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.
"Tenzing and Hillary have done it! Mount Everest has been conquered!" This news evoked (1) ______ reactions. Somehow, there was a sense of disappointment (2) ______ the fact that the great mountain had been (3) ______. It would have been nice to (4) ______ the Everest as an (5) ______ part of the Earth.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2