2. The word indispensable in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to: (A) unbelievable (B) necessary (C) creative (D) useful
Explanation The introductory phrase, "Not only..." means that "...held pivotal influence on the past economies of Europe and Russia" and "...proved indispensable to the inception and early rise of the Dominion of Canada...", are related and must parallel each other in that they are both significant achievements.The word 'useful' is not powerful enough to be considered a significant achievement, so D is not the answer.The word 'unbelievable' means something 'cannot be believed', while, colloquially, it can mean 'great', however colloquialisms are not appropriate for this type of writing, thus A is not the answer. The word 'creative' does not fit because that is used to describe something 'artistic'. Therefore,'indispensable' is the logical answer. The prefix of 'indispensable' is in- which means 'not' and its root 'dispense' means 'to throw out or throw away', so the actual definition of 'indispensable' is 'not able to throw out or throw away'/ This means that something is 'absolutely needed', which means that it is 'necessary'.