Quiz 1a

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Quiz 1a


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  • 1. 
    Despite its apparent _____, much of early Greek philosophical thought was actually marked by a kind unconscious dogmatism that led to _____ assertions.
    • A. 

      Liberality ... doctrinaire

    • B. 

      Independence ... autonomous

    • C. 

      Intransigence ... authoritative

    • D. 

      Fundamentalism ... arrogant

    • E. 

      Legitimacy ... ambiguous

  • 2. 
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's _____ proved keenest when he accurately predicted that his books would someday appear in his native Russia.
    • A. 

      Foresight

    • B. 

      Nostalgia

    • C. 

      Folly

    • D. 

      Despair

    • E. 

      Artistry

  • 3. 
    The simple and direct images in Dorothea Lange's photographs provide _____ reflection of a bygone social milieu.
    • A. 

      An intricate

    • B. 

      A candid

    • C. 

      An ostentatious

    • D. 

      A fictional

    • E. 

      A convoluted

  • 4. 
    Kate's impulsive nature and sudden whims led her friends to label her _____. 
    • A. 

      Capricious

    • B. 

      Bombastic

    • C. 

      Loquacious

    • D. 

      Dispassionate

    • E. 

      Decorous

  • 5. 
    Neurosurgeon Alexa Canady maintained that choosing a career was a visceral decision rather than ______ judgment; that is, it was not so much rational as ______. 
    • A. 

      An emotional ... intellectual

    • B. 

      A chance ... random

    • C. 

      An intuitive ... impulsive

    • D. 

      A deliberate ... instinctive

    • E. 

      An intentional ... logical

  • 6. 
    Creative business stratagems frequently become ______ as a result of ______, their versatility and adaptability destroyed by their transformation into rigid policies.
    • A. 

      Streamlined .... infighting

    • B. 

      Mitigated ... jingoism

    • C. 

      Ossified ... bureaucratization

    • D. 

      Politicized ... innovation

    • E. 

      Venerable ... legislation

  • 7. 
    Known for her ______, Miranda eagerly welcomes anyone into her home.
    • A. 

      Cowardice

    • B. 

      Prudence

    • C. 

      Hospitality

    • D. 

      Aloofness

    • E. 

      Loyalty

  • 8. 
    Not surprisingly, supporters of the governor's plan to set aside land for a forest preserve were disappointed when a court decision _____ the plan.
    • A. 

      Applauded

    • B. 

      Derailed

    • C. 

      Acknowledged

    • D. 

      Permitted

    • E. 

      Anticipated

  • 9. 
    Because playing a musical instrument increases brain activity, it is sometimes used as a _____ to promote learning in children . 
    • A. 

      Condition

    • B. 

      Highlight

    • C. 

      Stimulus

    • D. 

      Dictum

    • E. 

      Respite

  • 10. 
    The ambassador argues that, in diplomacy, there is a subtle but important difference between a country's showing a willingness to  _____ and to a too-obvious readiness to make _____.
    • A. 

      Negotiate ... concessions

    • B. 

      Antagonize ... friends

    • C. 

      Surrender ... enemies

    • D. 

      Dominate ... inquiries

    • E. 

      Equivocate ... denounciations