Reading For Understanding Three #54B

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

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  1. In a cold war, propaganda techniques are employed to confuse us, shatter our nerves, warp our thinking, destroy our will, and divide us. Against the kind of warfare in which the minds of whole populations are the target, recognition and understanding of the methods used against us are our best
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  3. During the gloomy and disastrous centuries that followed the downfall of the Roman Empire, Italy preserved, to a greater degree than any other part of Western Europe, the traces of ancient civilization. The night that descended upon Italy was the night of an arctic summer: the dawn began to reappear before the last reflection of the preceding sunset
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    had faded.
    heralded the dawn.
    lit the dawn of a new era.
    started to glow.

  5. Every year, on April 14, the republics of the two American continents observe Pan-American Day. The president of the United States annually proclaims that this day be set aside "with appropriate ceremonies thereby giving expression to the spirit of continental solidarity and to the sentiment of friendly feeling which the government and people of the United States feel" towards the other republics of the
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    peoples of Asia.
    United States.
    European continent.
    Western Hemisphere.

  7. Motor manufacturers try to lessen the noise of their products, since motor noises often indicate excess friction and vibration within the working parts of the motor. For this reason, the quietness of motors is often considered an indication of
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    high quality.

  9. Parts of organs of different animals that reflect the development of the same or corresponding part of a remote ancestor in the animal world are called homologous, even if they do not serve the same function. Parts of animals that serve the same function but do not have the same structure and origin are called analogous. Examples of homologous parts are the arm of a human being, the wing of a bird, and the pectoral fin of a fish. The gills of a fish and the lungs of a human are different structurally; since both gills and lungs provide the means of obtaining oxygen, they are called
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  11. Newfoundland is the part of the North America nearest to the British Isles. In the early days of transatlantic air travel, all planes flying between New York and England went by way of Gander, Newfoundland, so that their journey would be as short as possible
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    over Europe.
    by air.
    at night.
    over water.

  13. Many of the fuedal lords of the Middle Ages were not good money managers, nor did they wish to be. Instead, they desired to live on as grand and noble a scale as possible at any given time whether or not they could afford it. They thought about how to spend their money grandly and generously, rather than how to
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    invest and increase it.
    live beyond their means.
    tax it.
    share it widely.

  15. The ancient, ruined city of Zimbabwe in the heart of the Rhodesian jungle, presents an awesome aspect. Its huge granite monoliths, some weighing thousands of metric tons, were transported great distances over almost impassable terrain, indicating a culture that had a practical working knowledge of
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  17. At one time, a small nation of people all claiming a common ancestor was a typical group of governmental organization. The clan, as this type of group was called, could select as members people not connected to the clan by kinship ties, but only those of common origin could own property or hold office. According to clan law, kinship was necessary for status but not for
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  19. In 1848, when Arizona became a U.S. territory as a result of the Mexican War, the famous orator Daniel Webster said it was "a barren waste of prarie dogs, cactus, and shifting sands; incapable of producing anything, and therefore not worth retaining." Arizona, which became a state in 1912, is valuable for its soil, forests, minerals and recreational facilities. The verdict of Daniel Webster has not been
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