一、单选题（共 25 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. That _____ productivity paradox now seems to be over.|
A. so calling
D. so called
2. The move sent a clear ____ to the industry that save for the collapse of a giant moneylender.
3. She _____ her eyes from the ugly sight.
4. 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.
5. In the immediate future, exports will more than ever be the ___ of the Asian economies.
6. Bureaucrats now _____ their recent efforts to spur the economy.
7. The children walked to the ___ of the cliff and looked down at the sea below.
8. Brazil has ___ into one of the world’s most important growth markets.
9. Consumers have even more reasons to ___during recessions.
A. put back
B. cut back
C. go back
D. bite back
10. South Korea and Malaysia are assuming more control ____ the banking sector.
11. Corporate Japan is turning ______ itself, with the strong dumping the weak.
12. Tens of thousands of people poured into the streets of Kuala Lumpur to express their support ____ Anwar and his message.
13. The fact is ______ and I believed it so much.
14. That could be enough to ______Greenspan to relax.
15. The drug-maker now gathers detailed information on how doctors _____drugs so its sales reps can be far more productive.
16. The suicide note ______the possibility of murder.
17. 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.
18. At the same time, far-reaching deregulation should ______ the provisions that compel saving (such as compulsory payroll savings deductions) and suppress consumption.
19. Now scanners detect discolored spots in sliced potatoes as they ______by on conveyors, and razors automatically chop out the defects – all work that used to be done by hand.
20. 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
21. He quickly discovered that Brazil, rather than being some stagnant backwater, was an auto market ______with growth.
22. 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
23. High-tech executives are also counting ___ competitive pressure forcing corporations to continue spending on information technology even in a recession.
24. Nothing represents the difficulties of reform _____ the effort to fix the banks.
A. as well as
B. as soon as
C. as well
D. as far as
25. He had made noises advocating environment reform that ____ opposition from Mahathir.
A. ran into
B. ran across
C. ran about
D. ran after