学苑中心培训系列教材07考博模拟题一.docEnglish Entrance Examination
For Non-English Major Doctoral Candidates
Model Test One
Part I Vocabulary (10 points)
Directions: There are twenty questions in this section. Each question is a sentence with one word or phrase underlined. Below the sentence are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Choose the word or phrase that is closest in meaning to the underlined one. Mark the corresponding letter with a single bar across it on your Answer Sheet.
The large towers of the George Washington Bridge were not encased in masonry but were left
exposed to reveal their handsome steel structure.
D. guiseD. faltered
harsh B. hoarse C. good-looking
The jewel was kept by the money-lender as a pledge.
guarantee B. speculation C. pulchritude
The revolt was foiled by troops loyal to the king.
blocked B. frustrated C. fluttered
It is interesting to note how public opinion oscillates between the extremes of optimism and pessimism.
swings B. hovers C. converges D. foils
G. Jung had a lot of to say about the human psyche.
world B. mind C. enthusiasm D. determination
Caesar ridiculed his wife's foreboding about the approaching of the family plague.
forewarning B. predicting C. signal D. signification
Fm amazed at the imbecility of the readers of these trashy magazines.
stupidity B. weak-mindedness C. potentiality D. idiosyncrasy
& Though the subway system of the city has been well-planned for years, its funding is still in the air.
widely spreading B. totally uncertain
C. hysterically unconstrained D. already broadcast
As they crumbled back, he ordered everyone to sit down and keep quiet..
retreated B. crawled C. stumbled D. went
Add religion to the humblest of edifices and you have a sanctuary.
offices B. adjuncts C. buildings D. chapel
They were asked to curb those orgies and resume the pose of self-deceiving innocence..
A. position B. air C. action D. bombast
Revolutions are often caused when the