一、单选题（共 25 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. The 40% ______of the yen against the dollar is helping the comeback. But the multinationals are gaining even more advantages from their production bases that have sprung up around the world.|
2. Still, most Americans and Europeans are surprisingly ____ about Asia’s turmoil.
3. Mr. Snow ______ $20 for the horse, so I $21 for the horse.
D. paid off
4. These dollars ______over in the form of increased purchases of such things as cars and homes.
5. The Asian countries will remain so mired in the old ways of doing business that reform will ___.
6. The rising water was a continual ____ to the city.
7. As long as the red tape remains, corruption will ____.
8. It is important to remember that ___ is currently the only significant net buyer in the world system.
C. the U. S.
9. As the ranks of losers grow, opinion surveys now show ordinary Japanese are deeply anxious, worried about their jobs, and ____ for change.
10. Small businesses have to depend ____ the health of large companies for their livelihood..
11. Several Asian countries are so deep in debt that they had to go to the ___ for help.
12. Sometimes a bureaucrat’s ___ ruling can mean denial or loss of one’s welfare benefits.
13. Building and ______a political consensus for bailing out Asia will likely be the biggest and most complex foreign-policy challenge facing Clinton in the remainder of his term.
A. holding up
B. holding together
C. holding with
D. holding on
14. Sensing this, Hashimoto is pushing liberalization on several ____.
15. That might happen if employers can’t find enough _____ workers to fill the information-intensive jobs that drive the economy now.
16. 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
17. Productivity gains lift the economy onto a faster growth track, but they don’t ____ the ups and downs of the business cycle.
18. He had made noises advocating environment reform that ____ opposition from Mahathir.
A. ran into
B. ran across
C. ran about
D. ran after
19. As nameplate companies like Toyota and Toshiba accelerate the shift of their business to Asia and America, many of their suppliers are being ______out in the cold.
20. ___ of Anwar, the opposition may end up retreating in confusion.
B. To deprive
21. High-tech executives are also counting ___ competitive pressure forcing corporations to continue spending on information technology even in a recession.
22. Companies are relying on temporary workers and outside consulting firms, which can be easily ___ during tough times.
A. sloughed off
B. put across
C. brought off
D. taken amiss
23. In one ______the auto-making market in Brazil was changed forever.
24. 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
25. And with suppliers increasingly spread out in Mexico, the Far East, and Europe, the impact of an increase in auto sales, say, is ______globally.