Reading for Understanding Three #30B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Wolves, foxes, coyotes, and many other beasts as well as birds are natural enemies of rabbits. Rabbits increase so fast that, despite their having so many enemies, they are sometimes very destructive to crops. In regions where these natural enemies have been killed in large numbers, rabbits truly become
  2. Your answer:
    good pets.
    scarce.
    hungry.
    a problem.


  3. Henry Ford worked to build cars cheaply so that even the workers who made them could afford them. He also paid the highest wages in the automobile industry. Ford said he offered such relatively high pay because he wanted his workers to make enough money to own a home, some land and a
  4. Your answer:
    horse and buggy.
    telephone.
    radio.
    motor car.


  5. Some animals eat only one particular plant or other animal. Most animals depend on a relatively limited number of foods. The human species, on the other hand, can and does live on a wide variety of foods. One people's diet in one part of the world is very different from that of another people's in another part of the world. Another evidence of human ability to adapt to many kinds of environment is seen in variations in housing. People can build shelter from
  6. Your answer:
    natural materials.
    wood.
    many materials.
    stone.


  7. We cannot assume that the educated persons of a community are its only clear-thinking inhabitants, for it has been shown that good judgment is not necessarily proportional to
  8. Your answer:
    good intentions.
    wealth.
    experience.
    education.


  9. The story is told of six blindfolded persons who examined an elephant. "It is like a wall," said the first one, who touched the elephant's side. The one who touched the elephant's tusk said, "This is like a spear." A third touched the trunk and thought the elephant was like a snake. Another felt a leg and cried that the elephant was like a tree. The fifth person felt the elephant's ear and said that the elephant was like a fan. The last person felt the elephant's tail and said, "The elephant is really like a rope." This story points out that
  10. Your answer:
    an elephant is really hard to comprehend.
    insufficient experience leads to error.
    it is difficult for blindfolded people to feel.
    people are more often right than wrong.


  11. Since buildings with steel or ferroconcrete frames can move up and down as one body, they receive little damage from an earthquake. Similarly, the ancient Greeks built their comparatively light temples on massive platforms of masonry set on swampy ground. During an earthquake, the platform rocked as a whole, and the temple
  12. Your answer:
    was destroyed.
    sank in the swamp.
    was damaged.
    stayed intact.


  13. In vertebrates, the brain is always built upon and developed adjacent to the eyes, ears and nose. This placement of the sense organs that receive stimuli from a distance is of vital importance to the animal because distance perception allows time for the animal to react or to prepare itself against the enemy before the enemy is
  14. Your answer:
    reflected.
    stimulated.
    too close.
    perceived.


  15. Campaigns of all kinds use the mottos, "Get on the bandwagon!" "Join the crowd!" and "Move with the current!" These slogans are appealing because many people want to
  16. Your answer:
    try new methods.
    support a minority.
    be individuals.
    do as others do.


  17. We visualize a living room as a dramatic backdrop for the host and hostess, a place where guests may congregate, converse and enjoy one another's company. There is no "best way" to design such a room. Everything depends on
  18. Your answer:
    the architectural design of the home.
    the extent of the decorator's vision.
    the personalities of the people who live there.
    the intellectual level of the guests.


  19. A famous writer, not in sympathy with the government in his native land, was finally exiled. He specified in his will that he did not want to return to his native land either alive or dead so long as it remained a monarchy. His homeland was still a monarchy when he died, and, according to his wishes, he was buried
  20. Your answer:
    in a foreign country.
    with great ceremony.
    in his birthplace.
    in his boyhood home.



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