In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.
Once ______________, it is that time of the year when the examination results season may be just ending and the admissions season is in progress, and marked by a _________________ of two contradictory voices — often from the same people — that rose to deafening ____________ from April to May when the results of various school boards _________________. The first voice __________________ those who succeeded and did wondrously well.
marked by a _________________ of two contradictory voices