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 ANSWER SHEET 1 by blackening the corresponding letter in the brackets with a pencil. (5 points)
1.Anyone with half an eye on the unemployment figures knew that the assertion about economic recovery ________ just around the corner was untrue.
[A] would be
[B] to be
2.Smoking is so harmful to personal health that it kills ________ people each year than automobile accidents.
[A] seven more times
[B] seven times more
[C] over seven times
[D] seven times
3.It’s easy to blame the decline of conversation on the pace of modern life and on the vague changes ________ place in our ever-changing world.
[B] to take
4.This is an exciting area of study, and one ________ which new applications are being discovered almost daily.
5.________ can be seen from the comparison of these figures, the principle involves the active participation of the patient in the modification of his condition.
6.Although I had been invited to the opening ceremony, I was unable to attend ________ such short notice.
7.California has more light than it knows ________ to do with but everything else is expensive.
8.The solution works only for couples who are self-employed, don’t have small children and get along ________ to spend most of their time together.
[A] so well
[B] too well
[C] well as
[D] well enough
9.Marlin is a young man of independent thinking who is not about ________ compliments to his political leaders.
[B] having paid
[C] to pay
[D] to have paid
10.These proposals sought to place greater restrictions on the use and copying of digital information than ________ in traditional media.