The presidential election takes place every four years in the United States.
A majority party nominee usually has the advantage of support over a minority party one.
A major-party nominee always gets higher approval rating than a minor-party nominee.
Strategies play a critical role in the election.
Strategy is critical in the presidential election.
To win the presidency， a candidate is particularly concerned with winning the states which are important.
In order to get the votes， presidential candidates are concerned with those important states.
There are about a dozen political parties in America， only two of which are major parties.
1.Victory in the eleven ______（large） states alone would provide an electoral majority. （99.10）
2.Even Democrat George McGovern， _____ had the lowest level of party support among recent
Nominees， was backed in 1972 by nearly 60 percent of his party‘s voters. （99.10）
答案：A. who 引导的非限定性定语从句。
答案：This depends on external factors rather than on a candidate‘s personal characteristics.
4.In 1991， after the Gulf War， Bush‘s approval rating reached 91 percent， the highest level recorded since polling ______（begin） in the 1930s. （00.10）
答案：began.此题考查过去时，因为有一个明显的过去时间状语“in the 1930s”。
5.Americans have learned much about the way in which the system can be managed so as to _____ the peaceful transfer of power from one party to the other. （01.4）
A.make it possible
D.make it possibly
答案：B.本题中make 的宾语太长，所以放到了宾补possible 的后面。“make … possible”
6.In deciding _____ a course of action， the candidate tried to estimate its likely impact on the voters. （02.4）
A.what to pursue
B.which to pursue
C.whether to pursue
D.if to pursue
答案：C.分析：所要填的空是deciding 的宾语。而pursue 后面的宾语是a course of action. 选项A “what to pursue”， what 是宾语。选项B 中，which 也是作主语或宾语。选项D. 语法结构不对，因此选C.
7.A major-party nominee has the critical advantage in the campaign for the presidential election _______ he has the support from the party faithful. （ 03 ，10 ）