There are few sentences in each question. Each sentence has pairs of words/phrases that are italicized/highlighted. From the italicized/highlighted word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s) to form correct sentences. Then choose the best option.
i. Though the story was focused on historic [A]/historical [B] figures, it was mainly fiction.
ii. The accused made a passionate effort before the judge to ensure [A]/assert [B] his innocence.