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
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
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
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
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
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