Frequent hand-washing in my job as a medical technologist and the harsh Alaskan weather combined to give me very dry skin. One night as I prepared for bed, I rubbed my hands with petroleum jelly and covered them with a pair of old white gloves.
As I sat in bed reading a book with my gloves on, my husband finished showering and came into the room. Drying himself off, he went to the closet, selected a tie and began putting it on. "What are you doing？" I asked.
"Well," he replied, "if you're going to be formal, so am I."
（1） frequent adj.经常的
（2） technologist n.技师
（3） harsh adj.恶劣的
（4） Alaskan adj.阿拉斯加的
（5） petroleum n.凡士林
（6） jelly n.霜
（7） shower v.洗淋浴
① Why did the wife frequently wash her hands？
② Why was her skin very dry？
③ What did she rub her hands with one night？
④ Why did the husband think she was going to be formal？
⑤ What did the husband do in response？
① Because her job was as a medical technologist.
② Because she often washed her hands and the weather was very
③ Petroleum jelly.
④ Because he saw that she was wearing a pair of white gloves.
⑤ He selected a tie and began putting it on.