English Test 70
Directions for Questions from 1 to 5:
Each of the following questions has a paragraph from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the one that
completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.
1. How does the media of today working with the most sophisticated electronic equipment
compare with the past? How can they be worse when events today are portrayed in “real
time?” Both the press and televised news have been guilty of many sins. In spite of all the
great advances in the technology of communications, what unites them over more than a
hundred years has been the “rush to judgment” in order to out-scoop rivals. Newspaper
journalists could always excuse the need to meet deadlines with the explanation that it was
not possible to wait and find confirmation in the field because they lacked the technical
“eyes and ears” of information gathering that would allow them to check the validity of their
An examination of several historical examples will clarify the difference.
The reporter’s of today’s televised news are of a different order.
They have been raised on appreciating visual images as “reality” with the fill-in provided by a reporter.
Unlike the previous generations of newspaper readers, they do not dispose of the same leisure time to wade carefully through follow-up
They knew however that the readers would expect follow-up reporting to verify and interpret events with careful research and analysis.
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2. Rare is the artist who can suffuse his work with so much ambiguity and still intrigue. The
known career of Stanley Kubrick encompasses an acknowledged 13 movie features, one
withdrawn movie feature, several short documentaries, and a myriad number of photo spreads.
Controversy surrounded many of these projects. On a surface level, Kubrick seemed willing
to alienate the audience for his desired effects. Yet the constant control and manipulation of
all things surround