In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested. One of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
The first proposal I submitted for my dissertation at UCLA was to write a theory of personality. My chairman, a kindly man, smiled ….206….and told me that perhaps this was a bit ambitious for a young graduate student.
…..207….I accepted his verdict and changed my topic, but not my desire. It ….208...later, when I had a chance to begin to ….209….a theory in my research on group dynamics for the Navy during the Korean War.
As I ….210… the reasons for the persistence of my interest in overarching theory. I had an ...211… memory. When I was around eight years old, I was a ….212…. baseball fan, as was my father. My hero was hou Gehrig. I would approach my father in an attempt to prove him how good Gehrig really was: ‘’He’s terrific!’’ My father’s response caught me off guard: ‘’Yes, but he can’t filed.’’ I wasn’t prepared for that. From then on, my way of ...213… with my father’s responses was to make sure I knew everything about any topic I wanted to talk to him about. Partly as a ….214…. I become a holist. I had to make sure I had ...215… for everything.