Directions: For each question in this section, select the best answer from among the choices given .

Each sentence below has one or two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are five words or sets of words labeled A through E. Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.


Rather than accepting the theory unquestion- ingly, Deborah regarded it with -----.
(A) mirth
(B) sadness
(C) responsibility
(D) ignorance
(E) skepticism