2010年全国硕士研究生入学考试英语试题及参考答案

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2010年全国硕士研究生入学统一考试英语试题

Section I     Use of English

Directions:

Read the following text. Choose the best word(s) for each numbered blank and mark [A], [B], [C] or [D] on ANSWER SHEET 1. (10 points)

In 1924 America's National Research Council sent two engineers to supervise a series of industrial experiments at a large telephone-parts factory called the Hawthorne Plant near Chicago. It hoped they would learn how stop-floor lighting ___1___ workers' productivity. Instead, the studies ended ___2___ giving their name to the "Hawthorne effect", the extremely influential idea that the very ___3___ to being experimented upon changed subjects' behavior.

The idea arose because of the behavior of the women in the ___4___ Hawthorne plant. According to ___5___ of the experiments, their hourly output rose when lighting was increased, but also when it was dimmed. It did not ___6___ what was done in the experiment; ___7___ something was changed, productivity rose. A(n) ___8___ that they were being experimented upon seemed to be ___9___ to alter workers' behavior ___10___ itself.

After several decades, the same data were ___11___ to econometric the analysis. Hawthorne experiments has another surprise store ___12___ the descriptions on record, no systematic ___13___ was found that levels of productivity were related to changes in lighting.

It turns out that peculiar way of conducting the experiments may be have let to ___14___interpretation of what happed. ___15___, lighting was always changed on a Sunday. When work started again on Monday, output ___16___ rose compared with the previous Saturday and ___17___ to rise for the next couple of days. ___18___, a comparison with data for weeks when there was no experimentation showed that output always went up on Monday, workers ___19___ to be diligent for the first few days of the week in any case, before ___20___ a plateau and then slackening off. This suggests that the alleged "Hawthorne effect" is hard to pin down.

1. [A] affected  [B] achieved  [C] extracted [D] restored

2. [A] at [B] up [C] with   [D] off

3. [A] truth  [B] sight  [C] act    [D] proof

4. [A] controversial [B] perplexing    [C] mischievous   [D] ambiguous

5. [A] requirements  [B] explanations  [C] accounts  [D] assessments

6. [A] conclude  [B] matter [C] indicate  [D] work

7. [A] as far as [B] for fear that [C] in case that  [D] so long as

8. [A] awareness [B] expectation   [C] sentiment [D] illusion

9. [A] suitable  [B] excessive [C] enough [D] abundant

10.    [A] about  [B] for    [C] on [D] by

11.    [A] compared  [B] shown  [C] subjected [D] conveyed

12.    [A] contrary to   [B] consistent with  [C] parallel with [D] peculiar to

13.    [A] evidence  [B] guidance  [C] implication   [D] source

14.    [A] disputable    [B] enlightening  [C] reliable  [D] misleading

15.    [A] In contrast   [B] For example   [C] In consequence   [D] As usual

16.    [A] duly   [B] accidentally  [C] unpredictably [D] suddenly

17.    [A] failed [B] ceased [C] started   [D] continued

20.    [A] breaking  [B] climbing  [C] surpassing    [D] hitting

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