Reading for Understanding Three #31B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. The Khyber Pass, although extremely rugged and hazardous to travel, has for centuries been the easiest land route from what is now Afghanistan to Pakistan. The British built many fortifications along the Khyber Pass to prevent land invasions of India. These forts are no longer of as great importance because invasions are not often made by
  2. Your answer:
    air.
    land.
    bombing.
    sea.


  3. Make your gift a ship to sail, a coat to wear, a horn to blow. If a gift is to have value, it must be
  4. Your answer:
    durable.
    beautiful.
    usable.
    expensive.


  5. Suppose that some disaster caused railways, highways, airports, and pipelines to a city to be shut down. The city would have no way to get raw materials or to distribute manufactured products. Medical supplies could not be delivered. Mail would not reach the city. Food shipments would be halted. This hypothetical situation emphasizes the importance of
  6. Your answer:
    industrial development.
    medical supplies.
    transport systems.
    telephones.


  7. The framers of the U.S. Constitution insisted that federalism should be the main feature of the new government. The Constitution created a central government but left to the individual states all powers that did not, of necessity, have to be handled by
  8. Your answer:
    the central government.
    judiciary bodies.
    local governments.
    the state legislatures.


  9. Early progress in geometry was to a considerable extent a result of attemps to solve the unsolvable problems of that period. These problems included trisecting an angle, squaring a circle, and duplicating a cube. Yet, through efforts to solve these problems,
  10. Your answer:
    mathematicians fell into disrepute.
    many new propositions and processes were developed.
    much valuable time was wasted.
    the development of science was retarded.


  11. Is the competitive pursuit of excellence in academic achievement to be rejected because it is elitist or snobbish? Not all who would answer this question with a yes would give the same answer when the subject of discussion is rewarding excellence in
  12. Your answer:
    competitive games.
    advanced courses.
    attendance records.
    professional sociaties.


  13. Seneca was a Roman philosopher who lived at the beginning of the Christian era. The following quotation is translated from his writing: "Economy is itself a source of revenue." Much of the same meaning is well known to all of us in Benjamin Franklin's words,
  14. Your answer:
    "God helps them that help themselves."
    "a penny saved is a penny earned."
    "Nothing is certain but death and taxes."
    "Remember that time is money."


  15. A cypress stump does not continue to live after the tree has been cut down. For this reason, ancient Greeks regarded the cypress tree as a symbol of the dead and made it sacred to
  16. Your answer:
    Hades, god of the afterworld.
    Demeter, goddess of the fields.
    Artemis, goddess of the hunt.
    Poseidon, god of the sea.


  17. Pierre Simon de Laplace was a famous French astronomer and mathematician. He was the son of a farmer and became a professor of mathematics in Paris when he was only twenty years old. He was a true
  18. Your answer:
    worker.
    patriot.
    stargazer.
    genius.


  19. We cannot give our children the assurance that there will be no more devastating war, no depressions to be weathered, no great social upheaval to be survived. But we can make every effort to see that our children live in security and as happily as possible so that they will be prepared to meet
  20. Your answer:
    the common enemy.
    any natural disasters.
    either poverty or war.
    the uncertainties of the future.



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