2.That which is apprehended by intelligence and reason is always in the same state; but that which is conceived by opinion, with the help of _____ and without reason, is always in a process of becoming and perishing and never really is.
(A) analogy (B) sensation (C) dissidence (D) insouciance
3.Humans are necessarily social creatures, for whom _____ is a matter of survival; however, as discrete entities, we often keenly experience yearnings for solitude.
(A) sustenance (B) alienation (C) entertainment (D) collectivity
4.As the spread of mobile TV, video cameras and YouTube _____ both access and content, it will become an even greater force for humbling tyrannical governments and tyrannical husbands alike.
(A) deploys (B) deteriorates (C) desensitizes (D) democratizes
7.Scientists are now well on the way toward developing drugs that dramatically lower cholesterol levels in people _____ with certain forms of familial hypercholesterolemia.
(A) enlightened (B) afflicted (C) exasperated (D) confounded
8.Through the mass communication and with the existence and prevalence of the Internet, we usually know _____ nowadays.
(A) what’s in hot water (B) what brushes up on (C) what’s the scoop (D) what clocks out
9.You don’t have to take any notice of his complaints. He always _____.
(A) lets the cat out of the bag (B) lets the sleeping dog lie
(C) casts pearls before swine (D) makes a mountain out of a molehill