National Entrance Test Of English For MA/MS Candidates (2001)
Part Ⅰ Structure and Vocabulary
Beneath each of the following sentences, there are four choices marked ［A］,［B］,［C］ and ［D］.Choose the one that best completes the sentence. Mark your answer on ANSWER SHEET 1 by blackening the corresponding letter in the brackets with a pencil. (5 points)
I have been to the Great Wall three times _________ 1979.
［A］from ［B］after ［C］for ［D］since
The sentence should read, "I have been to the Great Wall three times since 1979." Therefore, you should choose ［D］.
1.If I were in movie, then it would be about time that I _________ my head in my hands for a cry.
［A］bury ［B］am burying ［C］buried ［D］would bury
2.Good news was sometimes released prematurely, with the British recapture of the port _________ half a day before the defenders actually surrendered.
［A］to announce ［B］announced ［C］announcing ［D］was announced
3.According to one belief, if truth is to be known it will make itself apparent, so one _________ wait instead of searching for it.
［A］would rather ［B］had to ［C］cannot but ［D］had best
4.She felt suitably humble just as she _________ when he had first taken a good look at her city self, hair waved and golden, nails red and pointed.
［A］had ［B］had had ［C］would have and ［D］has had
5.There was no sign that Mr. Jospin, who keeps a firm control on the party despite _________ from leadership of it, would intervene personally.
［A］ being resigned ［B］having resigned
［C］going to resign ［D］resign
6.So involved with their computers _________ that leaders at summer computer camps often have to force them to break for sports and games.
［A］became the children ［B］become the children
［C］had the children become ［D］do the children become
7.The individual TV viewer invariably senses that he or she is _________ an anonymous, statistically insignificant part of a huge and diverse audience.
［A］everything except ［B］anything but
［C］no less than ［D］nothing more than
8.One difficulty in translation lies in obtaining a concept match. _________ this is meant that a concept in one language is lost or changed in meaning in translation.
［A］By ［B］In ［C］For ［D］With
9.Conversation becomes weaker in a society that spends so much time listening and being talked to _________ it has all but lost the will and the skill to speak for itself.
［A］as ［B］which ［C］that ［D］what
10.Church as we use the word refers to all religious institutions, _________ they Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Jewish, and so on.
［A］be ［B］being ［C］were ［D］are
Beneath each of the following sentences, there are four choices marked ［A］,［B］,［C］ and ［D］.Choose the one that best completes the sentence. Mark your answer on ANSWER SHEET 1 by blackening the corresponding letter in the rackets with a pencil. (10 points)
The lost car of the Lees was found _________ in the woods off the highway.
［A］vanished ［B］scattered ［C］abandoned ［D］rejected
The sentence should read. "The lost car of the Lees was found abandoned in the woods off the highway." There fore, you should choose ［C］.
11.He is too young to be able to _________ between right and wrong.
［A］discard ［B］discern ［C］disperse ［D］disregard
12.It was no _________ that his car was seen near the bank at the time of the robbery.
［A］coincidence ［B］convention ［C］certainty ［D］complication
13.One of the responsibilities of the Coast Guard is to make sure that all ships _________ follow traffic rules in busy harbors.
［A］cautiously ［B］dutifully ［C］faithfully ［D］skillfully
14.The Eskimo is perhaps one of the most trusting and considerate of all Indians but seems to be _________ the welfare of his animals.
［A］critical about［B］indignant at ［C］indifferent to［D］subject to
15.The chairman of the board _________ on me the unpleasant job of dismissing good workers the firm can no longer afford to employ.
［A］compelled ［B］posed ［C］pressed ［D］tempted
16.It is naive to expect that any society can resolve all the social problems it is faced with _________,
［A］for long ［B］in and out ［C］once for all ［D］by nature
17.Using extremely different decorating schemes in adjoining rooms may result in _________ and lack of unity in style.
［A］conflict ［B］confrontation［C］disturbance ［D］disharmony
18.The Timber rattlesnake is now on the endangered species list, and is extinct in two eastern states in which it once _________.
［A］thrived ［B］swelled ［C］prospered ［D］flourished
19.However, growth in the fabricated metals industry was able to _________ some of the decline in the iron and steel industry.
［A］overturn ［B］overtake ［C］offset ［D］oppress
20.Because of its intimacy, radio is usually more than just a medium; it is _________.
［A］firm ［B］company ［C］corporation ［D］enterprise
21.When any non-human organ is transplanted into a person, the body immediately recognizes it as _________.
［A］novel ［B］remote ［C］distant ［D］foreign
22.My favorite radio song is the one I first heard on a thick 1923 Edison disc I _________ at a garage sale.
［A］trifled with ［B］scraped through［C］stumbled upon［D］thirsted for
23.Some day software will translate both written and spoken language so well that the need for any common second language could _________.
［A］descend ［B］decline ［C］deteriorate ［D］depress
24.Equipment not _________ official safety standards has all been removed from the workshop.
［A］conforming to ［B］consistent with
［C］predominant over ［D］providing for
25.As an industry, biotechnology stands to _________ electronics in dollar volume and perhaps surpass it in social impact by 2020.
［A］contend ［B］contest ［C］rival ［D］strive
26.The authors of the United States Constitution attempted to establish an effective national government while preserving _________ for the states and liberty for individuals.
［A］autonomy ［B］dignity ［C］monopoly ［D］stabilit
27.For three quarters of its span on Earth, life evolved almost _________ as microorganisms.
［A］precisely ［B］instantly ［C］initially ［D］exclusively
28.The introduction of gunpowder gradually made the bow and arrow _________, particularly in Western Europe.
［A］obscure ［B］obsolete ［C］optional ［D］overlapping
29.Whoever formulated the theory of the origin of the universe, it is just _________ and needs proving.
［A］spontaneous ［B］hypothetical ［C］intuitive ［D］empirical
30.The future of this company is _________: many of its talented employees are flowing into more profitable net-based businesses.
［A］at odds ［B］in trouble ［C］in vain ［D］at stake
Part Ⅱ Cloze Test
For each numbered blank in the following passage, there are four choices marked ［A］,［B］,［C］ and ［D］. Choose the best one and mark your answer on ANSWER SHEET 1 by blackening the corresponding letter in the brackets with a pencil. (10 points)
The government is to ban payments to witnesses by newspapers seeking to buy up people involved in prominent cases 31 the trial of Rosemary West.
In a significant 32 of legal controls over the press. Lord Irvine, the Lord Chancellor, will introduce a 33 bill that will propose making payments to witnesses 34 and will strictly control the amount of 35 that can be given to a case 36 a trial begins.
In a letter to Gerald Kaufman, chairman of the House of Commons media select committee. Lord Irvine said he 37 with a committee report this year which said that self regulation did not 38 sufficient control.
39 of the letter came two days after Lord Irvine caused a 40 of media protest when he said the 41 of privacy controls contained in European legislation would be left to judges 42 to Parliament.
The Lord Chancellor said introduction of the Human Rights Bill, which 43 the European Convention on Human Rights legally 44 in Britain, laid down that everybody was 45 to privacy and that public figures could go to court to protect themselves and their families.
"Press freedoms will be in safe hands 46 our British judges," he said.
Witness payments became an 47 after West was sentenced to 10 life sentences in 1995. Up to 19 witnesses were 48 to have received payments for telling their stories to newspapers. Concerns were raised 49 witnesses might be encouraged to exaggerate their stories in court to 50 guilty verdicts.
31．［A］as to ［B］for instance ［C］in particular［D］such as
32．［A］tightening ［B］intensifying ［C］focusing ［D］fastening
33．［A］sketch ［B］rough ［C］preliminary ［D］draft
34．［A］illogical ［B］illegal ［C］improbable ［D］improper
35．［A］publicity ［B］penalty ［C］popularity ［D］peculiarity
36．［A］since ［B］if ［C］before ［D］as
37．［A］sided ［B］shared ［C］complied ［D］agreed
38．［A］present ［B］offer ［C］manifest ［D］indicate
39．［A］Release ［B］Publication ［C］Printing ［D］Exposure
40．［A］storm ［B］rage ［C］flare ［D］flash
41．［A］translation ［B］interpretation［C］exhibition ［D］demonstration
42．［A］better than ［B］other than ［C］rather than ［D］sooner than
43．［A］changes ［B］makes ［C］sets ［D］turns
44．［A］binding ［B］convincing ［C］restraining ［D］sustaining
45．［A］authorized ［B］credited ［C］entitled ［D］qualified
46．［A］with ［B］to ［C］from ［D］by
47．［A］impact ［B］incident ［C］inference ［D］issue
48．［A］stated ［B］remarked ［C］said ［D］told
49．［A］what ［B］when ［C］which ［D］that
50．［A］assure ［B］confide ［C］ensure ［D］guarantee