45. In an age of iPads, high-speed Internet service, A.T.M.’s and self-service check-in at airports, consumers expect instant _____. Not only are they accustomed to researching and buying products on their own by touching screens and pressing buttons; they often prefer it. (A) gratification (B) hegemony (C) exigency (D) humdrum
For many people, certain fiction books have a special meaning. A story that a person read when they were young, for
example, can make them nostalgic for their childhood. But why should people read them? To people who enjoy reading fiction
books may simply find them irresistible. On the contrary, people who are not interested in fiction may find it monotonous and
boring, or they feel the formal language of literature is unintelligible. Many people prefer reading nonfiction or the news
because the language is more straightforward and easier to understand. However, some researchers believe they have found
definitive proof that reading fiction is actually beneficial for the human brain. A research team at the University of Toronto led
by Professor Maja Kjikic, for example, found that people who read literary fiction become more open-minded and creative in
their thinking, and are also better able to deal with uncertainty.
【題組】42. People who do not appreciate fiction think ______.
(A) fiction reading is illegible and literature language is humdrum
(B) fiction reading is humdrum and literature language is incomprehensible
(C) both fiction reading and literature language are difficult
(D) neither fiction reading or literature language is critical
(E) fiction reading is incomprehensible and literature language is humdrum