PART II CLOZE (开始PART II CLOZE计时)
Decide which of the choices given below would correctly complete the passage if inserted in the corresponding blanks. Mark the correct choice for each blank on your answer sheet.
Unlike most sports, which evolved over time from street games, basketball was designed by one man to suit a particular purpose. The man was Dr. James Naismith, and his purpose was to invent a vigorous game that could be played indoors in the winter.
In 1891, Naismith was an instructor at a training school, which trained physical education instructors for the YMCAs. That year
the school was trying (26)____ up with a physical activity that the men could enjoy (27)___ the football and baseball seasons .
None of the standard indoor activities (28)____ their interest for long. Naismith was asked to solve the problem by the school. He
first tried to (29)____ some of the popular outdoor sports, but they were all too rough. The men were getting bruised form
tackling each other and (30)____ hit with equipment. So, Naismith decided to invent a game that would incorporate the most common elements of outdoor team sports without having the real physical contact. Most popular sports used a ball, so he chose a
soccer ball because it was soft and large enough that it (31)____ no equipment, such as a bat or a racket to hit it. Next he decided
(32)____ an elevated goal, so that scoring world depend on skill and accuracy rather than on (33)___ only. His goals were two
peach baskets, (34)___ to ten-foot-high balconies at each end of the gym. The basic (35)____ of the game was to throw the ball into the basket. Naismith worth rules for the game, (36)____ of which, though with some small changes, are still (37)___ effect.
Basketball was an immediate success. The students (38)____ it to their friends and the new sport quickly (39)___ on. Today, basketball is one of the most popular games (40)___ the world.
26. A) to have come B) coming C) come D) to come
27. A) between B) during C) when D) for
28. A) roused B) held C) had D) were
29. A) imitate B) adopt C) adapt D) renovate
30. A) being B) to be C) been D) were
31. A) requested B) used C) required D) took
32. A) on B) to C) of D) with
33. A) power B) strength C) force D) might
34. A) fixed B) fixing C) that fix D) which fixed
35. A) method B) rule C) way D) idea
36. A) few B) much C) many D) little 37. A) with B) in C) on D) for 38. A) defined B) spread C) taught D) discussed 39. A) went B) took C) put D) caught 40. A) of B) throughout C) among D) through (结束PART II CLOZE计时)
PART III GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY (开始PART III GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY计时)
there are twenty-five sentences in this section. Beneath each sentence there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and
D. Choose one word or phrase that correctly completes the sentence. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.
41. For many patients, institutional care is the most ______ and beneficial form of care.
42. Among all the changes resulting from the ______ entry of women into the work force, the transformation that has occurred in
the women themselves is not the least important.
43. Mr. Smith became very ______ when it was suggested that he had made a mistake.
44. Rumours are everywhere, spreading fear, damaging reputations, and turning calm situations into ______ ones.
45. The ______ cycle of life and death is a subject of interest to scientist s and philosophers alike.
46. She remains confident and ______ untroubled by our present problems.
47. Fiber-optic cables can carry hundreds of telephone conversations ______.
48. The police were alerted that the escaped criminal might be in the ______.
49. Whether you live to eat or eat to live, food is a major ______ in every family's budget.
50. Now a paper in Science argues that organic chemicals in the rock come mostly room ______ on earth rather than bacteria on
51. As you have seen, the values of a nation's currency is a _____ of its economy.
52. In the Spring Export Commodities Fair the ______ of fine china attracted much attention of customers from all over the
53. We should make a clear _______ between the two scientific terms for the purpose of our discussion.
54. The terrorists might have planted a bomb on a plane in Athens, set to ______ when it arrived in New York.
A) go off
B) get off
C) come off
D) carry off
55. We should be able to do the job for you quickly, ______ you give us all the necessary information.
A) in case
B) provided that
C) or else
D) as if
56. The younger person's attraction to stereos cannot be explained only _____ familiarity with technology.
A) in quest of
B) by means of
C) in terms of
D) by virtue of
57. Attempts to persuade her to stay after she felt insulted were ______.
A) in no way
B) on the contrary
C) at a loss
D) of no avail
58. By signing the lease we made a _______ to pay a rent of '150 a week.
59. To prevent flooding in winter the water flowing from the dam is constantly ______ by a computer.
60. Many people think of deserts as _____ regions, but numerous species of plants and animals have adapted to life there.
61. Picking flowers in the park is absolutely ____.
62. Tony has not the least ____ of giving up his research work.
63. Two of the children have to sleep in one bed, but the other three have ____ ones.