3.Israel and Palestine will still be at the top of the political __________ . In addition, they will also be the subjects of discussion in daily newspapers.
(A) formula (B) seminar (C) propaganda (D) agenda
4.Chrysler and Italian automaker Fiat officially signed a strategic alliance __________ by the U.S. government, one day after the Supreme Court cleared the path for the deal.
(A) scrambled (B) undergone (C) upgraded (D) brokered
5.General Motors opened the largest automotive battery laboratory in the United States, a move the struggling company believes will _______ the development of electric vehicles.
(A) harass (B) deteriorate (C) hasten (D) pierce
6.Suu Kyi's lawyers will _______ the country's Supreme Court to reinstate two defense witnesses. Prosecutors have allowed only one witness to take the stand.
(A) petition (B) initiate (C) exclaim (D) reconcile
11.North Korea believes no matter how hard the hostile forces may try all sorts of isolation and blockade, the country, which is proud of its nuclear power, will not ________ them.
(A) patch up (B) flinch from (C) plow into (D) resort to
12.Mercifully, the man survived the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon and he survived again when a roadside bomb _______ in Iraq killing four fellow Marines.
(A) fetched up (B) leaped up (C) went off (D) set forth
13.A gaseous hydrogen leak on the space shuttle Endeavour forced NASA to cancel Saturday's planned launch. The leak is similar to _______ that happened during the first launch attempt of space shuttle Discovery in March.
(A) the moment (B) the reason (C) the way (D) the one
24.Last year the ___ cost of food was a shock to most governments: the price of wheat and corn tripled and the price of rice climbed five-fold.
(A) skyrocketing (B) exhilarating (C) imprecating (D) excruciating
25.Despite the ___ of websites like Facebook and Twitter, which encourage people to share privacy, technology’s most powerful allure may be how it empowers anonymous users to delve into taboo topics.
(A) embarrassment (B) preservation (C) galvanization (D) proliferation
27.Obama’s America is facing some worrisome questions: whether to encourage the globe’s best and brightest to ____ to our shores, or to save American jobs for American workers.
(A) float (B) flock (C) fluctuate (D) fulgurate
28.The Pakistani terrorists claimed responsibility for a complex bomb attack on the city of Lahore, saying that it was ____ for an army offensive against them.
(A) assassination (B) controversy (C) retaliation (D) deterioration