Read the following text.Choose the best word (s) for each numbered blank and mark A, B, C or D on ANSWER SHEET 1.
Many professions are associated with a particular stereotype.The 1 image of a writer,for instance,is 2 a slightly easy-looking person,locked in an attic,writing 3 furiously for days 4. Naturally,he has his favorite pen and note-paper,or a beat-up typewriter,5 which he could not produce a readable word.
Nowadays,we know that such images 6 little resemblance to reality.But are they 7 false? In the case of at least one writer,it would seem not Dame Muriel Spark,who 8 80 in February,in many ways resembles this stereotypical sitter.She is certainly not crazy,and she doesn't work in an attic.But she is rather 9 about the tools of her 10.
She 11 writing with a certain type of pen in a certain type of notebook,which she buys from a certain 12 in Edinburgh called James Thin. In fact,so 13 is she that, if someone uses one of her pens 14,she immediately throws it away.And she claims she would have enormous difficulty writing in any notebook 15 those sold by James Thin.This could soon be a problem,as the shop no longer 16 them,and Dame Muriel 's 17 of 72-page spiral bound is nearly finished.
As well as her18about writing materials,Muriel Spark 19 one other characteristic with the stereotypical writer： her work is the most important thing in her life.It has stopped her from marrying;20_ her old friends and made her new ones,and driven her from London to New York to Rome.Today she lives in the Italian province of Tuscany with a friend.
3. [A]away[B]off[C]on [D]down
4. [A]on finish[B]on final[C]on end[D]on stop
11. [A]persists in[B]insists on[C]keeps on[D]indulges in
13. [A]mysterious[B] conventional[C]superstitious[D]traditional
14. [A]by fortune[B]by accident[C]on purpose[D]by coincidence
15. [A]much as[B]rather than[C]such as[D]other than
17. [A] supply[B]provision[C]supplement[D]addition
1-20 D B A C B A D D A B B C C B D C A D A B