1.We have to admit that everyone of us is more or less subject to some sort of _________.
(A)production (B)superstition (C)clarification (D)organization
2.The relations between these two countries underwent a _________ change after the conflict at the border.
(A)simple (B)regular (C)colorful (D)dramatic
3.The local farmers are looking to advanced agriculture as better protection from foreign ________ after Taiwan joins the WTO.
(A)invasion (B)expedition (C)competition (D)frustration
4.Do you look forward to old age, or do you dread frailty, loss of memory and _________ on others?
(A)sincerity (B)competition (C)dependence (D)exclusion
5.There is considerable room for __________ in public facilities for the handicapped.
(A)revolution (B)confidence (C)impression (D)improvement
6.There is no real genius as people tend to think. There are only people who __________ a certain subject and devote themselves to it.
(A)interest in (B)are interested in (C)have interested in (D)have been interested in
7.I __________ be cheated by a man’s appearance and fancy promises; now I will never be so naive.
(A)am to (B)use to (C)used to (D)have to
8.The reporter must be well acquainted _________ the Middle East situation so that he can compose the insightful piece of writing.
(A)at (B)of (C)for (D)with
9.The cost of groceries ___________ so rapidly during the past several years that lower-income families can scarcely buy what they need.
(A)arises (B)rose (C)has risen (D)have risen
10.The ability to conceal themselves by camouflage _________ some otherwise defenseless animals to survive.
(A)enable (B)enables (C)has been able to (D)have enabled
11.What will man be like in the future-in 5,000 years from now? We can only make a guess, of course, but we can be sure that he will be different from what he is today, for man is slowly changing all the time. Let us take an obvious example. Man, even five hundred years ago, was shorter than he is today. Now, on average, man is about three inches taller. We may assume that man will continue to grow taller. In the modern world we use our brains a
great deal. Even so, we still make use of only about 20% of the brain’s capacity. As time goes on, we shall have to use our brains more and more-and eventually we will need larger ones! This is likely to bring about a physical change too; the head, in particular the forehead, will grow larger. Besides, our eyes are in constant use. In fact, we use them so much that very often they become weaker and we have to wear glasses. But over a very long period
of time it is likely that man’s eyes will grow stronger. On the other hand, we tend to make less use of our arms and legs. These, as a result, are likely to grow weaker. Nonetheless, our fingers will grow more sensitive because they are used a great deal in the modern life. But what about hair? This will probably disappear from the body altogether in course of time because it does not serve a useful purpose any longer. In the future, both sexes are likely to be bald! Perhaps all this gives the impression that future man will not be a very attractive creature to look at! This may well be true. However, in spite of all these changes, future man will still have a lot in common with us. He will still be a human being, with thoughts and emotions similar to ours. 【題組】The reason why people believe that future man will be different is that he _____________________.
(A)never stops growing (B)never stops changing
(C)has recently begun to change (D)began to change five thousand years ago
12.【題組】The reason why people’s heads will eventually grow larger is that their brains ___________________.
(A)will play an important capacity (B)will grow faster than now
(C)will deal a big blow (D)will need more room than now
13.【題組】According to the passage, future man’s hair will ____________________.
(A)grow longer (B)grow darker (C)fall out more often (D)be gone completely
14.【題組】Future man is likely to be different from us _____________________.
(A)in technology (B)in spiritual beliefs (C)in physical aspects (D)in psychological perspectives
15.【題組】According to the passage, which of the following is NOT correct?
(A)Man’s eyes will grow bigger. (B)Both sexes are likely to be bald in the future.
(C)We will make less use of our arms and legs. (D)Future man will still have thoughts and emotions.