2012专四完形练习【附答案】-2

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       It is well known that teenage boys tend to do better 1)______ math than girlsthat male high school students are more likely than their female counterparts 2)______ advanced math courses like calculusthat virtually all the great mathematicians 3)______ men. Are women born with 4)______ mathematical abilityOr does society's sexism slow their progressIn 1980, two Johns Hopkins University researchers tried 5)______ the eternal nature/nurture debate. Julian Stanley and Camilla Benbow 6)______ 10,000 talented seventh and eighth graders between 1972 and 1979. Using the Scholastic Aptitude Testin which math questions are meant to measure ability rather than knowledgethey discovered 7)______ sex differences. 8)______ the verbal abilities of the males and females 9)______ differedtwice as many boys as girls scored over 500 (on a scale of 200 to 800) on mathematical abilityat the 700 levelthe ratio was 14 to 1. The conclusionmales have 10)______ superior mathematical reasoning ability.

       Benbow and Stanley's findings, 11)______ were published inScience”, disturbed some men and 12)______ women. Now there is comfort for those people in a new study from the University of Chicago that suggests math 13)______ notafter alla natural male domain. Prof. Zalman Usiskin studied 1,366 tenth graders. They were selected from geometry classes and tested on their ability to solve geometry proofsa subject requiring 14)______ abstract reasoning and spatial ability. The conclusion 15)______ by Usiskinthere are no sex differences in math ability.

1.A. at               B. to             C. of                D. about

2.A. in tackling     B. tackling     C. to tackle   D. about tackling

3.A. might be     B. have been   C. must be     D. had been

4.A. smaller         B. less          C. fewer         D. not more

5.A. to settle       B. to set       C. settling        D. setting

6.A. were tested   B. have tested C. were testing  D. had tested

7.A. distinct        B. instinct         C. remote         D. vague

8.A. Since           B. However     C. As                D. While

9.A. scarcely not B. virtually    C. largely        D. hardly

10.A. superficially   B. universally      C. inherentle        D. initially

11.A. as             B. that              C. which           D. all

12.A. few          B. not a few    C. not few       D. quite few

13.A. be             B. were          C. was              D. is

14.A. none of    B. neither of      C. either         D. both

15.A. got          B. gained          C. reached       D. accomplished

 

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