Reading For Understanding Three #42C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. A vaccine has been found that is credited with making recent outbreaks of influenza less serious than earlier epidemics were. The vaccine is given in shots two months apart and should be completed by early winter to be effective for the peak of the flu season. If this full treatment is not done, even a single dose will afford some protection. But since it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to take effect, an inoculation after an epidemic has started will
  2. Your answer:
    do more harm than good.
    do little good.
    be in time.
    be too dangerous.


  3. Air resists the motion of objects passing through it. Planes and cars are streamlined so that they can pass through the air with
  4. Your answer:
    more effort.
    no resistance.
    less speed.
    less resistance.


  5. An advertisement for an encyclopedia used the following quotation from Benjamin Franklin:
  6. Your answer:
    "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."
    "A stitch in time saves nine."
    "A penny saved is a penny earned."
    "Experience keeps a dear school, but fools well learn in no other."


  7. Lapps are the inhabitants of the northern part of Europe above the Arctic Circle, where winter is nine months long. These sturdy people live in Lapland, a region named for the people. Lapland lies in the northern part of the Soviet Union, Finland, Sweden, and Norway. Lapland is not
  8. Your answer:
    part of Europe.
    a separate country.
    near the coast.
    cold in winter.


  9. The shrine built by the people of India to their leader Mohandas K. Gandhi, is a simple slab of concrete, quite different from most of India's elaborate shines and monuments. It seems very appropriate in its simplicity, for although Gandhi had attained world fame as a political leader, his personal life--particularly his food and dress--was
  10. Your answer:
    pious.
    modest.
    dedicated.
    loyal.


  11. In banking, collateral is the security that a borrower gives over to the lender to guarantee the payment of the debt. When the debt is paid, the collateral is returned to the borrower. If the borrower defaults on the payment, the lender has the right to sell the collateral, retaining the amound due for principal and interest and returning the balance, if there is any, to the
  12. Your answer:
    banker.
    securities.
    lawyer.
    borrower.


  13. The rates of expansion and contraction as a result of temperature changes are not the same for solids and for liquids. Consequently, degrees of temperature registered on a thermometer made of glass,containing a liquid, are slightly
  14. Your answer:
    invariable.
    inaccurate.
    readable.
    exaggerated.


  15. The development of a nation is closely related to its ability to produce and use electric power. If fuel cells that convert chemical energy directly to electrical energy could be used, they would speed up the development of electric power and be of great use in
  16. Your answer:
    underdeveloped countries.
    providing modern roads.
    raising educational standards.
    the fight for freedom.


  17. In World War I, the ratio of civvilian deaths to military deaths was one to seventy-five. In World War II, the bombing of cities increased the ratio to one to three. Many experts believe that an atomic war would kill many more civilians than military personnel and that the ratio would be still
  18. Your answer:
    destructive.
    awful.
    unsafe.
    higher.


  19. President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "It is right, wholly right, to prosecute criminals. But that is not enough, for there is the immense added task of working for the elimination of present and future crime by getting rid of evil social conditions which breed crime. Good government can prevent a thousand crimes for ever one it punishes." This reminds us of the following quotation from Benjamin Franklin:
  20. Your answer:
    "There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford."
    "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
    "Crime, like virtue, has its degrees."
    "Set a thief to catch a thief."



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