一、单选题（共 25 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. _____ experiencing the booms and busts of old, the economy is on a steady growth.|
A. Other than
B. Rather than
C. No more than
D. No other than
2. If he succeeds, he will return to Turin a hero wrapped ___ glory.
3. Back then, when unemployment fell below 6.5%, inflation ______ .
A. got up
B. shut down
C. took off
D. put on
4. The weak Japanese yen and cyclical price declines have ___ to slash prices on Korea’s key exports.
5. Computers in ____ sectors have seen their shares tumble some 10%since the start of the year.
6. In one ______the auto-making market in Brazil was changed forever.
7. Once ______ as digital slackers, Japanese consumer-electronics giants such as Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi have been every bit as aggressive as the automakers in fighting for global market share.
A. written down
B. written on
C. written off
D. written about
8. The couple made their ____ before a parish priest.
A. opening remarks
9. For years, she ______the hope that her husband might still be alive.
10. Throughout the regions, politics is fast becoming the chief obstacle ___ economic recovery.
11. Corporate Japan is turning ______ itself, with the strong dumping the weak.
12. Global leaders should appoint an ____ task force that would have real clout to deal with the problem on a regional basis.
13. Some governments try their best to avoid ____ their national debt.
14. As long as the red tape remains, corruption will ____.
15. The answer lies largely _____ the now-pervasive use of information technology throughout the economy.
16. Optimists figure that ongoing surge in U.S. production, employment, and exports to other regions will largely ______trade with Indonesia or Thailand.
17. For now, the world is breathing a bit easier. By mid-January, the South Korean crisis seemed to stabilize, Suharto was making conciliatory gestures to foreign bankers, and Asian stocks and currencies were starting to ______back.
18. That _____ productivity paradox now seems to be over.
A. so calling
D. so called
19. Retail sales have been ____ recently.
20. With the recent decision to split Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. into two local companies and one long-distance carrier owned by a holding company, the Diet is now expected to lift a ______on such combines dating to the U.S. occupation.
21. Some governments try their best to avoid ____ their national debt.
22. The change of the plan would ______treat inconvenience on them.
23. Sometimes a bureaucrat’s ___ ruling can mean denial or loss of one’s welfare benefits.
24. ___ of Anwar, the opposition may end up retreating in confusion.
B. To deprive
25. High-tech profits ______stock prices, making investors more willing to spend. And rising wages and bonuses for high-tech workers finance the purchases of new cars and homes.