Reading for Understanding Three #40C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. In the Middle Ages, the idea of what was right lay in the past, so that the authorities were those who knew and preserved tradition. Things were right when the way in which they were done was
  2. Your answer:
    arbitrary.
    customary.
    necessary.
    satisfactory.


  3. One is likely to enjoy little profit from that position; thanklessness will abound where one is entitled to gratitude, and treachery where one deserves
  4. Your answer:
    profit.
    indifference.
    treason.
    loyalty.


  5. The following inscription was placed on the monument of Thomas Jefferson: "Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia." These three achievements emphasize his concern for
  6. Your answer:
    democratic government.
    colonial dependence.
    freedom and education.
    equal rights for all.


  7. Grass is the forgiveness, the constant benediction of nature. Fields trampled with battle, saturated with blood, torn with the ruts of the cannon, grow green again with grass, and carnage is forgotten. Forests decay, harvests perish, flowers vanish, but grass is
  8. Your answer:
    immortal.
    cultivated.
    beautiful.
    friendly.


  9. Merlin, the magician in King Arthur's legendary court, was the son of an incubus, a being not mortal-not completely bad, but far from good. Merlin's mother, a good woman, gave her son to a priest in hopes of counteracting his unearthly origin. The priest brought the boy up in a strict manner as prescribed by the church. The mystical Merlin, however, retained many traces of his
  10. Your answer:
    father's influence.
    religious training.
    maternal care.
    courtly position.


  11. A swarm of meteors from the constellation Leo, The Lion, used to be seen every year around November 14. The planetary attraction of Jupiter and Saturn, however, has changed the orbit of these meteors. The earth's orbit does not pass through the shower of meteors anymore, and they are therefore
  12. Your answer:
    fewer in number.
    seen in December.
    no longer seen.
    not in existence.


  13. The preparations for sending an animal into space were very elaborate. Such a project was not attempted until the scientists were sure that they had taken care of every detail and that the risk to the animal in flight was
  14. Your answer:
    concerned.
    feared.
    provided.
    minimal.


  15. Acetylene, an invisible gas, produces a flame whose light penetrates fog and darkness remarkably well. This property, along with the capacity of the acetylene generator to operate without attention for long periods of time, makes the gas valuable for use in
  16. Your answer:
    industrial heating.
    lighthouses.
    welding.
    blowtorches.


  17. Iodine is an essential component of thyroxine, the active element of the thyroid gland. A deficiency of iodine in the thyroid usually causes a diseased condition. Iodine is found in seaweed, seawater, sea air, and fish. People who live along the seacoast and those whose diet is mainly seafood
  18. Your answer:
    are susceptible to thyroid disease.
    do not need a thyroid.
    seldom develop thyroid disease.
    need iodized salt.


  19. The two continents of Europe and Asia are joined together. The dividing line between them passes through Russia. Maps of czarist Russia described the line differently from other maps. The boundary is still a cause for some dispute. Europe and Asia are divided more by an idea than by a definite line. Asians are people with a background different from that of Europeans. The idea of the division of the two continents is not determined by
  20. Your answer:
    tradition.
    civilization.
    ideology.
    geography.



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