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2011年同等学力申硕英语考试考前精练1

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2011年同等学力申硕英语考试考前精练1

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Directions:     There are 15 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D) on the right side of the paper. You should choose the ONE that best fits into the passage.

Historically, humans get serious about avoiding disasters only after one has just struck them. __1__ that logic, 2006 should have been a breakthrough year for rational behavior. With the memory of 9/11 still __2__ in their minds, Americans watched hurricane Katrina, the most expensive disaster in U.S. history, on live TV. Anyone who didn’t know it before should have learned that bad things can happen. And they are made __3__ worse by our willful blindness to risk as much as our __4__ to work together before everything goes to hell.

Granted, some amount of delusion (错觉) is probably part of the human condition. In A.D. 63, Pompeii was seriously damaged by an earthquake, and the locals immediately went to work __5__, in the same spot—until they were buried altogether by a volcano eruption 16 years later. But a review of the past year in disaster history suggests that modern Americans are particularly bad at __6__ themselves from guaranteed threats. We know more than we __7__ did about the dangers we face. But it turns __8__ that in times of crisis, our greatest enemy is __9__ the storm, the quake or the __10__ itself. More often, it is ourselves.

So what has happened in the year that __11__ the disaster on the Gulf Coast? In New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers has worked day and night to rebuild the flood  walls. They have got the walls to __12_ they were before Katrina, more or less. That’s not __13__, we can now say with confidence. But it may be all __14__ can be expected from one year of hustle (忙碌).

Meanwhile, New Orleans officials have crafted a plan to use buses and trains to evacuate the sick and the disabled. The city estimates that 15,000 people will need a __15__ out. However, state officials have not yet determined where these people will be taken. The negotiations with neighboring communities are ongoing and difficult.

1     A) To         B) By         C) On         D) For

2.    A) fresh       B) obvious     C) apparent     D) evident

3.    A) little       B) less         C) more       D) much

4.    A) reluctance  B) rejection     C) denial      D) decline

5.    A) revising    B) refining      C) rebuilding  D) retrieving

6.    A) preparing   B) protesting    C) protecting  D) prevailing

7.    A) never      B) ever         C) then      D) before

8.    A) up        B) down        C) over       D) out

9.    A) merely    B) rarely        C) incidentally    D) accidentally

10.   A) surge     B) spur          C) surf          D) splash

11.   A) ensued    B) traced        C) followed      D) occurred

12.   A) which    B) where        C) what          D) when

13.   A) enough   B) certain       C) conclusive      D) final

14.   A) but      B) as           C) that            D) those

15.   A) ride     B) trail          C) path           D) track

【参考答案】

1-5  B、A、D、A、C;   6-10  C、B、D、B、A

11-15  C、B、A、C、A

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