1.01. Rather than portraying Joseph II as a radical reformer whose reign was strikingly enlightened, the play Amadeus depicts him as a （_____________） thinker, too committed to orthodox theories of musical composition to appreciate an artist of Mozart’s genius. (A) ostentatious (B) doctrinaire (C) prodigious (D) devoid
2.02. Although he was generally considered an extremely （_____________） individual, his testimony at the trial revealed that he had been very hypocritical. (A) guileless (B) formidable (C) arduous (D) callous
3.03. Among contemporary writers of fiction, Virginia Woolf is an（_____________） figure, in some ways as radical as James Joyce, in others no more modern than Jane Austen. (A) abstemious (B) autonomous (C) anomalous (D) anonymous
4.04. When facts are（_____________） and data are hard to come by, even scientists occasionally throw aside the professional disguise, and shamelessly appeal to authority and subjective arguments. (A) exuberant (B) sleek (C) viable (D) elusive
7.07. In an age of（_____________） consumerism, fueled by the increasing speed of technology, we are often inundated with an over abundance of choices. (A) transient (B) immanent (C) extravagant (D) burgeoning
10.10. Our country has been working（_____________） to strengthen the ties among those countries which have diplomatic relationship with us. (A) assiduously (B) anonymously (C) pervasively (D) inimically
12.12. The fact that in some countries the AIDS virus infects more than 50% of the population is practically（_____________） , but as hard as it is to believe, it is true. (A) unfathomable (B) incorrigible (C) impetuous (D) untenable
16.II. 克漏字 : (20%)
( A ) It is a little known fact that roughly one-third of what American professional women
earn goes towards their appearance. Many reasons have been 16 to account for why so
many of these seemingly empowered and sophisticated women remain so 17 with their
looks, the most often-cited one being that in the world of business, individual looks are an
increasingly influential factor. 18 obvious, nevertheless, is the nature of beauty itself—
what makes one person visually pleasing, but another 19 to the eye? Now, as the
aesthetic 20 of women spur on an ever more lucrative beauty industry, anthropologists
and cosmetic companies alike are striving for answers to this eternal question.
16. (A) put forth (B) set about (C) carried out (D) glossed over
21.( B ) Thomas Watson Jr. told Wharton students in 1973 that good design is good business. The
idea seemed quixotic, silly even. To many people, design still meant the 21 polish of nicer
homes and cleaner graphics. But Watson had earned the right to his belief. The recently retired
IBM CEO was a business oracle, 22 the company tenfold during his tenure by transforming
its signature product line. Once 23 the grime of cogs and springs, Big Blue had become
the face of a new computer age. Watson had always been a pioneering advocate for design. In
1953, he recruited Eliot Noyes to reinvent the street-level showroom at IBM’s Manhattan
headquarters. And as IBM transformed, it became 24 with the rise of modernism.
Innovation today is 25 linked with design--- and design has been a decisive advantage in
countless industries, not to mention crucial tool to 26 commoditization. The easiest is
that design allows us to 27 customer’s lust--- and demand higher prices as a result. So
why change? Because good design is very profitable.
【題組】21. (A) artificial (B) superficial (C) beneficial (D) facial
28.( C ) The development of human civilization nearly entails how the notion of statistics has
evolved and been put into practice. Around two thousand years ago, a census 28 by
Caesar Augustus became part of the greatest story ever told. Questionable 29 it may
seem to the people at present, the census could be considered unprecedented in the history of
statistics. Now it is the census taker that does the traveling in the fond hope that a 30
population will stay long enough to gain a thorough sampling. 31 the completion of
census taking, methods of gathering, recording and evaluating information have been
innovated a great deal over the centuries. And while it was the modest purpose of Rome to
obtain a simple head count as an adequate basis for 32 taxes, now batteries of
complicated statistical series 33 governmental agencies and private organizations are
eagerly scanned and interpreted by sages and seers to get a clue to future events. 34 our
more immediate concern, the reliability of present-day economic forecasting, there are
considerable differences of opinion. Some people talked about newfangled computers and
high-falutin mathematical systems in terms of excitement and endearment. However, others
pointed to the deplorable record of highly esteemed forecasts and forecasters. The president
of the American Statistical Association cautioned that “high powered statistical methods are
usually in order 35 the facts are crude and inadequate, the exact contrary of what crude
and inadequate statisticians assume.”
【題組】28. (A) deciphered (B) depleted (C) deployed (D) decreed
36.III. 文意選填: (10%)
The birth of cosmetic reconstructive surgery truly occurred many hundreds of years later
and over the past ten years plastic surgery has become very popular with more and more
people refusing to grow old 36 . It is however not limited to young women 37 the
fact that eating disorders are on the rise among young men; men and women alike are
interested in cosmetic surgery and it even gains popularity in mainstream culture. It seems that
38 are people judged on their abilities alone but on their appearance and more and more
people are choosing to go under the knife in an effort to shape themselves into an objective
and 39 ideal beauty.
The “image” of beauty portrayed by the media is usually 40 the adjectives, young,
very slim, and most often white. Having a body weight of 15% below normal for one’s height,
age and weight is considered ideal. In other words, people should be anorexic to meet the
media’s image of beauty. The message is that only their 41 image of beauty is acceptable.
This ideal image and weight, however, is unattainable for 99% women and 42 most
images of models appearing on magazines have been airbrushed to perfection to attain that
“perfect” image of beauty.
Sadly, for many people, the 43 for beauty has turned into an all-out obsession.
Unsurprisingly, the newfound obsession is a convenient marketing tool because 99% of the
female population is not satisfied with their appearance and therefore will be more 44
buy slimming, cosmetics or turn to plastic surgery. The industry uses media to keep people
thinking that they should maintain the slender or even skinny shape. This idea is simply
unattainable and the desire for it will never be met so the demand for the industry will never
decrease. And the very industries that profit from 45 inadequacy will continue to
【題組】36 (A) quest (B) little (C) amenity (D) ironically (E) attributed to
(AB) fueling (AC) related to (AD) imposed (AE) gracefully (BC) obtrusive
(BD) arbitrary (BE) considering (CD) likely to (CE) no longer (DE) widely
46.IV. 閱讀測驗: (5%)
A widely held theory today is that the ancestors of today’s Native American peoples traveled
to the Western Hemisphere from Asia between 25,000 and 30,000 years ago, which was around
the same time that Japan was being settled by Stone Age inhabitants. There is dental evidence and
blood-type evidence to support this theory. A dental pattern that is found among most ancient
human fossils in the Americas is consistent with the dental pattern of ancient human fossils in
northeastern Asia. In blood type, the fact that blood type B is almost nonexistent among Native
American populations but exists in Asian populations leads to the conclusion that migrations to the
Americas from Asia took place before the evolution of blood type B, which is believed to have
occurred around 30,000 years ago. In addition to the dental and blood-type evidence, more
general evolutionary evidence suggests that it took more than 20,000 years for the variety of
physical traits common to Native American populations to evolve, and linguists broadly concur
that the development of the approximately 500 distinct languages of the Native American would
require approximately 25,000 years.
The proposed migration from Asia to the Americans took place during the Ice Age that
characterized the Pleistocene epoch. During that period of time, there were huge glaciers holding
enormous volumes of water, and, because of the huge glaciers, sea levels were as much as 100
meters lower than they are today. The reduced sea levels meant that Asia and North America were
linked with a 750-mile-wide landmass, named Beringia after the Bering Straits that now cover it,
and consisted of treeless grassland with warm summers and cold dry winters. Because of the
geographical features of Beringia during the Pleistocene epoch, it was an environment well-suited
to the large mammals of the time, such as mammoth, mastodon, bison, horse, and reindeer, as
well as to the Stone Age hunters who depended on these animals for their existence. The Stone
Age inhabitants of the area used these animals not only for food but also for shelter, clothing, and
weapons; they were able to spread out and expand their hunting areas as their populations grew,
and their populations most likely grew at a very high rate because of the huge amount of territory
available for expansion.
In spite of the evidence, not all anthropologists are convinced that the migrations from Asia to
the Americas took place as early as 25,000 to 30,000 years ago. There is general agreement that
the migrations took place, but some believe that the migrations took place much later. No
fossilized human bones have been found in what used to be Beringia; finding human bones dating
from 25,000 to 30,000 years ago would be strong proof of the dates when the migration took place.
However, because what was once Beringia is submerged beneath ocean waters, it may be a
formidable task to uncover fossil evidence of migration from Asia to the Americas through
【題組】46..The phrase broadly concur in paragraph 1 is closet in meaning to .
(A) to hold opposite views
(B) to have heated debates
(C) to be skeptical of the status quo
(D) to reach an agreement
47.【題組】47.Which of the following statements is NOT provided as evidence to support the hypothesis that
the migration discussed in the passage occurred 25,000 and 30,000 years ago?
(A) The dental patterns of the human fossils found in the Americas and Asia are common.
(B) It took the Native Americas roughly 25,000 years to decide on the universal language.
(C) There are variations in blood types between Asians and Native Americans.
(D) The variety of the physical features of Native Americans requires time to develop.
48.【題組】48.Which of the following statements is TRUE about Beringia?
(A) Beringia serves as the source of the name Bering Straits.
(B) Beringia used to be covered with lush trees and grass as a suitable habitat for many species.
(C) Beringia has become inaccessible because it has been submerged under glaciers.
(D) Beringia provided the inhabitants with a suitable environment for survival due to the
49.【題組】49.What can be inferred from paragraph 2?
(A) Since the Ice Age, the amount of water in the oceans has decreased drastically.
(B) Glaciers have grown tremendously since the last Ice Age.
(C) During the Ice Age, sea levels were low because of how much water was frozen.
(D) During the Ice Age, huge glaciers displaced a lot of water, causing the oceans to rise.
50.【題組】50.Which of the following titles can be the best follow-up research topic?
(A) How to reach fossilized human bones in what used to be Beringia.
(B) How to dissect human bones discovered in Beringia.
(C) How to scrutinize the lives of the mammals in the Ice Age.
(D) How to examine the dental structure of human bones discovered in the Pleistocene epoch.