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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 (16).

autant

Correct Answer: 
No

aussi

Correct Answer: 
No

beaucoup

Correct Answer: 
No

si

Correct Answer: 
Yes

What is needed here is an adverb that can be used in front of an adjective (innocent in the text) and in combination with the conjunction que ("that") later in the sentence. The word that grammatically fits in the blank is si ("so"). (D) is the correct answer. (A) autant ("as many"), (B) aussi ("as"), and (C) beaucoup ("very much") do not fit in this context.

Question Difficulty: 
medium