6. With the emergence of scientific history-writing in the late nineteenth century, several authors sought to ignore the glowing myths surrounding George Washington and uncover the human being within, but their biographies were still (i)_____ enough that Washington remained a marbled and remote figure. Indeed, by the 1920s Washington has become such (ii)_____ personage that inevitably someone had to go to the other extreme and try to (iii)_____ the legend. 

A. ponderous

​ D. a deifiedG. debunk 
 B. empirical E. an ignored H. aggrandize
 C. laudatory F. a misunderstood I. reproduce

7. Aerial viewings of the gigantic stone horse attributed to the Native American Quechuan people fail to _____the considerable artistry required to create the piece: the horse appears crudely constructed unless carefully examined from the ground. A. reveal B.justify C.manifest D.mitigate E.diminish F. undercut 

8. The book aims to illuminate how science has changed the meaning of nothingness from _____ philosophical concept to something we can almost put under a microscope.

A. a tangible

B. a palpable

C. a nebulous 

D. a nettlesome

E. an incontrovertible 

F. a vague 

9. Few ideas are more _____ than the notion that cultures evolve in Darwin fashion; many academics have begun writing about cultural evolution, but few treat the underlying Darwinian logic with the care it deserves. 

A. abused 

B. archaic 

C. misused 

D. outdated 

E. divisive 

F. derivative 

10. The initial, widely shared pessimism turned out to be _____, because it ignored the many things that could be done with resources left behind. 

A. unintelligible 

B. unfathomable 

C. unfounded 

D. unimaginative 

E. unjustified 

F. unimportant