The old idea that talented children "burn themselves out" in the early years,and therefore, are 11 to failure and at worst, mental illness is probable. As a matter of fact, the outstanding thing that happens to right kids is that they are very likely to grow into bright adults.
To find this out, 15,000 12 persons were followed up to their thirty-fifth year with results:
On adult intelligence tests, they 13 as high as they had as children. They were, as a group, in good 14 , physically and mentally. 84 percent of their group were married and seemed 15 with their lives.
About 70 percent had graduated from college, though 30 percent had graduated with honors. A few had even 16 out, but nearly half of these had returned to graduate.
Of the men, 80 percent were in one of the professions or in business management or semiprofessional jobs. The women who had remained single had office, business, or professional occupation.
The group had 17 90 books and 1,500 articles in scientific, scholarly, and literary magazines and had collected more than 100 patents.
In a material way they did not do 18 either. Average income was considerably higher among the gifted people, especially the men, than for the country as a 19 , despite their comparative youth.
In fact, far from being strange, most of the gifted were turning their early 20 into practical reality.
A. madly B. subjected C. shape D. learned
E. whole F. dropped G. published H. promise
I. scored J. content K. gifted L. health
M. badly N. retreated O. objected
答案：11. B 12. K 13. I 14. L 15. J 16. F 17. G 18. M 19. E 20. H