1 How do you account for your absence from the class last Thursday?
A explain B examine
C choose D expand
2 This kind of material was seldom used in building houses during the Middle Ages.
A never B rarely
C often D only
3 People from many places were drawn to the city by its growing economy.
A fetched B carried
C attracted D pushed
4 The soldier displayed remarkable courage in the battle.
A placed B showed
C pointed D decided
5 The nursery is bright and cheerful.
A pleasant B clean
C peaceful D large
6 What were the consequences of the decision she had made?
A reasons B results
C causes D bases
7 She was grateful to him for being so good to her.
A careful B hateful
C beautiful D thankful
8 There are only five minutes left, but the outcome of the match is still in doubt
A result B judgement
C estimation D event
9 He is certain that the dictionary is just what I want.
A sure B angry
C doubtful D worried
10 The last few weeks have been enjoyable
A close B near
C past D several
11 About one quarter of the workers in the country are employed in factories
A third B fourth
C tenth D fifteenth
12 The city has decided to do away with all the old buildings in its center.
A. get rid of B set up
C repair D paint
13 We shall keep the money in a secure place.
A clean B secret
C distant D safe
14 The great changes of the city astonished every visitor to that city
A attacked B surprised
C attracted D interested
15 They didn't realize how serious the problem was.
A know B forget
C doubt D remember