1.1. The corporation’s decision to ____ a professional bicycle team was applauded by sports fans. (A) sponsor (B) intoxicate (C) decline (D) conjecture
2.2. The _____ in John’s voice when he talks about his job reveals his dissatisfaction. (A) skirmish (B) sarcasm (C) serpent (D) salvation
3.3. She is _____ beautiful and slender; you may immediately notice her charming looks in the crowd. (A) recklessly (B) reluctantly (C) tentatively (D) strikingly
4.4. Jack’s girlfriend’s reply to his proposal is so _____ that he is not sure if she accepts it. (A) ambiguous (B) strenuous (C) straightforward (D) impulsive
5.5. The employee has been _____ about his career, and soon got the promotion he deserved. (A) obscure (B) conscientious (C) reliable (D) implicit
6.6. The moral _____ of the people was reflected in the lewd literature of the period. (A) daredevil (B) decadence (C) decorum (D) deference
7.7. The _____ acts of the Nazi during World War Two shocked the entire world. (A) hapless (B) hackneyed (C) haphazard (D) hideous
8.8. That rich woman is _____; she pays the expenses for poor students to go to college. (A) amorphous (B) ancillary (C) ambivalent (D) altruistic
9.9. The court’s role in deciding the winner was _____ in the history of US presidential elections. (A) unrelenting (B) unanimous (C) unprecedented (D) unbiased
10.10. According to the modern physics, it seems it would be impossible for anything in the universe to be _____. (A) obstinate (B) officious (C) omniscient (D) oblique
11.11. Researching and writing a thesis takes up an _____ amount of a graduate student’s time. (A) infallible (B) indispensable (C) inordinate (D) insolent
12.12. The spy committed many _____ crimes by selling confidential information to the enemy. (A) treacherous (B) transient (C) tractable (D) torpid
13.13. The professor was on a _____ leave for one year; he will come back to resume his research soon. (A) servile (B) sacrosanct (C) sabbatical (D) sagacious
14.14. When the U.S. stock market collapsed in 1987, the Japanese stock market was the most _____. (A) revile (B) resolute (C) resilient (D) reciprocal
15.15. The editors felt that certain passages in the book had to be ______ before it could be used in the classroom.
16.1. While certain insecticides appear _______ to farmers deeply involved with profit and loss, their effect has often been to ____ the bird population dependent on weedy hedgerows and ditches. (A) beneficial/ decimate (B) applicable/ augment (C) prohibitive/ enhance (D) mandatory/ dishearten
17.2. Leukemia is a long and weary process of disease, _______ for a fortunate few, marching _____ toward death for many others. (A) vanquished/ inexorably (B) mitigate/ vainly (C) conquered/ peacefully (D) foretold/ inevitably
18.3. The urban sophisticate and the more _____ rural dweller appear at odds only to the mind unaccustomed to _____ into mankind’s common motivations. (A) bumptious/ looking (B) ingenuous/ delving (C) casual/ searching (D) bucolic/ probing
19.4. Once an enemy’s true nature is _______, an opponent has some chance to ___________ the situation and perhaps gain the upper hand. (A) superimposed/ recreate (B) exposed/ arbitrate (C) disguised/ ameliorate (D) manifest/ reverse
20.5. In general, _____ behavior on the part of administration aggravates an already tense worker problem rather than _____ it. (A) responsible/ soothing (B) autocratic/ alleviating (C) meretricious/ maximizing (D) humorless/ condoning
21.6. As most biographers have learned, the relationship between an artist’s life and his or her work can be so ____ and complicated that they _____ the most determined scrutiny. (A) tedious/ enliven (B) momentous/ nullify (C) elusive/ resist (D) conspicuous/ defy
22.7. Unlike his colleague who is _____ about its success, Mayor Dalton favors _____ of the project. (A) dubious/ abandonment (B) skeptical/ continuation (C) contemptuous/ conversion (D) elated/ agitation
23.8. Overall, the evidence was inconclusive as to whether the adjustment to the inflated estimates would _______ their accuracy or instead _______ the actual amount. (A) compromise/ magnify (B) confirm/ validate (C) disprove/ pinpoint (D) improve/ understate
24.9. Despite the fact that it is almost universally ________, the practice of indentured servitude still _______ in many parts of the world. (A) condemned/ abates (B) tolerated/ survives (C) proscribed/ persists (D) mandated/ lingers
25.10. Her tone of voice ______ him. He could not tell whether she was being ________ or whether he was to take her comment literally. (A) offended/ genuine (B) puzzled/ direct (C) reassured/ condescending (D) perplexed/ sarcastic
26.11. Which of the following sentence is Incorrect? (A) Whether I walk or drive, I’ll be there on time. (B) Whether by accident or design, we met there again. (C) No matter how difficult the job is, I’ll accomplish it. (D) No matter just or unjust, we should not support war.
27.12. Which of the following sentence is Incorrect? (A) Either you or I am supposed to take the lead. (B) Carefully as she was, she still lost the necklace. (C) What a pity for the team to have lost that game! (D) I made a proposal that the boy be not punished.
28.13. Which of the following sentence is Incorrect? (A) No sooner had she entered the classroom than I was deeply attracted. (B) Hardly had she arrived at the scene when it started to rain. (C) Only at that very moment I realized how much I loved her. (D) Little did I attend her class without feeling happy.
29.14. Which of the following sentence is Incorrect? (A) Choose good-quality programs that are worth watching, such as those from informative channels. (B) Sitting themselves high on the thrones, the royal family had a good command of the arena. (C) It is the extraordinary imagination lying behind his movies that makes them so special. (D) You could have scored higher on the test, but you didn’t bother to study.
30.15. Which of the following sentence is correct? Born in a poor family, ______. (A) people regarded him as the expected (B) no one can look down on him (C) he died the richest man in the country (D) his parents couldn’t offer him much
31.16. Which of the following sentence is correct? (A) Mary, dressed up attractively, is going on a date. (B) The church, destroying in the 18th century, has never been rebuilt. (C) Our school team, practiced hard every day, will certainly win the game. (D) The Greek warriors, having hiding themselves inside the horse all day, crept out and opened the gate.
32.17. Which of the following sentence is correct? (A) Shanghai, which name means “on the sea,” is one of China’s largest cities. (B) Last night, my neighbor made a lot of noise, who kept me awake. (C) Paris, who rejected the warning, took Helen with him. (D) My computer, that worked yesterday, doesn’t work today.
33.18. Which of the following sentence is correct? (A) When she was only five, Janet's mother married for the third time. (B) When only five, Janet's mother married for the third time. (C) When Janet was only five, her mother married for the third time. (D) When Janet's mother married for the third time, she was only five.
34.19. Which of the following sentence is correct? (A) According to the critics, the MTV awards ceremony was tasteless, according to the audience, it was better than ever. (B) According to the critics, the MTV awards ceremony was tasteless according to the audience, it was better than ever. (C) According to the critics, the MTV awards ceremony was tasteless, and according to the audience, it was better than ever. (D) According to the critics, the MTV awards ceremony was tasteless, but according to the audience, it was better than ever.
35.20. Which of the following sentence is correct? (A) A course of cognitive behavior therapy can be as effective, if not more so, than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia. (B) A course of cognitive behavior therapy can be more effective than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia. (C) A course of cognitive behavior therapy can be at least as effective in helping the elderly overcome insomnia as drug therapy, and is without the side effects of drug treatment. (D) A course of cognitive behavior therapy can be at least as effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects.