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专四完型练习1。本人辛辛苦苦整理的专四完型系列第一卷,对考专四的完型题型有极大帮助


Cloze Test Directions: There are 6 passages in this part of the exercise. Each passage has 15 blanks. For each blank there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D) on the right side of the paper. You should choose the ONE that best fits into the passage. Passage 1 It is well known that teenage boys tend to do better 1)______ math than girls, that male high school students are more likely than their female counterparts 2)______ advanced math courses like calculus, that virtually all the great mathematicians 3)______ men. Are women born with 4)______ mathematical ability? Or does society's sexism slow their progress? In 1980, two Johns Hopkins University researchers tried 5)______ the eternal nature/nurture debate. Julian Stanley and Camilla Benbow 6)______ 10,000 talented seventh and eighth graders between 1972 and 1979. Using the Scholastic Aptitude Test, in which math questions are meant to measure ability rather than knowledge, they discovered 7)______ sex differences. 8)______ the verbal abilities of the males and females 9)______ differed, twice as many boys as girls scored over 500 (on a scale of 200 to 800) on mathematical ability; at the 700 level, the ratio was 14 to 1. The conclusion: males have 10)______ superior mathematical reasoning ability. Benbow and Stanley's findings, 11)______ were published in "Science", disturbed some men and 12)______ women. Now there is comfort for those people in a new study from the University of Chicago that suggests math 13)______ not, after all, a natural male domain. Prof. Zalman Usiskin studied 1,366 tenth graders. They were selected from geometry classes and tested on their ability to solve geometry proofs, a subject requiring 14)______ abstract reasoning and spatial ability. The conclusion 15)______ by Usiskin: there are no sex differences in math ability. 1. A. at   B. to   C. of   D. about 2. A. in tackling     B. tackling C. to tackle      D. about tackling 3. A. might be    B. have been   C. must be    D. had been 4. A. smaller    B. less    C. fewer    D. not more 5. A. to settle   B. to set   C. settling   D. setting 6. A. were tested    B. have tested   C. were testing    D. had tested 7. A. distinct    B. instinct    C. remote     D. vague 8. A. Since      B. However    C. As       D. While 9. A. scarcely not  B. virtually  C. largely    D. hardly 10. A. superficially    B. universally   C. inherently    D. initially 11. A. as    B. that    C. which    D. all 12. A. few   B. not a few   C. not few   D. quite few 13. A. be    B. were   C. was    D. is 14. A. none of   B. neither of    C. either   D. both 15. A. got   B. gained    C. reached    D. accomplished Passage 2 We all know that a magician does not really depend on "magic" to perform his tricks, but on his ability to act at great speed. 16)______, this does not prevent us from enjoying watching a magician 17)______rabbits from a hat. 18)______ the greatest magician of all time was Harry Houdini who died in 1926. Houdini mastered the art of 19)______. He could free himself from the tight test knots or the most complicated locks in seconds. 20)______ no one really knows how he did this, there is no doubt 21)______ he had made a close study of every type of lock ever invented. He liked to carry a small steel needle like tool strapped to his leg and he used this in place of a key. Houdini once asked the Chicago police to lock him in prison. They 22)______ him in chains and locked him up, but he freed himself 23)______ an instant. The police 24)______ him of having used a tool and locked him up again . This time he wore no clothes and there were chains round his neck, waist, wrists, and legs; but he again escaped in a few minutes. Houdini had probably hidden his "needle" in a wax like 25)______ and dropped it on the floor in the passage. 26)______ he went past, he stepped on it so that it stuck to the bottom of his foot. His most famous escape, however, was 27)______ astonishing. He was heavily chained up and enclosed in an empty wooden chest, the lid of 28)______ was nailed down. The 29)______ was dropped into the sea in New York harbor. In one minute Houdini had swum to the surface. When the chest was 30)______, it was opened and the chains were found inside. 16. A. Generally     B. However     C. Possibly      D. Likewise 17. A. to produce           B. who produces C. produce            D. how to produce 18. A. Out of the question       B. Though C. Probably            D. Undoubted 19. A. escaping      B. locking     C. opening      D. dropping 20. A. Surprisingly    B. Obviously    C. Perhaps      D. Although 21. A. if         B. whether    C. as to       D. that 22. A. involved      B. closed     C. connected     D. bound 23. A. at         B. by        C. in         D. for 24. A. rid         B. charged     C. accused     D. deprived 25. A. candle       B. mud       C. something     D. substance 26. A. As         B. Usually     C. Maybe       D. Then 27. A. overall      B. all but     C. no longer     D. altogether 28. A. it         B. which      C. that        D. him 29. A. chest       B. body       C. lid        D. chain 30. A. brought up     B. sunk      C. broken apart    D. snapped Passage 3   Who won the World cup 1998 football game? What happened at the United Nations? How did the critics like the new play? 31)______ an event takes place, newspapers are on the streets giving the details. Wherever anything happens in the world, reporters are on the spot to gather the news. Newspapers have one basic 32)______, to get the news as quickly as possible from its source, from those who make it to those who want to 33)______ it. Radio, telegraph, television, an

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