一、单选题（共 25 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. It would ____ not only short-term fixes but also measures to help shape the Tigers for a global economy.|
2. Some governments try their best to avoid ____ their national debt.
3. 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
4. Tax cuts and creation of a social safety net should ____ a breakup of large industrial and financial groups.
A. be combined by
B. be confined to
C. be coupled with
D. be cabled by
5. That _____ productivity paradox now seems to be over.
A. so calling
D. so called
6. 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.
7. The answer lies largely _____ the now-pervasive use of information technology throughout the economy.
8. If he succeeds, he will return to Turin a hero wrapped ___ glory.
9. Engineer is an ____ post in Fiat.
10. Tokyo has clamped down on its domestic growth, ___ pleas to import more Asian goods.
11. The weak Japanese yen and cyclical price declines have ___ to slash prices on Korea’s key exports.
12. Once ______ as digital slackers, Japanese consumer-electronics giants such as Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi have been every bit as aggressive as the automakers in fighting for global market share.
A. written down
B. written on
C. written off
D. written about
13. And with suppliers increasingly spread out in Mexico, the Far East, and Europe, the impact of an increase in auto sales, say, is ______globally.
14. Global leaders should appoint an ____ task force that would have real clout to deal with the problem on a regional basis.
15. Looking further out, Gartner Group Inc. ______that spending on hardware and software will rise by about 8% annually for the rest of the decade.
16. With a looming demographic bombshell, Japan must renew its domestic sector as it starts to ______ greater portions of its economic output to social security and medical payments.
17. President of Fiat in 1992 unexpectedly slashed taxes ____ what were dubbed “popular cars”.
18. Sensing this, Hashimoto is pushing liberalization on several ____.
19. 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.
20. The company just finished ______ automated defect-removal systems in the last of its nine U.S. potato plants.
B. to install
C. to set
21. 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.
22. Sometimes a bureaucrat’s ___ ruling can mean denial or loss of one’s welfare benefits.
23. Creating a new chip design or a new software program is a ____ effort that relies almost exclusively on well-paid domestic workers.
24. Communications industries have grown ____ far exceeding the rest of the economy over the past years.
A. at a pace
B. off a pace
C. at a pace of
D. off a pace of
25. 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.