1.31 A committee _________students, faculty, staff and alumni was appointed by the president of the university to help
select a commencement speaker for the 2004 graduation.
(A) excluded from (B) expelled from (C) consisted in (D) composed of
6.36 Hahn and Meitner used to work as a team at the same lab. During the 1920s, Hahn continued developing
radiochemical techniques, ____________Meitner entered the new field of nuclear physics.
(A) whereas (B) unless (C) until (D) if
7.37 Charisma is a personal attractiveness that enables one to influence others.___________ , the standards of good leadership
tend to differ from culture to culture.
(A) So (B) Then (C) However (D) Although
9.No wonder the rich get richer. They have 39 that the rest do not. Their wealth gives them 40 to eager-to-please
private bankers, bespoke money-management services, and sophisticated investment vehicles that are out of reach for the
merely solvent. But when it 41 investing, does membership of the supposed elite truly provide an edge worthy of
envy? 42 , the rich can buy kid-glove professional guidance, but they pay dearly for it, with no guarantee of superior
performance. Investing is sufficiently difficult that the most talented private bankers and brokers often make costly mistakes.
They can also be tempted to sell their clients investment products that generate the highest fees rather than those with the
【題組】39 (A) advances (B) advantages (C) benefits (D) utilities
13.43 With the effort of environmental protection groups, some of the once contaminated rivers now teem with life.
(A) Environmental protection groups team up to save the contaminated rivers on earth.
(B) Environmental protection groups sacrifice their lives to clean up the contaminated rivers on earth.
(C) The once polluted rivers still show no sign of life regardless of the effort of environmental protection groups.
(D) The once polluted rivers are now full of life because of the effort of environmental protection groups.
14.44 Over the decades, a few psychological researchers have ventured out of the dark realm of mental illness into the
sunny land of the mentally hale and hearty.
(A) Some psychologists have focused their research on what makes people happy and healthy than on what makes
people mentally ill.
(B) A few psychologists have recovered from mental illness and resumed their health.
(C) A few psychologists like to take more care of the problems of healthy people than those of sick people.
(D) Some psychologists have discovered how to make the mentally ill find their happiness again.
15.45 Some English structures unacceptable a generation ago may have become established usages.
(A) Different concepts of English usage result in generation gap.
(B) Judgments of the grammaticality of English sentences change all the time.
(C) Old people do not accept the English expressions used by young people.
(D) People tend to use some English structures adopted by the general public.
16. For the last decade, Pennebaker has pioneered research on the role of confession in health. He found that not only
talking but also writing about traumas can be healing. “Just putting upsetting experiences into words,” he explains, “has
profound psychological and physical benefits for our participants.”
Trauma, it seems, is the great leveler. Few of us escape it, even in our first two decades of life. Moreover, the recovery
movement of the 1980s and 1990s has taught us that we as a society have kept a smothering blanket of secrecy over our
traumas, covering up the truth in order to protect others and protect ourselves from pain. We’re learning that speaking out
often ends the cycle of abuse and liberates us from both pain and isolation. Pennebaker’s writing method, while not a public
form of confession, is a personal form of acknowledgment, emotional expression, and completion. Pennebaker says that
the writing method works because people confide both to others (namely, the psychologists who read the essays) and to
themselves. In fact, he believes that confiding one’s deepest thoughts and feelings to one’s self is perhaps the most healing
aspect of his technique.
【題組】46 According to the passage, trauma is “the great leveler,” because _____.
(A) it makes people calm down (B) it is a common experience
(C) it leaves painful memory (D) it can never be predictable
18.【題組】48 Which of the following statements about the writing method is NOT true?
(A) By making a confession, people are forgiven. (B) It is a psychological curing method.
(C) It helps people examine and admit the fact. (D) People going through the process feel better.
20.【題組】50 The author writes the passage to _____.
(A) introduce a healing method (B) tell people how to avoid trauma
(C) acknowledge Pennebaker’s contribution (D) explain the evolution of recovery movement