Reading for Understanding Three #38B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Pure maple syrup is always expensive. The amount of the product is limited, and the processing involves a great deal of work. Most of the pancake syrup on our grocery shelves is a blend of cane syrup and maple syrup. The mixture may not have quite as good a taste as pure maple syrup, but it tastes good and has the added advantage of
  2. Your answer:
    no work.
    a golden shade.
    sweetness.
    low price.


  3. Maps are very useful, but we must remember that the earth's surface is curved and that the representation of a curved surface on a flat surface has some distortion. If we want to be more accurate in our interpretation, we should consult
  4. Your answer:
    a globe.
    an atlas.
    a chart.
    a scale.


  5. Sometimes the person who fails to report to us facts that we should know does us as great a disservice as the person who knowingly gives us untrue information. The sin of the latter is commission; of the former it is
  6. Your answer:
    jealousy.
    insincerity.
    distrust.
    omission.


  7. Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, repeatedly emphasized the pervasive importance of the acts and gestures that individuals unrealizingly perform. To understand the underlying truth of people's intentions and attitudes, place little credence in what they proclaim openly; seek, rather, real meanings
  8. Your answer:
    in the unconscious gestures and words that escape them.
    in the dreams that they remember.
    by probing their earliest childhood memories.
    by insisting that they say what they mean.


  9. Hernan Cortes, a Spanish adventurer and soldier, landed on the coast of Mexico in 1519, intent on capturing the country from the Aztecs. In the years that followed, Cortes fought the Aztecs and pillaged their cities until they surrendered. His efforts could not be stopped, even by the Spanish army and the entire Aztec society. Many people lost their lives at the command of Cortes. Even though he conquered much new territory for Spain, Cortes died without the admiration of other Spaniards. His bravery and skill were forgotten, and he was remenbered more for his
  10. Your answer:
    strength.
    leadership.
    kindness.
    cruelty.


  11. The value of a scientific hypothesis will be proportionate to the care and completeness with which its basis has been tested and verified. That is to say, the guess of the fool will be worthless, while the tentative theory of the scholar will
  12. Your answer:
    have validity.
    be random.
    be obscure.
    be inspired.


  13. Some radio and television commercials are apparently based on the premise that most people do not think-they feel. Some advertisers try to appeal, not to reason, but to
  14. Your answer:
    economics.
    greed.
    emotion.
    wisdom.


  15. Thomas Babington Macaulay has not been given adequate praise for his novel treatment of the historical essay. Though he did not originate it, so great were the improvements he made upon it that he merits
  16. Your answer:
    not the least bit of credit.
    severe criticism for his work.
    as much credit as if he had.
    only the slightest recognition.


  17. When some Chinese fishers go out in their boats, they take cormorants, which are large fish-eating birds with mouths big enough to catch fish. After binding the birds' necks so that they cannot swallow, the fishers let them go into the water to catch fish. When the birds come back to the boat, the fish are removed from their mouths. When the fishers have all the fish they need, the neck bands are unwound and the birds are fed a part of the
  18. Your answer:
    cormorants.
    catch.
    reward.
    rice.


  19. I despise these sentimentalists who wallow in the mud of excessive emotion, who love an abstract "good" but who ignore every practical opportunity to express their good intention. The fur-cloaked lady weeping over the fates of the characters in a play while her driver stands shivering outside the auditorium was of such character. It is not enough to have good sentiments; they should be expressed in
  20. Your answer:
    noble resolutions.
    sympathy.
    forceful language.
    concrete deeds.



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