TOEFL Exercises

Choose the most appropriate options to complete the short reading articles.

Aspirin (1) ---- to lower fever, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and thin the blood. Common conditions (2) ---- with aspirin include headache, muscle and joint pain. Aspirin is believed to act against fever, pain, and inflammation by interfering (3) ---- the synthesis of specific prostaglandins in the body. (4) ---- its ability to inhibit the formation of blood clots, aspirin is also used in law doses to prevent heart attack and stroke and to control unstable angina. The drug's usefulness in preventing certain cancers, the dangerous high blood pressure (5) ---- sometimes occurs during pregnancy and migraine headaches is also under investigation.

A) used
B) is used
C) has used
D) was to use
E) is to use

A) treated
B) treating
C) to be treating
D) having treated
E) to have treated

A) on
B) at
C) for
D) with
E) over

A) In addition
B) Also
C) Although
D) Since
E) Because of

A) where
B) what
C) that
D) who
E) of which

History, (6) ---- its broadest sense, is the story of humanity's past. It also refers (7) ---- the recording of that past. The (8) ---- sources of history include books, newspapers, printed documents, personal papers (9) ---- oral accounts. Historians use this material to form coherent narratives and uncover linked sequences and patterns in past events. (10) ---- histories are concerned with causality, that is, why certain outcomes happened as they did, and how they are linked to earlier events.

A) in
B) at
C) of
D) as
E) on

A) on
B) at
C) for
D) with
E) to

A) subsequent
B) punctual
C) exciting
D) diverse
E) previous

A) on account of
B) despite
C) due to
D) as well as
E) but for

A) Much
B) Most
C) Every
D) Whole
E) Each

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