問1 The word empathize in paragraph (2) is closest in meaning to ( ).
① copy a character’s behavior
② feel what others are feeling
③ question others’ thoughts
④ state your opinion strongly
問2 What did the experiment described in paragraph (3) show?
① Fiction readers can identify emotions well.
② Participants’ emotions change over time.
③ The mind can influence how we see.
④ There are limits to reading literature.
問3 According to paragraph (4), how is the brain affected by fictional characters?
① It attempts to produce different networks.
② It predicts what should happen in an experiment.
③ It reacts as if the reader were directly involved.
④ It recognizes the outcome of the conversation.
問4 According to paragraph (5), brain research has shown that reading ( ).
① allows us to create metaphors
② helps us to describe smells
③ makes our experiences enjoyable
④ stimulates areas linked to senses
問5 What would be the best title for this passage?
① Impressive Interviews in Novels
② New Reasons for Reading Fiction
③ Problems with Brain Research
④ The Importance of Body Language
問6 次の表は，本文の段落と内容をまとめたものである。1～4 に入れるのに最も適当なものを，下の①～④のうちから一つずつ選び，表を完成させよ。ただし，同じものを繰り返し選んではいけない。
① An experiment looking at the effects of reading
② How readers must work hard to comprehend fiction
③ How the brain treats fictional situations as real
④ Taking a fresh look at past brain research
問1 ② 問2 ① 問3 ③ 問4 ④ 問5 ②
問6 1② 2① 3③ 4④
出典：センター2016追試験 - 大問6