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英语专业四级考试模拟题3

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  Decide which of the choices given below would correctly complete the passage if inserted in the corresponding blanks. Mark the correct choice for each blank on your answer sheet.

  Unlike most sports, which evolved over time from street games, basketball was designed by one man to suit a particular purpose. The man was Dr. James Naismith, and his purpose was to invent a vigorous game that could be played indoors in the winter.

  In 1891, Naismith was an instructor at a training school, which trained physical education instructors for the YMCAs. That year the school was trying (26)____ up with a physical activity that the men could enjoy (27)___ the football and baseball seasons . None of the standard indoor activities (28)____ their interest for long. Naismith was asked to solve the problem by the school. He first tried to (29)____ some of the popular outdoor sports, but they were all too rough. The men were getting bruised form tackling each other and (30)____ hit with equipment. So, Naismith decided to invent a game that would incorporate the most common elements of outdoor team sports without having the real physical contact. Most popular sports used a ball, so he chose a soccer ball because it was soft and large enough that it (31)____ no equipment, such as a bat or a racket to hit it. Next he decided (32)____ an elevated goal, so that scoring world depend on skill and accuracy rather than on (33)___ only. His goals were two peach baskets, (34)___ to ten-foot-high balconies at each end of the gym. The basic (35)____ of the game was to throw the ball into the basket. Naismith worth rules for the game, (36)____ of which, though with some small changes, are still (37)___ effect. Basketball was an immediate success. The students (38)____ it to their friends and the new sport quickly (39)___ on. Today, basketball is one of the most popular games (40)___ the world.

  26. A) to have come B) coming C) come D) to come

  27. A) between B) during C) when D) for

  28. A) roused B) held C) had D) were

  29. A) imitate B) adopt C) adapt D) renovate

  30. A) being B) to be C) been D) were

  31. A) requested B) used C) required D) took

  32. A) on B) to C) of D) with

  33. A) power B) strength C) force D) might

  34. A) fixed B) fixing C) that fix D) which fixed

  35. A) method B) rule C) way D) idea

  36. A) few B) much C) many D) little

  37. A) with B) in C) on D) for

  38. A) defined B) spread C) taught D) discussed

  39. A) went B) took C) put D) caught

  40. A) of B) throughout C) among D) through

  

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