Words Matter - Chapter 16
Exercise 2

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Directions: Each of the sentences below contains a blank to be filled in with some form of a word from Chapter 16. Below each sentence, there are three choices for filling in the blank. Click the choice you think is the correct one and read the sentence with the blank filled in. If you are not satisfied, select another choice; you may do this as often as you wish.

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In a criminal lawsuit, has to be established "beyond a reasonable doubt."


In On Walden Pond, Henry Thoreau the virtues of living close to nature.


Once every year, the students in the department organize a show in which they the speech and habits of their professors.


After his courageous speech, he received from all sides.


People who against smoking may not realize how difficult it is to stop.


She seemed almost embarrassed by the she received for her spellbinding performance.


Lifting the economic sanctions against Cuba is to many exiles who left the island when Fidel Castro came to power.


George Washington will always be remembered for his leadership during the Revolutionary War against England.


When Rosa Parks refused to leave a bus seat reserved for whites, she became the of courage for civil rights advocates.


In the James Bond movies, the hero always fights a villain whose plans aim at world domination.

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