1 Ford"s great strength was the manufacturing process-not invention. Long before he started a car company，he was a worker，known for picking up pieces of metal and wire and turning men into machines.He started putting cars together in 1891.Although it was by no means the first popular automobile，the Model T showed the world just how creative Ford was at combining technology and market.
2 The company"s assembly line alone threw America’s Industrial Revolution into overdrive (高速运转).Instead of having workers put together the entire car ,Ford’s friends，who were great toolmakers from Scotland，organized teams that added parts to each Model T as it moved down a line.By the time Ford’s Highland Park plant was humming(嗡嗡作响)along in 1914. the world’s first automatic conveyor belt could turn out a car every 93 minutes.
3 The same year Henry Ford shocked the world with the$5.a.day minimum wage scheme.the greatest contribution he had ever made.The average wage in the auto industry then was $2.34 for a 9-hour shift.Ford not only doubled that，he also took an hour off the workday.In those years it was unthinkable that a man could be paid that much for doing something that didn’t involve an awful lot of training or education.The Wall Street Journal called the plan“an economic crime”，and critics everywhere laughed at Ford.
4 But as the wage increased later to daily$10，it proved a Critical component of Ford’s dream to make the automobile accessible(可及的)to a11. The critics were too stupid to understand that because Ford had lowered his costs per car, the higher wages didn’t matter---except for making it possible for more people to buy Cars.
23 Paragraph 1 __________ .
24 Paragraph 2 __________ .
25 Paragraph 3 __________ .
26 Paragraph4 __________ .
A Ford’s Followers
B The Assesmbly Line
C Ford’s Great Drem
D The Establishment of the Company
E Ford’s Biggest Contribution
F Ford’s Great Talent
27 The assembly line made it possible to __________ .
28 Ford was the first to adopt __________ .
29 Higher wages enabled many people to __________ .
30 Ford’s higher—wage and lower—cost strategy was strongly __________ .
A criticized by the media
B the low wage in the auto industry
C own a car
D produce cars in large numbers
E the-8-hour-shift practice
F combined technology and market
23 F 文章第一段主要讲的是Ford的强项所在。
24 B 文章第二段主要介绍公司的流水线。
25 E 文章第三段主要讲的是Ford的最大贡献，即采用每天5美元最低工资制。
26 C 文章第四段主要讲的是Ford的梦想，即使汽车普及到干家万户。
27 D 从文章的第二段可以得知，’流水线的采用使得每辆汽车的生产速度大大提高，从而导致汽车的大批量生产。
28 E 从文章的第三段可以得知，当时汽车业采用的是每天九小时工作制，而Ford将其缩减成八小时。
29 C 从文章的第四段可以得导知，高工资使得更多的人有能力购买汽车。
30 A 从文章的第三段可以得知，Ford采用的高工资、低成本策略在当时受到了媒体的批评。