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Unformatted text preview: space permeated by such a field most weakened if which of the following occurred? can be said to acquire an electric charge, and it can be
called a charged vacuum. The particles that materialize in (A) Scientists created an electric field next to a the space make the charge manifest. An electric field of vacuum, but found that the electric field was sufficient intensity to create a charged vacuum is likely to not intense enough to create a charged be found in only one place: in the immediate vicinity of a vacuum. superheavy atomic nucleus, one with about twice as many (B) Scientists assembled a superheavy atomic protons as the heaviest natural nuclei known. A nucleus nucleus next to a vacuum, but found that no that large cannot be stable, but it might be possible to virtual particles were created in the vacuum‘s assemble one next to a vacuum for long enough to region of space. observe the decay of the vacuum. (C) Scientists assembled a superheavy atomic
(131 words) nucleus next to a vacuum, but found that
they could not then detect any real particles
in the vacuum‘s region of space.
(D)Scientists introduced a virtual electron and a
virtual positron into a vacuum‘s region of
space, but found that the vacuum did not
(E) Scientists introduced a real electron and a real
positron into a vacuum‘s region of space, but
found that the total energy of the space
increased by the energy equivalent of the
mass of the particles. 202 Historians have only recently begun to note the 8.In the paragraph, the author is primarily concerned with increase in demand for luxury goods and services that (A) contrasting two theses and offering a compromise took place in eighteenth-century England. To answer the (B) questioning two explanations and proposing a question of why consumers became so eager to buy, some possible alternative to them. historians have pointed to the ability of manufacturers to (C) paraphrasing the work of two historians and advertise in a relatively uncensored press. This, however, questioning their assumptions hardly seems a sufficient answer. McKendrick favors a (D) examining two theories and endorsing one over Veblen model of conspicuous consumption stimulated by the other competition for status. The "middling sort" bought goods (E) raising several questions but implying that they and services because they wanted to follow fashions set cannot be answered. by the rich. Again, we may wonder whether this
explanation is sufficient. Do not people enjoy buying 9.According to the passage, a Veblen model of things as a form of self-gratification? If so, consumerism conspicuous consumption has been used to could be seen as a product of the rise of new concepts of (A) investigate the extent of the demand for luxury individualism and materialism, but not necessarily of the goods among social classes in eighteenth- frenzy for conspicuous competition. (135 words) century England
(B) classify the kinds of luxury goods desired...
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