1. On line 4, "daring" most nearly means:
A) egging on B) cheering C) brave D) insubstantial E) punctual
2. According to the author, why can't we depend on recycling to solve the waste management crisis?
A) Recycling is limited to those who participate B) Recycling is inefficient and uses more energy than it saves
C) The lower classes of society cannot afford to recycle D) The amount of waste that is processed everyday exceeds capacity for recycling machines
E) Recycling cannot process hazardous waste products
3. It can be inferred from lines 13 to 15 that:
A) The author is in favor of incinerating solid waste B) The author is a staunch environmentalist
C) Most people are not aware of the waste management crisis D) Many scientists think that composting is a viable solution to waste management
E) The Earth is facing a serious threat from global warming
解答第二题时应寻找问题中的关键词，如"recycling," "waste management," "hazardous waste," and "capacity"。
Who was the US President in year of 1812?
E) The US Constitution guarantees separation of powers.
1. Today Wegener's theory is ____ ; however, he died an outsider treated with ____ by the scientific establishment.
A. unsupported - approval B. dismissed - contempt C. accepted - approbation
D. unchallenged - disdain E. unrivalled - reverence
2. The revolution in art has not lost its steam; it ____ on as fiercely as ever.
A. trudges B. meanders C. edges
D. ambles E. rages
3. Each occupation has its own ____ ; bankers, lawyers and computer professionals, for example, all use among themselves language which outsiders have difficulty following.
A. merits B. disadvantages C. rewards
D. jargon E. problems
4. ____ by nature, Jones spoke very little even to his own family members.
A. garrulous B. equivocal C. taciturn
D. arrogant E. gregarious
5. Biological clocks are of such ____ adaptive value to living organisms, that we would expect most organisms to ____ them.
A. clear - avoid B. meager - evolve C. significant - eschew
D. obvious - possess E. ambivalent - develop
6. The peasants were the least ____ of all people, bound by tradition and ____ by superstitions.
A. free - fettered B. enfranchised - rejected C. enthralled - tied
D. pinioned - limited E. conventional - encumbered
7. Many people at that time believed that spices help preserve food; however, Hall found that many marketed spices were ____ bacteria, moulds and yeasts.
A. devoid of B. teeming with C. improved by
D. destroyed by E. active against
8. If there is nothing to absorb the energy of sound waves, they travel on ____ , but their intensity ____ as they travel further from their source.
A. erratically - mitigates B. eternally - alleviates C. forever - increases
D. steadily - stabilizes E. indefinitely - diminishes
9. The two artists differed markedly in their temperaments; Palmer was reserved and courteous, Frazer ____ and boastful.
A. phlegmatic B. choleric C. constrained
D. tractable E. stoic
10. The intellectual flexibility inherent in a multicultural nation has been ____ in classrooms where emphasis on British-American literature has not reflected the cultural ____ of our country.
A. eradicated - unanimity B. encouraged - aspirations C. stifled - diversity
D. thwarted - uniformity E. inculcated - divide