一、单选题（共 25 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. As important, Asia must find ways to ___ the balance between saving and consumption.|
2. Throughout the regions, politics is fast becoming the chief obstacle ___ economic recovery.
3. Like generals fighting the last war, the Fed seems to be focusing ____ traditional cyclical indicators.
4. This was the first time the MOF had closed a bank since the end of World War II, and the move sent a clear signal to the industry that ______for the collapse of a giant money-center lender, bureaucrats would no longer support smaller player that can’t find merger partners.
5. To avoid the problem of excess production___, a bit of stimulation rather than austerity may be in order.
6. China’s __ of the Renminbi in 1994 signals the end of the game to some degree.
7. Put another way, the upshift in productivity means, remarkably, that rising profits, growing wages, and low inflation can ______as they have not in the past 25 years.
8. To panicked financial markets, it seemed Asian leaders were losing the will to tackle their countries urgent problems. Which word is similar to the underlined one in meaning? ______
A. do away with
B. deal with
C. get rid of
D. deal in
9. Computers in ____ sectors have seen their shares tumble some 10%since the start of the year.
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. Many subsidiaries could be spun ____ to professional managers.
12. That could be enough to ______Greenspan to relax.
13. It’s a ______ that in such a rich country there should be so many poor dispute.
14. 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
15. “Set the world on fire” is similar to ___ in meaning.
16. The company saw _____ rise 21% in the first quarter, despite a 1% decline in revenues.
17. Their rage is partly ______ , but it doesn’t change the fact that costs are out of control in Korea.
18. The lost boy was ______with fear and shook all over.
19. Some economists _____ that the Federal Reserve had already missed its chance to keep prices under control.
20. As long as productivity is ____ the upswing, employers will be able to pay higher wages without having to pass the costs on in price hikes.
21. The moves by Toyota to buy local components are part of a broader trend by many manufacturers to dump longtime Keiretsu suppliers in favor of the cheapest vendors around. Bridgestone Corp., for one, has ______ in the U.S. and Canada since buying Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in 1989, doubling its production to 23 million tires a year.
22. Cisco now handles 70% of the support calls it receives without human intervention , ______ the Web.
23. The company just finished ______ automated defect-removal systems in the last of its nine U.S. potato plants.
B. to install
C. to set
24. With suppliers so ______ , workers can fix minor hitches in the assembly process more easily and quickly.
A. near by
B. close by
C. far by
25. The soldiers were ______on the opposite hill.