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I. Direction: Read the following unfinished statements of questions carefully. For each unfinished statement of question four suggested answers A; B, C and D are given. Choose the one you think best completes the statement or answers the question. Write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding space on your answer sheet (25%)
1. There are ______ political pisions on the island of Great Britain.
2. Magna Carta had altogether 63 clauses of which the most important matters could be seen in three of the following except _______.
A. no tax should be made without the approval of the Grand Council;
B. no serf should be arrested, imprisoned or deprived of his property except by the law of the land
C. London and other towns should retain their ancient rights and privileges
D. There should be the same weights and measures through – out the country.
3. The first steam engine was devised by Thomas Newcomer at the end of the 17th century, and the Scottish inventor ________ modified and improved the design in 1765.
A. Abraham Darby
B. James Watt
C. John Kay
D. Richard Arkwright
4. In some areas factory farming methods are used, particularly for ________.
A. growing crop
B. producing milk
C. catching fish
D. rearing poultry
5. By tradition, the leader of the majority party is appointed ______ by the Sovereign in the United Kingdom.
A. Prime Minister
B. Member of Parliament
C. Lord of Appeal
D. Speaker of the House
6. Under the Anglo – Irish Treaty, Britain established _______ with dominion status in Ireland in 1921.
A. the Anglican Church of Ireland
B. the Irish Free State
C. the Irish Republican Army
D. the Anglo – Irish Intergovernmental Council
7. Irish broadcasting began in ______ in a small studio called Dublin Broadcasting Station.
8. _______ realized that he could win support for the Union at home and abroad by making the war a just war against slavery.
A. Frederick Douglass
B. George Washington
C. John Adams
D. Abraham Lincoln
9. But even after the abolition of slavery, organized or inpidual discrimination was practiced against ______.
A. Chinese – Americans
B. American Indians
C. Japanese – Americans
D. black Americans
10. From 1948 to 1966 average yearly growth in real spendable earnings was ______ percent in the United States.
11. After a period of prosperity (1920 ~ 1929), government involvement in the economy increased _________.
A. during the Great Depression
B. after the WW I
C. after the WW II
D. during the Cold War
12. The United States grows nearly _____ of the world's grain and supplies a half of all the exports of grain in the world.
A. one third
B. one fourth
C. one sixth
D. one seventh
13. Through the Department of _____, the President is responsible for the protection of Americans abroad and of foreign nationals in the United States.
14. The community college embodies ________ belief that an education should be practical as well as liberal.
A. George Washington's
B. Thomas Jefferson's
C. Abraham Lincoln's
D. Franklin Roosevelt's
15. The exploratory voyage made by ______ brought to a close to an era of European discovery of Australia that had lasted nearly two hundred years.
A. Arthur Philip
B. Mathew Flinders
C. Port Jackson
D. Peter Lalor
16. After the outbreak of the First World War, Australia followed Britain's lead and declared war on ________.
17. The European discovery of Canada can be traced back to the end of the ______ century.
18. Northern provinces and territories tale up _____ of Canada.
B. two thirds
C. one third
D. four fifths
19. In New Zealand, hydroelectricity from rivers and dams supplies ________ of total energy.
20. In the United States, Halloween is night – time ______ holiday.
D. old men's
21. Australia is generally pided into the following three topographical regions except _____.
A. the Great Western Plateau
B. the Outback
C. the Eastern Highlands
D. the Central Eastern Lowlands
22. In Britain the succession order of the Crown can be altered only by common consent of _____.
A. all members of the royal family
B. the House of Lords and the House of Commons