1. When any non-human organ is transplanted into a person, the body immediately recognizes it as ____.
[A] novel [B] remote
[C] distant [D] foreign
2. My favorite radio song is the one I first heard on a thick 1923 Edison disc I ____ at a garage sale.
[A] trifled with [B] scraped through
[C] stumbled upon [D] thirsted for
3. Some day software will translate both written and spoken language so well that the need for any common second language could ____.
[A] descend [B] decline
[C] deteriorate [D] depress
4. Equipment not ____ official safety standards has all been removed from the workshop.
[A] conforming to [B] consistent with
[C] predominant over [D] providing for
5. As an industry, biotechnology stands to ____ electronics in dollar volume and perhaps surpass it in social impact by 2020.
[A] contend [B] contest
[C] rival [D] strive
6. Mr. Smith and Mrs. Smith will ____ in looking after their baby.
[A] alternate [B] alter
[C] change [D] differ
7. Every manager needs a secretary that he can ____ to take care of something that may occur in his absence.
[A] count on [B] count off
[C] count for [D] count out
8. If banks on the city failed in one day, there would be a ____ among businessmen.
[A] fear [B] terror
[C] dread [D] panic
9. Sometimes manufacturers can not sell a product because it does not ____ the expectations of potential customers.
[A] confine to [B] conform to
[C] confer with [D] confide to
10. It is commonly held that language problems are very often ____ by cultural misunderstanding.
[A] decreased [B] solved
[C] compounded [D] overlooked
11. Her letter was in such a casual scrawl, and in such pale ink, that it was ____.
[A] unintelligible [B] vague
[C] obscure [D] illegible
12. A legend is a popular story ____ history, but which has been elaborated beyond the point of verification.
[A] rooted in [B] confined to
[C] cherished by [D] lost in
13. Thomas Edison considered genius to be ____ one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
[A] composed of [B] constituted in
[C] consisted of [D] comprised in
14. Labor unions in some western countries are ____ a 35-hour week in order to create more jobs.
[A] advocating [B] attacking
[C] opposing [D] praising
15. It’s been decided as a rule that our faculty gives travelling ____ to those who travel in the course of their work.
[A] allowances [B] alliances
[C] appliances [D] allotments
16. Both military and ____ personnel attended the conference to confer on the defense budget of the country.
[A] civilian [B] civil
[C] common [D] ordinary
17. Our show features consist of fifty ____ dancing girls, all of whom have attended recent years’ beauty contest.
[A] gloomy [B] luxurious
[C] gorgeous [D] glorious
18. We shook hands and then embraced each other as a ____ of our friendship.
[A] reason [B] significance
[C] proof [D] token
19. Can one color ____ into another? If yes, what color will it result?
[A] connect [B] merge
[C] associate [D] attach
20. This intervention in another nation’s affairs has set a ____ which we hope other countries will not follow.
[A] precedent [B] precedence
[C] priority [D] presentation
21. Some scientists believe that soon it will be ____ for people to travel to the moon.
[A] classic [B] commonwealth
[C] commonplace [D] commonsense
22. His ____ in English, French and Italian made him a prominent interpreter in the country.
[A] proficiency [B] diversion
[C] immersion [D] involvement
23. The police ____ that the man was murdered but they have given no proof.
[A] allege [B] pledge
[C] promise [D] proclaim
24. He makes a living by ____ tobacco and sweets in a small shop.
[A] wholesaling [B] retailing
[C] retaining [D] reserving
25. It would be nice to have another holiday, but we’ve got to be ____ --we can’t really afford one.
[A] real [B] idealistic
[C] realistic [D] reasonable
26. The lack of manners and common politeness is not ____ to business deals. It’s a social blank.
[A] exclusive [B] inclusive
[C] elusive [D] impassive
27. In the Christian religion, the unlucky number 13 ____ back to the Last Supper.
[A] tracks [B] traces
[C] dates [D] tails
28. If you are not ____ enough in your home language, you can’t handle abstract thought.
[A] literary [B] literate
[C] illiterate [D] intelligent
29. A professional novelist ____ the hopes of amateur rivals when he won the Second World One-Day Novel Cup.
[A] abashed [B] dashed
[C] gashed [D] crashed
30. The girl was so ____ that they could fool her easily.
[A] incredible [B] credible
[C] credulous [D] creditable