6.It has been said that printing does as much harm as good, since it gives us bad books as well as good ones and _______
falsehood and error no less than knowledge and truth.
(A)flaunts (B)betrays (C)demonstrates (D)propagates
14.14.It was a war that the emperor and his more prudent counselors wished to ______ if they could and were determined in any event to ______ as long as possible.
15.Improvements in the _______ of data transfer in the 21st century have _____ mobile communication for business travelers.
(A) efficiency . . . revolutionized (B) demonstration . . . measured
(C) proficiency . . . accomplished (D) manifestation . . . executed
16.The thousands of fragile artifacts that had been _______ by archaeologists were stored without the safeguards against
deterioration and so became utterly _______ to the art researchers.
(A) gathered . . . valuable (B) collected . . . useless (C) dispensed . . . harmless (D) transmitted . . . precious
17.During the struggle for Indian independence, Mahatma Gandhi was a ________ pacifist who steadfastly fought against
authority but was never _______.
(A) resistant . . . combative (B) persistent . . . sober (C) consistent . . . lucrative (D) maladaptive . . . restrained
18.Because the Yankees ________ their opponents in their first nine games, many sports journalists predicted that they would go
undefeated, but after several key players sustained serious injuries, the press became far less _________.
(A) energized . . . obsessive (B) dominated . . . optimistic (C) surpassed . . . sedative (D) regularized . . . depressive
As enthusiasm for Shakespearean drama has increased, the tendency has been steadily away from realism and spectacle and steadily
toward a rediscovery of the Shakespearean play in a condition resembling its first staging. It has, for instance, been realized that the
alternation of scenes—swift scenes following the major crises, gay scenes switching the mood from sadness, comedy breaking in on dire
tragedy—enormously enhances the emotional effect of the whole play. Shakespeare wrote his plays to be acted at a single stretch. The
alternation of scene and mood is like the orchestration of a symphony, the climaxes carefully prepared in subsidiary themes, the tension
heightened or relaxed, the movement quickened or slowed to suit the general rhythm of the drama. It follows that Shakespeare cannot be
successfully confined on a stage within a picture-frame set statically fixed throughout the three-quarters of an hour allotted to each act.
The stage must be one on which the quick succession of scenes and rapid alternation of moods is technically possible. 【題組】
Which is the best title that expresses the main idea of this passage?
(A) Shortening Shakespeare’s Plays
(B) Modern Trends in Stage Design
(C) Revival of Interest in Shakespeare
(D) Appropriate Shakespearean Staging