6.Some communism countries are considering the possibilities of ___ their state-run enterprises. Then the ownership will belong to the shareholders, not the government.
(A) liquidizing (B) navigating (C) privatizing (D) stimulating
8.Thousands of economists are meeting today to discuss the problems of stock crash. Also on the agenda ___ results of economic reforms in some countries.
(A) be will (B) are there (C) there are (D) will be
10.Japanese government is deliberating, in its own ponderous way, incentives to raise the birthrate, increase immigration, ___ women to work longer and lift the retirement age from 60 to perhaps as high as 70.
(A) encourage (B) encourages (C) encouraging (D) to encourage
11.Site visitors provide detailed data, for example, if you are a nurse, the questionnaire wants to know at what kind of hospital; if you are a translator, ___ languages.
(A) of which (B) to which (C) which of (D) which to
13.___ these business tycoons are paying attention to his project testifies to Negroponte’s stature, his powers of persuasions—and the immense appeal of his plan.
(A) For the fact that (B) With the fact that (C) The fact that (D) Despite the fact that
15.They believe that illiterate kids can, with a little instruction, learn to use computers on their own and then use the laptops ___.
(A) to teach them own to read (B) to teach themselves to read
(C) by teaching themselves to read (D) by teaching them to read
16.More than any other region, Asia is the place where the family-business model reigns supreme. In 2004, the magazine FinanceAsia calculated that _____41_____ controlled 40 of the region’s 100 largest listed companies, while states controlled 38, and just 22 were widely held corporations per the norm in New York or London. Yet while this _____42_____ has underpinnings both culturally and historically, Asia isn’t that different from the rest of the world—just _____43_____ in its economic takeoff. The 19th- century empires built by. U.S. industrialists like Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller were largely dissolved in the 20th, and the same fate appears to _____44_____ many of Asia’s postwar tycoons in the 21st. _____45_____ a Chinese axiom holds, “Wealth does not span three generations.” This pattern will hold because of all the pressure on family rule. 【題組】
41. (A) families (B) governors (C) manufacturers (D) officials
21.In statehouses all over America this spring, politicians once again wrestled with the vexing problem of how to fund higher education. Their deliberations took place against a backdrop of finger-pointing and pain, as they searched for someone to blame for skyrocketing tuition. There are plenty of candidates, including the states, the federal government, universities and students themselves. But I worry that amid the din of recrimination, a major point is being lost: Our cherished higher education system, once a source of national pride and international envy, is now threatened with what I call “graceful decline.” Unless this threat is addressed, we face the likely prospect that our leadership in the knowledge-based economy will erode. If we lose that edge, we won’t be able to sustain our extraordinary standard of living. Since the middle of the last century, we have funded public higher education based on models that reflected a prevailing societal consensus. Each model has held for about 25 to 30 years, until either the consensus changed or the model could no longer be sustained. Our current funding model is now at the point of collapse. It’s time to ask: Where do we go from here?
【題組】46. According to the passage, why did politicians in each state capital in the U. S. trade accusations with each other?
(A) There existed too many thorny problems in the higher education system in the U. S.
(B) They found it difficult to solve the problem of skyrocketing tuition for university education.
(C) There were too many candidates to compete for a position in local and federal governments.
(D) They wanted to find someone responsible for the drastic increase in higher education tuition.
22.【題組】47. What is the passage mainly about?
(A) Background of the political chaos in the U. S. and ways to solve the problem
(B) The importance of finding ways to solve the worsening U. S. higher education system
(C) The parties that were responsible for skyrocketing higher education tuition
(D) Reasons why Americans cherished higher education system
23.【題組】48. What does the expression “the din of recrimination” mean?
(A) The public announcement by government officials
(B) The pessimistic view about harmonious racial relationship
(C) The noise caused by people who are having fun together
(D) The loud row that lasts for a long time over some controversial issue
24.【題組】49. According to the passage, what might happen to Americans if the problem of “graceful decline” is not dealt with immediately ?
(A) They might have to pay more to attend a university.
(B) They might not be able to continue to enjoy their present good quality life.
(C) Their economy might encounter fierce competition from other countries.
(D) Their leaders might become less knowledgeable and unable to lead the country.
25.【題組】50. According to the passage, which of the following statements is true?
(A) The author intends to tell his/her readers what lies at the root of “graceful decline.”
(B) U. S. politicians across the U.S.A. spent too much time arguing about funding universities.
(C) U. S. government is fully responsible for the increased higher education tuition.
(D) U. S. higher education still is a source of national pride and international envy.