Reading for Understanding Three #45A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. A racehorse owner who wants a horse to be a winner as a three-year-old should be careful not to race the horse too much as a two-year-old. Early and overly intensive racing may well produce physical unsoundness of one sort or another. Many racehorses fail to live up to their initial promise because their owners have failed to
  2. Your answer:
    provide adequate veterinary attention.
    hire jockeys with sufficient skill to win.
    provide early racing experience.
    limit their early racing experience.


  3. Six cities in ancient Palestine served as refuges for people who had killed another person by accident or to protect themselves. No one guilty of deliberate murder was allowed to remain in one of the Cities of Refuge. A fair trial was given each person who sought refuge. If declared guilty of deliberate murder, the person was
  4. Your answer:
    retried.
    imprisoned.
    sent away.
    given refuge.


  5. In a criminal case, the lawyers on both sides question the prospective juror. If the answers show that a person is prejudiced, or has an opinion about the guilt or innocence of the accused, or objects to the penalty that may be inflicted--such as death--then this person is excused from jury duty by the judge. Each side may excuse an agreed-upon number by stating a cause. Trials are often dragged out by the difficulty of
  6. Your answer:
    pleasing the judge.
    getting a conviction.
    presenting evidence.
    selecting a jury.


  7. I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad people not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week if there is anything to result from it. In other words,
  8. Your answer:
    honesty is the best policy.
    evil people may have honest faces.
    honest toil bears a lovely face.
    might makes right.


  9. "Lynching" is a term applied to punishment meted out by unauthorized groups acting outside the law. The term (lynching) is believed to have derived from the acts of Judge Charles Lynch, a Virginia justice of the peace, who, during the Revolutionary War, caused British loyalists to be flogged without giving them
  10. Your answer:
    the opportunity to return to England.
    a chance to pay their fines.
    recourse to due process of law.
    the choice of enlistment in the Continent Army.


  11. About one-third of the world's usable land is jungle. Living in the jungle is very difficult because there are constant threats from disaster and disease. Many of these areas have rich vegetable and mineral resources that will be available for use if the jungle regions can be
  12. Your answer:
    controlled.
    drained.
    discovered.
    cooled.


  13. Totally new cities that will be built in the future may be better planned than the large cities that already exist. Old cities were not planned for the great growth in population and industry that they have had, and many are in the process of tearing down and rebuilding large sections. This process is helping to improve some old cities--both large and small ones--but it does not give them the choice of complete city designing that will be available to
  14. Your answer:
    new cities.
    richer cities.
    foreign cities.
    larger cities.


  15. We should not always look with disapproval upon those who try new ways of doing things. Some of those who are quite different from us may be great inventors. We do not need to demand
  16. Your answer:
    that leaders be original.
    social experiments.
    absolute conformity.
    open-mindedness.


  17. In early times, the javelin was used as a hunting tool or as a weapon in battle. It is now thrown for distance in athletic contests. There are definite regulations concerning the length and weight of the javelin, and the javelin must fall within a certain sector. The winner is determined by the
  18. Your answer:
    weight of the javelin used.
    number of targets hit.
    length of the javelin thrown.
    distance thrown.


  19. From the Italian Renaissance of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries until the period after World War II, large public and private buildings in Europe and in the United States were, with a few exceptions, monotone masses of stone, either of white or black marble, granite, brownstone or sandstone. Decorations were carved in the same stone as was used for the building. After World War II, countless large buildings were constructed of materials other than stone and with a wide variety of hues. The centuries-old tradition of using a monotone in architectural design has finally been
  20. Your answer:
    copied.
    broken.
    followed.
    accepted.



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