111.In 1992______ran for the President as an independent candidate.
A.Bill Clinton B.Ross Perot C.Bob Dole D.George Bush
112.When the delegates met at Philadelphia in1787，their task was to_______.
A.write a new constitution
B.see what they can do about the Articles of Confederation
C.design a new form of government
D.revise the Articles of Confederation
113.The House Speaker and the Temporary President of the Senate are usually_________.
A.elected by the majority party
B.chosen from the majority parties
C.members of the majority party
D.chosen freely from the Congressmen and Senators
114.The 1983 report“A.Nation At Risk”cited as example of he decline of educational standards？
A.high rates of adult illiteracy
B.declining SAT scores
C.low scores of American students in key subjects as compared with scores of students of other countries.
D.All of above
115.One of the goals set by President Bush in his “America 2000” Plan is________.
A.elimination of drugs and violence at school
B.the increase of the high－school graduation rate to 86％
C.competence in foreign language，mathematics science，history and geography
D.the increase of adult literacy rate
116.To many Americans，education is important because________.
A.it contributes to the success of individuals
B.it contributes to the strengthening of the national strength
C.it prepares the young for further development
D.Both A and B
117.In the United States，educational policies are determined by_______.
A.the federal government
B.the state and the board of trustees in some states
C.local school district
D.board of trustees
118.The governing board of school district is responsible for_______.
A.The hiring of teachers and staff
B.the designing of a suitable curriculum
C.the compiling and approving of the budget
D.all of the above
119. Higher education in the United States consists of________types of institutions.
A. four B. five C.six D. seven
120. Community college________.
A. offers bachelor degrees
B. offers associate degrees
C. is a two-year college
D. Both B and C
121. Poor Richard's Almanac contained________.
A. many proverbs
B. Franklin's autobiography
C. voyages to the new land
D. climate and crops
122. In the early 19th century， New York was______.
A. the capital of the United States
B. the center of Harlem Renaissance
123. Washington Irving's most famous book The Sketch Book contains_________.
A. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
B. Rip Van Winkle
C. A history of New York
D. Both A and B
124. Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of those who_______transcendentalism.
A. supported B. was indifferent to C. attacked D. had nothing to do with
125. The book The Scarlet Letter ends with Dimmesdale__________.
A. Running away with Hester
B. killing himself out of guilt
C. overcoming his sense of guilt
D. making a public confession and falling dead in the arms of Hester
126. Most of the poems written by Emily Dickinson were_________.
B. published during her lifetime
C. buried with her
D. published after her death
127. The novel Sister Carrie describes________.
A. the death of Hustwood
B. the degeneration of Carrie Meeber
C. how Carrie climbed up the social ladder
D. Carrie's love affair with Drouet
128. T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land is important because it________.
A. deals with the cultural glories of the past
B. praises the lost generation
C. is highlytraditional
D. reveals the spiritual crisis of post-WWI Europe and it is original in form
129. The “Lost Generation” refers to those who_________.
A. have no ambition in life
B. are physically and spiritually impotent
C. are homeless
D. are expatriates
130. In the Old Man and the Sea， Hemingway praises the old fisherman's________.
A. courage to face the risks of high seas
B. courage to fight the sharks
C. courage to accept defeat of not catching anything for 84 days
D. attitudes towards defeat and failure
131. Langston Huges was noted for his________.
A. true description of urban Blacks in poetry
B. unconventional portrayal of Harlem
C.singing of black America
D. None of the above
132. The most exciting place in the United States on New Year's Eve is________.
A. Rockefeller Center in New York City
B. Times Square in New York City
C. Independence Hall in Philadelphia
133. Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Prize for peace in_______.
A.1964 B. 1965 C. 1966 D. 1968
134. The symbols that are associated with Valentine's Day are the following except_________.
A. cards decorated with hearts
B. Cupid armed with bow and arrow
C. flowers tied with red ribbons
D. toast turkey
135. The story of Washington and the cherry tree brings out his quality of________.
A. hard work B. independent thinking C. wisdom D. honesty
136. The symbols of egg and bunny are considered to represent________.
A. new life and fertility B. new life and energy
C. fertility and happiness D. new life and plenty
137. The most famous Easter Parade is the one________.
A. along the Fifth Avenue in New York
B. organized by Macy in New York
C. in Philadelphia
D. in Pasadena，California
138. _______are associated with Halloween.
A. Ghost costumes and witches'hats
C. Trick or treat
D. All of the above
139. Veterans'Day was originally set to________.
A. honor all men who have fought in defense of the country
B. honor the end of WWI
C. honor those who have given their lives in defense of the country
D. honor those who died in WWI
140. The theme of thanks-giving has always been________.
A. peace and plenty B. fertility and new life
C. health and happiness D. Both A and C