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TOEFL - Reading Comprehension - Test 46

In this section you will find a number of tests based on the fifth part of the Test Of English for International Communication.
For each question you will see an incomplete sentence. Four words or phrases, marked A-D are given beneath each sentence. You are to choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.

Click on the 'View Answers' tab to see the correct answers.

Read the passage and choose the option that best answer each question. 
The Vietnam Memorial, that long, low wall with the name of every veteran killed in the conflict incised upon it, stands near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Completed in 1982, it symbolized more than anything else that the nation was regaining its equilibrium about the war 5 and was coming to regard the Vietnam veterans with the same respect that it accorded to veterans of prior wars. By 1982 the American public were noticing their own altered feelings about Vietnam, which were not only significant in themselves, but they were likewise part of a massive social change in the United States during the decade 10 after the war: the renaissance of conservatism. This shift especially affected politics, social structure, economics and theology. The highlight of the period was the election of a conservative president, the confirmation of the country's ideological trend and of its respect for conservative values, such as the Vietnam war, which had been 15 the liberals' nightmare, something for which they had little to no respect.