1. _____ the population of working age increased by 1 millionbetween 1981 and 1986, today it is barely growing.
A.Whereas B. Even if C. After D. Now that
2. By the first decade of the 21st century, internationalcommercial traffic vastlybeyond today’s levels.
A. will be expected toextend B. will have been expected to extend
C. is expected to beextended D. is expected to have extended
3. His features were agreeable; his body, slight of build, had something of athletic outline.
A.somehow B.as C.though D. somewhat
4. We advocate theeconomic, cultural and religious traditions of all national minorities.
A. torespect B.to be respected C.respecting D.having respected
5. There are two horses at the ends of a rope with all their might in opposite directions.
A. pulling B.pull C. pulled D. to pull
6. Today the Tennessee Valley is one of therichest areas in the world. But if things asthey were it would now be a desert.
A. hadleft B. were left C. had been left D. had been leaving
7. After twenty years abroad, William came back only ____ howhis hometown was damaged in an earthquake.
A. to findout B. finding out C. to have found out D. to be finding out
8. Relaxation, freshair, pure water and clean food, is essential to a sound mind and healthy body.
A. much lessthan B. no less than C.no more than D. any less than
9. It is far better to do well a bit of work which is well a large fortune.
A. worthy to be done than have B. worth doing than to have
C. worthwhile to do than have D. worthy of doing than have
10. Understanding the cultural habit of another nation, especially containing as many different subcultures as the United States, is a complex task.
A. one B.the one C.that D. such
11. Whether or not the next plan will yield any positive results to be seen.
A. remain B.remains C. isremained D. have remained
12. If ever again happens an accident like this, we will have only ourselves to blame.
A.it B.so C.there D.that