Reading for Understanding Three #46C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. If you were to sit in a stationary boat and watch the waves pass by, you could estimate their rate of motion by observing the time required for a single wave to move from one end of the boat to the other. If the boat were not stationary but were moving in the same direction as the waves, the apparent velocity of the waves would be less than their actual velocity. They would appear not to move at all when the boat
  2. Your answer:
    attained the speed of the waves.
    attained a speed different from that of the waves.
    travelled at twice the speed of the waves.
    once more became stationary.


  3. Michigan is practically surrounded by four of the Great Lakes. Lake Michigan separates the state into its Upper and Lower Penisulas. Michigan outranks all other inland states in having the
  4. Your answer:
    most land area.
    largest rivers.
    longest shoreline.
    densest population.


  5. In 1944 a treaty was made between the United States and Mexico assigning an agreed-upon volume of water annually from the basin of the Colorado River. The treaty said nothing about the quality of the water, and it turned out that the river, which gathered salt along the way, was harmful to Mexican farmland. The United States built a huge desalting plant at a cost of many millions of dollars to provide better water for Mexico. A newspaper that covered this story commented that this was evidence that the United States is
  6. Your answer:
    a good nearby friend.
    ready to forgive a friend.
    a selfish nation.
    unwilling to admit mistakes.


  7. Weather observations made from Tiros weather satellites may save large amounts of money by timing economically such activities as sending icebreakers into the St. Lawrence Seaway and opening dams for runoffs of melting snow. Other uses not foreseen may help to repay the investment of the taxpayers in the
  8. Your answer:
    foreign-aid program.
    arms race.
    building of waterways.
    space program.


  9. Before they learned to domesticate animals and cultivate crops, primitive people migrated when they had exhausted the resources of one location. Nowadays, people move for personal reasons or because of natural disasters, but most migration within a country is for the purpose of improving living standards. The principal motivation for migration is
  10. Your answer:
    homesickness.
    to get jobs.
    exploration.
    religious freedom.


  11. Theories concerning the source of authority are numerous. One such theory is that the true source lies in the acceptance of the exercise of authority. In other words, those who are subject to authority constitute the source of authority of an individual. Formal authority is authority in name only. Authority is real only when it is
  12. Your answer:
    nominal.
    subjected.
    accepted.
    resisted.


  13. The application of the theory of the combustion engine to the problem of transport resulted in the rapid development and the widespread ownership of automobiles, which in turn increased very greatly the need for improved road systems. Thus, the application of a scientific theory in solving old problems
  14. Your answer:
    exchanged them for new ones.
    solved no problems.
    exchanged them for old needs.
    solved them at little cost.


  15. Before Rome came into great power, the Etruscans were prosperous and influential in Italy. They completely disappeared from their powerful position, and there are great gaps in our information about them. Their history has been compared to a book that has been written and then had parts of it
  16. Your answer:
    erased.
    copied.
    sold.
    read.


  17. The price of goods purchased with credit is usually higher than that of cash purchases because the price of he purchase made on credit usually includes interest paid by the purchaser, who actually has obtained a
  18. Your answer:
    discount.
    loan.
    purchase.
    bargain.


  19. Records of the output of factory workers in three regions show the highest output when the outside temperature averages 15 degrees to 17 degrees Celsius for night and day together. This means a midday temperature of 20 degrees to 21 degrees Celsius. At any give place, there is an increase in the death rate when the average daily temperature is above or below an optimal narrow range for that place. These facts lead to the conclusion that temperature has a great influence on
  20. Your answer:
    population increase.
    human ingenuity.
    health and energy.
    changes in climate.



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