Monopoly

Monopoly is the world’s most popular board game. For its origins, we have to go back to the 1930s in the USA when Charles Darrow, a salesman of heating and engineering equipment, found himself out of (1)__________. Despite an initial rejection from Parker Brothers, one of the world’s major game manufacturers, Darrow was convinced there was a (2) __________ for his game. Undeterred, he (3) __________ to convince the company that a (4) __________ could be made from his game and eventually sold it to Parker’s president, Robert B. M. Barton, (5) __________ wife had already played an early version of Monopoly and raved about it.

1         a) earning                 b) work                      c) income                  d) job

2         a) market                   b) purchase              c) commerce            d) sale

3         a) took up                  b) set out                   c) made for               d) got round

4         a) wealth                   b) fund                       c) bank                      d) fortune

5         a) whose                   b) whose the            c) which                     d) his