Question 16: Choose the word or phrase among A, B, C or D that best fits the blank space in the following passage:
"The Southwestern States of the United States suffered one of the worst droughts in history from 1931 to 1938. The drought (1)…. the entire country. Few food crops could be grown. Food became (2)…., and prices went up (3)…. the nation. Hundreds of families in the Dust Bowl region had to be moved to farms in other areas with the help of the federal government. In 1944, drought brought great damage to (4)…. all Latin America. The drought moved to Australia and then to Europe, (5)…. it continued the summer of 1945. From 1950 to 1954 in the United States, throughout the Southwest suffered a (6)….. drought hundreds of cattle ranches had to ship their cattle to other regions because (7)… lands had no grass. The federal government again (8)… an emergency drought-relief program. Few offered farmers (9)…. credit and seed grains (10)… low prices."
1. The drought (1)…. the entire country.
affect: to affect, to affect
Translation:The drought affects the whole country.