- 08/03/2019 at 5:59 am #1583204EduGorillaKeymasterSelect Question Language :
Direction: In the following passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers correspond to the question numbers; against each question, five phrases have been suggested, one of which fills the blanks appropriately.
During the 1850s and 1860s engineers carried out a piecemeal raising of the (1) Chicago. Streets, sidewalks and buildings were physically raised on hydraulic jacks or jackscrews. The work (2) private property owners and public funds. During the 19th century, the elevation of the Chicago area was (3) than the shorelines of Lake Michigan, so for many years there was little or no naturally occurring drainage from the city surface. The lack of drainage caused (4), and standing water harbored pathogens that caused numerous epidemics. Epidemics including typhoid fever and dysentery blighted Chicago six years in a row culminating in the 1854 outbreak of cholera that killed six percent of the city’s population. The crisis forced the city’s engineers and aldermen to take the (5) and after many heated discussions—and following at least one false start—a solution eventually materialized.
Find the appropriate phrase in each case.
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