英语四级完形填空练习及详解(10)

 Cloze 10
   
    Today the car is the most popular sort of transportation in all of the United States. It has completely  1  the horse as a  2  of everyday transportation. Americans use their car for 3  90% of all  4  business. Most Americans are able to  5  cars. The average price of a  6  made car was ,050 in 1950, ,470 in 1960 and up to ,750  7  1975. During this period American car manufacturers set about  8  their products and work efficiency. As a result, the yearly income of the  9  family increased from 1950 to 1975  10  than the price of cars. For this reason  11  a new car takes a smaller  12  of a family’s total earnings today. In 1951  13  it took 8.1 months of an average family’s  14  to buy a new car. In 1962 a new car  15  8.3 of a family’s annual earnings, by 1975 it only took 4.75  16  income. In addition, the 1975 cars were technically  17  to models from previous years. The  18  of automobile extends throughout the economy  19  the car is so important to American. Americans spend more money  20  keeping their cars running than on any other item.
   
    1.A.denied       B. reproduced       C. replaced       D. ridiculed
   
    2.A.means       B.  mean      C. types      D. kinds
   
    3.A.hardly       B. nearly       C. certainly       D. somehow
   
    4.A.personal      B. personnel      C. manual      D. artificial
   
    5.A.buy      B. sell           C. race      D. see
   
    6.A.quickly      B. regularly      C. rapidly          D. recently
   
    7.A.on       B.in            C.before       D.after
   
    8.A.raising       B.making       C.reducing       D.improving
   
    9.A.unusual       B.smallest       C.average       D.biggest
   
    10.A.slower       B.equal       C.faster       D.less
   
    11.A.bringing       B.obtain      C.bought      D.purchasing
   
    12.A.part         B.half       C.number      D.quality
   
    13.A.clearly       B.proportionally       C.percentage       D.suddenly
   
    14.A.income      B.work      C.plans      D.debts
   
    15.A.used      B.spent      C.cost      D.needed
   
    16.A.months      B.years      C.family      D.year
   
    17.A.famous      B.superior      C.fastest      D.better
   
    18.A.running      B.notice      C.influence      D.affect
   
    19.A.then      B.as           C.so      D.which
   
    20.A.to      B.in           C.of      D.for