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&n, bsp;cannot be 73 connected to loss of international_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) about B) in C) for D) by

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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