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TestMagic Virtual TOEFL: Test of Prepositions #01

Questions written by Joshua Kadel and edited by Erin Billy.

Choose the best answer for each question below. Please write your answers down on a sheet of paper.

You should take 12 minutes to complete this test.

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1. Many students have come to rely ______ the Internet for information.

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2. Many library resources will refer for other books available in the library for further reference or information.

3. Any experienced captain will learn to depend ______ her crew to keep her ship in order.

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4. On the land or in the sea, carrion creatures have adapted to feed by any type of food that is available in their habitat.

5. Because the Amazon rain forest is teeming ______ life, it is considered to be one of the most important ecological environments in the world.

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6. Even for biologists, it is difficult to differentiate among alligators and crocodiles, unless they have spent time in their habitats with the animals.

7. One criticism of some well-established corporations that continues even today is that they profited ______ violations of human rights in the past.

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8. To protect themselves from a catastrophe or other unforeseen tragedies, most large companies retain a certain amount of liquid funds as insurance of a sudden downturn in revenue.

9. Fortunately, an appeal ______ limited use of air conditioning during the heat wave was accepted, and no power shortages were reported.

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10. It has been determined by a public poll that many people oppose the construction of a new fence around the park because it would detract by the open and friendly feel of the area.

11. To qualify ______ the position of President of the United States of America, one must be at least 35 years old.

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12. Around the time that leaves are budding on trees, and flowers blooming in meadows, butterflies are emerging in their cocoons.

13. Believers in pacifism believe that there is never a good reason to resort ______ violence.

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14. Even for dedicated students, it can be difficult to focus at schoolwork, when there is so much to do on a weekend night in San Francisco.

15. The air we breathe consists ______ nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and trace amounts of several other gases.

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16. Most American teenagers long of the day on which they will get their licenses to drive, and the freedom that comes with it.

17.  It is difficult to decide ______ a university to apply to because you cannot really know the quality until you attend.

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18. It is a good idea for athletes to alternate by aerobic and anaerobic activity when involved in a training program so that they will exercise all regions of their bodies.

19. If a person does not get enough calcium in their diet, she risks suffering  ______ debilitating bone disorders when she gets older.

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20. The pervasive liberal attitude of California society stems to the attitudes of the original settlers from the East Coast.


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