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Question 21 of 37

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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.

Selon Blank   (19)   , les Français célèbrent les fêtes de fin d’année en Blank   (20)    un bon nombre d’huîtres et d’autres Blank   (21)    de mer. Ils offrent de petits cadeaux à Blank   (22)    envers qui ils sont Blank   (23)   . Et ils envoient des Blank   (24)    de voeux à Blank   (25)    amis et collègues.

No

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Select the most appropriate completion for blank (21).

légumes

Correct Answer: 
No

fleurs

Correct Answer: 
No

poisons

Correct Answer: 
No

fruits

Correct Answer: 
Yes

The sentence mentions huîtres (oysters) and mer (sea). In context, it is clear that choice (D), fruits (fruits), completes the sentence; in French, fruits de mer means seafood. It does not make sense to refer to vegetables (A), flowers (B), or poisons (C) of the sea.

Question Difficulty: 
easy