Honesty comes in many forms.First theres self honesty.Is what people see the real article or do you appear through smoke and mirrors? I find that if I try to be something Im not,I feel unsure of myself and take out a part from my PBA （personal bank account）。I love how singer Judy Garland put it,“Always be a firstclass version（版本） of yourself,instead of a secondclass version of somebody else.”
Then theres honesty in our actions.Are you honest at school,with your parents,and with your boss? If youve ever been dishonest,I think we all have,try being honest,and notice how whole it makes you feel.Remember,you cant do wrong and feel right.This story by Jeff is a good example of that:
In my second year of study,there were three kids in my math class who didnt do well.I was really good at it.I would charge them three dollars for each test that I helped them pass.Id write on a little piece of paper all the right answers,and hand them off.
At first I felt like I was making money,kind of a nice job.I wasnt thinking about how it could hurt all of us.After a while I realized I shouldnt do that any more,because I wasnt really helping them! They werent learning anything,and it would only get harder down the road.Cheating certainly wasnt helping me.
It takes courage to be honest when people all around you who are getting away with cheating on tests,lying to their parents,and stealing at work.But,remember,every act of honesty is a deposit（储蓄）into your PBA and will build strength.
（）6.The underlined part “appear through smoke and mirrors” in the first paragraph means.
A.to be honestB.to be unreal
C.to become clearD.to come from an imagined world
（）7.Which of the following can best explain Judy Garlands words?
A.Be your true self rather than follow others.
B.Dont copy others or you cant be the first class.
C.Make efforts to be the first instead of the second.
D.Dont learn from others unless theyre excellent.
（）8.What does the author expect to show by Jeffs story?
A.Honesty can be of great help.
B.A bad thing can be turned into a good one.
C.Helping others cheat can do good to nobody.
D.One should realize the wrong in his bad deeds.
（）9.In the last paragraph the author mainly wants to express.
A.one must be brave to be honest
B.its difficult to be honest when others are not
C.one should be honest when making a deposit
D.honestly in ones actions can help him in the future