Part IIIReading Comprehension
Passage OneQuestions 51 to 55 are based on the following passage.
And yet the average bank for many year was, to the average citizen,a fearful, if necessary, instrument for dealing with business—usually bigbusiness. But somewhere in the past quarter century, banks Began to grow human,even pleasant, and started to attract the little man. It is possible that thismovement began in medium-sized towns, or in small towns where people know eachother by their first names, and spread to big towns. At any rate, the resultshave been remarkable.
51.The author believes that the unfriendlyatmosphere in banks many years ago was chiefly due to ________.
A) the outer appearance of bank buildings
B) unfriendliness of customers toward banks
C) economic pressure of the time
D) the attitude of hankers
52.The banks of many years ago showedinterest only in ________.
A) regular visitors
B) rich customers
C) friendly businessmen
D) elderly gentlemen
53.When did banks begin to grow human?
A) Sometime before the war.
B) A few years ago.
C) During the war.
D) In the last century.
54.What helped to push the “humanization”of banks?
A) More and more “little” people becamecustomers of banks.
B) The elderly gentlemen in banks werereplaced by women.
C) More banks were set up in small andmedium-sized towns.
D) The size of the customer’s account wasgreatly increased.
55.Average People seldom borrowed moneyfrom bank in the bank because ________.
A) the bank buildings lookedforbidding
B) they were comparatively rich before thewar
C) they thought it was not proper to be indebt
D) they rarely spent more than they couldearn
51. D 52. B 53. A 54. B 55. C