Read the following passage and mark the letter A, R, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 1 to 5
Without transportation, our modern society could not (1) ___________. We would have no metal, no coal and no oil nor would we have any (2) ___________ made from these materials. (3) ___________, we would have to spend most of our time raising food and food would be limited to the kinds that could grow in the climate and soil of our neighborhood.
Transportation also affects our lives in other ways. Transportation can speed a doctor to the side of a sick person, even if the patients’ lives on an isolated farm. It can take police to the scene of a crime within a moment of being noticed. Transportation (4) ________ teams of athletes to compete in national and international sports contests. In time of (5) __________ transportation can rush aid to persons in areas stricken by floods, families and earthquakes.
During the campaign when Lincoln was first a(n) ______ for the Presidency, the slaves on the far-off plantations, miles from any railroad or large city or daily newspaper, knew what the issues involved were.