Reading for Understanding Three #45C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Her thinking was direct and rigid; her standards were ever constant. She did not hold with qualifications and exceptions to a moral issue, for to her there was no middle ground. There could be
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    a possible alternative.
    only right and wrong.
    a questioning of "truth."
    no dogmatism.

  3. About a million years ago, during the last ice age, glaciers advanced across large areas of North Anerica. A glacier pushes the soil ahead of it, much as a bulldozer does. In the wake of the glaciers of the last ice age, central Canada was left barren and rocky, and the midwestern United States gained a double thickness of fertile soil, which supports rich crops. In the Midwest the glaciers
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    deposited Canada's soil.
    moved more slowly.
    did the most damage.
    had their origin.

  5. Throughout history, people have modelled clay, cast metal, and carved wood, stone and ivory. Although "sculpture" literally refers to carving, we use the word to refer to the representation of solid figures, even though they may have been formed by casting or modelling. We use the word "sculpture" for any kind of representation that is
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  7. The present arrangement of the piano keyboard has been in use for hundreds of years. New arrangements have been designed in modern times that would facilitate playing and enlarge the resources of the instrument, but their use has not been
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  9. Crete, the fourth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, was the stepping stone by which the learning of Asia and of Africa passed to Europe. Excavations on the island have given us the history of a strong, rich, and highly developed civilization tht began there about 5000 years ago. Now, after centuries of disastrous wars, most of the people of Crete are uneducated and poor. As compared with their early ancestors, they are
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    more Asiatic.
    less developed.
    great travellers.
    more modern.

  11. The love of beauty is evident throughout the country in gardens, homes, public buildings, and shrines. Even inexpensive cooking utensils and everyday equipment reflect the good taste of all the people. Throughout that country the people seem not to produce anything that is
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  13. In the twelfth century, the only European language well enough standardized for the abstract thought of academic learning was Latin. Any European who would claim to be educated at that time thus had to have some knowledge of
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    Greek history.
    logic and religion.

  15. Some shades look very different in artificial light from the way they look in natural daylight. Department stores plan the lighting in some departments to simulate daylight as much as possible. Customers who are very particular and want to be sure about a shade often carry objects to
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    the brightest light.
    the wrapping department.
    an outside window.
    a good judge of fabric.

  17. Present studies of the criminal personality are of dubious validity because all of their data are based on prisoners. A large segment of the class of criminals may possess some characteristics that are present in a much greater or lesser degree in prisoners. Prisoners, after all, represent only a selected group of criminals--those who have been
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  19. Wool filaments are only about 15 centimeters long, but they can be spun together to make pieces of yarn many meters long. The short filaments are twisted together to make yarn. The yarn does not come untwisted because the filaments are covered with tiny scales, something like fish scales. When the filaments are twisted around one another, the scales
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    are twisted off.
    hook the filaments together.
    can be sewed together.
    become flat and smooth.

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