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2012年英语专业四级考试模拟试题10

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  CLOZE  [15 MIN.]

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

  We all know that a magician does not really depend on “magic” to perform his tricks,  31  on his ability to act at great speed.  32 , this does not prevent us from enjoying watching a magician  33  rabbits from a hat.  34  the greatest magician of all time was Harry Houdini who died in 1926. Houdini mastered the art of  35 . He could free himself from the tightest knots or the most complicated locks in seconds.  36  no one really knows  37  he did this, there is no doubt  38  he had made a close study of every type of lock ever  39 . He liked to carry a small steel needle-like tool strapped to his leg and he used this in  40  of a key. Houdini once asked the Chicago police to lock him in prison. They  41  him in chains and locked him up, but he freed himself  42  an instant. The police  43  him of having used a tool and locked him up again. This time he wore no clothes and there were chains round his neck, waist, wrists, and legs; but he again escaped in a few minutes. Houdini had probably hidden his “needle” in a wax-like  44  and dropped it on the floor in the passage.  45  he went past, he stepped on it so that it stuck to the bottom of his foot. His most famous escape, however, was  46  astonishing. He was heavily chained  47  and enclosed in an empty wooden chest, the lid of  48  was nailed down. The  49  was dropped into the sea in New York harbor. In one minute Houdini had swum to the surface. When the chest was  50 , it was opened and the chains were found inside.

  31.A. but          B. then          C. and          D. however

  32.A. Generally B. However C. Possibly D. Likewise

  33.A. to produce B. who produces C. produce D. how to produce

  34.A. Out of the question B. Though C. Probably D. Undoubted

  35.A. escaping B. locking C. opening D. dropping

  36.A. Surprisingly B. Obviously C. Perhaps D. Although

  37.A. when B. where C. how D. what

  38.A. if B. whether C. as to D. that

  39.A. invented B. invent C. being invented D. inventing

  40.A. use B. place C. view D. absence

  41.A. involved B. closed C. connected D. bound

  42.A. at B. by C. in D. for

  43.A. rid B. charged C. accused D. deprived

  44.A. candle B. mud C. something D. substance

  45.A. As B. Usually C. Maybe D. Then

  46.A. overall B. all but C. no longer D. altogether

  47.A. up B. down C. around D. in

  48.A. it B. which C. that D. him

  49.A. chest B. body C. lid D. chain

  50.A. brought up B. sunk C. broken apart D. snapped

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