Question 47: What of the White House was not yet complete when the Adamses moved in?         

The White House, the official home of the United States president, was not built in time for George Washington to live in it. It was begun in 1792 and was ready for its first inhabitants. President and Mrs. John Adams, who moved in on November 1, 1800. When the Adamses moved in, the White House was not yet complete, and the Adamses suffered many inconveniences; for example, the main staircase was incomplete, which hindered movement from floor to floor, and the future laundry yard was merely a pool of mud, so wet laundry was hung in the unfinished East Room to dry. Thomas Jefferson, the third president, improved the comfort of the White House in many respects and added new architectural features such as the terraces on the east and west ends. When the British forces burned the White House on August 24, 1814, President Madison was forced to leave. All the remained after the fire was the exterior walls, the interior was completely destroyed. It was not until December of 1817 that the following president, James Monroe, was able to move into a rebuilt residence. Since then, the White House has continued to be modified but has been continuously occupied by each succeeding U.S president. 

A.

A: main staircase

B.

B: laundry yard

C.

C: pool

D.

D: A and B

Đáp án và lời giải
Đáp án:D
Lời giải:

Đáp án D

Cái gì của Nhà Trắng vẫn chưa được hoàn thành khi gia đình Adams chuyển đến ở?

A. cầu thang chính                 

B. sân giặt là                 

C. hồ bơi                 

D. A và B

Thông tin ở đoạn 1: for example, the main staircase was incomplete, which hindered movement from floor to floor, and the future laundry yard was merely a pool of mud, so wet laundry was hung in the unfinished East Room to dry: Ví dụ, cầu thang chính không đầy đủ, điều này cản trở sự di chuyển từ tầng này đến tầng khác và sân giặt tương lai chỉ là một vũng bùn, do đó đồ giặt ướt được treo ở phía Đông Phòng chưa hoàn thiện để phơi.  

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