Reading for Understanding Three #45B

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  1. The publishers of a magazine are interested in including in their publication only those articles that will appeal to their readers. Writers who do not wish to have their work rejected should not send manuscripts to any magazine that merely suits their fancy. They should first select the magazine in which they wish to have an article appear and then write in accordance with
  2. Your answer:
    the editorial requirements of that magazine.
    their own ideas of magazine literature.
    the highest possible literary standards.
    the greatest degree of self-expression.

  3. The low-lying lands around the Amazon River in South America are flooded for so many months of the year that houses cannot be built on the banks. Many houses and stores have to be built
  4. Your answer:
    of moisture-proof bricks.
    in the dry season.
    on floating rafts.
    in other countries.

  5. The word Pentateuch refers to the first five books of the Old Testament. A pentasyllabic word has five syllables. A figure having five sides and five angles is called a pentagon. An athletic contest in which each athlete competes in a running long jump, throwing the javelin, a 200-meter race, throwing the discus, and a 1500-meter race is
  6. Your answer:
    a pentathlon.
    a combination meet.
    an Olympic game.
    a track meet.

  7. Boating accidents that are serious enough to report usually result from collision, capsizing, or fire. Although boating accidents such as deep cuts and sunburn are too minor to be newsworthy, they are often
  8. Your answer:
    very painful.

  9. Servius Tullius, the sixth king of Rome, divided the citizens into five classes according to the amount of property they owned. Certain studies of grammar and literature were considered appropriate for members of the first class but unnecessary for the lower classes. This is believed to be the reason that the term "the classics" came to refer, as it still does today, especially to the
  10. Your answer:
    philosophy of the Orient.
    literature of ancient Greece and Rome.
    curriculum of public schools.
    best education for all Roman children.

  11. The opera singer retired at the height of success when she was still less than forty years old. She said that for eighteen years she had given up everything for her singing; now, she wanted to be free to come and go and do as she pleased. She did not want to return to the exacting standards of her
  12. Your answer:
    native Italy.

  13. Persons who are not afraid of the sea will soon be drowned, for they will be going out on a day when they should not. Those who are afraid of the sea are drowned only
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    in summer.
    on Sundays.

  15. The sheep criticized the pigs because they squeeled and screamed when the farmer grabbed them. One pig replied that the sheep could afford not to scream. The farmer wanted only the sheep's wool, but from the pigs the farmer wanted meat. All of us, in much the same way, are more afraid of losing our life than losing our
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  17. If we feel that another person has some privileges that we would like to deny that person, yet we do not want any of our own desires to be thwarted, we are guilty of pursuing personal advantage to extremes. To combat this undesirable trait, we should adopt the policy of
  18. Your answer:
    rewarding effort.
    more uniformity.
    stricter control.
    the golden rule.

  19. Birds, which developed relatively late in the geologic time scale, had certain advantages over the fish and reptiles of an earlier age. Compared to scales, feathers provided a warm covering that helped the bird maintain a temperature that is today higher than that of any other animal. Furthermore, feathers are lighter than scales, and the bird could fly over a wide area in search of food and away from its enemies. A principal factor in lifting bird life above its reptilian origin was
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