Virtual TOEFL: Test of Prepositions #01
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.
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to complete this test.
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Many students have come to rely ______ the Internet
Many library resources will refer for other
books available in the library for further reference
Any experienced captain will learn to depend ______
her crew to keep her ship in order.
On the land or in the sea, carrion creatures
have adapted to feed by any type of food that is available
in their habitat.
Because the Amazon rain forest is teeming ______ life,
it is considered to be one of the most important ecological
environments in the world.
Even for biologists, it is difficult to differentiate
among alligators and crocodiles, unless they have spent
time in their habitats with the animals.
One criticism of some well-established corporations
that continues even today is that they profited ______ violations
of human rights in the past.
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.
Fortunately, an appeal ______ limited use of air conditioning
during the heat wave was accepted, and no power shortages
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.
To qualify ______ the position of President of the
United States of America, one must be at least 35 years old.
Around the time that leaves are budding on
trees, and flowers blooming in meadows, butterflies
are emerging in their cocoons.
in pacifism believe that there is never a good reason to resort
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
16. Most American teenagers long of
the day on which they will get their licenses to
drive, and the freedom that comes with it.
It is difficult to decide ______ a university to apply
to because you cannot really know the quality until you attend.
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.
a person does not get enough calcium in their diet, she risks
debilitating bone disorders when she gets older.
20. The pervasive liberal attitude
of California society stems to the attitudes of
the original settlers from the East Coast.
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