1．There was an inclination totreat geography as a less important subject.
A．point B．tendency C．result D．finding
2．New secretaries came and went with monotonousregularity.
A．amazing B．depressing C．predictable D．dull
3．The committee was asked to rendera report on the housing situation.
A．furnish B．copy C．publish D．summarize
4．The group does not advocatethe use of violence.
A．limit B．regulate C．oppose D．support
5．The original experiment cannot beexactly duplicated.
A．reproduced B．invented C．designed D．reported
6．The department deferred thedecision for six months.
A．put off B．arrived at C．abided by D．protested against
7．The symptoms of the disease manifestedthemselves ten days later.
A．eased B．appeared C．improved D．relieved
8．The uniform makes the guards look absurd.
A．serious B．ridiculous C．beautiful D．impressive
9．Some of the larger birds can remainstationary in the air for several minutes.
A．silent B．motionless C．seated D．true
10．The country was torn apart by strife.
A．poverty B．war C．conflict D．economy
11．She felt that she had done her good deed for the day.
A．act B．homework C．justice D．model
12．A person’s wealth is often in inverse proportion to theirhappiness.
A．equal B．certain C．large D．opposite
13．His professional career spanned 16 days.
A．started B．changed C．moved D．lasted
14．His stomach felt hollow with fear.
A．sincere B．respectful C．terrible D．empty
15．This was disaster on a cosmic scale.
A．modest B．huge C．commercial D．national