1. In proto scientific (for example, in ancient Greece), claims about the physical world were often accepted as true if they were reasonable; experimental verification, if thought necessary at all, was _____.
1. The research found that in assessing others, many people hold an unconscious view that competence and warmth are (i) _____: when they perceive a person to be highly capable, they infer that he or she must have a tendency to be (ii) _____.
A. equally important D. ambitious
B. mutually reinforcing E. unfeeling
C. inversely related F. disingenuous
2. If you follow your intuition, you will more often than not err by misclassifying a random event as (i) _____. We are far too willing to (ii) _____ the belief that much of what we see in life is random.
A. uncharacteristic D. countenance
B. systematic E. reject
C. arbitrary F. champion
3. The new drug was useful, but unfortunately its effect was largely (i) _____ rather than (ii) _____.
A. placatory D. immediate
B. palliative E. curative
C. addictive F. mollifying
1. The modern iron suspension bridge dates from the early nineteenth century, but it did not have (i) _____ debut; many early suspension bridges were damaged, if not outright destroyed, by the wind. There were few (ii) _____, however, so the form (iii) _____.
A. a propitious D. obvious parallels G. declined
B. a conspicuous E. practical alternatives H. inspired
C. an equivocal F. unnoticed instances I. persisted
2. Within the culture as a whole, the natural sciences have been so successful that the word “scientific” is often used in (i) _____ manner: it is often assumed that to call something “scientific” is to imply that its reliability has been (ii) _____ by methods whose results cannot reasonably be (iii) _____.
A. an ironic D. maligned G. exaggerated
B. a literal E. Challenged H. anticipated
C. an honorific F. established I. disputed
The brain has become, for many people, _____ the biological machinations of the self, and the self-knowledge promised by neuroscience has ignited a hunger to understand how new findings weigh in on age-old questions.
A. tantamount to
B. synonymous with
C. implicated in
D. divorced from
E. detached from
F. subservient to