一、单选题（共 25 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. Since ____ of the market is controlled by large companies investing in each other, the message is doubly clear.|
2. Previous attempts to use tax cuts and other incentives to force the ____ Chaebol to concentrate on core products have been to little avail.
3. China’s __ of the Renminbi in 1994 signals the end of the game to some degree.
4. He had made noises advocating environment reform that ____ opposition from Mahathir.
A. ran into
B. ran across
C. ran about
D. ran after
5. Hearing the sad mews, the glass ______from his hand and fell into pieces.
6. “Set the world on fire” is similar to ___ in meaning.
7. _____ 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
8. South Korea and Malaysia are assuming more control ____ the banking sector.
9. Throughout the regions, politics is fast becoming the chief obstacle ___ economic recovery.
10. The biggest high-tech downturn in the past two decades came in 1985, when demand_____ just before the introduction of Intel’s 80386 microprocessor.
A. died out
B. petered out
C. came into being
11. 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
12. Asian____ have used their unbridled power pervasively to compel their citizens to become big savers.
13. Instead, local magnates are objecting ___ the terms of privatization.
14. Federal budget talks were _____ a standstill until May 3.
15. Tax cuts and creation of a social safety net should ____ a breakup of large industrial and financial groups.
A. be combined by
B. be confined to
C. be coupled with
D. be cabled by
16. Knowing that he had been permitted to study by Harvard University, he was too excited to ______on the phone.
17. Small businesses have to depend ____ the health of large companies for their livelihood..
18. These dollars ______over in the form of increased purchases of such things as cars and homes.
19. As they ____ over their options, all roads eventually led to Brazil.
20. Economists fear political concerns will have the government intervening __ the stock market.
21. Brazilian auto analysts say it’s only a matter of time before it ______ Volkswagen, which holds 29.1% of the market, to become No.1. “Fiat has clearly done a marvelous job of coming from third place to threaten VW,” says Francisco H. Passos Fernandes, a director of Price Waterhouse in Sao Paulo.
22. 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
23. In this kind of environment, I see nothing but ____ bad assets.
24. For a long time, ___economies like Japan and Korea were few and relatively small compared with importing economies like the U.S.
25. Many of Asia’s banks cannot meet their short-term commitments to overseas lenders or extend credit to ______local borrowers.