1.In Taiwan, the less steady the political situation is, the more wildly stock prices ________.
(A) reverberate (B) seethe (C) fluctuate (D) coincide (E) collide
2.The pill may help ________ the pain caused by the wound but I suggest your seeing a doctor soon.
(A) delude (B) hypnotize (C) exempt (D) assuage (E) emulate
3.Although Kevin was not thin, he was not ________ either.
(A) munificent (B) corpulent (C) lenient (D) ferocious (E) peevish
4.Seeing so many people injured seriously in the accident, Mr. Jackson seemed ________ to it and just stayed aside as an onlooker.
(A) impervious (B) pensive (C) conspicuous (D) imperious (E) imprudent
5.With so many contributions to this country, the general was held in near ________ during his life time.
(A) stamina (B) ambivalence (C) veneration (D) rapture (E) smudge
6.Being “intelligent” or “smart” doesn’t make anyone ________ to making a bad decision.
(A) dismal (B) immune (C) personified (D) fabled
7.Almost everyone agrees that outdoor air pollution is a ________ problem.
(A) substantial (B) vertical (C) inspire (D) awaited
8.This news article isn’t ________ ---all of the facts are wrong.
(A) harmed (B) eliminated (C) refreshing (D) accurate
9.Helen often satisfies her ________ for sweets by eating a few pieces of chocolate.
(A) swap (B) prodigy (C) feast (D) craving
10.Linda became ________ when she had to wait in a long line.
(A) micromanage (B) hazardous (C) impatient (D) definite
11.Real flowers are much prettier than ________ ones.
(A) artificial (B) assortment (C) gifted (D) popularity
12.Bruce Lee’s martial-art skills continue to ________ his fans around the world.
(A) exclaim (B) dreary (C) groan (D) fascinate
13.The workers constantly ________ about long working hours and plan to go on a strike.
(A) growl (B) grumble (C) mourn (D) murmur
14.My neighbor thinks my children are a(n)________ because they shout when playing outside.
(A) nuisance (B) offense (C) plea (D) outrage
15.The fireworks show was the ________ of the festival.
(A) exile (B) expiration (C) highlight (D) hazard
16.We human beings may live without clothes, but food and air are ________ to our life.
(A) magnificent (B) influential (C) profitable (D) essential
17.Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?
(A) It is time that we began the work.
(B) Mother refused me to watch TV.
(C) We tried to persuade him to lose weight.
(D) Hamlet avenged his father on the enemy.
(E) I would rather you told me the truth.
18.Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?
(A) With a toy hammer, the baby hit her mother’s head.
(B) Tom tricked his mother into buying him a car.
(C) Hunger goaded the boy to steal a loaf of bread.
(D) Many students have problems reading English newspapers.
(E) Mr. Hall is not as serious as you think. He is easy to please.
19.Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?
(A) The cattle are grazing in the field.
(B) Poultry was expensive last Christmas.
(C) No one but the pupils is allowed to come in.
(D) A needle and thread was given to him, but he couldn’t sew the buttons on.
(E) I consider that The School Master is the only one of his famous stories that are not well written.
20.Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?
(A) Successful though we are, we mustn’t act arrogantly.
(B) Such was the heat of the sun that many students fainted.
(C) Not only is the story well told, but the characters are extremely well drawn.
(D) It was then that came the moment we had been looking for.
(E) No sooner had we arrived than the train departed.
21.Which of the following prepositions is NOT used correctly?
(A) Japan lies to the east of China.
(B) Shakespeare compared the world to a stage.
(C) The sofa belongs in this place.
(D) Mr. Wang turned his back to us, unwilling to give an aid.
(E) My grandmother is very respectful of traditions.
22.Which of the following dictions underlined is NOT correct?
(A) That villain "is rotten to the core".
(B) "Money is the source of all evil."
(C) Timmy’s father is a blacksmith "by trade."
(D) Peter "asked for the floor" at the meeting.
(E) An engineer "worth his salt" should know how to operate that machine.
23.Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?
(A) I have so many things to attend.
(B) What’s the proper age to go to school?
(C) I confess to having heard about this matter.
(D) Many teens addict themselves to play online games.
(E) What do you say to see a film?
24.Which of the following sentences is semantically correct?
(A) Be both ears! Something important is going to be announced.
(B) I’m painful to see such a torturing scene!
(C) What a shameless thing to do!
(D) I’m feeling rather poorly today.
(E) He was very pleasant that his friend had come.