1. The cherry blossom season _____ in Okinawa at the start of the year and finishes in Hokkaido around mid-April.
(A) applauds (B) expires (C) presides (D) commences
2. Edison’s inventiveness is best shown by the electrical distribution system he designed, which left a ______ influence on the world.
(A) coherent (B) fragile (C) profound (D) neutral
3. Due to his ______ against overwhelming odds, Huang Yu-siang hasn’t let blindness stop him from achieving greatness....