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1. Between the two professors, the spectacles and worn suit of the one appeared to signal wisdom, but in actuality, it was the other, attired in casual blue jeans, whose lecture bore the marks of true _____.

2. Winsor McCay, the cartoonist, could draw with incredible ______: his comic strip about Little Nemo was characterized by marvelous draftsmanship and sequencing.

Description: The graves of those not having totems are found in clusters, or scattered on the mountain sides, or anywhere convenience dictates. The bones are put in a box with all the belongings of the deceased, and then deposited anywhere. The natives are exceedingly superstitious and jealous (1) in their care of the dead, and would sooner die than molest or steal from a grave. That tourists who are supposed to be civilized, refined, and Christianized should steal from them is a crime which should never be tolerated, as it was among the passengers of our steamer. (3) The natives have a belief that all bodies cremated turn into ravens, and that probably accounts (2) to them for the endless number of those birds in Alaska. Ravens are sacred birds to them, and are never molested in any way. There are other methods of disposing of the dead in different parts of Alaska. The bones are sometimes put in a canoe and raised high in the air on straddles; again, in trees above the reach of prowling animals, or set adrift in a discarded canoe.

3. The function of the fourth sentence (3) can be best described as:

4. There are, as yet, no vegetation types or ecosystems whose study has been ______ to the extent that they no longer ______ ecologists.

5. Carla and Dwayne seemed to their circle of friends to illustrate the truism that opposites attract, for Carla had a sunny, sanguine disposition, whereas Dwayne’s demeanor was more often quite _____.

Description: A more philosophical and refined use of the supernatural in works of fiction, is proper to that class in which the laws of nature are represented as altered, not for the purpose of pampering the imagination with wonders, but in order to show the probable effect which the supposed miracles would produce on those who witnessed them. In this case, the pleasure ordinarily derived from the marvelous incidents is secondary to that which we extract from observing how mortals like ourselves would be affected. The author’s principal object is less to produce an effect by means of the marvels of the narration, than to open new trains and channels of thought (2), by placing men in supposed situations of an extraordinary and preternatural character, and then describing the mode of feeling and conduct (3) which they are most likely to adopt. To make more clear the distinction we have endeavoured to draw between the marvelous and the effects of the marvelous, we may briefly invite our readers to compare the common tale of Tom Thumb with Gulliver’s Voyage to Brobdingnag; one of the most childish fictions, with one which is pregnant with wit and satire (1), yet both turning upon the same assumed possibility of the existence of a pigmy among a race of giants. In the former case, when the imagination of the storyteller has exhausted itself in every species of hyperbole (4), in order to describe the diminutive size of his hero, the interest of the tale is at an end. But in the romance of Gulliver, the exquisite humour with which the natural consequences of so strange an unusual a situation is detailed, has a canvas on which to expand itself. Gulliver stuck into a marrow bone, and Master Thomas Thumb’s disastrous fall into the bowl of hasty-pudding, are kindred (5) incidents; but the jest is exhausted in the latter case, when the accident is told; whereas in the former, it lies not so much in the comparatively pigmy size (7) which subjected Gulliver to such a ludicrous misfortune, as (6) in the tone of grave and dignified feeling with which he resents the disgrace of the incident.

6. It can be inferred that throughout the whole passage, the author is arguing against the assumption that:

7. Svensson’s ____ in his work earned him few friends: his colleagues probably thought that he would be unwilling to overlook their foibles.

8. The class quailed at their first sight of their new teacher, due to the intimidating and _____ look upon his face, but they would eventually discover that Mr. Kirby always looked like that, and though demanding, he treated all students fairly.

9. Knights who might be desirous of ------- a dragon must practice approaching any foe in a doughty, ------- fashion.

10. Nonviolent demonstrations often create such tensions that a community that has constantly refused to ______ its injustices is forced to correct them: the injustices can no longer be ______.

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