Reading For Understanding Three #57B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. There is no atmosphere around the moon to protect it from the intense heat of the sun or to hold the heat at night. During the long lunar night of fourteen days, the temperature on the moon drops to several hundred degrees below zero, and at high noon after two weeks of unfiltered sunlight, the surface of the moon is
  2. Your answer:
    as cool as the desert.
    as bright as the sun.
    in flames.
    blistering hot.


  3. The Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras believed in the theory known as the transmigration of the soul. This theory states that after death a person's soul moves into another body. This belief originated long before the time of Pythagoras in the Hindu regions of the Orient. Perhaps Pythagoras arrived at his theory after
  4. Your answer:
    developing geometric proofs.
    travelling in the East.
    studying the stars.
    proving it to be true.


  5. A rune is a character, or a sign (like a letter), of an ancient alphabet in use in northern Europe from about the third until the fifteenth century A.D. Only the priests knew how to write the runes, and the writing could not be read by other people. The word rune in the ancient language meant secret. This is how the letters came to be called
  6. Your answer:
    secret.
    religious.
    runes.
    alphabets.


  7. In the course of living, precepts are not so important as habits. A habit is a living precept. To change one's precepts is no more than to change the title of a book. To change one's habits is to affect the essence of life, for life is
  8. Your answer:
    a series of precepts.
    hard to change.
    governed by precepts.
    a series of habits.


  9. One of the many helpful roles that television plays in a political campaign is making the voting public aware of all the candidates and their stands on issues. When the only way actually to see a candidate in action is to go to a crowded auditorium, probably located across town, many people might make such an effort to see and hear the candidate of their choice. But very few would make similar efforts to attend rallies for the opposition candidates. In order to know the opposition's view, however, many people will
  10. Your answer:
    read the text of the speech in the newspaper.
    listen to what friends say about the candidates.
    turn the knob of a television set.
    listen to what the candidates say about each other.


  11. Early Egyptian paintings portray the human form with the head in a profile, the torso facing the front, and the legs in profile. This type of portrayal was believed to have improved clarity as far as the Egyptians were concerned, but one must admit that it gives the modern viewer an image that is somewhat
  12. Your answer:
    old-fashioned.
    morbid.
    delightful.
    unrealistic.


  13. An ordinary thermometer merely gives the temperature of its surroundings. The katathermometer takes into account the effects of wind currents and of moisture in the air that influence our feelings of comfort in a given temperature. In England, standards for katathermometer readings have been set up in factories and in schools. A relation has been observed between mortality rates in factories and ratings on the katathermometer. The katathermometer is a sort of
  14. Your answer:
    comfort indicator.
    air conditioning.
    humidity controller.
    medical instrument.


  15. One of the most effective ways of reducing infant mortality is to see that the mother has adequate care before the birth of the baby, for the child is dependent upon the mother for life itself during the
  16. Your answer:
    prenatal period.
    childhood period.
    adolescent period.
    postnatal period.


  17. The taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid by the government were the only ones, we might easily discharge them. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot free or
  18. Your answer:
    collect from us.
    tax us.
    punish us.
    deliver us.


  19. Among the causes of the progress of the human mind that are of the utmost importance to the general happiness, we must number the complete annihilation of the prejudices that have brought about an inequality of rights between the sexes, an inequality fatal even to the party for whom it works. It is vain for us to look for a difference in the intellect or moral sensibility of men and women. Their inequality has its origin solely in an abuse of strength, and attempts to excuse it rationally are
  20. Your answer:
    logical.
    enlightened.
    philosophical.
    unsound.



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