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About forty years ago I was an instructor in the military academy at Woolwich. I was present in one of the sections when young Scoresby A22 ................. his preliminary examination. I was touched to the quick with pity because the rest of the class answered up brightly and handsomely while he didn't know anything, so to speak. All the compassion in me was aroused in his behalf. I understood that when he came to be examined again, he would be flung over, so it would be simply a harmless act of A23 ................. to ease his fall as much as I could.

 I took him aside, and found that he knew a little of Caesar's history; and as he didn't know anything else, I went to work and drilled him like a galley slave on a certain line of stock questions concerning Caesar which I knew would be used. You won't believe me but he went through with flying A24 ................. on examination day! He went through on that purely superficial 'cram,' and got compliments too, while others, who knew a thousand times more than he, got plucked. A25 ................. some strangely lucky accident, he was asked no question outside of the narrow limits of his drill.

It was stupefying. Now of course the thing that would A26 ................. him and kill him at last was mathematics. I A27 ................. to make his death as easy as I could. So I drilled· him and crammed him just on the line of questions which the examiners would be most likely to use, and then launched him on his fate. Well, try to A28 ................. of the result: to my consternation, he took the first prize! And with it he got a perfect ovation in the way of compliments.


1) undertook

2) underscored

3) understood

4) underwent


1) charity

2) cruelty

3) loyalty

4) bravery


1) marks

2) grades

3) colours

4) banners


1) Under

2) In

3) With

4) By


1) find

2) expose

3) denounce

4) injure


1) suggested

2) settled

3) solved

4) resolved


1) conceive

2) imagine

3) predict

4) foretell