Reading For Understanding Three #59A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Conceited people cannot expect to be liked as well by others as they are by themselves, which is simply a warning that should you fall in love with yourself, you may be sure that you will have
  2. Your answer:
    few tears.
    no rivals.
    many friends.
    a full life.


  3. It has been said that you can judge persons by their enemies as well as by their friends. When Edward S. Bragg was seconding the nomination of Grover Cleveland for the presidency of the United States at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1884, he restated this idea when he said,
  4. Your answer:
    "No man in public life has more friends."
    "They love him most for the enemies he has made."
    "He has no enemies."
    "He will never let his friends down."


  5. Every ship is a romantic object, except the one in which we sail. Once we have embarked,
  6. Your answer:
    our dreams are realized.
    we shall learn of life.
    romance quits our vessel.
    adventure ever awaits us.


  7. Unlike other animals, bats do not require a nest or cave or covered shelter. All they need is something from which they can hang by their claws. The young bat, or batling, clings to the breast of its mother when she searches for food. Bats cover themselves with their wings when at rest, thus providing their own shelter. More than any other animal, they are
  8. Your answer:
    dependent upon shelters.
    without enemies.
    dependent on each other.
    free from the ties of property.


  9. Scientists of the nineteenth century believed that matter and energy were two different things, neither of which could ever be destroyed. With the development of much more exact measuring instruments, present-day scientists have proved that when a chemical change, such as the burning of coal, takes place the mass of ashes and carbon dioxide is not exactly the same as the mass of unburned coal, since a tiny amount of the matter or mass has been changed into energy in the form of light or heat. This in turn shows that matter and energy are
  10. Your answer:
    interchangeable.
    unmeasurable.
    destroyed.
    unchangeable.


  11. It is difficult to convince first-year students that education does not consist of a curriculum in a business administration, in engineering, or in the liberal arts. Education is a process that should continue for an entire lifetime. The few years spent under the direction of teachers are
  12. Your answer:
    climatic.
    education per se.
    the years of learning.
    preparatory.


  13. There are many who appear to live merely to hinder happiness, and whose descendants can only tell of long life that it produces suspicion, peevishness, and persecution. You who would pass the latter part of life with respect and decency, must, when you are young, consider that you shall one day be old, when you are old, that you have once been
  14. Your answer:
    young.
    happy.
    persecuted.
    respected.


  15. The president of the United States is elected, not by a direct vote of the people, but by the members of the electoral college. On presidential election day, the voters of each state elect as many electors as their state has Senators and Representatives in Congress. It is these electors who choose the president from among the candidates nominated by the political parties. Usually the electors elect the candidate who was the people's choice on election day. They are not bound by law to do so, though, and it has happened a few times that the choice of the electors has not been the candidate who received the
  16. Your answer:
    largest popular vote.
    most campaign funds.
    majority of votes from Congress.
    vote of the electoral college.


  17. The judge has a quick eye for the redeeming parts of a character, and a large tolerance for the infirmities of people exposed to strong temptations. Although firm on every occasion where principles were in question, she was full of charity towards
  18. Your answer:
    individuals.
    ideals.
    the law.
    principles.


  19. Large bodies of water moderate the climate of adjacent land areas. This fact of climate has made the shore areas of regions bordering lakes adaptable for the raising of fruit trees. In the spring the lake winds blowing over the cold water hold back the blossoming of the fruit trees until the danger of frost is past, and in the autumn the winds blowing over the water, now warm from summer, warm the air and allow the fruit to ripen
  20. Your answer:
    in time for market.
    in less time than usual.
    during the lengthening days.
    before hard frosts come.



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