Alice : Is there a garage sale in the neighborhood today? Nancy : Yes. There's one next street. ________ Alice : Some old furniture, perhaps.
(A) What can I do for you?
(B) What do you plan to buy?
(C) What's the big idea?
(D) What's on your mind?
46 Airline clerk: Good morning. May I help you?
Customer: I’d like to reserve a ticket to San Francisco this Friday morning.
Airline clerk: One way or round-trip?
Customer: I am not sure. ______________________
(A) How long is the round-trip ticket good for?
(B) How long will I stay in the West Coast?
(C) Let me help you choose the right one.
(D) It seems quite a long distance away.
40 The term “commissions” referred to in Article 29 of Customs Act shall not include fees paid by the buyer
to his agent for purchase of the imported goods abroad. Accordingly, the commission is also called
(A)broker (B)broker’s (C) buying (D) selling
1 Through dark and filthy water, the last ___________remnant of Hurricane Ike, search-and-rescue teams continued
combing Galveston Island and other coastal communities hit hardest by an overwhelming storm surge.
(A) tactile (B) eligible (C) susceptible (D) tangible
24 The city has made great strides in tourism:_________ its abundant historical sites, temples, and religious
festivals, it boasts a myriad of local culinary delights.
(A) because of (B) despite (C) in addition to (D) just as
It is easy to understand why the Greeks found geocentric cosmology so appealing. Night after night, we see celestial objects moving across the sky from east to west. Wouldn’t it be natural to assume that the Earth lies motionless at the center of the universe and that the Sun, the moon, planets, and stars revolve around it? In the 4th century B.C., Plato postulated a world system with the stationary Earth as its hub and a huge outer space that carried the planets and stars in its daily revolution. But his two-sphere configuration could not account for a particular motion of certain planets. As a rule, the planets and stars traveled together across the sky every night from east to west. But now and then, inexplicably, some planets seemed to drift backwards. Today we know that retrograde motion is an illusion caused by the fact that we observe planetary motion from a planet that is itself in motion. It never entered the mind of Eudoxus, a young contemporary of Plato’s, that the Earth could actually move. But he did try to accommodate planetary retrogression to the motionless earth by developing from the two-sphere Platonic system a model with twenty-seven spheres, one for every known planet; each was attached to another sphere whose rotation, combined with the rotation of the other planetary spheres, explained the “reversed” direction of certain heavenly bodies. 【題組】46 According to Greek cosmology, which of the following did NOT move?
(A)The Earth (B)The Moon (C)Mars (D)The Sun
【題組】Which of the following statements is true about Eudoxus?
(A)He was born two centuries after Plato.
(B)He believed that the Earth was stationary.
(C) He proposed that the planetary retrogression was an illusion.
(D)His cosmological structure was smaller in scale than Plato’s.