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. (10 points)
21.An important property of a scientific theory is its ability to ________ further research and further thinking about a particular topic.
22.Although architecture has artistic qualities, it must also satisfy a number of important practical ________.
23.Life insurance is financial protection for dependents against loss ________ the bread-winner’s death.
[A] at the cost of
[B] on the verge of
[C] as a result of
[D] for the sake of
24.In education there should be a good ________ among the branches of knowledge that contribute to effective thinking and wise judgment.
25.The American dream is most ________ during the periods of productivity and wealth generated by American capitalism.
26.Poverty is not ________ in most cities although, perhaps because of the crowded conditions in certain areas, it is more visible there.
27.People who live in small towns often seem more friendly than those living in ________ populated areas.
28.As a way of ________ the mails while they were away, the Johnsons asked the cleaning lady to send little printed slips asking the senders to write again later.
[A] picking up
[B] coping with
[C] passing out
[D] getting across
29.Tom’s mother tried hard to persuade him to ________ from his intention to invest his savings in stock market.
[A] pull out
[B] give up
[C] draw in
[D] back down
30.An increasing proportion of our population, unable to live without advanced medical ________, will become progressively more reliant on expensive technology.
31.These causes produced the great change in the country that modernized the ________ of higher education from the mid-1860’s to the mid-1880’s.
32.Nobody yet knows how long and how seriously the ________ in the financial system will drag down the economy.
33.Crisis would be the right term to describe the ________ in many animal species.
34.The city is an important railroad ________ and industrial and convention center.
35.Prof. White, my respected tutor, frequently reminds me to ________ myself of every chance to improve my English.
36.Researchers discovered that plants infected with a virus give off a gas that ________ disease resistance in neighboring plants.
37.Corporations and labor unions have ________ great benefits upon their employees and members as well as upon the general public.
38.The movement of the moon conveniently provided the unit of month, which was ________ from one new moon to the next.
39.The judge ruled that the evidence was inadmissible on the grounds that it was ________ to the issue at hand.
40.Fuel scarcities and price increases ________ automobile designers to scale down the largest models and to develop completely new lines of small cars and trucks.