Reading for Understanding Three #58B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction therof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." This statement declares that each citizen of the United States has "double citizenship"--
  2. Your answer:
    birth and naturalization.
    international and national.
    national and state.
    local and state.


  3. Originally, the urbane person meant the city person. Gradually, it has come to include in its meaning "savoir faire"--that is, knowing how to conduct oneself--for it has been assumed that "savoir faire" is a result of
  4. Your answer:
    scholarship.
    city life.
    love of beauty.
    chivalry.


  5. A classic in the field of literature or art is a work that is renowned for its excellence. Such works are considered to be of the highest rank and artistic value, regardless of when they were created. The classical period in the history of any nation designates the time when
  6. Your answer:
    people enjoyed the arts.
    the plays were first produced.
    the best works emerged.
    more writers lived.


  7. There are two kinds of seals. One is the true seal, and the other is the sea lion. One difference between the two is that the true seal is not as intelligent as the sea lion. The males of both species are too large to be kept in captivity with much success. Consequently, the performing seals in circuses are usually
  8. Your answer:
    sea lion cows.
    true seals.
    sea lion bulls.
    fur-bearing seals.


  9. A coronation tradition in Great Britain, now abandoned, called for the champion of the newly crowned king or queen to issue a challenge to do battle with anyone who thought the monarch did not have the right to rule. By tradition, the champion rode into the postcoronation dinner astride a charger and read the challenge for all to hear. The champions were never called upon to prove their skill in combat because in the history of the challenge there are no reports of its ever being
  10. Your answer:
    issued.
    accepted.
    refused.
    discontinued.


  11. The law of nature, as all other laws that concern people in this world, would be in vain if there were nobody who could preserve the innocent and restrain offenders through a power to
  12. Your answer:
    set offenders free.
    remove temptation.
    violate the law.
    execute the law.


  13. In Greek mythology, Memnon was the son of Eos, goddess of the dawn. At Thebes, in Egypt, there is a statue of King Amenhotep III, who was called Memnon by the Greeks. In the early morning, the movement of air through the pores of the stone made a singing sound that the Greeks called the voice of Memnon hailing his
  14. Your answer:
    mother.
    singing.
    statue.
    king.


  15. When it is dark outside, sheep have nothing to do but to shut their silly eyes, and sleep if they can. We love to read, talk, sit silently, eat, drink, sleep, by candlelight. We have tried the affectation of a book at noonday in gardens and in sultry bowers but it was effort thrown away. By the midnight taper, writers digest their meditations. No true poem ever owed its birth to the sun's light. Milton's "Morning Hymn in Paradise," we would hold a good wager,
  16. Your answer:
    was not well received by his public.
    was published after his death.
    was penned at midnight.
    proves that there are tapers in heaven.


  17. You should never be ashamed that you have been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words that you are wiser today than
  18. Your answer:
    your teachers.
    you were yesterday.
    most of your friends.
    people thought.


  19. Napoleon Bonaparte, famous emperor of the French, was born on the island of Corsica in 1769. The inhabitants of Corsica were Italian, and the island was handed over to France by the Italian city of Genoa only a year before the birth of Napoleon. When he was a young student in a military academy in France, he longed for the day when he might return to Corsica to free his native island. These facts explain why the others students called him a
  20. Your answer:
    soldier.
    genius.
    foreigner.
    leader.



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