I. Each of the following sentences is given four choices of words or expressions. Choose the right one to complete the sentence and blacken the corresponding letter on your Answer Sheet. (15 points, 1 point for each)
1。 With his last ______ , he murmured the name of the person who murdered him。
A。 gasp B。 choke
C。 exhale D。 respiration
2. The teenager’s ______ of the pop star worried her parents.
A. applause B. compliment
C。 adulation D。 recommendation
3. The adventurous mission ______ his spirits.
A. exalted B. inspired
C。 gladdened D。 exhilarated
4. The girl made one last ______ to her father for permission to go to the party.
A. appeal B. pray
C。 suggestion D。 attraction
5. Working with one’s head causes a sensation of hunger quite as much as ______ work.
A。 futile B。 muscular
C。 diligent D。 aggressive
6. He asked how committed the leadership was to ______ its people from poverty.
A. delivering B. liberating
C。 dismissing D。 compelling
7。 The judge told him to ______ from threatening his wife。
A. desist B. persist
C。 denounce D。 persevere
8. The conservation group was ______ in its opposition to the new airport.
A。 rough B。 troublesome
C。 tenacious D。 uninterrupted
9. The terrorists entered the building ______ as medical workers.
A。 disguising B。 distorting
C. disordering D. distinguishing
10. It seemed impossible that these ______ boats could survive in such a storm.
A. frail B. fragile
C。 wailful D。 delicate
11. His arrival ______ new life and energy into the team.
A. drenched B. animated
C. infused D. saturated
12. The government is ready to ______ houses to the homeless in that area.
A。 locate B。 allot
C. donate D. divide
13. He asked me to look at both sides of a case before making a(n) ______ decision.
A. brutal B. rational
C。 absurd D。 courteous
14。 She ______ the mark on the wall for ages, but it wouldn’t come off。
A。 scrubbed B。 brushed
C. swept D. removed
15。 Some fresh fruits are highly ______ and should be kept in cool places。
A。 perishable B。 eligible
C。 permissible D。 affordable
Read the following passage carefully and complete the succeeding three items II, IV, V。
(1) A rift is growing between government and higher education, with debates over funding, missions and accountability.
(2) In that context, it is all the more worth watching Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, who assumes the presidency of Purdue University on January 14. Other governors have become college presidents. Some, like Tom Kean, have been very successful. However, Daniels—who brings to the job an unusual blend of leadership experiences in government at the state and national level, public policy, business, and now academe—is coming to office at a time of unusual tension.
(3) Governors increasingly characterize the rising costs of higher education and its limited access as unsustainable. Many find it imperative that universities increase their productivity, affordability, access, graduation rates, and accountability. In contrast, university presidents say that quality, not cost, is the real issue in an era in which excellence in higher education is more urgent than ever before in history. The question, academic leaders say, should not be the price of college, but who pays, criticizing government for disinvesting in higher education. Bottom line: Between the governors and the presidents, there is increasingly little if any common ground other than recognizing the importance of higher education. They have entirely different views of the problem, no agreement on responsibility, and nothing in the way of a shared solution.
(4) In his first public action as president of Purdue, Daniels has bridged the chasm with a salary package that incorporates the goals of both the governors and the presidents. He did this in two ways. The first was conciliatory, eliminating the red flag that sets off both government and the academy: He rejected presidential salary inflation. His salary package is smaller than his predecessor’s, placing him tenth among the 12 Big Ten university presidents in terms of salary. There is no deferred compensation.
(5) Second, and more importantly in terms of national models, is that Governor Daniels asked for a salary based upon achieving his goals for the university. The package is divided into two buckets—base salary and bonus. The bonus is tied to graduation rates, affordability, student achievement, philanthropic support, faculty excellence, and strategic program initiatives. In establishing this bonus system, Daniels married traditional notions of academic quality—as measured by excellence in faculty, programs and resources—with an equal emphasis on effective outcomes and price controls: graduation rates, affordability, and student achievement.
(6) In so doing, Daniels has demonstrated his belief that there is common ground to be found between the university and government. The choice is not quality or effectiveness, not excellence or affordability; the future of higher education is not a zero-sum game in which one side wins and the other loses. Rather, he believes it is possible to balance the seemingly conflicting goals of government and higher education.
(7) Daniels is not the first president to have his salary tied to achieving institutional goals, but he is probably the most visible. Moreover, although Daniels is renouncing involvement in partisan politics as he enters the Purdue presidency, he is a former Republican governor and party leader known as a frugal fiscal conservative. Historically, the divisions have been greater between Republicans and the academy than has been the case with Democrats. In a very real sense, what Daniels has chosen to do is somewhat akin to Nixon going to China. He has undertaken an experiment to be closely watched. If successful, he will have established a potential model for the country.
(8) Typically, presidents reserve such powerful statements for their inaugural addresses. Though such addresses are sincere in intent—I can vouch for that, as someone who has given two and listened to many more—they are generally aspirational; they articulate hopes and dreams for what an institution can become. Daniels has already done something very different. He is putting himself on the line in a very public fashion. Year after year his salary will be determined by his success. And perhaps even more importantly, his success or failure will be public when his board announces the size and rationale for his bonus.
(9) It’s a bold step—and Governor Daniels should be applauded for taking it.
II. In this section, there are ten incomplete statements or questions, followed by four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the best answer and blacken the corresponding letter on your Answer Sheet. (20 points, 2 points for each)
16. The word “rift” in Paragraph 1 means ______
A. gap B. dilemma
C. pain D. headache
17. As to higher education, the government is more and more concerned about ______.
A. costs and productivity B. accountability
C. costs and access D. graduation rates
18。 Which of the following statements is true about Daniels’ salary package?
A。 He applies for salary inflation。
B. The salary should be more than bonus.
C. The salary should be based on his achievement.
D. His salary package is the smallest among university presidents.
19. The word “married” in Paragraph 5 means ______
A. melted B. combined
C. arranged D. acknowledged
20. According to the author, the future of higher education is not a zero-sum game because______.
A。 neither government nor higher education can win
B. higher education can achieve both quality and effectiveness
C. excellence can only be attained at the cost of affordability
D. government and higher education can never reach agreement
21。 Nixon’s visit to China is mentioned______。
A. to highlight Daniels’ pioneering work
B. to extol Nixon’s contribution to the country
C. to point out the division between Republicans and Democrats
D. to show the importance of the relationship between the two nations
22。 The word “articulate” in Paragraph 8 means ______。
A。 design B。 cultivate
C. foster D. express
23. It can be inferred from Paragraph 8 that the author is probably ______.
A。 a farmer B。 a freelancer
C. a company employee D. a president of an organization
24. The author’s attitude towards Daniels’ reformation is ______.
A。 expectant B。 indifferent
C. negative D. critical
25。 Which of the following is most appropriate as a title for this passage?
A. A Hard Time B. A Loyal President
C. A Powerful Statement D. A Promising Industry
III。 The following paragraphs are taken from the textbooks, followed by a list of words or expressions marked A to Y。 Choose the one that best completes each of the sentences
and write the corresponding letter on your Answer Sheet. One word or expression for
each blank only. (25 points, 1 point for each)
Between Elvis and Alice, rock critics say, a number of rock stars have helped our society 26 its beliefs and attitudes. Bob Dylan touched a 27 of disaffection. He spoke of
28 rights, nuclear fallout, and loneliness. He spoke of change and of the bewilderment of an
29 generation. “Something’s 30 here,” he sang. “You don’t know what it is, do you, Mr. Jones?”
The figures are photocopied and distributed throughout the company to all the people and departments whose work is related to selling. The result of this photocopying and distributing is that there is almost continuous public 31 and discussion 32 the company of how well or 33 the salesmen in each sales office of each 34 of the company are doing at any
We do not need a Freudian to tell us that this disharmony is often of a sexual nature. So long as such disharmonies 36 to exist, so long as there is good reason for sullen 37 ，so long as human beings allow 38 to be possessed and 39 by monomaniacal 40 , the cult of beauty is destined to be ineffectual.
She stood among the 41 crowd in the station at the North Wall。 He held her hand and she
42 that he was speaking to her, saying something about the passage over and over again. The station was full of soldiers with brown 43 . Through the wide doors of the sheds she caught a
44 of the black mass of the boat, lying in beside the quay wall, with 45 portholes. She
Discussing the question, some time ago, with an old friend, she gave me her never-failing 46 for sleeplessness, which was to 47 herself performing some 48 action over and over again, umil, her mind becoming 49 with the monotony of life, sleep drew the 50 .
A。Continue B。trivial C。scrutiny D。nerve E。disgusted
F.glimpse G civil H.remedy I.poorly J.vices
K。throughout L。knew M。define N。boredom O。given
P。imagine Q。happening R。hagridden S。swaying T。baggages
U.illumined V.division W.themselves X.older Y.curtain
IV. Translate the following sentences into Chinese and write the translation on your Answer Sheet. (10 points, 2 points for each)
51。 Between the governors and the presidents, there is increasingly little if any common ground other than recognizing the importance of higher education。
52. In his first public action as president of Purdue, Daniels has bridged the chasm with a salary package that incorporates the goals of both the governors and the presidents.
53. Rather, he believes it is possible to balance the seemingly conflicting goals of government and higher education.
54。 Historically, the divisions have been greater between Republicans and the academy than has been the case with Democrats。
55。 It’s a bold step—and Governor Daniels should be applauded for taking it。
V。 Answer the following essay question in English within 80-100 words。 Write your answer on the Answer Sheet。 (10 points)
56. How can universities improve education quality?
VI. Translate the following sentences into English and write the translation on your Answer Sheet. (20 points, 2 points each for 57-60, 4 points for 61, 8 points for 62)