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. He quickly discovered that Brazil, rather than being some stagnant backwater, was an auto market ______with growth.
3. Looking further out, Gartner Group Inc. ______that spending on hardware and software will rise by about 8% annually for the rest of the decade.
4. Now the same players are dragging their feet ____ reform and defying political pressure to clean up their acts.
5. The answer lies largely _____ the now-pervasive use of information technology throughout the economy.
6. Out of that, there’s little flexibility in $150 million, but the remaining $100 million is more ______ , says Siboni. “Building Web-centric information systems might become less critical.”
7. As long as the red tape remains, corruption will ____.
8. 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.
9. Tokyo has clamped down on its domestic growth, ___ pleas to import more Asian goods.
10. ____ some point, holding this kind of conference is unnecessary.
11. As the task force nears the end of its life it will probably want to create some permanent agency, perhaps under the aegis of the Asia Pacific Economic ______Cooperation to enforce the agreed upon rules.
12. Fiat projects that the mature auto markets of the U.S., Europe and Japan will ___ only a 1.4% average annual growth rate in sales between now and 2005.
13. The market is dynamic, fast, and dangerous, and our biggest challenge will be the new competitors that are coming in with some ______good products. It’s going to be a dogfight.
14. If the stagnant economy actually goes into recession, Hashimoto will face pressures to ease up ___ his fiscal reform.
15. Sometimes, ______ productivity has nothing to do with machines-high-or low-tech.
16. The company just finished ______ automated defect-removal systems in the last of its nine U.S. potato plants.
B. to install
C. to set
17. Creating a new chip design or a new software program is a ____ effort that relies almost exclusively on well-paid domestic workers.
18. 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 alarm because Asia’s “sound economic fundamentals” provide the basis for a quick, solid recovery.
19. If he succeeds, he will return to Turin a hero wrapped ___ glory.
20. Some economists _____ that the Federal Reserve had already missed its chance to keep prices under control.
21. At each step along the way, economic pessimists warned that the economy was about to tumble into a yawning ______ .
22. Tens of thousands of people poured into the streets of Kuala Lumpur to express their support ____ Anwar and his message.
23. Back then, when unemployment fell below 6.5%, inflation ______ .
A. got up
B. shut down
C. took off
D. put on
24. And with suppliers increasingly spread out in Mexico, the Far East, and Europe, the impact of an increase in auto sales, say, is ______globally.
25. 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