一、单选题（共 25 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. Federal budget talks were _____ a standstill until May 3.|
2. Thailand announced a bank reconstructuring plan last month, but none of the banks ____has agreed to it.
A. by far
B. so far
C. so far as
D. far from
3. She _____ her eyes from the ugly sight.
4. At the same time, far-reaching deregulation should ______ the provisions that compel saving (such as compulsory payroll savings deductions) and suppress consumption.
5. In paticular, world leaders must stop trying to export its way out of trouble ___of the rest of Asia.
A. at the expense of
B. at the head of
C. at the instance of
D. at the hand of
6. More than a year later, politicians throughout the region are choosing to ___ painful choices.
A. do away with
B. steer clear of
C. deal with
D. get accustomed to
7. In a desperate effort to keep things afloat, Asian companies dramatically ___ their short-term bank borrowings.
8. The company saw _____ rise 21% in the first quarter, despite a 1% decline in revenues.
9. Mahathir sacked Anwar in part because he ____ changes to that cozy relationship.
A. called on
B. called for
C. called away
D. called back
10. Tens of thousands of people poured into the streets of Kuala Lumpur to express their support ____ Anwar and his message.
11. As important, Asia must find ways to ___ the balance between saving and consumption.
12. Over the past three years, the amount of money spent on home computers has risen by 55%, far___ income growth.
A. in a bind of
B. in a manner of
C. in excess of
D. in a position to
13. If he succeeds, he will return to Turin a hero wrapped ___ glory.
14. It ___ the main problem is financial mismanagement.
15. Mr. Snow ______ $20 for the horse, so I $21 for the horse.
D. paid off
16. Thanks ___ $ 515 billion worth of investment, the multinationals have moved closer to their customers.
17. Global leaders should appoint an ____ task force that would have real clout to deal with the problem on a regional basis.
18. 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.
19. As one Asian economy after another has melted down over the past nine months, politicians and pundits ______ from Japanese Prime Minister Hashimoto to the Washington Post to the World Bank’s chief economist have all emphasized that there is no cause for a
20. The banking has long been the _____ of the region’s crony capitalism.
21. Corporate Japan is turning ______ itself, with the strong dumping the weak.
22. The company just finished ______ automated defect-removal systems in the last of its nine U.S. potato plants.
B. to install
C. to set
23. Each has ____ new notebook or desktop offerings lately, and Sony’s not selling video game machine has come from nowhere to become a $3 million global business.
D. carried on
24. Many subsidiaries could be spun ____ to professional managers.
25. Company coffers are brimming ____ profits.