After a serious earthquake happened,a father left his wife safely at home andrushed to his son’s school,only to find that the building where his son studied hadcollapsed and looked like a pancake.
He was shocked. He didn’t know what he should do for a while,then heremembered the words he had said to his son,“No matter what happens,I’llalways be there for you！”And tears began to fill his eyes. He started digging throughthe ruins （废墟）.
As he was digging,other helpless parents and the firemen arrived and tried to pullhim off the ruins,saying,“It’s too late！ They’re all dead！ There’s nothing youcan do！” To them he replied with one line,“Are you going to help me now？” Andthen he kept on digging.
No one helped,however. He went on alone because he needed to know forhimself: “Is my boy alive or is he dead？ ” He dug for eight hours……12 hours……24 hours……36 hours……then,in the 39th hour,he pulled back a rock and heardhis son’s words. He shouted his son’s name,“ARMAND！”He heard back,“Dad！？！ It’s me,Dad！ I told the other kids not to worry. I told them that ifyou were alive,you’d se me and when you sed me,they’d be sed. Youpromised,‘No matter what happens,I’ll always be there for you！’You did it,Dad！”
“What’s going on in there？ How is it？”the father asked.
“There are 14 of us left out of 33,Dad. We’re frightened,hungry,thirsty andthankful you’re here. When the building fell down,it made a triangle （三角） ,andit sed us.”
“No,Dad！ Let the other kids out first,because I know you’ll get me！ No
matter what happens,I know you’ll always be there for me！”
1.The underlined word“collapsed”probably means “______”.
A.break down B.shake away C.stand by D.fall into
2.Who came to help the father when he was digging？
A.His wife B.Other parents C.The firemen D.No one
3.Other parents and the firemen wanted to pull him off the ruins because theythought______.
A.he was mad
B.all the children had died in the earthquake
C.he was too dangerous to others
D.it was not his job to dig
4.How many students were already dead when the father found them in theruins？
A.Fourteen B.Thirty-three C.Forty-seven D.Nineteen.
5.We can learn from the passage that______.
A.it took the father one day to find his son and other students
B.his wife died in the earthquake
C.his son was the last one to come out of the ruins
D.the son didn’t believe his father would come to se him