Today Wegener's theory is (i)____ ; however,

Today Wegener’s theory is (i)____ ; however, he died an outsider treated with (ii)____ by the scientific establishment.

Blank (i)
A. unsupported
B. unchallenged
C. undervalued
Blank (ii)
D. reverence
E. disdain
F. impartiality

[size=150]he died an outsider treated with disdain by the scientific establishment.[/size]

What does the above sentence suggest?

at the time he died, he was an outsider
at the time he died, he was treated with disdain by the scientific establishment

Dozy, I get the point that you illustrated in your message.

What about my modification?
he died as an outsider treated with disdain by the scientific establishment.