Reading for Understanding Three #35C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. The great horned owl is not liked by the farmer because this owl kills domestic fowl. The great horned owl is sometimes called the "tiger of the air" because it is strong and cruel and also because its huge wings carry it smoothly and quietly through the air, as the padded paws of the tiger allow it to approach its prey
  2. Your answer:
    in flight.

  3. Most cone-bearing trees-conifers-are evergreens. However, the larch is different. This conifer
  4. Your answer:
    has many needles.
    sheds its leaves.
    has no cones.
    grows in the north.

  5. A person who disappears and is not heard from for a long time-usually seven years-is reasonably assumed to be dead by law. This is called civil death. The estate may then be divided among the heirs, and the spouse may remarry. The legal consequences of civil death are similar to those of
  6. Your answer:
    being lost.
    natural death.
    life imprisonment.

  7. Scientists studying the migratory habits of polar bears temporarily sedate the animals and paint identification numbers on their sides. The numbers are large enough to be seen by an observer in a plane. Hunters are asked not to shoot numbered animals. Unfortunately, this procedure is effective for a year at most because the bears shed their coats every year and
  8. Your answer:
    dig dens in the snow.
    move too far away.
    are no longer of interest.
    grow new ones.

  9. A popular and widely reprinted cartoon of the early twentieth century is captioned "The Price of Prominence." It is designed to show that people in high places are more likely to be the subjects of attacks than are more insignificant people. The tree in the cartoon grows on a high, prominent peak, where it is more likely to
  10. Your answer:
    shade other trees.
    receive ample moisture.
    remain uncut.
    be struck by lightning.

  11. The angle that a bomb makes with the horizontal area at the point of impact is called the angle of fall. The degree of penetration of the bomb increases with size of the angle of fall. Thus, given an angle of fall of 90 degrees, the amount of penetration will be
  12. Your answer:
    25 percent of maximum.
    50 percent of maximum.

  13. Noise is sometimes defined as unwanted sound. Most of us would not want to live in a place so isolated that we would hear no sounds. Modern cities and factories are so noisy, however, that many people avoid them. Extremely loud noise can even be painful. Acoustical engineers have done a great deal to eliminate noise in homes and factories, with the result that fatigue of workers is reduced and satisfaction on the job is
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  15. The leaders in many underdeveloped countries realize the importance of education and these countries have compulsory school laws. The educational levels of these countries rise slowly, however. Many children must work to help support their families, and these children are not sent to school. There is a scarcity of school buildings and of
  16. Your answer:
    trained teachers.
    school-age children.

  17. In the United States, it is the office of the president to nominate certain officials, and, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint others. There is no exertion of choice on the part of the Senate concerning appointments. The Senate may defeat one choice of the chief executive and oblige him to make another; but the Senate cannot itself
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  19. The cardinals of the Roman Catholic church act as counselors to the pope and rank just below him. They are distinguished by their ceremonial bright red caps, cassocks, and mantles. The word cardinal comes from the Latin word meaning hinge or turning point. The cardinals do not get their name from the shade of their garments; rather, the hue gets its name from the fact that it is worn by the
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