1. Although the volume of radioactive waste produced by nuclear power plants is ________ , the problem of how to dispose of that waste is not: rather, it is of major importance.
2. We often regard natural phenomenon like rainfall as mysterious and unpredictable; although for short time spans and particular places they appear so, in fact, on a truly global scale nature has been a model
of ________ .
3. The national bank has been uncommonly powerful in comparison to its counterparts in other nations. It retains this potency partly because its control of the nations’ banking system is (i)________ governmental interference, and thus its actions remain largely (ii)________ .Blank (i)
A. unencumbered by
B. replete with
C. hindered by Blank (ii)
4. The material covered in this article has been (i)________ in previous publications, and since currently neglected areas remained unexplored, the article contains no (ii)________ .
5. Unambiguous texts can allow their readers to (i)________ them quickly, but ambiguous texts can have the attractive (ii)________ of multiple possible interpretations, all of which can be considered equally
(iii)________ and none of which is the single true meaning.
6. Even the reader acquainted with the outlines of Pushkin’s biography will be (i)________ the (ii)________ so vividly conveyed in Binyon’s biography. Not only was Pushkin’s personal correspondence intercepted and his movements (iii)________, but Tsar Nicholas I’s decision to oversee Pushkin’s career obliged Pushkin to submit all his manuscripts for inspection.
A. attributed to
B. confused by
C. struck by
D. suffocating lack of creative freedom
E. concern for contemporary society
F. underlying sense of historical change
7. The uniquely human ability to rethink and revise our social arrangements is a weird blessing, allowing us to create systems that are as likely to ________ us as to liberate us.
8. Although field studies have linked inbreeding to declines any song sparrow populations, some researchers argue that, in nature, inbreeding proves ________ as a factor when compared with crashing
blows form weather changes.
9. Although the insistence on balancing spending against tax revenues has contributed to the economy’s stagnation, unfortunately, the government does not seem likely to ________ this rigid policy.
B. persist in
10. Since it was committed to the idea of science as an international, politically neutral enterprise, the Royal Society of London refused to ________ members from enemy nations during world wars of the twentieth century.