101. The Payroll Department _______ that all employees submit their completed and signed time sheets no later than Thursday due to the upcoming holiday.
(a) wants
(b) requests
(c) desires
(d) likes

102. The Hiring Manager found the _______ was qualified, but felt that he was not a good fit for the company, so he stopped the negotiations.
(a) candid
(b) candidate
(c) candidly
(d) candidacy

103. After touring the manufacturing plant, she _______ that we could apply many of their procedures to our own operations at the Birmingham facility.
(a) determination
(b) determined
(c) determinating
(d) determines

104. It is mandatory _______ all employees to turn in their timecards by Wednesday, or else they will have to wait to receive their checks the following Wednesday.
(a) from
(b) to
(c) by
(d) for
105. Please check with Maria to see if she _______ the product samples along on the trip, so we can show the new line to the clients we're meeting with at seven.
(a) bought
(b) brings
(c) brought
(d) buys

106. I was a little shocked when the buyer suggested that we _______ several younger employees to the committee to get market perspective.
(a) added
(b) will have added
(c) add
(d) will add

107. We should see a _______ reduction in processing time once we implement the new accounts receivable system and the employees have been adequately trained.
(a) significantly
(b) significant
(c) signified
(d) signification

108. According to market reports, consumer _______ is down this year by twelve percent, but with the holiday shopping season just beginning that number is sure to improve.
(a) profits
(b) spending
(c) taxation
(d) losses
109. If Mr. Logan and Ms. Calkins are unable to meet at the _______ time, please email me and I'll try to reschedule at a more convenient time.
(a) prepared
(b) supported
(c) arranged
(d) canceled

110. Julia in the Promotions Department announced in today's staff meeting that the company picnic, weather permitting, is _______ for next Tuesday.
(a) recorded
(b) scheduled
(c) appointed
(d) programmed

111. If you feel it is essential to make changes in the order at this time, please _______ with the Head Designer on how the changes will affect the schedule.
(a) refer
(b) discuss
(c) consult
(d) confirm

112. The new customer service assistants will be trained by a team of three people _______ have a combined total of twenty-three years' experience with our company.
(a) whose
(b) who
(c) what
(d) whom

113. International economic reports conclude that rising interest rates are to blame for the _______ of international currency.
(a) unstable
(b) instability
(c) stabilize
(d) stability
114. Based on the demographic study, we think that people from the _______ area will come to buy our products if we start using billboards in certain areas.
(a) enclosing
(b) surrounding
(c) encircling
(d) accompanying

115. Today the computer manufacturer Tech-Strong _______ its yearly revenue reports public and surprised everyone with sales unmatched by any competitor.
(a) left
(b) made
(c) got
(d) helped

116. I _______ Mr. Cassar in the Sales Department prepare biweekly progress reports for me and all the other members of the Cover Project sales team.
(a) hired
(b) left
(c) had
(d) helped

117. We are going to cancel the regional sales meeting, _______ the big snowstorm has shut down airports and all major airlines are grounded.
(a) although
(b) despite
(c) unless
(d) since

118. Her vast market analysis knowledge and contacts within the industry make Adrienne Reston an incredible _______ for our company's marketing department.
(a) research
(b) resource
(c) resort
(d) response

119. After we analyze the proposals and make a recommendation, the final decision will then be _______ to the project manager and her immediate supervisor.
(a) down
(b) up
(c) on
(d) with

120. Insurance company MediLife acquired LifeSure last week in a multi-million dollar _______ that industry analysts say will result in several layoffs.
(a) merger
(b) policy
(c) separation
(d) attachment

121. Jean works in the subcommittee that tests and _______ all new software programs before programs are purchased and installed.
(a) reveres
(b) reverses
(c) reviews
(d) revives

122. Marcus Jones says it was because of falling prices in the last quarter that investors _______ bought shares of the ailing company's stock.
(a) effortlessly
(b) hesitantly
(c) confidently
(d) carelessly

123. In conclusion, I urge you to meet with your supervisor _______ you have any concerns about the new company reimbursement policy.
(a) would
(b) might
(c) should
(d) could

124. I recently heard that in the new office building we will be sharing space with the executive staff and the _______ department.
(a) exposure
(b) advertising
(c) coverage
(d) public

125. The president's assistant told me that she would not be _______ for scheduling the conference room for staff needs anymore.
(a) responsive
(b) responding
(c) responsible
(d) respected

126. When mailing in your catalogue order, don't forget to _______ each item number on the correct item line of the order form.
(a) incline
(b) invite
(c) include
(d) incite

127. Yesterday, Kelvin Scientific announced its _______ plan to build two new production plants and double its workforce over the next five to seven years.
(a) ambitious
(b) generous
(c) sprawling
(d) driving

128. The corporation now offers more incentives for employees in order to avoid the _______ high turnover rate that seems to be worsening.
a) cautiously
(b) believably
(c) carelessly
(d) historically

129. Our tenants are upset because they weren't informed that very soon a major highway construction project would be taking place _______ their building.
(a) along
(b) beside
(c) through
(d) within

130. I'm interfacing _______ New York at 3 p.m., and I have a report due at the end of the day, so I'm going to have to cancel the dinner.
(a) with
(b) from
(c) for
(d) in