In this section you will find a number of tests based on the fifth part of the Test Of English for International Communication.
For each question you will see an incomplete sentence. Four words or phrases, marked A-D are given beneath each sentence. You are to choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.
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Read the passage and choose the option that best answer each question.
In the 1980s the symbolic figure crystallized by the media was the "yuppie." The term was an acronym for the young, upwardly mobile professional man or woman. What distinguished the yuppies was that, rather than rebelling against the system, they preferred to exploit 5 it for personal advantage.
Newsweek magazine hailed 1984 as the "Year of the Yuppie" and devoted a special report to the yuppie phenomenon, which tended to describe yuppies as a collection of lively oddities. We are told that yuppies, 10 male and female, are interested not only in their economic but also in their physical well-being. They spend a good many hours exercising; at the same time, they find food, especially exotic food, more important than do most Americans. They make their dining, to use a slang expression, a "class act." The same holds true for the way they dress, and how 15 they conduct themselves. The success of their efforts to climb both the business and social ladder can be advanced or retarded by the scarf around their neck or the cut of their hair. The opposite is on image and the image is the opposite of romantic. The image, which they fabricate as necessary, is what will take them to the top. Or 20 that's what they think!
1. Which of the following is not used in the passage to describe the yuppie?
2. According to the passage the magazine Newsweek regarded yuppies as
3. As used in line 14 a "class act" implies that the author thinks
4. The author implies in this passage that
5. Which of the following best describes the author's attitude?