Reading for Understanding Three #11B

Thelma Thurstone -- The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Sardines are small saltwater fish of the herring family. They are plentiful along the coasts of Europe and of North America. Many are processed for human food. Sardine oil is used in soaps, margarine, varnish, and paint. Powdered dry sardines are used for chicken feed and for fertilizer. Sardines are
  2. Your answer:
    a rare delicacy.
    commercially important.
    best preserved in oil.
    found only in the Atlantic.


  3. Mount Kenya lies directly on the equator in eastern Africa. Many monutains all over the world have snowcaps during warm months, but Mount Kenya has several permanent glaciers. This is surprising because Mount Kenya is
  4. Your answer:
    on the equator.
    in eastern Africa.
    a very high peak.
    surrounded by water.


  5. Since primitive peoples depended on game for their major sources of meat, they devised many ingenious methods for hunting and fishing. Such devices as camouflage, blowguns, a wide variety of lethal throwing weapons, bows and arrows, lassos, and clubs were highly efficient, but they could be used only
  6. Your answer:
    by the hunter who designed them.
    for game.
    by primitive people.
    within close range of the prey.


  7. Sir Robert Peel is remembered in Great Britain as the man who organized the first British police force. For this reason, the police in Britain are often called
  8. Your answer:
    bluecoats.
    officers.
    bobbies.
    constables.


  9. A popular sport in Norway, where the winters are long, is skate-sailing races. The contestants have two ways of propelling themselves -- their skates and a large kitelike sail that they handle with skill to get the greatest advantage from the
  10. Your answer:
    skates.
    ice.
    wind.
    race.


  11. The great caravans that travelled on the Sahara had hundreds of camels carrying cloth, tea, and many trade objects to the interior of Africa. It was sometimes a year before they returned with the ivory, gold, spice, and other products from the southern edge of the desert. They used hundreds of donkeys to carry the provisions needed along the journey. There were dangers from the heat, lack of water, sandstorms, and bands of robbers. Such a caravan journey was always
  12. Your answer:
    expensive.
    fatal.
    difficult.
    profitable.


  13. The most revered deity of the ancient Norse explorers was Thor, the god of thunder and lightning. He was thought to drive a chariot drawn by two goats across the sky. Lightning was believed to come from the swinging of Thor's hammer, and the thunder was the
  14. Your answer:
    rumble of the chariot wheels.
    death of a giant slain by Thor.
    magic belt that doubled Thor's strength.
    goats' cries when Thor killed them.


  15. Snowshoes distribute a person's weight over a large surface, making it possible to walk or run over snow without sinking into it. A person can travel quite fast, even as much as sixteen kilometers per hour, on snowshoes. Snowshoes and skis are used by military trops in
  16. Your answer:
    athletic competitions.
    fifteen-kilometer hikes.
    arctic regions.
    scientific expeditions.


  17. A method of recording spoken words on a graph called a spectogram is used in speech research. Such spectograms are actual pictures of sound that ilustrate the patterns of voice energy. Every person has a distinctive and identifiable pattern for each word. This pattern remains essentially the same regardless of aging, physical changes in the mouth, throat, or nasal cavities, or attempts to disguise the voice. The spectogram may become a valuable tool of law enforcement since it is a means of
  18. Your answer:
    punishment.
    identification.
    speaking.
    deception.


  19. The native dance of the region was performed by seated dancers. The dancers moved their hands in time with the beat of the drums and the sound of the primitive wind intsruments. With their hands and the upper part of their bodies, the dancers told a dramatic story. The strange thing about this type of dancing is that it does not require the use of
  20. Your answer:
    music.
    people.
    costumes.
    feet.



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