Below is a text with blanks. For each blank, there is a list of choices. Select the appropriate answer choice for each blank.
, wit, judgment, and the other talents of the mind, however they may be named, or courage, resolution, perseverance, as qualities of temperament, are undoubtedly good and in many respects; but these gifts of nature may also become extremely bad and mischievous if the which is to make use of them, and which, therefore, constitutes what is called character, is not good. It is the same with the gifts of fortune. Power, riches, honor, even health, and the general and contentment with one’s condition which is called happiness, inspire pride, and often presumption, if there is not a good will to correct the influence of these on the mind, and with this also to rectify the whole principle of acting and adapt it to its end. The sight of a being that is not adorned with a single feature of a pure and good will, enjoying unbroken prosperity, can never give pleasure to an impartial rational. Thus a good will appears to constitute the condition even of being worthy of happiness.
Answer: (1) Intelligence; (2) desirable; (3) will; (4) well-being; (5) spectator; (6) indispensable
Solution The text describes good character and good will as central to enjoyment of talents of the mind and gifts of fortune. The first sentence enumerates talents of the mind. The only talent of the mind, among the given options, to fill blank (1), is 'intelligence', 'Good and' is a clue to fill the blank (2). The only adjective that goes with good quality is desirable'. Blank (3) needs the filler will, to complete 'if the will is not good”. General well-being (4) and contentment is called happiness. "The sight of a being is the clue for blank (5). The sight is for the spectator'. So, good will is an essential or 'indispensable' condition for being worthy of happiness.