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.The Social Security Retirement Program is made up of two trust funds, ________ could go penniless by next year.
[A] the larger one
[B] the larger of which
[C] the largest one
[D] the largest of which
2.Nowhere in nature is aluminum found free, owing to its always ________ with other elements, most commonly with oxygen.
[B] having combined
[D] being combined
3.Andrew, my father’s younger brother, will not be at the picnic, ________ to the family’s disappointment.
[C] too much
[D] much more
4.I would have gone to visit him in the hospital had it been at all possible, but I ________ fully occupied the whole of last week.
[B] had been
[C] have been
5.Help will come from the UN, but the aid will be ________ near what’s needed.
6.The chief reason for the population growth isn’t so much a rise in birth rates ________ a fall in death rates as a result of improvements in medical care.
7.He claims to be an expert in astronomy, but in actual fact he is quite ignorant on the subject. ________ he knows about it is out of date and inaccurate.
[A] What little
[B] So much
[C] How much
[D] So little
8.Although we feel dissatisfied with the election results, we have to become reconciled ________ the decision made by our fellow countrymen.
9.Just as the value of a telephone network increases with each new phone ________ to the system, so does the value of a computer system increase with each program that turns out.
[B] to have added
[C] to add
10.The vocabulary and grammatical differences between British and American English are so trivial and few as hardly ________.