Reading for Understanding Three #24C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Concerning civil disobedience, the Apostle Paul wrote to the Romans, "For Rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt though then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and ye shall have praise of the same. "For he is the minster of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid, for he beareth not the word in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that
  2. Your answer:
    doeth evil."
    holds office."
    fears God."
    pays tribute."


  3. Years ago the Peruvian natives used tea brewed from the bark of the cinchona tree to treat fever. It has been learned in more recent times that quinine, the active ingredient of the Peruvians' tea, is not effective in treating all fever but is a specific treatment for malaria. Quinine from natural sources has been replaced by synthetic drugs that contain the special attributes of quinine that are effective in the treatment of malaria. The modern treatment of the disease is not so much discovery as it is the refinement of older
  4. Your answer:
    diseases.
    synthetics.
    superstition.
    knowledge.


  5. New techniques for instantly freezing blood will allow blood to be stored for a much longer time than older methods permitted. An individual's own blood is the best possible blood for that individual. A person facing surgery that may involve considerable loss of blood can donate blood in advance. The frozen blood can then be available during the
  6. Your answer:
    recovery.
    summer.
    freezing.
    operation.


  7. In some parts of the coastal waters of Southeast Asia, the native people take advantage of the fact that there is no cover for fish by anchoring lightweight rafts a few miles offshore. The rafts provide shade for the fish that soon gather under them. Fishing is done near these
  8. Your answer:
    natural reefs.
    artificial reefs.
    artificial nets.
    unsheltered areas.


  9. Isocrates, a famous Greek rhetorician, wrote many polished speeches and published them in a pamphlet form. From the twenty-one surviving speeches, we can see how carefully thought out and precisely formed his orations were. Because Isocrates had a weak voice and suffered from stage fright, he never
  10. Your answer:
    published enduring works.
    wrote brilliant speeches.
    delivered public addresses.
    excelled in rhetoric.


  11. In the United States, one of the interesting places for the visitor to Charleston, South Carolina, to see is the Dock Street Theater. The English colonists established their colony at Charles Town (now Charleston) in 1680. One of the first plays given in North America by a professional group was in Charleston in 1703, where the Dock Street Theater was opened in 1736. The new Dock Street Theater is a reconstruction of the original. The state of South Carolina has a long history in the development of
  12. Your answer:
    drama.
    the American Revolution.
    lovely gardens.
    all the arts.


  13. Many colleges lack land for expansion. A frequent solution is to build one high-rise dormitory rather than several dormitories with fewer floors. Since students reasonably can be asked to climb two flights of stairs but not five or six flights, this new building trend should be welcomed by manufacturers of
  14. Your answer:
    building supplies.
    fire escapes.
    staircase railings.
    elevators.


  15. Many accidents are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. Driver drowsiness is not necessarily due to exhaustion from an overlong stretch of nonstop driving. Accidents caused by napping at the wheel occur even on straight, level, lightly travelled roads. This indicates that one important sleep-inducing factor is
  16. Your answer:
    boredom.
    heavy traffic.
    hunger.
    time of day.


  17. The writer was brought up in an area of the country where she learned to love space. She is now living in a large metropolitan city because her profession requires it, but she loves her holidays in the mountains. She believes that most people need to get away from the crowding of our cities, that there is a natural craving for space, which accounts for a big boon in
  18. Your answer:
    cinema.
    camping equipment.
    stocks and bonds.
    museums.


  19. The Koh-i-noor diamond is one of the most famous in the world. It belonged for centuries to an Indian rajah and was cut and polished to weigh 186 carats. After it became the property of the British East India Company, it was recut to a size of 106 carats in a style that reflects more light. The present stone is considered more valuable although it is actually
  20. Your answer:
    smaller.
    modern.
    brighter.
    older.



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