| Most of the people who appear most
often and most gloriously in the history books are great conquerors and generals
and soldiers, whereas the people who really helped civilization forward are
often never mentioned at all. We do not know who first set a broken leg,
or launched a seaworthy boat, or calculated the (31) of the
year, or manured a field; but we know (32) about the killers
and destroyers. People think a great deal of them, so (33)
so that on all the highest pillars in the great cities of the world you will
find the figure of a conqueror or a general or a soldier. And I think most
people believe that the greatest countries are (34) that
have beaten in battle the greatest number of other countries and ruled over them
as conquerors. It is just possible they are, (35) they
are not the most civilized. An
A. To persuade Mary to spend more time on her lessons.
B. To help Mary to prepare for the upcoming concert.
C. To talk with Mary about going to the concert.
D. To ask Mary to stop worrying about the exam.