Posted by: crisdiaz24 | April 14, 2016

Genius – Cloze test

CLOZE TEST

 

A case in point is the prototype of genius, Albert Einstein.

It is 1) _______________ that Einstein actually had an IQ of about 160-much higher than the average, but 2) _______________ less than, say, Thomas Aquinas, Darwin, Rene Descartes, Goethe and John Stuart Mill (all between 165 and 200). So  what made Einstein different?

“Genius,” explains A.C. Bharadwaj, a former professor of philosophy at Allahabad University in India, “is a combination of three ‘I’s: intellect, imagination and intuition. Every genius is a bit of a mystic 3) _______________ heart. With a high IQ, you 4) _______________ be a computer whiz. But you won’t be an Einstein.” Because, 5) _______________ most theoreticians and intellectuals, Einstein didn’t perceive the world as a fixed pattern of black and white. What he saw, instead, was an ever-changing kaleidoscope of colours that contained in it the deepest mysteries of the universe.

“The important thing is not to stop questioning,” said Einstein. “Curiosity has its own reason 6) _______________ existing. One cannot help but be 7) _______________ awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality.”

Or take Marie Curie. The first person to have received an unprecedented two Nobel prizes, Marie perceived the world around her with a childlike sense of wonder. “A scientist in his laboratory,” said Marie, “is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as 8) _______________ they were fairy tales.” Strangely, goody-goody factors such as hard work, practice and determination often have little to 9) _______________ with genius. “Usually,” says Steve Allen, a US-based writer for the Skeptic magazine, “geniuses just happen to hit the bull’s eye. Since they have a different approach to work, they are more likely to come 10) _______________ with unconventional solutions, but by and large, their work comes easy to them.”

 

KEY

  1. THOUGHT / SAID / KNOWN
  2. MUCH / SLIGHTLY? / QUITE
  3. AT
  4. MIGHT / CAN / MAY
  5. LIKE
  6. FOR
  7. IN
  8. IF
  9. DO
  10. UP
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