The multiple choice question below appeared in a test of mine. The answers given were (B, F, and I). Can anyone help me understand why the answers should be B, F and I.
Advocates of anti-smoking campaigns are (i) _____ the fact that the number of smokers per capita has (ii) _____ since the 1970s, perhaps aware that, lest this trend reverse itself, their message, which is predicated on dire predictions, is likely to be more (iii) _____ than one rooted in reality.
i. (A) quick to cite (B) reluctant to acknowledge © indifferent to
ii. (D) remain unchanged (E) been dramatically ballooning (F) been steadily decreasing
iii. (G) harmful (H) disingenuous (I) efficatious