Reading for Understanding Three #34C

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  1. "Politeness," said Thomas Jefferson, "is the practice of sacrificing to those whom we meet in society, all the little conveniences and preferences which will gratify them, and deprive us of nothing worth a moment's consideration; it is giving a pleasing and flattering turn to our expressions which will conciliate others and make them pleased with us as well as themselves. How cheap a price for
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    the good will of another.
    losing a friend.
    becoming unpopular.
    nothing in return.

  3. The people of ancient Sparta in Greece asked Lycurgus to establish a new form of government for the city-state. Lycurgus designed a governmental system based on strict discipline and military training. Lycurgus exacted a promise from the Spartans that they would not change the system while he was away on a trip. Then he left Sparta and went into permanent exile, obligating the Spartans to
  4. Your answer:
    punish Lycurgus.
    maintain the system.
    surrender Sparta.
    change the government.

  5. Among India's hundreds of millions of people, there are great differences in racial origin, language, and religion. These differences made it difficult for the country to achieve
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    political unity.
    international respect.
    women's rights.

  7. Zinc can be melted down to form a coating substance. This metallic element also has the valuable characteristic of resisting rust. These two qualities make zinc a good substance to use for
  8. Your answer:
    medicinal purposes.
    cleansing metals.
    protecting other metals.
    treating dead wood.

  9. Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece, was thought by the ancient Greeks to be the home of the gods. Later, when the Greeks were able to climb the mountain, they thought the home of the gods should be moved further away so that people could never become familiar with the gods. The Greeks then believed in an imaginary Mount Olympus somewhere in the sky. No one knew just where it was, but at least the gods
  10. Your answer:
    were removed from human beings.
    did not know either.
    were not angry at the people.
    liked their new home.

  11. Gout, traditionally rather than medically, has been considered the exclusive ailment of the rich, the aristocratic, and the influential. Some even say that to be afflicted with gout announces to the world that one is
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  13. The chimpanzee is one of the most intelligent of all animals. Because of its ability to learn, the chimpanzee is often used in experiments in laboratories. In appearance, this ape is so similar to humans that its antics provide amusement to stage and television audiences. It seems to enjoy showing off and to have fun
  14. Your answer:
    being fed.
    being an ape.
    being human.
    being an actor.

  15. Discovery of valuable mine fields and oil fields used to be accidental, but this is no longer true. Schools of mining, engineering, and metallurgy train their students in those aspects of geology and geophysics that help them to locate minerals and oil. Most discoveries of valuable new oil fields and mines are made by
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  17. Sheep are supposed to have come originally from the high mountains and plateaus of central Asia. Now they are raised all over the world; and, because they provide both food and clothing, they are among the most important
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    domestic animals.
    native animals.
    beasts of burden.
    Asian exports.

  19. A fairly large religious group known as the Parsis live near Bombay, India. They follow the teachings of Zoroaster, an ancient Persian religious leader. Cleanliness, justice, and good deeds are emphasized by the Parsis. The Parsis believe that the person who does not love to study is not a servant of God, and therefore they maintain as a part of every temple a
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