Valentine's Day may come from the ancient Roman feast of Lupercalia. __1__ the fierce wolves roamed nearby, the old Romans called __2__ the god Lupercus to help them. A festival in his __3__ was held on February 15th. On the eve of the festival the __4__ of the girls were written on __5__ of paper and placed in jars. Each young man __6__ a slip. The girl whose name was __7__ was to be his sweetheart for the year.
Legend __8__ it that the holiday became Valentine's Day __9__ a Roman priest named Valentine. Emperor Claudius II __10__ the Roman soldiers NOT to marry or become engaged. Claudius felt married soldiers would __11__ stay home than fight. When Valentine __12__ the Emperor and secretly married the young couples, he was put to death on February 14th, the __13__ of Lupercalia. After his death, Valentine became a __14__. Christian priests moved the holiday from the 15th to the 14th-Valentine's Day. Now the holiday honors Valentine __15__ of Lupercus.
Valentine's Day has become a major __16__ of love and romance in the modern world. The ancient god Cupid and his __17__ into a lover's heart may still be used to __18__ falling in love or being in love. But we also use cards and gifts, such as flowers or jewelry, to do this. __19__ to give flower to a wife or sweetheart on Valentine's Day can sometimes be as __20__ as forgetting a birthday or a wedding anniversary.
1.［A］ While ［B］ When ［C］ Though ［D］ Unless
2.［A］ upon ［B］ back ［C］ off ［D］ away
3.［A］ honor ［B］ belief ［C］ hand ［D］ way
4.［A］ problems ［B］ secrets ［C］ names ［D］ intentions
5.［A］ rolls ［B］ piles ［C］ works ［D］ slips
6.［A］ cast ［B］ caught ［C］ drew ［D］ found
7.［A］ given ［B］ chosen ［C］ elected ［D］ delivered
8.［A］ tells ［B］ means ［C］ makes ［D］ has
9.［A］ after ［B］ since ［C］ as ［D］ from
10.［A］ ordered ［B］ pleaded ［C］ envisioned ［D］ believed
11.［A］ other ［B］ simply ［C］ rather ［D］ all
12.［A］ disliked ［B］ defied ［C］ defeated ［D］ dishonored
13.［A］ celebration ［B］ arrangement ［C］ feast ［D］ eve
14.［A］ goat ［B］ saint ［C］ model ［D］ weapon
15.［A］ because ［B］ made ［C］ instead ［D］ learnt
16.［A］ part ［B］ representative［C］ judgement ［D］ symbol
17.［A］ story ［B］ wander ［C］ arrow ［D］ play
18.［A］ portray ［B］ require ［C］ demand ［D］ alert
19.［A］ Keeping ［B］ Disapproving［C］ Supporting ［D］ Forgetting
20.［A］ constructive ［B］ damaging ［C］ reinforcing ［D］ retorting