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