Reading for Understanding Three #30A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. It is a common practice in the public elementary and secondary schools in the United States to teach boys and girls in the same classes. In 1833, Oberlin College admitted women and became the first coeducational institution of higher education in the United States. The state universities have helped the cause of coeducation, and today women attend professional and graduate schools that formerly were
  2. Your answer:
    coeducational.
    state-supported.
    only teachers colleges.
    open only to men.


  3. Pictures taken from a moving aircraft provide valuable information for
  4. Your answer:
    physicians.
    mapmakers.
    sailors.
    printers.


  5. A youth was introduced to the great philosopher Socrates as a brilliant child with great promise. When Socrates asked whether the youth thought a great deal, he got this reply, "No, but I wonder a lot." Socrates in turn replied that the youth was truly a lover of wisdom, for wisdom begins with
  6. Your answer:
    wonder.
    deeds.
    brilliance.
    thought.


  7. A heart condition known as fibrillation occurs when the heart's muscles do not work together properly. The effect is that the heart beats with an irregular rhythm and with a fluttering and quivering rather than with the strong, regular contractions of a heart that operates with
  8. Your answer:
    proper coordination.
    fibrillatory movements.
    decreased pressure.
    an artificial valve.


  9. Most plants obtain their minerals and moisture through roots that are in soil. But some plants fasten themselves to other plants and obtain minerals and moisture through roots that are free in the air. Such plants are called air plants. Air plants are not parasites, for they do not take anything from the other plant. Air plants do not even have to fasten themselves to other plants; some can live when they are attached to
  10. Your answer:
    parasites.
    trees.
    rocks.
    moss.


  11. To the great military leader, Robert E. Lee, duty was of prime importance. He once instructed his son, "Duty is the sublimest word in the language; you cannot do more than your duty; you should never wish
  12. Your answer:
    to be dutiful."
    for responsibility."
    for fame."
    to do less."


  13. It is instinctive for chickens to peck. A very young chick will peck at small objects on the ground around it. The chick's pecking becomes more accurate with practice. The chick also learns to select the food particles it likes and to avoid things that are not pleasant to its taste, such as bitter caterpillars. Although pecking is instinctive for chickens, the instinct is
  14. Your answer:
    fully developed at birth.
    worn out by use.
    modified through experience.
    learned by other animals.


  15. Rudolf Virchow was a famous name in the nineteenth century field of medicine. He compared the human body to a state and the cells within the body to citizens within a state. Just as the stability of a state depends upon the well-being of its citizens, the physical strength of the body depends upon the health of the individual
  16. Your answer:
    states.
    cells.
    persons.
    citizens.


  17. A landlocked country is one that has no coastline. There are not many such countries, and they must maintain good relations with nearby coastal nations in order to carry on trade with other parts of the world. The landlocked countries are often
  18. Your answer:
    resourceful.
    progressive.
    prosperous.
    peaceful.


  19. A white object reflects light better than a dark or black object does. The unreflected light is absorbed by the object, and the object is heated by the light. The snow under a black brick placed in sunlight would melt more quickly than the snow under a white brick exposed to the same amount of sunlight because most of the sunlight on the white brick would be
  20. Your answer:
    reflected by the snow.
    absorbed by the white brick.
    absorbed by the snow.
    reflected by the brick.



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