66. A recent survey showed that many workers in a certain company are dissatisfied with their jobs. The survey also showed that most of the dissatisfied workers believe that they have little control over their job assignments. Therefore, to increase workers’ job satisfaction the company’s management need only concentrated on changing workers’ beliefs regarding the degree of control they have over their job assignment.
Which one of the following, if also shown by the survey, would most seriously call into question the conclusion made by the author of the passage?
A. The dissatisfied workers feel that their wages are too low and working conditions are unsatisfactory.
B. The number of workers in the company who are satisfied with their jobs is greater than the number of workers who are dissatisfied.
C. The workers in the company are more dissatisfied than workers in other companies.
D. Most people in company management believe that the workers already have too much control over their work.
E. The workers in the company who are satisfied with their jobs believe that they have a lot of control over their job assignments.
他因法进行削弱。A is correct.
(B) The number of workers in the company who are satisfied with their jobs is greater than the number of workers who are dissatisfied. 无关数字
(C) The workers in the company are more dissatisfied than workers in other companies. 无关对比
(D) Most people in company management believe that the workers already have too much control over their work. 无关比较
(E) The workers in the company who are satisfied with their jobs believe that they have a lot of control over their job assignments. 支持
67. It has always been difficult to understand the basis of politics in the People’s Republic of China. Because the system is effectively closed, it is impossible to know with any degree of confidence who is allied with whom and for what reasons. Yet Chinese politics does exhibit many of the external characteristics of factional political systems, as found in more open societies. It is legitimate to conclude, therefore, that China has a factional political system.
Which one of the following, if true, would confirm the author’s conclusion that China has a factional political system?
A. All open political systems are factional political systems.
B. All factional political systems are closed political systems.
C. All closed political systems are factional political systems.
D. China’s political system is more open than many existing factional political systems.
E. China’s political system is more closed than all existing factional political systems.
A. open political systems 文中未提及，与open societies无关，不要混淆。
68. Since no one returns from death, we can never be certain about what passes through the mind of the dying person. For the unconscious, the confused, and the heavily sedated, these final moments are probably meaningless. However, for the mentally alert, it is quite possible that death presents itself as an unbelievably glorious experience, a flight into an entirely new universe of sensation. Why should we think so? Some people who have been reprieved from “certain” death at the last moment have experienced what goes through the consciousness of those who are not so fortunate. For example, parachutists who have survived falls report experiences that resemble psychedelic “trips”.
The primary point of the argument in the passage is
A. no one returns from death
B. dying can be a glorious experience
C. we can never know what passes through the mind of a dying person
D. some people are reprieved from death at the last moment
E. some people “die”, yet live to report their experiences
思路：问题问短文论点。短文在第三行出现However，其前为一种现象的说法(不知道人死后思想上经历什么)，其后强调另外一种死亡经历(Unbelievably glorious experience)，后面说明后者的原因。故However引导的那句话是中心句。
69. History textbooks frequently need to be revised. The reasons for this are clear: new discoveries of documents and remains, the discovery of mistaken inferences in prior histories, the discovery of previously unnoticed relationships among data, and the application of hitherto undiscovered principles of natural science all may indicate inadequacies in current history texts. Any of these considerations may require that the past be reinterpreted in a manner that is new and more illuminating.
Which one of the following can be inferred from the argument in the passage?
A. The interpretation of historical events is affected by natural science.
B. The past is constantly renewed because of illuminating reinterpretations.
C. History books are outdated as soon as they are written.
D. Natural scientists also function as historians.
E. Historians’ mistaken inferences are caused by unnoticed relationships among data.
70. A low-pressure weather system is approaching Plainville; rainfall results from about 70 percent of such systems in the Plainville area. Moreover, the current season, spring, is the time of year in which thundershowers, which sometimes result from low-pressure systems, are most likely to occur in Plainville.
Knowing which one of the following, in addition to the information above, would be most useful for determine the probability that Plainville will have a thundershower soon?
A. the percentage of thundershowers in Plainville that occur in the spring
B. the percentage of spring rainfalls in Plainville that are thundershowers
C. the percentage of thundershowers in Plainville that result from low-pressure systems
D. whether low-pressure systems in other areas are associated with rainfall
E. whether Plainville has more or fewer thundershowers each spring than do near by towns