1. Even though formidable winters are the norm in the Dakotas, many people
were unprepared for the _ of the blizzard of 1888.
2. Since 1813 reaction to Jane Austen’s has oscillated between (i) and
condescension; but in general later writers have esteemed her works more
highly than did most of her literary (ii)_.
3. In sharp contrast to the intense (i)_ of the young republic, with its
utopian faith in democracy and hopes for eternal human progress, recent
developments suggest a mood of almost unrelieved (ii)_.
4. Managers who think that strong environmental performance will (i)_
their company’s financial performance often (ii)_ claims that systems
designed to help them manage environmental concerns are valuable tools. By
contrast, managers who perceive environmental performance to be (iii) to
financial success may view an environmental management system as
extraneous. In either situation, and whatever their perceptions, it is a
manager’s commitment to achieving environmental improvement rather than
the mere presence of a system that determines environmental performance.
D. uncritically accept
E. appropriately acknowledge
F. hotly dispute