helped her to make friends.
4 He also had a little dog.

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What is this story about?

1 Queen Victoria’s special friend.
2 Kings and queens and their pets.
3 The life of Queen Victoria’s mother.
4 A horse and dog that traveled around Britain.

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