Great White Shark Hunting Strategies 大白鯊:海中的專業殺手

Are great white sharks the Jack the Rippers of the ocean?
大白鯊是海中的開膛手傑克嗎?

  Steven Spielberg's Jaws in 1975 is generally thought of as the first summer blockbuster. This film scared the pants off the public because it showed many _(1)_ scenes with people being eaten alive by sharks. A recently released study states that great white sharks may be even more fearsome predators than they were _(2)_ depicted. Scientists studying great white sharks say that they've observed them using _(3)_ more commonly found in human serial killers than in animals when hunting prey.
  Neil Hammerschlag, a shark researcher at the University of Miami, says great white sharks do not just attack their prey _(4)_. Instead, they observe the animals from a _(5)_ and study their habits before closing in for the kill. The sharks will follow their prey from as far as 100 yards away—too far for them to be seen or _(6)_ their victims. They attack their prey, especially young and alone, when the light is low. They also attack when no other sharks are around to _(7)_ with them.
  Though this makes the great white sound more _(8)_ a vicious murderer than an animal, it's important not to see this aquatic predator as some sort of Jack the Ripper of the sea. Unlike human murderers, sharks don't murder for the thrill of killing; they only kill to eat and _(9)_. While attacks on humans sometimes happen, they are extremely _(10)_. Given a choice, the great white would rather avoid humans entirely, choosing to make a tasty meal of a seal, dolphin, sea lion, or even another shark!

(A) like (B) compete (C) rare (D) scare away (E) distance (F) realistic (G) techniques (H) randomly (I) survive (J) previously

原來如此
1. This film scared the pants off the public because it showed many realistic scenes with people being eaten alive by sharks.
理由:
a. 空格前有數量形容詞 many(許多的),空格後有名詞 scenes(場景),可知空格應置入形容詞修飾 scenes。
b. 選項中為形容詞的有 (C) rare(罕見的,稀少的)和 (F) realistic(逼真的),惟 realistic 置入後符合語意,表這部片因為有許多人被鯊魚活生生吃掉的『逼真』場景而嚇壞大眾,故選 (F)。
c. realistic a. 逼真的,栩栩如生的
例: The fish was attracted to the realistic plastic bait.
(那條魚被栩栩如生的人造餌給吸引了過來。)

2. A recently released study states that great white sharks may be even more fearsome predators than they were previously depicted.
理由: