Reading for Understanding Three #21C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Every state of the United States has had a compulsory education law for many years. For some time, these laws were not strictly enforced; from the beginning, the general effect was to cut down the proportion of
  2. Your answer:
    schools.
    illiteracy.
    jobs.
    students.


  3. When Pericles came to power in Athens (461 B.C.), he made many liberal reforms. Despite being an aristocrat, he allowed all citizens, regardless of birth or rank, to be eligible for government offices. He started the policy of paying salaries to government officials; he placed the power of making laws in the hands of the senate, which was a popularly elected body. He permitted all who could pay to attend the theater. These reforms were the beginning of
  4. Your answer:
    culture.
    education.
    democracy.
    Greece.


  5. Although there is not much free oxygen in the ocean, almost all that there is comes from the air. There is thus more free oxygen in the water near the surface and less free oxygen
  6. Your answer:
    on top of mountains.
    in the air.
    in the depths.
    above the surface.


  7. The Olympic Creed reads: The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have
  8. Your answer:
    fought well.
    prevailed.
    won.
    been conquered.


  9. A necessary ingredient of friendship for me is truth; my friends must all be people with whom I may be
  10. Your answer:
    relaxed.
    jocular.
    sincere.
    diffident.


  11. Our calendar is set up on a 24-hour day, 7-day week, 12-month year plan. The earth moves around the sun in exactly 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds. Since we cannot evenly divide 12 into 365 without having a few days left over, some of the months have
  12. Your answer:
    more holidays than others.
    more days than others.
    less daylight than others.
    more daylight than others.


  13. Watering a lawn is an important process in cultivating grass to make a neat green carpet. A thorough watering at infrequent intervals is better for a lawn than a light sprinkle every day because weeds and wiry wild grasses are stimulated by
  14. Your answer:
    mowing.
    a dry spell.
    proper lawn care.
    frequent watering.


  15. The children were playing a word game. One ofh the children put down the letters W G L and, when asked what word that spelled, said "wiggle." This is an example of a primitive form of writing similar to that of the Egyptians, who wrote "nefer" as N F R because they had no
  16. Your answer:
    alphabet.
    printing.
    consonants.
    vowels.


  17. Both men and women dress much more casually now than they used to. Styles in women's clothes are certainly not standardized, but elaborate clothes are not often seen anymore. People take more interest in sports and outdoor activities, and simple casual clothes are best for these activities. More women work outside their homes, and this is another factor that has increased the
  18. Your answer:
    interest in home sewing.
    popularity of plainer clothes.
    invention of synthetic fabrics.
    cost of ready-to-wear clothes.


  19. There is a growing trend in home heating to provide customers with all-inclusive annual service contracts. Dealers are not in complete agreement as to the extent to which they should go, but those who have tried complete service plans report a high degree of satisfaction among their
  20. Your answer:
    customers.
    burners.
    servicers.
    dealers.



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