english B2 tasks - help needed
Dear friends, despite my efforts, I've been struggling with two english tasks and I'd be truly grateful for your help and/or explanation.
Task 1: Complete the text with the words from the box in the correct form. Two words do not match any gaps.
words: politics - protest - nation - elect - vote - riot
A general election is a ___ matter. It always follows a campaign. The message of the campaign contains the ideas that the candidate wants to share with ___. In democratic countries, the ___ who are chosen seek positions in the government. They are ___ to represent people from their constitencies.
Task 2: Which option A, B or C completes both sentences?
1. If someone is trying to ___ you at night, shout 'fire' several times.
It was reported that a precious ___ had been stolen from the art gallery.
a) rob b) mug c) picture
2. Who will ___ the soldiers if the war continues?
Pull the ___ on the machine if you want to start it.
a) arm b) support c) button
3. Employees need ___ unions to protect their rights.
His cousins ___ antiques and furniture.
a) fair b) display c) trade
Usually tasks like these are easy for me but these two left me struggling for quite a while now.
Any help will be truly appreciated.