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Reading and writing fill in the blanks practice exercise. Below is text with blanks. Choose the correct word for each blank to complete the text.

Broadway has a new (1) …………………. of Inherit the Wind, based on the 1925 Scopes monkey trial.   American Museum of Natural History has a new Hall of Human Origins.  A short item on Monday’s New York Times (2) ………………………. page about the play and exhibit finished by reminding us that chimp DNA is around 99 percent identical to human DNA.  The item then says, perhaps jokingly, that creationists can take heart in the differing one percent, as a one percent chance that (3) …………………… didn’t happen. Well, joke or not, people might take this (4) ………………—after all it’s on the editorial page of the New York Times!  So let’s straighten this out.  In fact, the approximately one percent (5) …………………….. in the DNA sequences of humans and chimps is living documentation of the random genetic (6) …………………… that have been selected in the six million or so years since we and chimps split away from our common (7) ………………… .  That one percent DNA difference doesn’t represent a minor chance that evolution didn’t happen.

(1) drunken, reexamine, production, neurosurgeon
(2) jovial, manorial, polynomial, editorial
(3) evolution, acumen, Unum, extrusion
(4) idiocy, seriously, nonlinearity, presciently
(5) equivocates, cadaverous, pleasantness, difference
(6) mutations, specifications, patience, metastases
(7) atwitter, cunninger, depositor, ancestor

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