每日一练The city council was notorious for voting down anymeasure that would restrict its ability to wieldpower, so that it _____ a bill aimed to narrow theambit of its jurisdiction was surprising only to thesmall few who had come to believe that the councilwould pull an about-face.
This sentence is tricky. It seems as though the citycouncil's action was surprising. But notice the 'only'after surprising. Only those who expected the councilto deviate from their normal behavior weresurprised.
Their typical habit is "voting down any..." Therefore, (B) and (F).
(E) means to put aside for later. It does not mean to consider.