一、单选题（共 25 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. High-tech profits ______stock prices, making investors more willing to spend. And rising wages and bonuses for high-tech workers finance the purchases of new cars and homes.|
2. Conversely, if spending on computers ______ , that’s a sign that companies had little faith in the productivity benefits of information technology.
3. The answer lies largely _____ the now-pervasive use of information technology throughout the economy.
4. Consumers have even more reasons to ___during recessions.
A. put back
B. cut back
C. go back
D. bite back
5. If he succeeds, he will return to Turin a hero wrapped ___ glory.
6. A deadbeat can_____ a piece of property for five years before a bank can claim it.
A. hang about
B. hang around
C. hang back
D. hang onto
7. As the Nikkei’s latest nightmare suggests, making the transition to an economy in which government ____ less and the market counts for more will not be fun.
8. A move is ____ in Congress to oppose U.S. help.
A. in the way
B. under way
C. out of the way
D. across the way
9. He had made noises advocating environment reform that ____ opposition from Mahathir.
A. ran into
B. ran across
C. ran about
D. ran after
10. Traders mouthed the same grim sentiments when the market lost its ____ back in 1992.
11. Now HK is getting ___ into the whirlpool.
12. In resolving the problem, the IMF and world leaders must, of course, urgently address the ___ issuses of shaky banking systems, transparency and financial management.
13. The decline is now ____ a serious rethinking of how far Japan should experiment with liberalization.
14. 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
15. Many observers doubt that’s the case, however. Hashimoto may moderate some of his austerity plan if the economy goes into shock. But right now, he is resisting widespread calls to ______ the moribund property market by easing capital-gains taxes on some real estate transactions.
16. Cisco now handles 70% of the support calls it receives without human intervention , ______ the Web.
17. For a long time, ___economies like Japan and Korea were few and relatively small compared with importing economies like the U.S.
18. Since ____ of the market is controlled by large companies investing in each other, the message is doubly clear.
19. He takes solace from the damage to his rival. “solace” here means ___.
20. ___ of Anwar, the opposition may end up retreating in confusion.
B. To deprive
21. In HK most fortunes have been made in ___, a highly regulated sector.
C. real estate
22. The growing spending _____ information technology can be taken as evidence that business is getting a payback on its investment.
23. Company coffers are brimming ____ profits.
24. Still, most Americans and Europeans are surprisingly ____ about Asia’s turmoil.
25. Thanks ___ $ 515 billion worth of investment, the multinationals have moved closer to their customers.