3.3. What the principal saw was a big mess in his school: collapsed buildings, burned desks and chairs.This _____ was caused partly by the earthquake and partly by gas explosion.
(A) catastrophe (B) disposition (C) fugitive (D) lubrication
4.4. Harvard Business School is very influential. The school is a training ground for America’s business_____: A lot of the top office holders sharpened their skills there.
(A) clan (B) elite (C) guru (D) hacker
6.6.South Korea is ______ for the quality of its schooling and the fervor of its students, who are mostlikely to go on and acquire college degrees.
(A) infamous (B) mortified (C) legendary (D) perpetual
7.7. Corruption thrives not just on plainly illegal bribes, but even more on legal practices such aspolitical donations, lobbying, and the revolving door that rewards lawmakers and regulators with_____ jobs in industry.
(A) acute (B) supersonic (C) juicy (D) truant
9.9. While no American author may be better known than Mark Twain, none is more _____. Every time you think you know him, you read something new that rearranges your opinion.
(A) elusive (B) inevitable (C) timid (D) vulgar
10.10. ____ has blinded the Vatican to the gravity of the sexual abuse crisis in Europe. The church is hollowing out in its traditional European strongholds.
(A) Complacency (B) Eloquence (C) Integrity (D) Sensibility
11.11. China and Taiwan signed a deal designed to liberalize trade and investment across the Taiwan strait. Hundreds of _____ will be reduced in both directions.
(A) infrastructures (B) missiles (C) revenues (D) tariffs
12.12. China _____ Japan to become the world’s second-largest economy at current exchange rate.However, income per capita in Japan is still ten times as much as in China.
(A) devoured (B) enriched (C) overtook (D) paralyzed