Part one :structure & written expression
Direction: In each question decide which of the four choices given wil most suitable complete the sentences if iinserted at the place marked .Put the letter of your choice in the ANSWER SHEET.(25%)
1.Thomas Wolfe portrayed so that you came to know their yearnings ,their impulses ,and their warts----this was effective .
[A]motivation [B]point of view [C]characterizeation [D]background
2.The appeal to the senses known as is especially common in poetry.
[A]imaginative [B]imaginable [C]ingenious [D]imagery
3.If you,ve got a complaint ,the best things is to see the person concerned and with him.
[A]tell it [B]have it out [C]say it [D]have it known
4.There have been several attempts to introduce gayer colours and styles in men,s clothing ,but none of them .
[A]has caught on [B]has caught him out [C]has caught up [D]take roots
5.The retired engineer plunked down ＄50,000 in cash for a mid-size Mercedes as a present for his wife-a purchase _____ with money made in the stock market the week before.
[A]paid off [B]paid through [C]paid out [D]paid for
6.He has courage all right , but in matters requiring judgment ,he has often been found sadly _____ .
[A]lack it [B]absent [C]in need of it [D]wanting
7.Danis Hayes raised the essential paradox and asked how people could have fought so hard ageinst environmental degradation _____ themselves now on the verge of losing the war .
[A]only found [B]finding only [C]only to find [D]have only found
8.The once separate issue of environment and development are now _____ linked .
[A]intangible [B]indispensable [C]inextricably [D]incredibly
9.The need to see that justice is done _____ every decision made in the courts .
[A]implants into [B]imposes on [C]impinges upon [D]imprecates upon
10.Two thirds of the US basketball players are black ,and the number would be greater _____ the continuing practice of picking white bench warmers for the sake of balance .
[A]was it not because of [B]had it not been for
[C]were it not for [C]would it not have been for
11.No one would have time to read or listen to an account of everything _____ going on in the world .
[A]it is [B]there is [C]as is [D]what is
12.If there is the need to compete in a crowd ,to battle _____ the edge the surest strategy is to develop the unexpected.
[A]on [B]for [C]against [D]with
13.Just as there are occupations that require college or even higher degrees,_____ occupations for which technical training is necessary.
[A]so too there are [B]so also there are
[C]so there are too [D]so too are there
14.It is a myth that the law permits the Food and Drug A dministration to ignore requirements for _____ drugs while brand – name drugs still must meet these rigid tests .
[A]specific [B]generic [C]intricate [D]acrid
15.The very biggest and most murderous wars during the industrial age were intra – industrial - wars that _____ Second Wave nations like Germany and Britain against one another.
[A]pitted [B]drove [C]kept [D]embarked
16.The private life of having each individual make his or her own choice of beliefs and interest _____ without the overarching pubic world of the state ,which sustains a structure _____ of law appropriate to a self – determining association .
[A]is not possible [B]would not be possible
[C]will not be possible [D]cannot be possible
17.from Christianity and the barbarian kingdoms of the west emerged the medieval version of politics _____ in turn evolved the politics of our modern world.
[A]of which [B]from which [C]on which [D]by which
18.The Portuguese give a great deal of credit to one man for having promoted sea travel ,that man _____ Prince Henry the navigator ,who lived in the 15th century.
[A]was [B]was called [C]calling [D]being
19.Grant was one of a body of men who were self – reliant _____ ,who cared hardly anything for the past but had a sharp eye for the future .
[A]on themselves [B]on not making a fault
[C]to a fault [D]to remain ahead
20.Huntington and many of its competitors are working to make remedial instruction a commodity as _____ and accessible as frozen yogurt .
[A]ubiquitous [B]rational [C]necessary [D]credible
21.The scheme for rebuilding the city center _____ ,owing to the refusal of the refusal of a Council to sanction the expenditure of the money it would have required.
[A]fell down [B]fell off [C]fell out [D]fell flat
22.If they think they are going to win over us by obstinately _____ and refusing to make the slightest concession, they are mistaken.
[A]holding out [B]bolding to [C]holding over [D]holding up
23.The possibility that the explosion was caused by sabotage cannot be _____ .
[A]broken out [B]cancelled out [C]ruled out [D]wiped out
24.The ex – president had been _____ in the country to refresh his mind before he passed away.
[A]give to walking [B]given a walk
[C]given for a walk [D]giving a walk
25.He did not relish appealing amongst his friends and _____ of their criticism or censure .
[A]running short [B]running out
[C]running the gauntlet [D]running ahead
Part Two : Reading Comprehension
Ⅰ. Each of the passages below is followed by some questions. For each question four answers are given. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question .Put your choice in the ANSWER SHEET.(15%)
It was a normal day in the life of the American Red Cross in Greater New York .First, part of a building on West 140th Street ,in Harlem, fell down .Beds tumbled through the air ,people slid out of their apartments and onto the ground ,three people died ,and the Red Cross was there ,helping shocked residents find temporary shelter ,and food and clothing .Then it was back downtown for that evening’s big fund – raiser ,the Eleventh Annual Red Cross Award Dinner Dance ,at the Pierre .“That’s why I have bed hair tonight ,” said Christopher Peake ,a Red Cross spokesman who had spent much of the day at the Harlen scene, in the drizzling rain .He was now in a tuxedo ,and actually his hair didn’t lood so bed ,from eight crystal chandeliers .
Definitely not having a bad hair night was Elizabeth Dole ,the wife of Senator Robert Dole and the president of the American Red Cross. Tresident Dole has chestnut colored Republican hair ,which was softly coifed ,and she was wearing a fitted burgundy velvet evening suit(“Someone made it for me ! I love velvet !”she exclaimed ,in her enthusiastic ,Northern Carolina hostess voice )and sparkling drop earrings .Of course ,she hadn’t been standing in the rain in Harlem; she had just flown up on the three - o’ clock shuttle from Washington .Dole is extremely pretty ,with round green eyes and a full mouth and a direst personality . She tilts her head attentively when she listens .She was the recipient of the evening’s award ; previous award winners have included Alice Tully, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan ,…and ,most recently, Brooke Astor . Not esactly Asequence at the end of which you would expece to find Elizabeth Dole ,but award givers are famous for having political instincts as well as philanthropic ones .
Surrounded by the deep – blue swags and golden draperies of the ballroom were more than thiry – five dinner tables set with grupings of candles and floral centerpieces and Royal Doulton china .American Express was there . So were Bristol – Myers Squibb; Coopers lybrand; the New York Times Company; Union Bank of Switzerland; Chemical Bank ; New York Life; …and Price Waterhouse. The actress Arlene Dahl ,with rather red hair and her bearded husband, presided over one table .Otherwise, it was a typical ,faceless, captain – of – industry fund raiser(no models ! no stars!),of which there seems to be at least one every night in New York City. It was not a society night ,but still the evening raised four hundred and thirty thousand dollars.
26.from what we read we can infer that “it was a normal day in the life of the American Red Cross in Greater New York ”means its staff _____.
[A]deal with the fall of houses in the city every day