一、单选题（共 25 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. Global leaders should appoint an ____ task force that would have real clout to deal with the problem on a regional basis.|
2. It ___ the main problem is financial mismanagement.
3. As the exporting economies grew and proliferated, the rapidly growing ___ of exports began to shake the very foundation of the Asian miracle.
4. In the immediate future, exports will more than ever be the ___ of the Asian economies.
5. Congressional critics on the right and left have already geared up to ___ the IMF.
A. take aim at
B. take it out of
C. bring in
D. buy out
6. The company saw _____ rise 21% in the first quarter, despite a 1% decline in revenues.
7. As the ranks of losers grow, opinion surveys now show ordinary Japanese are deeply anxious, worried about their jobs, and ____ for change.
8. “Set the world on fire” is similar to ___ in meaning.
9. That _____ productivity paradox now seems to be over.
A. so calling
D. so called
10. Computers are not the only capital _____ that have a payoff.
11. In HK most fortunes have been made in ___, a highly regulated sector.
C. real estate
12. Thanks ___ $ 515 billion worth of investment, the multinationals have moved closer to their customers.
13. Engineer is an ____ post in Fiat.
14. For your future ____, we operate an insurance scheme, covering the equipment against breakdowns for a small additional cost.
15. Creating a new chip design or a new software program is a ____ effort that relies almost exclusively on well-paid domestic workers.
16. The answer lies largely _____ the now-pervasive use of information technology throughout the economy.
17. The ____ crisis highlights the strategic missteps of Seoul’s policymakers.
18. 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
19. Brazil became the key ____ Fiat’s new globalization strategy.
20. Now HK is getting ___ into the whirlpool.
21. Federal budget talks were _____ a standstill until May 3.
22. Sensing this, Hashimoto is pushing liberalization on several ____.
23. ___ competition from Japan and China, export growth in the rest of Asia fell from a peak of 30% in early 1995 to zero by mid-1996.
A. In advance of
B. In aid of
C. In the face of
D. In back of
24. Still, most Americans and Europeans are surprisingly ____ about Asia’s turmoil.
25. For a long time, ___economies like Japan and Korea were few and relatively small compared with importing economies like the U.S.