The Channel Islands are a group of British-owned islands lying in the
English Channel(海峡), 10 to 30 miles off the French coast, and 70 to 90 miles
from the English coast. There are ten islands with a total land area of 75
square miles and a total population of 123,000. The three largest islands,
Jersey, Guernsey, and Alderney, have long been known for the fine breeds(品种)of
cattle that are raised on them and named after them.
In earliest known history the islands were considered part of Normandy,
which was part of France, but the ruler of Normandy became king of England in
1066, and from then on the islands were looked upon as British land. English
control was unbroken until World War II, when the Germans held the islands for
Although people on the islands speak both languages and they are considered
English, their customs are more French than English.
51. Which of the following maps gives the right position of the Channel
Br = Britain
Fr = France
Ch = Channel Islands
52. Jersey, Guernsey, and Alderney breeds of cattle are __________.
A. considered best in England
B. named after their birthplaces
C. brought to the islands by the Germans
D. raised on well-known farms by the French
53. The Channel Islands have been continuously under British rule since
A. earliest known history
D. the end of World War II
54. Why do people on the Channel Islands follow French way of living?
A. Their islands used to be part of France.
B. Their islands are often visited by the French.
C. They came from France.
D. They speak French.