一、单选题（共 25 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. In one ______the auto-making market in Brazil was changed forever.|
2. The 40% ______of the yen against the dollar is helping the comeback. But the multinationals are gaining even more advantages from their production bases that have sprung up around the world.
3. Nothing represents the difficulties of reform _____ the effort to fix the banks.
A. as well as
B. as soon as
C. as well
D. as far as
4. Scanners _____ discolored spots in sliced potatoes as they zoom by on conveyors.
5. The boy asked his mother to _____ him up so that he could look in the window.
6. Companies are relying on temporary workers and outside consulting firms, which can be easily ___ during tough times.
A. sloughed off
B. put across
C. brought off
D. taken amiss
7. As the task force nears the end of its life it will probably want to create some permanent agency, perhaps under the aegis of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation ______ to enforce the agreed upon rules.
8. 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
9. Fiat’s campaign to win this war has been ____, which makes other companies to follow its example.
10. The Asian countries will remain so mired in the old ways of doing business that reform will ___.
11. In HK most fortunes have been made in ___, a highly regulated sector.
C. real estate
12. And with suppliers increasingly spread out in Mexico, the Far East, and Europe, the impact of an increase in auto sales, say, is ______globally.
13. Several Asian countries are so deep in debt that they had to go to the ___ for help.
14. It is free market and it controls most of the ___ of savings to investment.
15. That could be enough to ______Greenspan to relax.
16. Knowing that he had been permitted to study by Harvard University, he was too excited to ______on the phone.
17. President of Fiat in 1992 unexpectedly slashed taxes ____ what were dubbed “popular cars”.
18. Most of Asia’s governments cannot ____ credit to needy local borrowers.
19. Millions of workers in some Asian countries have been ___ as a result of IMF terms.
A. laid aside
B. laid back
C. put away
D. laid off
20. If the stagnant economy actually goes into recession, Hashimoto will face pressures to ease up ___ his fiscal reform.
21. China’s __ of the Renminbi in 1994 signals the end of the game to some degree.
22. Computers in ____ sectors have seen their shares tumble some 10%since the start of the year.
23. In early January, Indonesian, President Suharto outlined ___ appending plans that defied moves demanded by the IMF.
24. Many subsidiaries could be spun ____ to professional managers.
25. The banking has long been the _____ of the region’s crony capitalism.