1. _____ Jane has an excellent resume, she hasn't found a job yet.
2. _____ several universities that have excellent engineering schools.
(A) There are
(C) There is a lot of
(D) Some of
3. Many Middle Eastern diplomats still feel that the United States is intent _____ the ultimate police in the region.
(A) to being
(D) on being
4. Woodrow Wilson believed the United States' entry into World War I would put a _____ to the war in months.
(A) to stop
(D) will had stopped
5. _____ of New York's Erie Canal greatly enhanced trade in the upstate region.
(A) The complete
(C) A completing
(D) The completion
6. A leech, after _____ the skin, is best removed by the application of either salt or heat.
(A) it attaches itself to
(B) attaching it
(C) its attaching to
(D) where it attaches to
7. _____ east of the Mississippi River.
(A) Indigo was grown usually
(B) Usually grown was Indigo
(C) Indigo usually grown
(D) Indigo was usually grown
8. _____ wrote the operetta Babes in Toyland, drawn from the childhood characters of Mother Goose.
(A) That was Victor Herbert who
(B) Victor Herbert who
(C) Since it was Victor Herbert
(D) It was Victor Herbert who
9. Some of the oldest and most widespread creation myths are _____ involving the all-giving "Earth Mother."
10. In _____, disk technology has made record albums almost obsolete.
(A) the decade from
(B) the decade since
(C) the past decade
(D) decade ago the
11. In the first few months of life, an infant learns how to lift its head, smile, and _____.
(A) parents to recognize
(B) recognize its parents
(C) recognizing its parents
(D) the recognizing of its parents
12. Juana Inez de la Cruz _____ Mexico's greatest female poet.
(B) considered to be
(C) is considered to be
(D) is consideration
13. Because the metal mercury _____ in direct proportion to temperature, it was once used as the indicator in common thermometers.
(A) is expanding
(C) is expanded
14. _____ what is now San Salvador, Christopher Columbus believed that he had found Japan.
(A) He reached
(B) When did he reach
(C) Having reached
(D) Whether he reached
15. The principal purpose of aviation medicine is _____ by people aboard an aircraft in flight.
(A) to study the stress experienced
(B) study the experienced stress
(C) to study stress experiencing
(D) study the stress experience
16. The dwarf lemon tree, grown
in many areas of the world, bears fruit
when it is fewer than
six inches in high
brain is composed of a mass of softly gray matter
in the skull that
controls our intelligence.
is a topic of such importance
today that even elementary school children are well informed
represented in a famous oil painting
by da Vinci, The Last Supper it
is an important part of the history
20. Together with
his friend Little John, Robin Hood are fondly remembered
today by millions of people.
21. In Vermont, the sap the
maple tree is
producing maple syrup.
22. After to have won
the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for A Bell for Adano, John Hersey wrote a
nonfiction book about
the bombing of Japan.
23. The smallest hummingbirds beat
their wings 70 times a second
and are about two inched
24. Quality, price, and located are
often considered to be
the primary concerns in buying
25. The name
"America" comes of
Amerigo Vespucci, who
was a 16th-century Italian explorer
26. Marie Curie won
two Nobel Prizes for their
discoveries of radioactivity
27. The developing
of the submarine was hindered by the
lack of a power source
that could propel
an underwater vessel.
28. Although humans have highly developed
animals have more acute
senses than them
29. The movement of the stars
was first noticed by early
used the stars to guide its
way across the sea.
30. Those who
have seen what
is believed to be
Noah's Ark say it is the largest
than a modern battleship.
31. It is implicit
in the Constitution of the United States that
everyone has a right
32. Although scientists have been
successful about finding
treatments for cancer, they haven't
yet discovered a
33. In the 18th century, standard college curricula included
a heavy emphasis on classical
, mathematics, and religion
of nonnative speakers rises, the demand for
teachers of English as a second language increases
35. There is much
bird migration above the equator, where
the Pole Star can be seen, than below
the equator, where it
cannot be seen.
36. Although most
people believe that diamonds are the costliest
gems, emeralds are actually
37. In the summer
, An Arbor, along with Ypsilanti, Saline, and Pontiac, are
flooded with runaways fleeing
the boredom of their lives in Cincinnati and its
38. A recent article in The New York Times
reported that the typical business graduate of 1990 is less likely to be willing
to work long hours for the sake of
advancement than their
39. The dietary habits of a given
child often has little
to do with that child's
eating habits as an adult
40. One of the claims made against science is that data
are often manipulated to prove
a scientist's thesis, rather than studying it
for possible contradictions