2.Only by hard work （ ） to accomplish this great task.
A. we will be able B. will we be able C. be able will we D. able will we be
3.That （ ） the case， we have to make some changes in our plan.
A. is B. was C. has been D. being
4.（ ） be pushed and pulled the drawer， it refused to open.
A. However hard B. How hard C. However hardly D. How hardly
The following paragraphs are taken from the textbooks， followed by a list of words or expressions marked A to X. Choose the one that best completes each of the sentences and write the corresponding letter on your answer sheet. One word or expression for each blank only. （12 points， 0.5 point each）
● Rumors 1 quickly that I was a FBI agent. I was 2 because I was not 3___ to return. Some people said I was either a federal agent or a 4 ， for no 5 man， they said， returns to Watts by 6 .
● Television 7 on advertising to an even greater 8 than newspapers， and since advertising is big business， advertising is by 9 Republican. Yet nowhere in network newscasts or network commentaries on current events have I 10 the intense partisanship， the often rabid 11 that colors the editorial 12 of the majority of newspapers in this country.
● The chances had 13 to one in eight when the 14 clerk drew the second slip. He 15 his throat and 16 his pince-nez as though he had to make sure he was not 17 . “Ah， Monsieur Voisin，” he said with a 18 undecided smile， “May I join you？”
● Some people believe that the time of death is 19 by God and that no man should ___20 the clock back on another. 21 if a patient‘s philosophical views embrace __ 22 ， it is not clear why the religious 23 of others should intrude 24___ his death.
A. reasonable B. put C. bias D. choice
E. nature F. yet G. mistaken H. lives
M. spread N. objections O. pages P. extent
Q. elderly R. suspect S. cleared T. narrowed
U. put on V. on W. supposed X. appointed