II. Cloze: Please choose the best answer from the four options to make the passage
coherent. （15 分）
Hairdresser Carl Moss, depressed by money problems and a break with his girlfriend,
tried to commit suicide six times in one night and failed.
After drinking half a bottle of gin to get his courage up, Moss walked into the sea at
nearby Worthing, but 31 after the water reached his chest. He returned to his
hairdressing shop and wired up a metal chair and twice tried to 32 himself, but each
time he threw the switch, a fuse blew. Then he 33 a mirror and cut his wrists, but
the cuts were ineffective. He tried to 34 himself from a stair rail, but the knot let
him down. In a final bid, Moss piled up furniture and cushions and set them alight, hoping the
35 would suffocate him. But the fire got too hot and he climbed out of a window and
went to the Samaritans, a non-profit organization 36 helping people with problems.
The Samaritans called his mother, who telephoned the police.
Moss pleaded guilty to a 37 of arson, was put on probation for three years, and
ordered to undergo treatment at a psychiatric hospital. 【題組】32. (A) electrocute (B) strangle (C) smuggle (D) drift