Reading for Understanding Three #17A

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

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  1. Perennial plants last for years without replacement. The stems of many perennial plants lie down but are renewed every year from the roots, which
  2. Your answer:
    die also.
    stay alive.
    are replanted.
    reseed themselves.


  3. The car has made the United States a nation of travellers. Thousands of families take vacation trips in cars and visit state and national parks, historic spots, and places of natural beauty. Travel to Canada and to Mexico is also increasing. Sectionalism has been reduced, and knowledge of the United States and other countries has been greatly increased through
  4. Your answer:
    air travel.
    leisure.
    motoring.
    study.


  5. A body of water surrounded by land is usually called a lake. In the Caucasus Mountains between Europe and Asia is located the Caspian Sea, the world's largest inland body of water. The Caspian Sea is actually like
  6. Your answer:
    a lake.
    a swamp.
    a crater.
    an ocean.


  7. A rabbit, frightened by a hunting dog, scampered down the road with the dog close behind. The dog, however, could not catch the small rabbit despite the dog's larger size. This is easy to understand when you consider that there is all the difference in the world between running in pursuit and running
  8. Your answer:
    into a trap.
    away from home.
    after prey.
    for your life.


  9. It has been found that children of farmers who own their farms do not leave the farm as often as the children of tenant farmers do. The former can look forward to inheriting farmland, but the second group has no such
  10. Your answer:
    tenancy.
    change.
    prospect.
    parent.


  11. The planet on which we live is not the largest of the known planets, and the power of the sun is third-rate among the other stars. In spite of the massiveness of the larger planets and in spite of the power of the stars, the earth is of prime importance to us because we
  12. Your answer:
    can study it.
    inhabit it.
    control it.
    can see it.


  13. Aaron Burr stood trial in 1807 for treason against the United States. A spectacular trial, with the famous jurist John Marshall presiding, claimed the attention of the public. Although Aaron Burr was found not guilty in the course of the trial, the people made life in the United States so miserable for him that he went to Europe to live. Public opinion did not recognize Burr's
  14. Your answer:
    citizenship.
    guilt.
    innocence.
    bravery.


  15. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, serves the function of regulating the rate at which sugar in the blood is used by the body. When there is not enough insulin in the body, the person has diabetes (a deficiency disease). The disease can be controlled by the administration of insulin. Many diabetic patients can live normal lives if they take proper doses of
  16. Your answer:
    protein.
    insulin.
    blood.
    sugar.


  17. People do not care how nobly they live, but only how long. Although it is within the reach of everyone to live nobly, it is within no one's power to live
  18. Your answer:
    long.
    nobly.
    strong.
    wisely.


  19. Carefully managed timber areas are sometimes called tree farms, and the selective cutting of trees in these areas is called
  20. Your answer:
    harvesting.
    planting.
    humanitarian.
    patriotic.



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