Directions: Choose the answer choice (1), (2), (3), or (4) that best completes the blank. Then mark your answer sheet.

1- Advertising firms understand our fears and desires at least ----------, and they have at their disposal the expertise to exploit them.
2- People who are generally more safety conscious (----------) may choose to skate in safer areas such as parks or back yards.
3- One must practice the things which produce happiness, since if that is present we have everything ----------.
4- Thoughts emerge from pure consciousness and are then reabsorbed in it, just as waves emerge from the ocean ----------.
5- Yet there are more than 30,000 plants ----------, so it is baffling that we are so ---------- species.
6- We are only a few years from what has been called "personalized medicine", ----------individual DNA sequences will be cheaply and readily available.
7- The humorous story may be spun out to great length, and may wander around as much as it pleases, ---------- the comic and witty stories must be brief and end with a point.
8- Students who elect majors in the sciences, ----------, can expect an average annual salary that is 50% higher than that of students majoring in the humanities.
9- Our firm is best suited to undertake the project because we have the financial wherewithal, vast experience undertaking similar projects, ---------- to complete the work on-time and under budget.
10- ----------, I began wondering whether to file for bankruptcy or to try to consolidate my debts by taking out a new loan.