1 Natalie prefers yellow, whereas I prefer green
A if B while
C then D so
2 I am reluctant to get out of bed on cold mornings
A frightened B resistant
C unwilling D persistent
3 I question whether his policy will be successful
A doubt B say
C examine D study
4 Napoleon had a genius for war and politics
A an ability B a quality
C a talent D a taste
5 Not having a good excuse for being late, Sally made up one.
A borrowed B copied
C exercised D invented
6 We'll support you even if you don't succeed.
A since B even though
C because D for
7 We were all there when the accident occurred.
A appeared B dropped
C happened D fell
8 The governor appointed a committee to find out what was wrong.
A did up B set up
C put up D took up
9 You can't get there other than by swimming
A only B besides
C except D simply
10 That problem is secondary to the one now facing us
A later than B better than
C less important than D more exciting than
11 It is difficult to assess the importance of the decision.
A evaluate B comment
C discuss D report
12 You must try to wipe out the memory of these horrible events.
A strange B terrible
C unusual D unfair
13 He spoke in such a pleasant manner that I felt at ease with him at once
A confident B relaxing
C formal D comfortable
14 He worked so hard that eventually he fell ill.
A then B surely
C finally D recently
15 He thought it better to begin working immediately.
A at once B recently
C early D rapidly
参考答案：1. B 2. C 3. A 4. C 5. D 6. B 7. C 8. B 9. C 10. C 11. A 12. B 13. D 14. C 15. A