21.Copper and her colleague argue that a "town of culture" award would ___.
A. consolidate the town city ties in Britain
B. promote cooperation among Brain's towns
C. increase the economic strength of Brain's towns
D. focus Brain's limited resources on cultural events.
22.According to paragraph 2, the proposal might be regarded by some as ______..
A.a sensible compromise
B.a self-deceiving attempt
C.an eye-catching bonus
D.an inaccessible target
23. The author suggests that a title holder is successful only if it ______
A. endeavor to maintain its image
B. meets the aspiration of its people
C. brings its local arts to prominence
D. commits to its long-term growth
24. “Glasgow” is mentioned in Paragraph 3 to present ______
A. a contrasting case
B. a supporting example
C. a background story
D. a related topic
25. What is the author's attitude towards the proposal?
A. Skeptical B. Objective C. Favorable D. Critical
46. With （the gap between） the church's teachings and ways of thinking being eclipsed by the Renaissance, the gap between the medieval and modern periods had been bridged, leading to new and unexplored intellectual territories.
47. Before each of their revelations, many thinkers at the time had sustained more ancient ways of thinking, including the geocentric view that the Earth was at the centre of our universe.
48. Despite attempts by the Chuch to sop suppress this new generation of logicians and rationalists，more explorations for how the universe functioned were being made at a rate that people could no longer ignore.
49. As many took on the duty of trying to integrate reasoning and scientific philosophies into the world, the Renaissance was over and it was time for a new era.
50. Such actions to seek knowledge and to understand what information we already knew were captured by the Latin phrase's ’Sapere aude’ or ’dare to know’.