Reading for Understanding Three #35B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. There has been a great increase in the use of wood and paper products, which will continue. Experts warn that the wrong policies in managing forestlands can force the sale of these lands for other uses. Since forests are a renewable natural resource, the right policies can assure continuation of
  2. Your answer:
    replacement of paper by plastics.
    energy resources.
    the world's forests.
    recycled paper products.


  3. In some parts of Asia where water is very scarce, men and women carry water in sheepskins or goatskins and sell it door to door. Where water is so very scarce, it is not surprising that the people are forced to low standards of
  4. Your answer:
    sanitation.
    nutrition.
    housing.
    travel.


  5. Aldebaran is the bright star in the constellation Taurus, the bull. Aldebaran has been called "the follower" because, as the star group known as the Pleiades moves across the sky, aldebaran is
  6. Your answer:
    ahead of it.
    stationary.
    right behind it.
    beside it.


  7. The Sherpa tribes of Nepal report finding large tracks in the snow of the Himalaya Mountains, which they believe to have been made by a beast they call yeti. Sherpa legends tell that people have seen this huge beast; that it is apelike; and that it has the face of a human being. Explorers trying to find the yeti have not been able to verify the reports, but they have found huge tracks near Mount Everest. Scientist believe these are bear tracks that have been enlarged by
  8. Your answer:
    exaggerated fear.
    superstitious tribes.
    legendary reports.
    melting of snow.


  9. The walls of the brick houses were veiled with a delicate fretwork of snow, the carvings on the black walnut doors were illuminated with a new elegance, and every window casing framed a separate picture for the study of the artist. Every ornamental iron fence was adorned with a white tracery far more graceful than the original lines; every plain post was crowned a king; even the clotheslines stretching from tree to tree became great cables, big enough to hold a ship in mooring. Nothing had been too grand, nothing too common to undergo a beautiful transformation. People awoke to find the city
  10. Your answer:
    unchanged.
    destroyed.
    exposed.
    enchanting.


  11. During the early days of World War I, Germany planned to open its campaign through neutral Belgium in order to reach France. Germany asked Albert I, king of the Belgians, for permission to march across his country. Albert decided to risk a German invasion and the end of Belgian neutrality rather than allow German troops to use his soil as a passageway to France. King Albert replied to Germany, "Belgium is a nation,
  12. Your answer:
    Germany's ally."
    not a foe."
    and very proud."
    not a road."


  13. At one time in both the United States and England, a person who had ever been convicted of a crime of a certain class, the so-called "infamous crimes," was not permitted to give evidence in a court of law. The refusal to accept evidence offered by such a person was based on the theory that anyone capable of committing an infamous crime must be
  14. Your answer:
    capable of lying.
    imprisoned for life.
    guilty of other infamous crimes.
    above average in intelligence.


  15. Among primitive people, magic was the practice of trying to control events by supernatural means. Magicians were believed to be able to communicate with the spirits of the dead, to foretell future events, to place a curse on people, and to do many other things. When we speak of magic today, however, we really mean sleight of hand. We enjoy the performance of magicians not because we believe they can do supernatural things but because we do not
  16. Your answer:
    understand their techniques.
    admire their talent.
    think they are clever.
    know that we are being fooled.


  17. The wealth of nations depends upon an infinite variety of causes. Situation, soil, climate, the nature of the products, the nature of the governments, the genius of the citizens, the degree of information they possess, the state of commerce, of arts, of industry-these circumstances and many more occasion differences hardly conceivable in the relative wealth of different countries. The consequence is that the relative importance of each of these factors makes it impossible to quote a common measure of
  18. Your answer:
    size of population.
    national wealth.
    military strength.
    amounts of production.


  19. If primitive societies and institutions can be interpreted as simpler and more backward forms than present-day social life, and if an improvement of material culture and refinement of manners is visible from the Spartans to the complexity of life under the Caesars, the theory of history that suggests itself is that of
  20. Your answer:
    repetition.
    idealism.
    adaptability.
    progress.



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