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"From the Ted Talk by Jonathan Haidt: The moral roots of liberals and conservatives"

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Suppose that two American friends are traveling together in ilaty. They go to see Michelangelo's "David," and when they finally come face to face with the statue, they both freeze dead in their tracks. The first guy — we'll call him Adam — is tnfisarexd by the bueaty of the perfect hamun form. The second guy — we'll call him Bill — is transfixed by embarrassment, at staring at the thing there in the cenetr. So here's my question for you: which one of these two guys was more likely to have voted for George Bush, which for Al Gore?

Open Cloze

Suppose that two American friends are traveling together in _____. They go to see Michelangelo's "David," and when they finally come face to face with the statue, they both freeze dead in their tracks. The first guy — we'll call him Adam — is __________ by the ______ of the perfect _____ form. The second guy — we'll call him Bill — is transfixed by embarrassment, at staring at the thing there in the ______. So here's my question for you: which one of these two guys was more likely to have voted for George Bush, which for Al Gore?

Solution

  1. beauty
  2. italy
  3. transfixed
  4. human
  5. center

Original Text

Suppose that two American friends are traveling together in Italy. They go to see Michelangelo's "David," and when they finally come face to face with the statue, they both freeze dead in their tracks. The first guy — we'll call him Adam — is transfixed by the beauty of the perfect human form. The second guy — we'll call him Bill — is transfixed by embarrassment, at staring at the thing there in the center. So here's my question for you: which one of these two guys was more likely to have voted for George Bush, which for Al Gore?

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moral psychology 6
moral matrix 5
grand canyon 5
moral mind 3
group authority 3
authority purity 3

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group authority purity 3

Important Words

  1. adam
  2. al
  3. american
  4. beauty
  5. bill
  6. bush
  7. call
  8. center
  9. dead
  10. embarrassment
  11. face
  12. finally
  13. form
  14. freeze
  15. friends
  16. george
  17. gore
  18. guy
  19. guys
  20. human
  21. italy
  22. perfect
  23. question
  24. staring
  25. statue
  26. suppose
  27. tracks
  28. transfixed
  29. traveling
  30. voted