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Multiple Choice - (C2) Certificate of Proficiency in English

For Questions 1-8, read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Brexit

It (0) IS known that Britain is (1) ............ on the most dramatic and perilous period in its peace-time history. Soon the electorate will be asked in a plebiscite to answer the question: 'Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?' On their answer (2) ............ the future of the UK, the continued presence of Scotland in a common state with England and the future of the world's longest-existing major party of government, the Conservative Party. It is impossible to overestimate the stakes. If Britain votes to stay in the UE, the last twenty-five years of anti-European agitation which has given (3) ............ to new parties and which has had a major impact (4) ............ public opinion will have been shown to be a (5) ............ end. The Eurosceptic era and movement which was (6) ............ following Margaret Thatcher's departure from office a quarter of century ago will (7) ............ to an end. A new era of British politics with the nation having voted to remain part of an integrated Europe will begin. Euroscepticism will not disappear, but a decision to stay in the EU will be a decisive (8) ............ for those campaigning against Europe.

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