Part IV Cloze (15 minutes)
Directions: There are 20 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D) on the right side of the paper. You should choose the ONE that best fits into the passage. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
Historians tend to tell the same joke when they are describing history education in America. It's the one_61_the teacher standing in the schoolroom door _62_goodbye to students for the summer and calling _63_them, "By the way, we won World War II."
The problem with the joke, of course, is that it's _64_funny. The recent surveys on_65_illiteracy (无知) are beginning to numb(令人震惊): nearly one third of American 17-year-olds cannot even _66_ which countries the United States _67_against in that war. One third have no _68_when the Declaration of Independence was _69_. One third thought Columbus reached the New World after 1750. Two thirds cannot correctly _70_the Civil War between 1850 and 1900. _71_when they get the answers right, some are_72_ guessing.
Unlike math or science, ignorance of history cannot be_73_connected to loss of internationa_74_. But it does affect our future _75_a democratic nation and as individuals.
The _76_ news is that there is growing agreement _77_what is wrong with the_78_of history and what needs to be _79_to fix it. The steps are tentative (尝试性的) _80_ yet
to be felt in most classrooms.

61. A) in B) by C) for D) about

62. A) waving B) nodding C) shaking D)speaking

63. A) in B) up C) after D) for

64. A) not B) too C) so D) rarely

65. A) political B) cultural C) educational D) historical

66. A) convey B) identify C) acknowledge D) distinguish

67. A) struck B) attacked C) fought D) defeated

68. A) doubt B) idea C) reason D) sense

69. A) signed B) edited C) marked D) printed

70. A) get B) judge C) place D) lock

71. A) Thus B) So C) Though D) Even

72. A)just B) ever C) still D) hardly

73. A) shortly B) directly C) exclusively D) practically

74. A) community B) commitment C) comprehension D)competitiveness

75. A) with B) for C) as D) of

76. A) good B) fine C) surprising D) nice

77. A)of B) to C) on D) with

78. A) coaching B) teaching C) consulting D) instructing

79. A) dealt B) done C) met D) reached

80. A) and B) or C) as D) therefore