Part V 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 Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.
 
注意:此部分试题请在答题卡2上作答。
For hundreds of years we've been slowly expanding the reach of human knowledge, both in terms of what we know and how many of us know it. Today we 62 a resource like Wikipedia for granted – but compare it with the situation of only a few decades ago, when the majority of the population had 63 easy access to such knowledge. The 64 of expanding access to knowledge, both social and economic, are incalculable.
 
Now we stand at the 65 of possibly the most revolutionary advances in human history. The 66technologies of the internet – HTML webpages, e-books, search technology, social media and many more – are very close 67 making all human knowledge accessible to all people for free.
 
Every time society advances, it faces 68 from those people economically and emotionally invested in the past. 69 the medieval church was none too pleased about printing technology breaking their hegemony 70 knowledge, but we'd 71 have had the Enlightenment without it. Today the media-conglomerates, governments and educational institutions that 72 from gatekeeping knowledge of all kinds are pushing the Stop Online Piracy Act, and even more harsh legislation to try and 73 the flood of free knowledge that threatens their power. 74 we want to stay in the knowledge 75 the medieval age, and miss the next enlightenment the knowledge revolution promises to bring with it, we should all redouble our 76 to make sure they lose.
 
For centuries the book has been the highest 77 of knowledge. The object that has enshrined and 78 knowledge through history. The book is so inextricably linked with our 79 of knowledge that for many people it is hard to 80 one from the other. But for human knowledge to reach its full 81 , we may have to let go of the book-as-object first, or open our thinking to a radically different definition of what a book is.
 
62. A) use B) makeC) take D) utilize
 
63. A) lackedB) enjoyed C) neededD) missed
 
64. A) effectsB) benefitsC) welfareD) interests
 
65. A) startB) opening C) thresholdD) verge
 
66. A) combinedB) mixedC) unitedD) merged
 
67. A) inB) toC) ofD) by
 
68. A) threatsB) disputesC) competitionsD) challenges
 
69. A) InevitablyB)PositivelyC) DecidedlyD) Undoubtedly
 
70. A) with B) in C) overD) above
 
71. A) neverB) everC) evenD) nevertheless
 
72. A) winB) earnC) learnD) profit
 
73. A) hold in B) hold back C) hold onD) hold up
 
74. A) SinceB)Whether C) UnlessD) However
 
75. A) equal toB) equivalent ofC) related toD) connected with
 
76. A) forces B) powersC) effortsD) strengths
 
77. A) signalB) symbolC) logoD) representation
 
78. A) preservedB) reservedC) increasedD) conserved
 
79.A) thinkingB) conceptC) realizationD) belief
 
80. A) separateB) tellC) discriminateD) distinguish
 
81. A) potentialB) possibilityC) achievementD) development