II. Cloze: Pleasechoose the bestanswerfrom the fouroptions to make the passagecoherent. （15 分）
HairdresserCarlMoss, depressed by moneyproblems and a breakwith his girlfriend,
tried to commitsuicide six times in one night and failed.
Afterdrinkinghalf a bottle of gin to get his courage up, Mosswalkedinto the sea at
nearbyWorthing, but 31 after the waterreached his chest. He returned to his
hairdressingshop and wired up a metalchair and twicetried to 32 himself, but eachtime he threw the switch, a fuseblew. Then he 33 a mirror and cut his wrists, but
the cutswereineffective. He tried to 34 himselffrom a stairrail, but the knot let
him down. In a final bid, Mosspiled up furniture and cushions and set themalight, hoping the
35 wouldsuffocate him. But the fire got too hot and he climbed out of a window and
went to the Samaritans, a non-profitorganization 36 helpingpeoplewithproblems.
The Samaritanscalled his mother, who telephoned the police.
Mosspleadedguilty to a 37 of arson, was put on probation for threeyears, and
ordered to undergotreatment at a psychiatrichospital. 【題組】32. (A) electrocute (B) strangle (C) smuggle (D) drift