Reading for Understanding Three #41A

Thelma Thurstone -- The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. The Golden Age of the ancients was in the past; ours is in the future. We look for glory not in our ancestors but in our descendants. We make our appeal not to history but to
  2. Your answer:
    the future.

  3. The Colosseum of Rome, begun in A.D. 75, seated from fifty to eighty thousand people. The word "colosseum" means very large. Contests, games, and spectacles of many kinds were held in the ancient Colosseum. We have very few places that can accommodate as many people as ancient Rome's Colosseum. We should call a stadium or an amphitheater a colosseum only if it is
  4. Your answer:
    very large.
    at a college.
    in Rome.
    very old.

  5. William Penn, a Quaker, received a grant of land in North America from King Charles II of England. On this land, the present state of Pennsylvania, Penn established a colony devoted to complete religious freedom. During colonial days, this area attracted people of
  6. Your answer:
    many faiths.
    dardyh stock.
    varied trades.
    other colonies.

  7. Scientific methods of crime detection have developed fairly recently. An expert can type blood samples and match them with those of a suspect; a ballistics specialist can determine with certainty whether a particular gun fired the fatal bullet. The expert's testimony is given credence in
  8. Your answer:
    civil suits only.
    obtaining confessions.

  9. The Bronze Age is usually thought of as a period in ancient history. Humans had learned to combine tin with copper to produce an alloy, bronze, that was harder than either of the single metals. In our modern world, copper and bronze are widely used in the construction of homes, office buildings, churches, and other structures. Today, we seem to have
  10. Your answer:
    a reversion to primitive times.
    an inexhaustible supply of copper.
    no need for wood.
    a modern Bronze Age.

  11. Rome is frequently referred to as the Eternal City. The antiquities of Rome are known to students of history and to tourists. If we call Rome the Eternal City, we must also believe that it has a
  12. Your answer:

  13. This university medical school is a full-time research institution. All members of the faculty derive their entire income from the university in the form of salaries. The patients' fees are received by the university rather than
  14. Your answer:
    for the patients.
    by bill collectors.
    by the doctors.
    for research.

  15. In 1950, the total world registration of passenger cars, including buses and other vehicles, was more than 70 million, and rose to more than 314 million in 1974. The total for the United States was more than 49 million in 1950 and more than 129 million in 1974. In 1950, more than half of the cars were registered in the United States. As time goes on, the percentage of the world's cars that are registered in the United States will probably continue to
  16. Your answer:
    remain constant.

  17. The editor often erroneously assumes that information can correct errors of judgement. Although information may reduce the number of persons not having an opinion, it does not necessarily guarantee
  18. Your answer:
    increased circulation.
    acceptance of propaganda.
    the development of wise judgement.
    a large reading public.

  19. If one primitive person wanted a stone hatchet that a friend laboriously had made, the friend might exchange it for a neatly woven basket, and both of them would be happy. As time went by, people found that many times no one needed what they had to exchange; and often, two people wanted to exchange things of different values. A need had developed for
  20. Your answer:
    a communal stockpile.
    inequitable distribution.
    paper currency.
    a standard medium of exchange.

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