Tuesday, April 15, 2008


This is a test for you-in right choice of words.

In the following passage fill in the blanks choosing from multiple choices.

Obama was speaking about the difficulty of persuading people that government can make things better when they haven't seen evidence of it for decades.

"So it's not surprising then that they get ......,"(A) he said, "they ............(B) guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

Location A choice 1. frustrated 2.bitter
Location B choice 1.cling to 2. seek solace in

Clue 1: This is what Obama's utterances and blogger's suggestions for refined speech to avoid controversy
Clue 2: This has been discussed in an Editorial:(Poorly chosen words obscure Obama's point) of Mercury News recently

Answer: One is from Obama's utterances the other from blogger's suggestions.
Your answer may depend on whether you like Obama or not

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