Fifty Japanese graduates decided to gamble with their job opportunities at a mahjongtournament set up by interviewers looking for a different way to choose interviewees. Held ina crammed mahjong outlet in downtown Tokyo, competitors competed against each other onFriday to gain the chance to face interviewers from six companies in the fitness, education,technology and real estate sectors.
"Mahjong is a very strategic game, so I think people who are good at it would be good atmarketing.This is a new approach and I find it really interesting," candidate TomokoHasegawa, who desired to become a designer, told Reuters.
Mahjong, which originated in China, is similar to a western card game, and players inJapan said the game required skill, strategy, calculation and a degree of chance.
Organizers said the tournaments began in 2012 and had gained popularity, mostly amongmale students, and also with hirers, who said the game revealed more about the candidatesthan just long pages of resumes（简历).
On Friday, eight students advanced to the next round of the selection process. Betweenfive and ten students are hired by participating companies every year, organizers said.
29. What did hirers mainly want to express in Para. 4?
A. The rules of the game.
B. The qualifications of the candidates.
C. The functions of the tournaments.
D. The advantages of long pages of resumes.
30. What is Tomoko Hasegawa's attitude toward mahjong?
A. A very popular activity.
B. A competition to win jobs.
C. A risk of gaining or losing money.
D. A game related to a set of plans.
31. Why was the mahjong tournament set up?
A. For employers to pick out interviewees.
B. To promote the game of mahjong in Japan.
C. For college students to show their special talents.
D. To improve employees' skills and working ability.
30.D推理判断题。根据第二段第一句话：”Mahjong is a very strategic game可知答案。
31.A 事实判断题。根据第一段：…set up by interviewers looking for a different way to choose interviewees可知答案。