​Alzheimer's Telltale Protein: Multiple Choice Grammar Test

A discovery concerning Alzheimer's disease announced last week could (1) _________ a simple and accurate skin test for living patients. The finding may also lead to new (2) _________ an incurable illness (3) _________ to afflict up to 4 million Americans.

Just how Alzheimer's (4) _________ the brain isn't understood, but a protein molecule is thought (5) _________ . Dr Dennis Selkoe and colleagues at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found the protein in the skin of 8 out of 11 people with Alzheimer's disease who (6) _________ . Dr Selkoe's test must (7) _________ by other laboratories and made easy to do on a large scale. But he is optimistic that a reliable skin test may be only two or three years away.

The finding suggests a fresh strategy for attacking the disease. Scientists (8) _________ to perfect drugs capable (9) _________ repairing the damage Alzheimer's does to the brain.

US News and World Report (AmE)

A B C D
1 result in result from be resulted from be resulted at
2 treatment against treatment for treating treatment from
3 believing belief believed is believed
4 ravaged is ravaged is ravaging ravages
5 to involve involved to be involving to be involved
6 had been dying died had died has died
7 to be confirmed be confirmed confirm being confirmed
8 have been trying have been tried have trying trying
9 about of at in



1.A; 2.B; 3.C; 4.D; 5.D; 6.C; 7.B; 8.A; 9.B

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