Philosophical problems arise when people and questions that, though very_______, have certain characteristics in common.

A) relevant

B) elementary

C) abstract

D) diverse


The ambassador's papers are not_______reading, but on who reads slowly and attentively will be richly repaid.

A) petty

B) valuable

C) insightful

D) easy


Far from being mere replicas of seventeenth-century African culture, Maroon societies have continually developed as their members have________________the artistic heritage bequeathed by their ancestors, adapting it creatively to their changing lives.

A) confused

B) repressed

C) denied

D) modified


Although the substance is normally quite______________, scientists found that when tempered with other elements it could be stored safely in metal containers.

A) voluminous

B) caustic

C) insoluble

D) vapid


There is some________________the fact that the author of a book as sensitive and informed as Indian Artisans did not develop her interest in Native American art until adulthood, for she grew up in a region rich in American Indian culture.

A) irony in

B) satisfaction in

C) doubt about

D) concern about