What is intelligence anyway? When I was in the army I（ 1
）an intelligence test that all soldiers took, and against（ 2 ）of 100, scored 160.
I had an auto-repair man once, who, on these intelligence tests, could not（ 3 ）have scored more than 80.（ 4 ）, when anything went wrong with my car I hurried to him - and he always（ 5 ）it.
Well, then, suppose my auto-repair man（ 6 ）questions for some intelligence tests. By every one of them I'd prove myself a（ 7 ）. In a world where I have to work with my（ 8 ）, I'd do poorly.
Consider my auto-repair man（ 9 ）. He had a habit of telling（ 10 ）. One time he said, "Doc, a deaf-and-dumb man（ 11 ）some nails. Having entered a store, he put two fingers together on the counter and made（ 12 ）movements with the other hand. The clerk brought him a hammer.
He（ 13 ）his head and pointed to the two fingers he was hammering. The clerk（ 14 ）him some nails. He picked out the right size and left. Well, Doc, the（ 15 ）man who came in was blind. He wanted scissors.（ 16 ）do you suppose he asked for them?" I lifted my right hand and made scissoring movements with my first two fingers. He burst out laughing and said, "Why, you fool, he used his（ 17 ）and asked for them. I've been（ 18 ）that on all my customers today, but I knew（ 19 ）I'd catch you." "Why is that?" I asked. "Because you are so goddamned educated, Doc. I knew you couldn't be very（ 20 ）."And I have an uneasy feeling he had something there.
1. A. failed
B. wrote C. received D. chose
2. A. an average B. a total C. an exam D. a number
3. A. always B. possibly C. certainly D. frequently
4. A. Then B. Thus C. Therefore D. Yet
5. A. fixed B. checked C. drove D. changed
6. A. answered B. practised C. designed D. tried
7. A. teacher B. doctor C. winner D. fool
8. A. brains B. effort C. hands D. attention
9. A. again B. as usual C. too D. as well
10.A. lies B. jokes C. news D. tales
11.A. bought B. tested C. found D. Needed
12.A. cutting B. hammering C. waving D. circling
13.A. nodded B. raised C. shook D. turned
14.A. brought B. packed C. sent D. sold
15.A. clever B. other C. right D. next
16.A.What B.How C.Who D.Which
17.A.imagination B.hand C.voice D.information
18.A.trying B.proving C.practicing D.examining
19.A.for sure B.at once C.in fact D.right now
20.A.clear B.silly C.slow D.smart
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