1. My pain ______ apparent the moment I walked into the room, for the first man I met asked sympathetically: “Are you feeling all right?”
A. must be B. must have been C. had been D. had to be
2. It is only when you nearly lose someone ______ fully conscious of how much you value him.
A. do you become B. then you become C. that you become D. have you become
3. Just as the soil is a part of the earth, ______ the atmosphere.
A. as it is B. so is C. the same as D. and so is
4. While driving along the treacherous road, ______.
A. my right rear tyre blew out B. my right rear tyre had a blowout
C. I had a blownout on my right rear tyre D. I had my right rear tyre blowout
5. Jean Wagner’s most enduring contribution to the study of Afro American poetry is his insistence that it ______ in a religious, as well as worldly, frame of reference.
A. is to be analysed B. has been analysed C. be analysed D. should have been analysed
6.______ there is little we can do to modify the weather; we can at least know what kind of weather to expect.
A. Since B. When C. While D. Unless
7. This organization brought Western artists together in the hope of making more of an impact on the art community ______any of them could individually and to promote Western art by women.
A. rather than B. rather C. than D. other than
8. But the Swiss discovered long years ago that constant warfare brought them ______ suffering and poverty.
A. anything but B. nothing but C. none other than D. no more than
9. After ______ seemed an endless wait, it was her turn to step into the doctor’s office.
A. it B. that C. what D. which
10. The board deemed it’s urgent that these files ______ right away.
A. had to be printed B. should have been printed
C. must be printed D. should be printed
11. His answer was so confused that I could hardly make any ______ of it at all.
A. explanation B. meaning C. sense D. interpretation
12. You should have your eyes tested every year in case the ______of your spectacles need changing.
A. lenses B. glasses C. sights D. crystals
13. The school committee hoped that their choice of play would be ______ with the students and their parents.
A. recognized B. popular C. favorable D. fascinated
14. By cutting down trees we ______ the natural home of birds and animals.
A. harm B. hurt C. injure D. damage
15. Mr. Robinson knew that the most trivial chore could prove to be a ______ if approached with enthusiasm.
A. prize B. reward C. refund D. bonus
16. The trade unions in this industry are ______ any reduction in wages.
A. objecting against B. opposed to C. reacted to D. resisting against
17. She was teaching me ______ you would teach a younger child to speak the language.
A. the way B.in the way C. a way D. to the way
18. The Brownings have not ______ yet and I doubt whether they will come.
A turned in B. turned out C.turned up D. turned to
19. We went on a(n) ______ to the mountain yesterday.
A.excursion B. trip C. tour D. travel
20. When Sarah and I ______ on an article for the school newspaper, we found it difficult to work together.
A. compiled B. gathered C. collaborated D. collected
21. Beth could ______ her coat because it had large red buttons.
A. recognize B. prove C. define D. claim
22. Postal _____ are determined by the class and weight of the parcel mailed.
A. taxes B. payment C. fees D. premium
23. My father is so deaf that he has to use a hearing ______.
A. help B. aid C. support D. tool
24. On New Year’s Eve, there will be a firework ______ at People’s Square.
A. display B. performance C. show D. exhibition
25. The ______ of beer and alcohol in New Zealand is very high.
A. consumption B. use C. drink D. absorption