Read the following passage and choose the best answer for each blank.
Saudi Women Register To Vote For The First Time
Women in Saudi Arabia began registering to vote this week for the first time in the nation’s (1) ______. The late King Abdullah announced in November, 2015 that women would be allowed to run for office and vote in city elections, which (2) _______ every four years. At least 70 women intend to run for office, and more than 80 registered as campaign managers, Arab News reported last month. (3) ______ the legal barrier to voting has been lifted, other Saudi laws and culture could complicate women’s (4) ______ to cast their votes.
Saudi women still have to deal with limits on their freedom of movement, and since it’s illegal for them to drive, many of them will have to (5) _____ male members of their family to take them to register and to vote. Male relatives who oppose female voting rights could also be a barrier. The government also (6) _______ voters to have personal ID cards, and many Saudi women do not.
To make serious (7) _______on women’s rights, Saudi authorities should (8) _______ the male guardianship system, under which earing policies and practices (9) _______ women from obtaining a passport, marrying, traveling, or accessing higher education without the approval of a male guardian. Only then will Saudi Arabia's women be able to (10) _________ to society on an equal situation with men.
Read the passage below and choose one correct answer for each question.
The status of women in Japan is complex and cannot be characterized in simple terms. Slowly, there is a growing number of professional women and professional women's associations. More women continue to work after getting married and having children. However, many companies have separate programmes for women, usually non-career development, and follow practices that would be considered discriminatory in other societies. For a typical couple, the female spouse is still generally expected to do all of the cleaning, cooking, and other chores, whether she is working or not. Single women are said to be enjoying their lives, spending much money on travel abroad and shopping. Housewives are active in networking themselves for various objectives, for example volunteer activities, community services, recycling activities, study groups, and many others. The traditional Japanese value of “good wife, good mother’ is changing.
Unlike other countries where a couple is the usual social unit, in Japan it is typical for only the husband to be invited to business gatherings or to weddings for company employees. Exceptions are frequently made for foreign visitors depending on the occasion, but wives should not take their exclusion as a personal insult.