1.The old saying "＿of the law is no excuse," is not merely a tired cliché, but is an ensconced principle of criminal law.
(A) Ignorance (B) Ignore (C) Ignored (D) Ignorant
NOTE: 空格在of前面要填「不知情」的名詞。Ensconced → 安置好的。
2.The worst that can happen ＿ that you can be evicted on the spot, making it necessary to find accommodation elsewhere immediately.
(A) were (B) is (C) has (D) would
NOTE: 主詞為the worst是單數，表示「最糟糕的事情」；that can happen是形容詞子句，修飾the worst。
3.At that particular store, employees ＿ the shelves at night rather than during store hours so as not to interfere with customers.
(A) practiced (B) stocked (C) assembled (D) updated
NOTE: stock the shelf → 把商品上架。
4.Tom is planning to get married as soon as he ＿ from college.
(A) graduates (B) will have graduated (C) is graduating (D) will graduate
NOTE: as soon as 表「一…就…」，後可接【現在簡單式】或【過去簡單式/過去完成式】，由整句的時態決定。
5.Training for the New York Marathon ＿ in 3 days. All participants are required to receive it.
(A) has taken place (B) is taken place (C) is taking place (D) will take place
NOTE: 發生take place為主動語態；in 3 days表未來時間，3天後。
6.Jack ＿a transfer at work even though he was due for a promotion.
(A) caught up with (B) shied away from (C) put in for (D) gave in to
NOTE: (A) 趕上；(B) 迴避；(C) 申請；(D) 屈服。
7.The system administrator has unlimited access to the database＿ it is possible to prevent him from manipulating transaction records.
(A) so (B) but (C) otherwise (D) however
8.＿ to understand your customers’ needs and wants could result in ill-informed marketing strategies.
(A) Fail (B) Fail-safe (C) Failible (D) Failure
NOTE: 句型failure to + 原V → 疏忽~
9.The top management couldn’t decide ＿ would be the best reaction to the system administrator’s breach of the security policy.
(A) what (B) whether (C) that (D) it
NOTE: 疑問詞what可當decide的受詞，也可當would be的主詞，表示「什麼」。