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1. In the early 1980's, Ellis .......... the potential for home computers.
   a) met
   b) returned
   c) saw
   d) inluded

2. Using standard components, he .......... together his first computer,
   a) sold
   b) made
   c) had
   d) put

3. and .......... to market it in 1983.
   a) started
   b) finished
   c) waited
   d) understood

4. At first, he .......... it through specialist electronic magazines.
   a) rejected
   b) sold
   c) photocopied
   d) took over

5. Then he .......... advertisements in the 'quality' Sunday newspapers.
   a) suggested
   b) was
   c) went
   d) placed

6. It .......... an immediate success.
   a) was
   b) went
   c) started out
   d) finished

7. Later that year he .......... the more powerful YX40.
   a) stood in front of
   b) went
   c) cost
   d) brought out

8. This .......... colour graphics
   a) showed
   b) had
   c) wanted
   d) spoke

9. and .......... 10 less than the YX30.
   a) priced
   b) cost
   c) lifted
   d) asked

10. However, there .......... production problems.
   a) had
   b) wanted
   c) needed
   d) were

11. Many people .......... their YX40
   a) returned
   b) stood on
   c) slept with
   d) wanted

12. and .......... for their money back.
   a) said
   b) demanded
   c) wanted
   d) asked

13. In 1985, Ellis .......... bankrupt
   a) asked for
   b) stood
   c) came
   d) went

14. and Hamster .......... the rights to the YX30.
   a) bought
   b) brought
   c) sold
   d) went


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