When we think of creative people the names that probably spring to mind are those of men such as Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso, i. e. great artists, inventors and scientists—a select and exceptionally gifted body of men with rare talent and genius. The tendency to regard creativity and imaginative thinking as the exclusive province of a lucky few disregards the creative and imaginative aspects in the solution of many of the tasks we regularly have to face—the discovery and development of new methods and techniques, the improvement of old methods, existing inventions and products.
Everyone has creative ability to some extent. Creative thinking involves posing oneself a problem and then originating or inventing a solution along new and unconventional lines. It involves drawing new analogies, discovering new combination, and/or new applications of things that are already known. It follows, then, that a creative person will exhibit great intellectual curiosity and imagination. He will be alert and observant with a great store of information which he will be able to sort out and combine in the solution of problems. He will be emotionally receptive to new and unconventional ideas and will be less interested in facts than in their implications. Most important of all he will be able to communicate uninhibitedly (无顾忌地 ) and will not be too concerned about other people's reaction to his apparently "crazy" notions. People called the Wright brothers mad but it did not stop them from becoming the first men to construct and fly a heavier-than-air craft.
26. The author believes that creative thinking_______.
A. is only possessed by great artists
B. requires rare talent and genius
C. is needed in the solution of many problems
D. belongs to a lucky few
27. In order to solve scientific problems, people_______.
A. should not be afraid of what others think
B. should be mad
C. must possess crazy notions
D. should have inhibitions
28. Creative thinking involves_______.
A. drawing new pictures of old things
B. observing the actions of great people
C. finding the problem and originating a solution
D. discovering new emotions
29. A creative person must look at facts _______.
A. for their face-value B. for what they imply
C. and remember them D. which are less interesting
30. In the second paragraph, the word "unconventional" means_______.
A. not ordinary B. not political
C. unacceptable D. not creative
26. C 27. A 28. C 29. B 30. A