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英语专业四级模拟题 第12套

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CLOZE  [15 MIN.]

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.
     All Americans are at least vaguely  31    with the plight of the American Indian. Cutbacks in federal programs for Indians have made their problems  32    more severe in recent years. Josephy reports, “  33  1981 it was estimated that cutbacks in federal programs for Indians totaled about $500 million” or more than ten times the cuts affecting their  34  fellow Americans. Additional cuts seem to be threatened in the future. This reduced funding is affecting almost all   35   of reservation life,  36  education.  If the Indians could   37   their  38  problems, solutions to many of their other problems might not be far behind. In this paper the current status of Indian education will be described and  39   and some ways of improving this education will be proposed.
 Whether to  40  with the dominant American culture or to   41   Indian culture has been a longstanding issue in Indian education. After the Civil War full responsibility for Indian education was turned over by the government to churches and missionary groups. The next fifty years became a period of  42  assimilation in all areas of Indian culture, but especially in religion and education.
 John Collier, a reformer who agitated  43  Indians and their culture   44   the early 1920s until his death in 1968, had a different idea. He believed that instead of effacing native culture, Indian schools should encourage and  45  it.
 Pressure to assimilate remains a potent force today,  46  . More and more Indians are graduating from high school and college and becoming  47  for jobs in the non-Indian society. “ When Indians obtain the requisite skills, many of them enter the broader American society and succeed. ”  48  approximately 90 percent of all Indian children are educated in state public school systems.How well these children compete with the members of the dominant society,   49  , is another  50  .
 31. A. agreeable                         B. regardless   C. familiar                          D. sympathetic
 32. A. even                             B. ever   C. greatly                           D. further
 33. A. Since                            B. Up to   C. Before                           D. By the end of
 34. A. non-Indian                        B. Indian   C. previous                          D. former
 35. A. respects  B. aspects  C. kinds  D. parts
 36. A. except                            B. regarding   C. besides                           D. including
 37. A. solve  B. dissolve  C. deal  D. treat
 38. A. cultural                           B. educational   C. social                            D. severe
 39. A. estimated                         B. evaluated   C. settled                            D. decided
 40. A. agree                             B. push forward   C. assimilate                         D. deal
 41. A. preserve  B. keep up with  C. acknowledge  D. confess
 42. A. enforced                          B. overall   C. contemptuous                      D. unbelievable
 43. A. in favor of                         B. on behalf of   C. side by side with                    D. far behind
 44. A. in  B. through  C. from  D. during
 45. A. realize                            B. assimilate   C. acknowledge                       D. revitalize
 46. A. yet                               B. furthermore   C. however                                D. just the same
 47. A. available                          B. reachable   C. suitable                           D. eligible
 48. A. In the future                       B. In the past   C. At present                         D. Maybe
 49. A. therefore  B. consequently  C. however  D. moreover
 50. A. question                          B. issue   C. aspect                            D. matter



 


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