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    Food and clothing presented difficult problems.

    Hi there,
    I've come across this tricky Cloze test. One of my students asked me today. My answers are as follows. Would you please verify if I'm incorrect?

    Food and clothing presented difficult problems. Much was (1) -------- from the Eskimo, a people of Greenland and northern Canada who had accustomed themselves to living in conditions of (2) ---------- cold. The absence of fresh food, (3) -------- fruit and vegetables, meant that polar travellers were threatened with the disease scurvy, whose (4) -------- has been properly understood
    only in the last 100 years. Shelter and (5) ----- for fires are other problems which, little by little, have been to some extent overcome.


    1- 1) taught 2) helped 3) improved 4) learned

    2- 1) extreme 2) giant 3) necessary 4) efficient

    3- 1) certainly 2) directly 3) especially 4) constantly
    4- 1) impression 2) prevention 3) expression 4) promotion

    5- 1) matter 2) trash 3) device 4) fuel

    1. 1
    2. 1
    3. 3
    4. 1
    5. 4

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    #2

    Re: Food and clothing presented difficult problems.

    I am not a teacher.

    I'd take another look at 1. and 4. if I were you.

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    #3

    Re: Food and clothing presented difficult problems.

    1. 4
    2. 2
    ?

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    #4

    Re: Food and clothing presented difficult problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    1. 4
    4. 2
    ?
    I am not a teacher.

    That looks better.

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    #5

    Re: Food and clothing presented difficult problems.

    Is it possible for # 3 (for question 4) to be correct here?

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    #6

    Re: Food and clothing presented difficult problems.

    No
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #7

    Re: Food and clothing presented difficult problems.

    Personally, I found the word "whose" to refer to "scurvy" a bit jarring.

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