1、He ______ in the army for ten years, and he retired last year.
A) has served
B) had served
D) had been serving
2、I don' t think this room will be big enough to ______ all the guests.
3、An iron and steel works, with several satellite factories, ______ in that city now.
A) is built
B) is being built
C) were built
D) are being built
4、Hospital doctors don' t go out very often as the work takes ______ their time.
5、The teacher doesn't permit ______ in class.
C) to have a smoke
6、What a (self) ______ girl you are; let the other children share your toys.
7、A few simple (modify) ______ to this work would greatly improve it.
8、I' ve been reading a mystery story. Many (mystery) ______ events took place in it.
9、He looks rather (elder) ______ with grey hair.
10、By the end of 2010, she (be) ______ in Beijing for 4 years.
Thus far, there is little evidence to suggest that technology will reduce inequality; indeed it may only intensify inequality. Technology is costly and it is generally impossible to introduce advances to everyone at the same time. So who gets this access first? As we travel further and further along the electronic frontier through advances such as telecommuting (在家办公) and the Intemet, the poor may be isolated from mainstream society in an "information ghetto (贫民窟) ".
Drawing on a survey, the Census Bureau (国家调查局) estimated that only 6.8 percent of households earning less than $ 10,000 had home computers, compared to 61.7 percent of those with incomes of $ 75,000 or more. This issue goes beyond individual interest or lack of interest in computers.
The technological advances of the present and future may not be equally beneficial to men and women. Many studies have shown that computer games, which serve as an important means of early socialization to computers, typically involve sports or skills associated with the traditional male role. As a result computers camps have become mainly male settings.
Like money, food, and other resources, technology is unevenly distributed within societies and throughout the world. The technology gap is widening rather than narrowing. Although nations are exchanging technical data more freely than before, critical technology transfer is often kept back. The technology exported to developing countries may be poorly suited to the conditions of their economies and workplaces.
11、According to the writer, "information ghetto" is caused by ______.
A.the strict control of information
B.the rapid technological advances
C.the complete isolation of the poor
D.the existence of mainstream society
12、The data the Census Bureau collected indicates that ______.
A.technology has widened the gap between the rich and the poor
B.individual interest in computers might be a significant reason
C.the survey has covered more than enough investigation samples
D.the estimation by the Census Bureau is subject to correction
13、According to the writer, one supposed function of computer games is ______.
A.to divide social roles between boys and girls
B.to build up settings for sports or other male skills
C.to make the public get familiar with the computer
D.to intensify the inequality between men and women
14、It seems that critical technology is often ______.
A.unavailable to the importing countries
B.unavailable to the exporting countries
C.not suitable to the developing countries
D.keeping back the exporting countries' economy
15、The writer' s attitude towards the development of technology is ______.
C.exciting and praising
D.concerned and critical