Directions (1-7): Fill in the blanks choosing the word that is most appropriate in the context of the passage.
Humans have probably always been surrounded by their kin-those to whom they have been related by _____(1)_____ or marriage. But the size, the composition, and the functions of their families and kinship groups have _____(2)_____ tremendously. People have lived not only in the “_____(3)_____ family,” made up of just the parents and ---(4)……offspring, which is standard in the West and has been found almost everywhere, they have also lived in _____(5)_____ families and in formal _____(6)_____; they have been conscious of themselves as heirs of _____(7)_____ hundreds of generations deep.
Directions (8-15): Fill in the blanks choosing the word that is most appropriate in the context of the passage.
The fact is often _____(8)_____ by the widespread confusion about the nature and role of emotions in man’s life. One frequently hears the statement, “Man is not_____(9)_____ a rational being; he is also an emotional being”, which implies some sort of _____(10)_____, as if, in effect, man possessed a dual nature, with one part in _____(11)_____ to the other. In fact, however, the content of man’s emotions is the product of his ----(12)----faculty; his emotions are a/n _____(13)_____ and a consequence, which, like all of man’s other psychological---(14)---, cannot be _____(15)_____ without reference to the conceptual power of his consciousness.
Sol. ‘blood’ fits in the context correctly.
Sol. ‘varied’ fits in the context correctly.
Sol. Nuclear- fits in the context correctly.
Sol. Pronoun ‘Their’ fits in the context correctly.
Sol. ‘extended’ families- is correct phrase.
Sol. clan- a close-knit group of interrelated families
Sol. lineage- direct descent from an ancestor; ancestry or pedigree.
Sol. obscure- not clearly expressed or easily understood.
Sol. merely- just; only.
Sol. dichotomy- a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.
Sol. opposition- resistance or dissent, expressed in action or argument.
Sol. Rational-based on or in accordance with reason or logic.
Sol. derivative-imitative of the work of another artist, writer, etc., and usually disapproved of for that reason.
Sol. Characteristics - a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify them.
Sol. Understood- fits in the context correctly.