1.101. Customers pay premium price for ______ products because the quality of the products is higher than that of similar products or they are heavily advertised. (A) branded (B) branding (C) brandish (D) brandy
2.102. The higher the price, ______ for producers to produce and sell. So a rise in price increases the quantity supplied. (A) the higher incentive (B) the incentive is higher (C) the higher the incentive (D) when the incentive higher
5.105. Sony is one of the companies throughout the world, which uses an ______ assembly line to produce digital cameras and varied video products.
(A) automation (B) automating (C) automated (D) automaton
6.106. The United Colors of Benetton, __________, has come to stand for up-market casual but smart clothes. (A) which an Italian company (B) is an Italia company (C) that it is an Italian company (D) an Italian company
7.107. Because the market cannot always prevent _______ their customers or supplying inadequate goods, governments have to step in to pass consumer protection laws. (A) misled (B) mislead (C) misleaded (D) misleading
9.109. Balance sheets are used by other businesses and individuals to judge whether the business is safe enough _______in or to buy out. (A) so that to invest (B) investing (C) to invest (D) and invests
11.111. The Internet, a backbone for the so-called data superhighway, ________computer networks, cable TV, interactive phone services and other technologies. (A) consists of (B) consisting of (C) was made of (D) made up of
14.114. Ethnocentrism is the view that one’s own culture is better than all the others; it is the way all people feel about themselves as _________outsiders. (A) compared to (B) comparing to (C) are compared to (D) they compare to
21.121. The Market is like a vast voting machine with buyers and sellers being the market forces which determine price and quantity __________ in a market. (A) buy and sell (B) bought and sold (C) buying and selling (D) bought and selling
22.122. The company makes traditional men’s shoes that will look good with a suit or __________. (A) and more causal clothes (B) with more casual clothes (C) wear more causal clothes (D) to wear clothes causally.
23.123. Sara’s ran up debts of $50,000 in the first year and it will ________business unless it increases sales to 4,000 personal computers in the second year. (A) go out of (B) go off (C) go for (D) go through.
27.127. The Manufacturing industry ________ over the past thirty years, causing the manufacturing employment as a proportion of total employment fell by 17 percent. (A) was revolutionized (B) has revolutionized (C) revolutionized (D) had revolutionized
28.128. Tesco, one of the largest supermarket chains in the UK, employing up to several hundred full time workers, ______ wealth and prosperity in the local community. (A) creating (B) creates (C) create (D) have created
29.129. The size of population in a local area would affect businesses; _____ what happens to business could well affect the size of population. (A) similarly (B) therefore (C) consequently (D) even though
30.130. The _______ of a city, such as roads, telephone networks, water, gas and electricity supply, has an important impact on local economical development. (A) infrastructure (B) environment (C) policy (D) construction
32.132. Government imposes many regulations on foreign business, from consumer rights, to employee and labor relations, _____ to laws governing contracts and liability. (A) or (B) and (C) either (D) but
33.133. P&O is always looking to get the best value for money; _____ it is also interested in the quality of the product, delivery times and after sales service. (A) although (B) in spite (C) however (D) accordingly
34.134. ________the difficulty of using different currencies, the EU has established a monetary union where there is only one single currency, the Ecu. (A) To get around (B) Getting up (C) With getting hold (D) To get through
36.136. A multinational needs to develop strategies for _____ a number of different problems, such as communication, local laws and politics, and exchange rate fluctuations. (A) bringing up with (B) coping with (C) dealing in (D) setting up
40.140. Studies showed that the accumulation of carbon dioxide ______ average global temperatures to rise nearly four degrees Fahrenheit by the twenty–first century. (A) have caused (B) has caused (C) have been causing (D) causing