Directions: There are 15 blanks in the following passage. For each blank, there are four choices.
Choose the best answer and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
Who won the World Cup 1994 football game? What happened at the United Nations?
How did the critics like the new play? 51 an event takes place, newspapers are on the streets to give the details. Wherever anything happens in the world, reports are on the spot to 52 the news.
Newspapers have one basic 53 , to get the news as quickly as possible from its source, from those who make it to those who want to know it. Radio, telegraph, television, and 54 inventions brought competition for newspapers. So did the development of magazines and other means of communication. 55 , this competition merely spurred the newspapers on. They quickly made use of the newer and faster means of communication to improve the 56 and thus the efficiency of their own operations.Today more newspapers are 57 and read than ever before. Competition also led newspapers to branch outs into many other fields.
Besides keeping readers 58 of the latest news, today's newspapers 59 and influence readers about politics and other important and serious matters. Newspapers influence readers' economic choices 60 advertising. Most newspapers depend on advertising for their very existence. Newspapers are sold at a price that 61 even a small fraction of the cost of production. The main source of income for most newspapers is commercial advertising. The 62 in selling advertising depends on a newspaper's value to advertisers. This is measured in terms of circulation.
How many people read the newspaper? Circulation depends 63 on the work of the circulation department and on the services or entertainment 64 in a newspaper's pages. But for the most part,circulation depends on a newspaper's value to readers as a source of information 65 the community,city,country,state,nation,and world-and even outer space.
51. A. Just when B. While C. Soon after D. Before
52. A. gather B. spread C. carry D.bring
53. A. reason B. cause C. problem D. purpose
54. A. another B. other C. one another D. the other
55. A. However B. And C. Therefore D. So
56. A. value B. ratio C. rate D.speed
57. A. spread B. passed C. printed D. completed
58. A. inform B. be informed C. to be informed D. informed
59. A. entertain B. encourage C. educate D. edit
60.A.on B. through C. with D.of
61. A. tries to cover B. manages to cover C. fails to cover D. succeeds in
62. A. way B. means C. chance D. success
63. A. somewhat B. little C. much D. something
64. A. offering B. offered C. which offered D. to be offered
65.A.by B. with C. at D. about