Be careful on April 1st! When your classmates say "Your shoes untied（解开的）!", it may not be true. And if you find your alarm clock is set back an hour, this may be a joke too.
April Fool's Day（愚人节）is a traditional festival. On that day people play harmless（无害的） jokes on others and then shout, "April Fool!" It's a "for-fun-only" day, so people don't buy gifts or get the day off work or school.
April Fool's Day started in France in the 16th century（世纪）. At that time, New Year's Day was between March 25th and April 1st. When New Year's Day changed to January 1st in the mid-1560s, some people still celebrate it on April 1st. Others played jokes on them and called them "April Fools".
Each country celebrates April Fool's Day differently. In France, it is called "April Fish". The Frenchmen fool their friends by sticking (粘) paper fish to their friends' backs. When someone finds out this joke, they shout, "April Fish!" In England, it is bad luck to play an April Fool's joke on someone in the afternoon. Americans play small tricks on friends and strangers alike.
1. April Fool's Day started in ___________ in the sixteenth century.
A. the USA
2. When was New Year's Day about five hundred years ago in France?
A. On March 25th.
B. Between April 1st and April 25th.
C. Between March 25th and April 1st.
D. On April 1st.
3. “April Fool's Day” is called “April Fish” because the French ___________.
A. must eat fish for dinner on that day
B. like eating fish very much
C. fool their friends by sticking paper fish to their friend's backs
D. like to give their friends fish as a treat
1.D根据短文April Fool's Day started in France in the 16th century（世纪）. 可知，故选D。
2.D根据短文When New Year's Day changed to January 1st in the mid-1560s, some people still celebrate it on April 1st可知，故选D。
3.C根据In France, it is called "April Fish". The Frenchmen fool their friends by sticking (粘) paper fish to their friends' backs.故选C。