Beneath each of the following sentences, there are four choices marked [A], [B], [C] and [D]. Choose the one that best completes the sentence. Mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET 1 by blackening the corresponding letter in the brackets. (5 points)
1.Do you enjoy listening to records? I find records are often ________, or better than an actual performance.
[A] as good as
[B] as good
[D] good as
2.My pain ________ apparent the moment I walked into the room, for the first man I met asked sympathetically: “Are you feeling all right?”
[A] must be
[C] must have been
[D] had to be
3.The senior librarian at the circulation desk promised to get the book for me ________ she could remember who last borrowed it.
[A] ever since
[B] much as
[C] even though
[D] if only
4.Observations were made ________ the children at the beginning and at the end of preschool and first grade.
5.The article opens and closes with descriptions of two news reports, each ________ one major point in contrast with the other.
[C] is to make
6.A safety analysis ________ the target as a potential danger. Unfortunately, it was never done.
[A] would identify
[B] will identify
[C] would have identified
[D] will have identified
7.The number of registered participants in this year’s marathon was half ________.
[A] of last year’s
[B] those of last year’s
[C] of those of last year's
[D] that of last year’s
8.For there ________ successful communication, there must be attentiveness and involvement in the discussion itself by all present.
[B] to be
[C] will be
9.There was a very interesting remark in a book by an Englishman that I read recently ________ what he thought was a reason for this American characteristic.
[C] to give
10.No one would have time to read or listen to an account of everything ________ going on in the world.