单选题 Decide which of the choices given below would best complete the passage if inserted in the corresponding blanks.
Government subsidies mean considerable cost reduction for major companies and __ 1 __to around 10 percent of annual world trade. In the year 2000, subsidies through ECAs __ 2 __up to 64 billion dollars of exports from industrialised countries, __ 3 __above the official development assistance granted last year __ 4 __51.4 billion dollars.
As well as agriculture, textiles and clothing is another __ 5 __of many poor countries. But, as __ 6 __agriculture, the wealthier countries have long held up barriers to prevent being __ 7 __by poorer country products through subsidies and various "agreements". The __ 8 __has been far-reaching. Since the 1970s the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA) has set bilateral __ 9 __between importing and exporting countries. This was __ 10 __to protect the clothing industries of the industrialised world while they adapted to competition from developing countries. __ 11 __there are cases where such protection may be warranted, especially for __ 12 __periods, the MFA has been in place since 1974 and has been extended five times.
Although the MFA has been replaced by the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC) which phases __ 13 __support over a further ten year period —__ 14 __through a process which in itself is highly inequitable—developing countries are still __ 15 __the consequences. The total cost __ 16 __in restrictions on textile imports __ 17 __, the developed world has been estimated to be some $50 billion a year.
Many in the first world imagine the amount of money spent on aid to developing countries is __ 18 __. In fact, it amounts to only 0.03% of GNP of the industrialized nations. In 1995, the director of the US aid agency defended his agency by __ 19 __to his congress that 84 cents of every dollar of aid goes back into the US __ 20 __in goods and services purchased. For every dollar the United States puts into the World Bank, an estimated $2 actually goes into the US economy in goods and services.
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  • A. account
  • B. amount
  • C. cost
  • D. add
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  • A. added
  • B. put
  • C. equaled
  • D. sum
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  • A. more
  • B. yet
  • C. far
  • D. well
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  • A. of
  • B. about
  • C. over
  • D. at
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  • A. dependence
  • B. reliance
  • C. mainstay
  • D. mainstream
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  • A. with
  • B. of
  • C. if
  • D. for
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  • A. out cropped
  • B. out-numbered
  • C. out-competed
  • D. outbalanced
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  • A. infection
  • B. impact
  • C. impression
  • D. affect
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  • A. quotas
  • B. quotes
  • C. quotations
  • D. quotings
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  • A. supposing
  • B. assumingly
  • C. presumable
  • D. supposedly
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  • A. However
  • B. While
  • C. In spite of
  • D. Even
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  • A. transitable
  • B. transmittable
  • C. transitionary
  • D. transmissible
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  • A. out
  • B. away
  • C. over
  • D. off
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  • A. albeit
  • B. inasmuch
  • C. regardless
  • D. aside
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  • A. accepting
  • B. receiving
  • C. affecting
  • D. suffering
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  • A. recurred
  • B. occurred
  • C. incurred
  • D. concurred
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  • A. from
  • B. out of
  • C. in
  • D. into
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  • A. massive
  • B. immense
  • C. vast
  • D. gigantic
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  • A. protesting
  • B. testifying
  • C. testimony
  • D. certifying
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  • A. household
  • B. market
  • C. economy
  • D. banks