一、单选题（共 25 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. Fiat’s grand strategists convened in Turin and decided that a new round of globalization was more ____ than before.|
2. Like generals fighting the last war, the Fed seems to be focusing ____ traditional cyclical indicators.
3. Sometimes, ______ productivity has nothing to do with machines-high-or low-tech.
4. Now the same players are dragging their feet ____ reform and defying political pressure to clean up their acts.
5. In early January, Indonesian, President Suharto outlined ___ appending plans that defied moves demanded by the IMF.
6. It is free market and it controls most of the ___ of savings to investment.
7. That could be enough to ______Greenspan to relax.
8. Productivity gains lift the economy onto a faster growth track, but they don’t ____ the ups and downs of the business cycle.
9. If he succeeds, he will return to Turin a hero wrapped ___ glory.
10. In this kind of environment, I see nothing but ____ bad assets.
11. The Asian countries will remain so mired in the old ways of doing business that reform will ___.
12. He quickly discovered that Brazil, rather than being some stagnant backwater, was an auto market ______with growth.
13. The company just finished ______ automated defect-removal systems in the last of its nine U.S. potato plants.
B. to install
C. to set
14. As the ranks of losers grow, opinion surveys now show ordinary Japanese are deeply anxious, worried about their jobs, and ____ for change.
15. 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
16. But he also wants to hike the national sales tax from 3% to 5% and ______an income-tax break enacted in 1995.
17. 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
18. The ____ crisis highlights the strategic missteps of Seoul’s policymakers.
19. 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
20. Thanks ___ $ 515 billion worth of investment, the multinationals have moved closer to their customers.
21. Some governments try their best to avoid ____ their national debt.
22. Hearing the sad mews, the glass ______from his hand and fell into pieces.
23. Bureaucrats now _____ their recent efforts to spur the economy.
24. So far, economists have____ one percentage point off their estimates for global growth in 1998.
A. gotten rid of
C. done away with
D. broken away from
25. Higher productivity also means that the economy may be _____ of sustaining 5% unemployment rates or lower without triggering inflation.