1. If the study proves that bears are still endemic to the area, the proposal to introduce additional bears of the same species will probably face less opposition, since the plan would then involve ________ a historic population, not trying to build population from scratch.
2. The (i)________ of molecular oxygen on Earth-sized planets around other stars in the universe would not be (ii)________ sign of life: molecular oxygen can be a signature of photosynthesis (a biotic process) or merely of the rapid escape of water from the upper reaches of a planetary atmosphere (an abiotic process).
D. a controversial
E. an unambiguous
F. a possible
3. The author argued that the field of sociology has been overly (i)________ partly because, for many scholars, the edges of the social universe are defined by national borders. In this era of increasing globalization, however, sociology is presented with a historically distinct opportunity to transcend its former (ii)________.
A. narrow in scope
B. susceptible to fades
C. averse to empiricism
4. Now that photographic prints have become a popular field for collecting, auctions are becoming more (i)________. It is not just the entry of new collectors into the field that is causing this intensification. Established collectors’ interests are also becoming more (ii)________. Those who once concentrated on the work of either the nineteenth-century pioneers, or the twentieth-century modernists are now keen to have (iii)________ collections.
5. Although Thaler employs an innovative mode of analysis, his study offers yet another examination of quite (i)________ ground-namely, the cultural ideology of Norwegian-American preservationist writers in the early twentieth century. The history, literature, and changing internal dynamics of the Norwegian subculture in America constitute a particularly well-studied area. Anyone familiar with the authoritative work of scholars in the field will (ii)________ little in Thaler’s study that is (iii)________.
6. If you wish to make a novel (i)________ a field of study, you must master what scholars have already said on the subject but at the same time keep in mind the (ii)________ received opinion, which can (iii)________ a nascent idea before it can develop
A. contribution to
B. depiction of
C. attack upon
D. temptation to reject
E. fundamental wisdom of
F. oppressive influence of
7. In a book that inclines to ________ an epilogue arguing that ballet is dead arrives simply as one more over statement.
8. Not only was this writer content to leave the reading public in the dark, she seems to have ________ the role of trickster, seeding her works with apparent clues that led nowhere.
D. participated in
E. delighted in
9. William Perkins, his ________ speaking style notwithstanding, has long been seen as the moderate face of his political party.
10. The political upheaval caught most people by surprise: despite the ________ warnings of some commentators, it had never seemed that imminent.