1.Betty was delighted at the news that her proposal had been __________ by the student council.
2.You haven't studied at all this semester . It's totally __________to try to cram everthing in for the final exams now.
3.As a teaching assistant, I need to _________ the midterm exam tomorrow , so I can't go with you.
4.The detective sat at the desk ______________ what the witness had said.
5.I only have a(n) __________ recollection of going to the botanical garden as a child. I can't recall that experience clearly.
6.The police were __________ of the man's alibi because someone saw him near the crime scene.
7.This new medicine is sure to _____________ you of your toothache.
8.This soup is delicious, Jenny. You must give me the _____________.
9.The author has _____________ his manuscript more than three times to make the story shorter.
10.It took Julia a long time to __________ the skills she needed to become a professional singer.
11.The police believed that the fire was started __________ . It was probably arson.
12.I told Jane if she passed her chemistry test, I'd take her to the French restaurant . However, she didn't seem to feel ___________.
13.When Tina was visiting San Diego, she decided to _____________ her aunt, who lived there.
(A) drop in on
(B) see off
(C) set out for
(D) live up to
14.I had to unwrap the package because I had _______________ one item I wanted to send along.
(A) checked out
(B) crossed out
(C) left out
(D) ruled out
15.The elevator was _____________ , so everyone had to take the stairs.
(A) off and on
(B) up and down
(C) out of work
(D) out of order