2.The hospital had often been inhospitable toward the homeless in the community. The mayor helped
change that attitude.
(A) invaluable (B) intimidating (C) indefinable (D) insignificant
3.People in the sixth century braved the turbulent seas and treacherous storms of the Atlantic Ocean
in small leather boats.
(A) marvelous (B) cautious (C) desirous (D) perilous
4.Mr. Chang revised his opinion of police officers after two of them had jeopardized their lives to save his drowning child.
(A) diminished (B) endangered (C) ventilated (D) redeemed
5.My sister took the test and passed it ____ on the very first try. She certainly has lived up to
(A) at her wit’s end (B) by do’s and don’ts (C) in big blows (D) with flying colors
6.Joseph is a very efficient manager. He always outlines everyone’s duties ____ at the company’s
(A) in case (B) in brief (C) on par (D) on call
7.The inclement weather was expected to continue throughout the week, and _______ predict that in
the next few days the rain will remain.
(A) physiologists (B)zoologists (C) neurologists (D) meteorologists
8.Housing was in crisis. The government cannot _____ its responsibility; otherwise, predict the
National Association of Realtors, that crisis is going to escalate.
(A) abdicate (B) expostulate (C) incinerate (D) obfuscate
9.Armed irregulars supporting death penalty were reported to _____ with the security forces in
several inner-city communities in the downtown areas.
(A) chuckle (B) hibernate (C) skirmish (D) warble
10.After Mr. Johnson had recovered from his illness, he realized the importance of health and
_________ to abstain from smoking.
(A) regretted (B) resolved (C) responded (D) refused
11.Hoping to minimize the effects on the company’s reputation, the general manager ___________
fired the dishonest worker.
(A) decisively (B) relatively (C) prominently (D) informatively
12.The baseball player is not a speedy runner, but he ___________ this disadvantage by powerful
(A) compensates (B) compromises (C) complains (D) concludes
13.The employee has a very bad _______. That’s why he cannot get along well with everybody in the
(A) potential (B) explosion (C) disposition (D) intention
14.In language teaching, grammar is treated __________ when Grammar-Translation Method is in use.
(A) deductively (B) inductively (C) constructively (D) randomly
15.The boss told the workers that he would try his best to continue running the company and promised
not to ______ any employees during the economic recession.
(A) cross out (B) shut down (C) lay off (D) take over
16.Transfer of information takes place _______ in some way to the material that was originally learned.
(A) only if the new material is similar (B) when is the new material similar
(C) only with similar new material (D) so the similar new material
17.Ozone _______ extremely active chemically, and succeeds in damaging any vegetation it comes in
(A) is (B) being (C) which is (D) by being
18.Most snakes eat animals_______ in proportion to their own size.
(A) they are (B) large (C) that are large (D) are large
19.Farmers look forward to_______ every summer.
(A) participating in the county fairs (B) participate in the county fairs
(C) be participating in the county fairs (D) have participated in the county fairs
20.If one of the participants in a conversation wonders _______no real communication has taken place.
(A) what said the other person (B) what the other person said
(C) what did the other person say (D) what was the other person saying
21.I _________ live in Taipei, but I moved to Taichung last year.
(A) used to (B) was used to (C) am used to (D) was using to
22.The stupid worker invested all his money ________ a company that has failed.
(A) to (B) on (C) in (D) at
23.My wife bought me two hamburgers for breakfast, but ________ of them is on the table.
(A) neither (B) both (C) any (D) none
24.Which of the following sentences is CORRECT?
(A) The longer Peter remains the students, the happier he becomes.
(B) The longer Peter remains a student, the happier he becomes.
(C) Longer Peter remains student, happier he becomes.
(D) Longer Peter remains the student, happier he will become.
25.The sick patient wouldn’t take his medicine last night, would he?
(A) No, but I wish he would. (B) Yes, I wish he did.
(C) No, but I wish he had. (D) No, but I wish he took.