Men have a long history of fighting with one another for dominance, but why such duels did not leave tribal unity in tatters and warriors less capable of working together to fend off attacks from predators and hostile clans remains a mystery. One common theory is that men more readily make up after fierce physical conflicts than do women. And an experiment run recently at Harvard University, by Joyce Benenson and Richard Wrangham, and published in Current Biology, suggests this may be true.
1.It is commonly believed that men ’s fight can hardly lead to the tragic consequence because____
(A) men have a long history for the dominant leadership in a tribal unity.
(B) men are more likely to reconcile after the duels than woman.
(C) men have ability to work together to fend off attacks from fierce competition .
(D) men have more potential to be a warriors to unite the tribal unity.
In theory, awards both embody（体现） and cement（巩固） a nation’s values. They mark our communal（共同） appreciation of an individual’s service or distinction （成就）– the contribution they have made to society, perhaps inspiring through an eye-catching achievement, perhaps serving tirelessly but without attracting attention.
1. an eye-catching achievement 引人注目的成就
2.serving tirelessly but without attracting attention 默默无闻的不懈努力
But in reality, the meritorious（功勋，奖励） look more like window dressing for honours（获得功勋的人） than their justification of existence. Too many awards appear to be at best irrelevant baubles, at worst exceptional favours, serving more to divide than to unite us.
At best; 顶多；说的好听
at worst; 最坏；说的难听