Reading For Understanding Three #57C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. It is really quite silly to assert that a number of the best-known comtemporary poets are deliberately concocting meaningless gibberish on the theory that the less the ignorant understand, the more they are
  2. Your answer:
    impressed.
    corrected.
    repelled.
    confused.


  3. The United States and Canada have built a chain of about sixty radar stations extending from Alaska to northeastern Canada. The purpose of the lines is to provide just what its full name says, distant early warning. Its function is to provide radar warning for United States and Canadian planes to protect the two nations from an attack over the polar route. It is better known as the DEW line, so called because of its
  4. Your answer:
    location.
    initials.
    function.
    temperature.


  5. A printed page can be photographed and reduced in size by microfilming. Often a microfilm copy may be no more than 1 percent of the size of the original. Libraries and other institutions that maintain large files or rarely consulted documents make use of microfilming to
  6. Your answer:
    ensure the accuracy of the documents.
    have enough copies of the documents.
    save storage space.
    make the documents readily available.


  7. "The rule is, jam to-morrow, and jam yesterday--but never jam to-day." "It must come sometimes to 'jam to-day,'" Alice objected. "No, it can't," said the Queen. "It's jam every other day: to-day isn't
  8. Your answer:
    to-morrow."
    yesterday."
    Sunday."
    any other day."


  9. The method of scientific investigation is nothing but the method in which all phenomena are reasoned about, rendered precise and exact. There is no more difference--but there is the same kind of difference--between the mental operations of an ordinary person and those of a scientist, than there is between the operations and methods of a butcher weighing out goods on common scales and the operations of a chemist in performing a difficult and complex analysis by means of a balance and finely graduated weights. It is not that the action of the scale differs from that of the balance by virtue of principles of construction or manners of working, but that the latter
  10. Your answer:
    costs more to purchase and to operate.
    is more generally useful that the former.
    has a greater degree of quantitative sensitivity.
    is calibrated in terms of equal units.


  11. A business organization was pleased to receive 50 percent returns from the questionnaire it sent out. There was some uncertainty about the value of the return in which the answer was "No" to the question:
  12. Your answer:
    Do you fill out questionnaires?
    Are you a graduate?
    Can you take a joke?
    Have you ever used our product?


  13. Magnesium is the lightest metal that is used for structural purposes. Although it is not strong enough by itself, combined with other metals it has great strength. Only two other metals are more abundant in the earth's crust than magnesium. Because of its physical and chemical properties, it is used in many ways. Its abundance is really
  14. Your answer:
    fortunate.
    cheap
    restrictive.
    common.


  15. Redesigning and building an addition to an old house is expensive, and the costs are only partially recovered when the house is sold. But you must not conclude that money spent on home improvements is not well spent. Most people refurbish their houses for reasons of comfort or convenience and not because the money spent will be a good
  16. Your answer:
    insurance protection.
    investment.
    savings account.
    tax cost.


  17. To direct the wondering traveller doth, as it were, light another's lamp by your own, which gives you none the less of light for that it
  18. Your answer:
    cost nothing.
    gave another.
    burned brightly.
    gave you trouble.


  19. If you intend to read Dante's Divine Comedy, it would be wise to learn what was going on in Italy at the beginning of the Renaissance, paying particular attention to the factional struggles between the Guelfs and the Ghibellines. After you have acquired a broad picture of the Italian scene, look into the particulars of Dante's love for Beatrice. You cannot appreciate any triumph of literature unless you know something of the
  20. Your answer:
    context in which it developed.
    history of the Renaissance.
    later works influenced by it.
    classical allusions in it.



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