Choose the closest paraphrased version of each of the following sentences or the italicized part. （10 points）
41.The answers [to stupid questions] can be a gateway to real insight.
A.Asking questions is important in learning.
B.You will learn something useful from the answers.
C.Answering questions is a way of learning new things.
D.The answers can open the way to a deeper understanding.
42.Once the sands have run out of a person’s hourglass， they cannot be replaced.
A.If a person’s clock goes wrong， nobody can repair it.
B.Once an hour is gone， it will never come back to us.
C.Time is as precious as sands in an hourglass.
D.Sands can easily run out of an hourglass.
43.As long as we could look forward to getting a drink [of that water] later， there was something to live for .
A.We were all eager to drink that water.
B.We shouldn’t just live for a drink of water.
C.If we had drunk up the water， we would be dead .
D.We needed something to live for， even just for a drink of water.
44.If they [parents] give in ， they feel regret and resentment over having been a pushover.
A.they make up their mind to be more strict .
B.they never regret that they have given in .
C.they feel upset that they haven’t been kind enough .
D.they are sorry and angry that they haven’t been firm enough.
45.Romance is the privilege of the rich ， not the profession of the unemployed.
A.A man without a job should be wise enough not to fall in love.
B.The rich and the poor should be equal in love affairs.
C.You should never fall in love with anyone without a job.
D.Unemployed people are not entitled to get married.