Reading For Understanding Three #51A

Thelma Thurstone -- The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. All that a person does and brings to pass is the vesture of a thought. Not a brick was made but someone had to think of the making of that brick. The purest embodiment of thought that one can have is that thing we call "bits of paper with traces of ink," a
  2. Your answer:
    thought.
    book.
    writer.
    brick.


  3. In 1643 when John Milton, the English poet, was thirty-four years old, he married a seventeen-year-old girl. After a month of marriage, his young bride went to visit her family and refused to return to Milton at the appointed time. Milton, infuriated, told her never to return. Perhaps it is more than coincidence that at this time the poet wrote
  4. Your answer:
    "On His Blindness."
    radical political pamphlets.
    his first tract supporting divorce.
    a series of pastoral elegies.


  5. Most objects weigh more than the air that they replace and therefore settle to the ground. Dust is light, but it does settle because it is heavier than air. Some gases are lighter than air of the same volume. These gases
  6. Your answer:
    drift.
    explode.
    rise.
    condense.


  7. The potency of propaganda lies largely in the subtlety of its action. Like deadly gas that one cannot smell, it seeps into the atmosphere undetected until it has
  8. Your answer:
    been recognized and counteracted.
    overpowered all who are exposed to it.
    created the opposite of its intended effect.
    blended harmlessly with the air.


  9. In explaining the relationship between the cultural and personal conditions of the artists and the type of art produced, one must not forget the fact that there exists some artistic lag; that is, the effect of conditions upon the artist does not change the moment that these conditions are changed. Otherwise, one might expect love poetry
  10. Your answer:
    only when the poet is in love.
    during the entirety of the poet's life.
    to be the poet's major contribution.
    only in a time of stress.


  11. We do not believe that it is a natural disposition in most individuals to lie, and in multitudes to believe. Were this so, it would be difficult for truth to
  12. Your answer:
    prevail.
    suffer.
    be suppressed.
    die out.


  13. Hypotheses must be understood through their history, for they are the result of progressive evolution rather than the products of sudden creation. If we follow the course of some concept, we will see slow and gradual transformations, but we will not find
  14. Your answer:
    a sudden and arbitrary creation of new hypotheses.
    the predecessors of present-day theories.
    the causes of these changes.
    much information concerning the beliefs of the ancients.


  15. In a sense, the Aztecs' religion betrayed them in their contest with the Spanish invaders. There was an ancient legend that their god Quetzalcoatl had taught his people and departed by sea to the east, promising to return in a specified year. Quetzalcoatl was fair and bearded, and when the Spaniards came, the priests of Quetzalcoatl thought it was their god returning and were slow to
  16. Your answer:
    worship their god.
    give up their religion.
    resist the Spaniards.
    win the battle.


  17. The ground roots of the chicory plant are more popular as a coffee substitute or additive in Europe than in the United States. Wild chicory grows in the eastern part of the United States, where it is considered a weed. There is little cultivated chicory. Cultivation of the chicory plant on the European continent is
  18. Your answer:
    unprofitable.
    extensive.
    unpopular.
    annoying.


  19. Bottled gas is liquid because it is under pressure. When the pressure in the tank forces the liquid out through special fittings, the liquid changes to a gas that can then be used as a fuel in a stove or other appliance. At extremely low temperatures, the liquid does not change to gas. The lowest temperature at which butane will return to gas is 0 degrees Celsius; for propane, the lowest limit is -42.2 degrees Celsius. For these reasons, propane is preferred in
  20. Your answer:
    hot climates.
    all climates.
    cold climates.
    mild climates.



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