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Answer 11 the reasons for yesterdays sharp rise in

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Answer: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11 The reasons for yesterday’s sharp rise in the stock market were much the same as that behind last week’s rally: a surge in the economy to a 5.6 percent annual growth rate and improved corporate earn- ings balanced by the lack of signs of inflationary pressure. A. that B. those C. what was D. for that E. they were answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12 The most vexing problem faced by researchers exploring wind-powered generation of electricity is achieving a constant flow of power from an unpredictable natural source that meets demand, but so the flow does not overload electrical grids with sudden voltage increases A. achieving a constant flow of power from an unpred- ictable natural source that meets demand, but so the flow does not overload B. achieving a constant flow of power from an unpredictable natural source, which meets demand but without overloading. C. how to achieve a constant flow of power from an unpredictable natural source, a flow that meets demand but does not overload. D. how to achieve a constant flow of power from an unpredictable natural source, but a flow that meets demand without overloading E. how a constant flow of power from an unp- redictable natural source can be achieved, which meets demand but does not overload. Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 13 In 1926, in her second attempt to swim across the English Channel, Gertrude Ederle not only crossed the Channel against currents that forced her to swim thirty-five miles instead of the minimal twenty-one, but she set a record for speed as well, by swimming
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the distance in almost two hours faster than anyone had yet done. A. but she set a record for speed as well, by swimming the distance in almost two hours faster than anyone bad yet done. B. but also set a record for speed, swimming the dista- nce almost two hours faster than anyone had yet done. C. but also swam the distance in almost two hours faster th- an anyone had yet done, and setting a record for speed. D. but also setting a record for speed by swimming the distance in almost two hours faster than anyone had yet done E. but, swimming the distance almost two hours faster than anyone had yet done, she also set a record for speed. Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q14 to Q16 Although recent censure of corporate boards of directors as “passive” and “supine” may be excessive, those who Line criticize board performance have plenty (5) of substantive ammunition. Too many corporate boards fail in their two crucial responsibilities of overseeing long-term company strategy and of selecting. evaluating, and determining appropriate. (10) compensation of top management. At times, despite disappointing corporate performance, compensation of chief executive officers reaches indefensibly high levels, Nevertheless, suggestions (15) that the government should legislate board reform are premature. There are ample opportunities for boards themselves to improve corporate performance.
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