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2012中南考博英语真题

1. There can be no collapse in the property market because sellers have a real _______ to sell if they can't make last year's prices.

A) Reluctance B) manipulation C) recommendation D) justification

2. Although any destruction of vitamins caused by food irradiation could be ________ the use of diet supplements, there may be no protection from carcinogens that some fear might be introduced into foods by the process.

A) counterbalanced by B) attributed to C) inferred from D) stimulated by

3. The rose may grow as low bush or as a tree, ________.

A) depends on how it is pruned B) depending on how to prune

C) to depend on how to prune D) depending on how it is pruned

4. The Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park in Texas were created by volcanic eruption that occurred _________.

A) the area in which dinosaurs roamed B) when dinosaurs roamed the area

C)did dinosaurs roam the area D) dinosaurs roaming the area

5. Her 30-year study of the Gombe National Park chimpanzees is the largest continuous field project ever recorded. It has made her ---and the chimpanzees---a living _____.earning her honorary degree, doctorates and wildlife conservation awards all over the world.

A) legend B) specimen C) maximum D) document

6. A century ago the physician's word was ______ to doubt it was considered almost sacrilegious

A) inevitable B) intractable C) incontrovertible D) objective

7. Sometimes patients suffering from severe pain can be helped by “drugs” that aren't really drugs at all ______ sugar pills that contains no active chemical elements.

A) or rather B) but rather C) rather than D) other than

8. In the popular Western imagination, India continues to be a country in backwardness and poverty will little to show _______ scientific innovation or technological achievement.

A) for want of B) in gratitude to C) in contact with D) by way of

9. There is hardly a generalization that can be made about people's social behavior and the values informing it that cannot be _____ from one or another point of view, or even dismissed as simplistic or vapid.

10. The ratio of the work done by machine _______ the work done on it is called the efficiency of the machine.

A) against B) with C) to D) for

A) challenged B) intuited C) harangued D) defended

11. Written to be performed on a ______, Thornton Wilder's play Our Town depicts life in small New England community.

A) stage scenery of bare B) bare of stage scenery

C) scenery bare of stage D) stage bare of scenery

12. The senator's attempt to convince the public that he is not interested in running for a second term is _______ given the extremely public fund-raising activities of his campaign committee.

A) futile B) sincere C) specious D) disingenuous

13. That she seemed to prefer dabbling to concentrated effort is undeniable; nevertheless, the impressive quality of her finished paintings suggests that her actual relationship to her art was anything but _______.

A) superficial B) passionate C) disengaged D) lighthearted

14. So much of modern fiction in the United States is autobiographical, and so much of the autobiography fictionalized, that the ________sometimes seem largely interchangeable.

A) authors B) misapprehensions C) genres D) intentions

15. The first explorer ______ California by land was Jedediah Strong Smith, a trapper who crossed the southwestern deserts of the United States in 1826.

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