一、单选题（共 25 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. Some governments try their best to avoid ____ their national debt.|
2. ___ would be the bad banking practices, the cronyism, and the political favoritism.
3. Fiat’s Brazilian operations now ____ for 18% of the conglomerate’s total auto sales.
A. take up
D. make up
4. Six years into the economic expansion of the 1990s, and the living is easy. Almost 3 million jobs have been added over the past year alone, and consumer confidence is ______.
5. If he succeeds, he will return to Turin a hero wrapped ___ glory.
6. _____ 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
7. Previous attempts by President Kim to use tax cuts and other incentives to force the sprawling chaebol to concentrate on core products have been to little ______ .
8. If the stagnant economy actually goes into recession, Hashimoto will face pressures to ease up ___ his fiscal reform.
9. In South Korea, President Kim Dae Jung runs a weak government that is _____ play politics the old fashioned way.
A. opting to
B. apt to
C. opting for
D. apt at
10. And with suppliers increasingly spread out in Mexico, the Far East, and Europe, the impact of an increase in auto sales, say, is ______globally.
11. President Kim, and whoever succeeds him, will have to form a national___ if Koreans are to go forward together.
12. 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
13. Consumers have even more reasons to ___during recessions.
A. put back
B. cut back
C. go back
D. bite back
14. He was ______from his country for political reasons.
15. Now the same players are dragging their feet ____ reform and defying political pressure to clean up their acts.
16. It would ____ not only short-term fixes but also measures to help shape the Tigers for a global economy.
17. Since ____ of the market is controlled by large companies investing in each other, the message is doubly clear.
18. The solutions would include _____ much of the debt into private securities and government bonds.
19. ____ some point, holding this kind of conference is unnecessary.
20. Looking further out, Gartner Group Inc. ______that spending on hardware and software will rise by about 8% annually for the rest of the decade.
21. The young man was ___ for giving his life to rescuing a five-year-old child.
22. The result is a virtuous circle: Rising demand drives average costs down, making it possible to ______lower prices and boosting demand even further.
23. ____ some point, holding this kind of conference is unnecessary.
24. The move sent a clear ____ to the industry that save for the collapse of a giant moneylender.
25. 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