1.1.After the company’s data records mysteriously went missing overnight, new password protection programs were _________.
(A) imitated (B) involved (C) implemented (D) implicated
2.2. Takoro Gorge tour offers not only a _______ view but also an incredible experience to admire the nature’s work.
(A) fundamental (B) regressive (C) spectacular (D) suspicious
3.3. Whoever is put in the President’s position will have no choice but to _______ the country’s interest over others.
(A) sympathize (B) prioritize (C) traumatize (D) synthesize
4.4. The Taiwanese-American basketball player Jeremy Lin’s _______ rise to NBA superstardom is spotlighted by the media and fans worldwide.
(A) catastrophic (B) entrepreneurial (C) provocative (D) meteoric
5.5. The most _______ segment of the country, with only one-twentieth of the population, controls two-thirds of the country’s wealth.
(A) afflicted (B) affluent (C) affiliated (D) affable
6.6. ______ damages are rewarded in civil action to deter potential defendants for reprehensible behaviors.
(A) Complimentary (B) Repugnant (C) Punitive (D) Volatile
7.7. That the newly-appointed CEO’s maternal grandfather is a direct _______ of the founder again proves that the company is indeed controlled by the family.
(A) descendant (B) accomplice (C) plaintiff (D) ancestor
8.8. Many people consider universities as places with ______ elites, who have trouble understanding what is truly needed in life and at work, and are completely detached from the real world.
(A) empathetic (B) distinguished (C) snobbish (D) articulate
9.9. More and more people choose to use scandals to gain ______, of which I absolutely disapprove.
(A) gratitude (B) publicity (C) illustration (D) obedience
10.10. I ordered a beautiful ceramic vase from a shopping site on the Internet. Unfortunately, it wasn’t shipped properly, so it did not arrive _______.
(A) intact (B) crucial (C) feasible (D) eloquent
11.11. Jeremy Lin’s marvelous performance in the NBA games has aroused a basketball _______ that is currently sweeping Taiwan.
(A) melancholy (B) mania (C) phobia (D) patriotism
12.12. Confined to his laboratory, the scientist was _______ to what was going on in the outside world.
(A) faithful (B) oblivious (C) besieged (D) disgusted
13.13. During the time when slavery still existed in America, racial _______ was a fatal problem in the society.
(A) recession (B) attribution (C) consumption (D) discrimination
14.14. At schools, _______ measures such as fire drills ensure the safety of students in the event of an emergency.
(A) crispy (B) spectacular (C) religious (D) precautionary
15.15. The mug in the shop looked _______ to those that Grandpa stored in the cabinet, so we got one to
replace the one we broke.
(A) prior (B) inferior (C) identical (D) forward
16.16. You are _____________ keep a secret without letting it out of the bag.
(A) engaged in (B) devoted to (C) supposed to (D) keeping from
17.17. The chairman requested that _____________. (A) the members studied the problem more carefully (B) the problem was more carefully studied (C) the problem could be more carefully studied (D) the members study the problem more carefully
18.18. If the sun _____________ no gravity, the earth would fly towards some distant star.
(A) has (B) had (C) will have (D) would have
19.19. If the documents _____________ with discrepancies, the issuing bank shall indicate the discrepancies on the IB form.
(A) will be presented (B) presenting (C) are presented (D) is presenting
20.20. _____________, the entrepreneur would have built the successful business ten years ago.
(A) Only that he can get enough capital (B) If it had not been for the lack of start-up fund (C) But for his start-up fund (D) Should he have enough start-up fund
21.21. Not until the parents came home _____________ their children have dinner. Their teenage children were too lazy to cook for themselves.
(A) did (B) were (C) had been (D) has
22.22. Consumer prices have been surging _____________ estimated on energy and food costs.
(A) as twice much (B) twice as much as (C) as twice as (D) as much twice as
23.23. No one has the power to _____________ their rights to live.
(A) deprive others of (B) be deprived by others of
(C) depriving (D) be deprived
24.24. _____________ the disagreement, the board still reached a final decision to oust the incumbent CEO.
(A) Despite (B) With regard to (C) Instead of (D) Although
25.25. David gave an elaborate excuse for being late, but Jane didn’t know _____________ believe him.
(A) why should she (B) what she should (C) if she should (D) whether should she
26.26. _____________ for his diligence and persistence, the new deputy director is expected to bring up the office morale.
(A) To know (B) Knowing (C) By knowing (D) Known
27.27. _____________ one wait for too long to say something nice to their beloved ones.
(A) Not can (B) Either can (C) If not one can (D) Never can
28.28. James insisted the new baby _____________ after his grandfather.
(A) named (B) is named (C) to be named (D) be named
29.29. In some nations the favorite beverage is coffee, while _____________.
(A) I like tea instead (B) it has caffeine (C) in others it is tea (D) tea has caffeine, too
30.30. _____________ excellent research on wolves, we know much more today about that species than we did five years ago.
(A) Thanks to Dr. Robinson’s (B) Because Dr. Robinson’s (C) As a result of Dr. Robinson has done (D) Despite the fact that Dr. Robinson has done