1.1. Even though Miss Alison had every reason to hold a grudge,
she felt that ______ was not a healthful emotion.
(A) bittersweet (B) compassion (C) fondness (D) resentment
2.2. Sometimes, a single building is not particularly historic, but
in _____ with other buildings, it takes on meaning.
(A) conviction (B) conscription
(C) conjunction (D) conjecture
3.3. The high _____ and temperature combine to make Taipei
City uncomfortable in July.
(A) humility (B) humdrum (C) humanity (D) humidity
4.4. The politician _____ the claims of the opposing party that he
had lied about his health care policies, arguing that he had
kept all promises instead.
(A) corroborated (B) championed (C) refuted (D) reconciled
5.5. Most phonics “rules” are applicable less than 50 percent of
the time. These difficulties are ____ by regional differences
in pronunciation. In some parts of the United States,
speakers may not distinguish between the pronunciation of
pin and pen.
(A) compounded (B) combed (C) conversed (D) contacted
6.6. A tragedy allows us to experience strong emotions ____,
meaning through the experience of others.
(A) virtually (B) vicariously (C) violently (D) victoriously
7.7. Powerful businessmen who joined together in a big ____
would sometimes put unfair pressure on smaller businesses.
(A) trap (B) trip (C) trust (D) trump
8.8. In certain tropical regions or countries, malaria is an _____
(A)extrovert (B) analogous (C) empirical (D)endemic
9.9. Elwin could beguile customers into buying his product with
his great charisma.
(A)prevent (B)entice (C)deter (D)convince
10.10. The idea of having but one life to lead has always been a
(A) humoresque (B) resentment
(C) disappointment (D) exhilaration
11.11. The intrepid hero saved everyone in the city from the
(A)cowardly (B) sophisticated (C)supportive (D)dauntless
12.12. Not only can Sophia play the piano very well, but she is also
an adept singer.
(A) proficient (B) popular (C) famous (D) respected
13.13. There are two shifts, you ______.
(A)either can work from four to eleven or from eleven to six
(B)can work from either four to eleven or from eleven to six
(C)can either work from four to eleven or from eleven to six
(D)can work either from four to eleven or from eleven to six
14.14. Mayan buildings are magnificent. The Mayans must ______
an advanced civilization.
(A) have had (B) had had (C) have (D) had
15.15. What would you have done if you ______ the lottery
(A)’d won (B)’ll win (C)’d have won (D)win
16.16. Most of the spices and many of the herbs ____ today
originate from plants native to tropical regions.
(A) using (B) use of (C) in use (D) are used
17.17. ____, 70 percent alcohol is more effective than 100 percent
(A) An antiseptic used (B) When used as an antiseptic
(C) An antiseptic when used (D) How an antiseptic is used
18.18. There is no water on the moon, nor ____ an atmosphere
(A) there is (B) it is (C) there is not (D) is there
19.19. Most snakes eat animals ____ in proportion to their own size.
(A) they are (B) as large (C) that are large (D) are large
20.20. When Mrs. Robinson came in from the big rainstorm, she
looked as if she _____ a shower with her dress on.
(A) has taken (B) taken (C) takes (D) had taken
21.21. _____ of the seven continents placed in the Atlantic Ocean,
there would still be some room left for another continent like
(A) Were each (B) Each one
(C) If each (D) Since each
22.22. Geese have been domesticated for thousands of years _____
commercially for their meat, eggs, and feathers.
(A) which raised (B) are raising
(C) to raised as (D) and are raised
23.23. A: We’re throwing a farewell party for Jonathon tonight.
(A) I’ll try to make it. (B) Race you to the finish line.
(C) I lost track of time. (D) Yes, I will work harder.
24.24. Jane: I am going to buy a new coat for the new year.
Jean: I can’t afford it. I’ll have my old coat ____.
(A) torn up (B) thrown away (C) made over (D) tired on
25.25. Toby: I don’t like to be stood up.
Trevor: ____ It’s humiliating.
(A) I couldn’t care less. (B) I can’t agree more
(C) I am in a hurry. (D) I put my foot into it.
26.26. A: I just hope they don’t run out of tickets before I get up
(A) Good luck! She may be the one you’ve waited for.
(B) Can you believe it? I just got a speeding ticket.
(C) Not quite sure. I don’t know what’s causing the delay.
(D) That really would be annoying, wouldn’t it?
27.27. A: I saw Shannon having a drink with Tom at a pub last
B: The girl you saw ______ Shannon. She was staying at my
dorm last night.
(A) could not be (B) might not be
(C) could not have been (D) must not have been
28.28. A: You are a great dancer. I wish I could dance half as well
(A) My pleasure. (B) Not at all.
(C) Don’t mention it. (D) Thank you.
29.29. Mark: You look pale. What’s wrong with you?
Terry: The death of my dear friend, Tom, really ____.
(A) cheered me up (B) took me by surprise
(C) brought me to (D) held me up
IV. Error Correction
30. (a)Except for the phonograph, the accomplishments of
distinguished musicians(b) and the voices of legendary
individuals would have been(c) forgotten by history(d) .
31. The creation of(a) elevators in hotels signified that
previously unwanted (b) rooms on the upper floors, away
from(c) the commotion and noise of the street, became
desired and more costly than the lower floors(d) .
32. The top layer(a) of the ocean stores as much(b) heat as does(c)
all the gases in the atmosphere(d).
33. Mathematics(a) have taken centuries to develop(b) the
methods(c) that we now use(d) in arithmetic.
34. Compared to(a) those(b) of animals, the fossil record for
plants(c) is quite(d) sketchy.
35. Improvements(a) in people’s health are due in part(b) to
advances(c) in medical care and better sanitary(d).
36. Not until (a) the Centennial International Exhibition of 1898
in Baltimore did (b) the acquisition of antique carriages
became (c) a serious endeavor (d) for American collectors.
37. Having been experienced(a) many realistic disaster drills(b)
in his training, Roberts handled(c) the disaster calmly and
38.38. A rainbow is seen when the Sun’s rays shine on drops of rain
or mist. It appears in the sky _____ the Sun. It has seven
colors. The amount of space used by each color _____ on
the size of the water drops in the rainbow.
(A) opposite… depends (B) under… quits
(C) onto … blends (D) upset … sits
39.39. Cheese factories _____ many health inspections. Some
people feel that the taste of cheese has gotten worse. It has
been _____ by processes designed to make it safe.
(A) request… freed (B) require … altered
(C) refund … helped (D) replayed … risen
40.40. In 1908, the president of an automobile company put on an
exciting demonstration. He _____ the parts of three different
cars. Then the cars were put back together. This showed that
cars could be built with parts that were interchangeable.
_____ each part could fit only the car it was made for.
(A) melted… Above (B) jumbled … Previously
(C) waited … Beneath (D) froze … Beside
41.41. Long ago the giant panda was a common sight. It lived in
many parts of China. Then people began cutting down
_____ areas of bamboo. The giant panda had a hard time
finding bamboo to eat. Now the giant panda lives only high
in the mountains of southeastern China. People are working
to protect the giant panda. Seeing a giant panda today is very
(A) block … easy (B) slight … large
(C) dangerous … difficult (D) immense … uncommon
“Dying with 42 ” is a topic that has inspired deep
debate among the members of the medical community. Should
an individual be allowed to 43 when she or he wants to die?
Should a person who is merely receiving palliative care that
provides no hope of a cure 44 to tell a doctor to stop all
treatment so she or he can die in peace? How can a doctor know
if a patient has the mental 45 to decide that the time has
come to 46 the disease?
【題組】42. (A) incarnation (B) dignity (C) communality (D) aviation
44.【題組】44. (A) allows (B) be allowed (C) is allowing (D) allowed
45.【題組】45. (A) maternity (B) fatality (C) existence (D) capacity
46.【題組】46. (A) stop fighting (B) stopping to fight
(C) stopped to fight (D) stopping fight
47.VI. Reading Comprehension
Among the leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance,
Countee Cullen is the writer whose role in that movement is
most difficult to assess. This difficulty arises in part because his
poetry emulates the style and tone of nineteenth century English
Romanticism, but real complexity concerns his choice of subject
Cullen entered Harvard in 1925, to pursue a master in
English, about the same time his collections of poems, Color,
was published. Written in a careful, traditional style, the work
celebrated black beauty and deplored the effects of racism.
Cullen insisted on the freedom of the Black point to choose any
subject: he believed that a restricted concern with race was a
hindrance to the development of the Black artist, and he claimed
that there is poetry written by Blacks, but not a linguistic
category that could be called Black poetry.
Yet he was quick to add that for the Black poet, escaping
awareness of race was impossible, and Cullen was always in
some way writing about being Black. By suffusing an
essentially European literary tradition with race consciousness,
Cullen in his own way succeeded in doing what other writers of
the Harlem Renaissance were doing by experimenting with
Black folk forms: making a lasting contribution to the growth of
a distinctive African American voice.
【題組】47. The passage is primarily concerned with
(A) examining the relationship between poetic style and
(B) drawing distinction between two kinds of poetry
(C) discussing a poet’s place in a literary movement
(D) describing the origins of a literary movement
48.【題組】48. The author suggests which of the following about
nineteenth-century English Romanticism?
(A) It had little or no stylistic influence on most writers of
the Harlem Renaissance.
(B) It was not heavily influenced by nineteenth-century folk
(C) It emphasized the freedom of the post to choose any
(D) It did not recognize the kinds of linguistic categories
accepted by writers of the Harlem Renaissance.
49.【題組】49. In the last sentence of the passage, the author can best be
described as doing which of the following?
(A) Offering a way of addressing a challenge posed at the
beginning of the passage.
(B) Introducing the last of a series of examples supporting
the thesis proposed at the beginning of the passage.
(C) Inviting further discussion of the issues raised in the
(D) Rejecting an argument cited by the author in the
50.【題組】50. The author’s conclusion about Cullen’s contribution to the
development of a distinctive African American voice would
be most weakened by the publication of which of the
(A)The diary of a writer of the Harlem Renaissance
documenting the racial episodes in one of the writer’s
(B) A survey of African American literature demonstrating
Black writers’ ultimate rejection of European literary
(C) The poems of a nineteenth-century Black poet who used
the forms of eighteen-century English poetry.
(D) An assay by a Black poet insisting on this responsibility
of Black writers to address the issue of race in their