Since Tu Youyou received the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, her hometown, a small old town of Ningbo, Zhejiang, has attracted lots of visitors, especially parents and their kids. In fact, it’s not open to the public. Tu received the prize for discovering artemisinin (青蒿素) ― an important kind of traditional Chinese medicine that has helped save millions of lives across the world. “Many parents go there with their children and they usually take photos in front of Tu’s house,” said a manager from a company in Ningbo. Xu Lingfei, a visitor from Shanghai, takes her 9-year-old son to walk around the old house. “Chinese people often have a strong feeling for famous people. So taking kids to visit famous people’s old house is a common way to encourage them to study harder,” said Xu. In fact, something similar happened after Mo Yan received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012. Plenty of tourists kept visiting Mo’s old house in Gaomi, Shangdong. Some even took away carrots around his old house and some bricks (砖块) . This might be the celebrity effect that Chinese people pay a lot of attention to.
16．Who may be more interested in visiting “a famous person’s old house” in China?
A．Teachers. B．The managers of some companies. C．All visitors. D．Parents and their kids.
17．What did Tu Youyou win the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for?
A．Her discovery ― artemisinin. B．Her old house in Ningbo.C．The photos of her old house. D．Her love for traditional Chinese medicine.
18．Why do so many visitors come to visit Tu’s old house?
A．Because the old house is beautiful.
B．Because the old house has a long history.
C．Because they want to get some carrots or bricks there.
D．Because they expect their kids to study hard after the trip.
19．The underlined phrase “celebrity effect” means _____ in Chinese.
A．风景名胜 B．名人效应 C．传统美德 D．风俗习惯
20．What’s the passage mainly about?
A．The Nobel Prizes. B．All kinds of visitors. C．Visiting famous people’s old houses. D．Chinese traditional medicine.