In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
Spain and Italy have produced the (1) ______ painters and sculptors because (2) ______ fine arts appeal more to the (3) ______ an to the intellect. These countries have (4) ______ very few men of science in comparison (5) ______ artists and poets.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2