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The paragraph below contains blank spaces indicating omissions in the text. For some blanks, it is necessary to choose the completion that is most appropriate to the meaning of the passage; for other blanks, you have to choose the one completion that forms a grammatically correct sentence. Be sure to read the entire paragraph completely before answering the questions related to it.

Je ne m'étais absentée que quelques minutes, mais quand j'ai ouvert la porte, le chaos Blank  (11)   aux yeux. Bernard Blank  (12)   debout sur la table, Monique Blank  (13)   à chaudes larmes, le chien Blank  (14)   une chaussure et le chat essayait en vain de Blank  (15)   le poisson rouge dans son bocal. Quant à Philippe, il avait l'air Blank  (16)   innocent, le nez plongé Blank  (17)   son livre, que je l' Blank  (18)   immédiatement soupçonné d'avoir tout commencé.

No

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Select the most appropriate completion for blank (11).

touchait

Correct Answer: 
No

sautait

Correct Answer: 
Yes

frappait

Correct Answer: 
No

montait

Correct Answer: 
No

All of these verbs can be combined with the preposition à. However, the noun yeux ("eyes") shows that sautait ("to jump") is the verb that fits best according to its meaning. In French, sauter aux yeux is an idiomatic expression meaning "to stick out." (B) is the correct answer. (A) touchait ("touched"), (C) frappait ("struck"), and (D) montait ("went up") are not appropriate in this context.

Question Difficulty: 
medium