Reading For Understanding Three #60B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Tombs are romantic attractions to tourists. Outstanding examples are the Taj Mahal in India, the pyramids of Egypt, the catacombs of Rome, and the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. Some of these are important artistically or architecturally, but the motive for visiting many of these places is also
  2. Your answer:
    commercial.
    scientific.
    literary.
    sentimental.


  3. The following inscription is on a government building in Washington, D.C.:

    "Carrier of love and sympathy

    Messenger of friendship

    Consoler of the lonely

    Servant of the scattered family

    Enlarger of the public life."

    The building is the
  4. Your answer:
    post office.
    White House.
    national museum.
    library.


  5. Her art of debate was rare. To her adversaries, she seemed humble and willing to learn from them. Yet, the questions she asked under the guise of clearing up her own misconceptions contained so much of her argument that, in those from whom she seemingly sought to learn, she instilled her own
  6. Your answer:
    opinions.
    humility.
    doubts.
    enthusiasm.


  7. The government faces the issue of whether or not its commitment to education is basic enough for it to impose upon the voters new taxes, which have never been popular. Are the leaders capable of leading the people to greatness based on education or will the people be more concerned about the effect of new taxation on their
  8. Your answer:
    school system?
    legislation?
    finances?
    popularity?


  9. It is the duty of diplomatic officers abroad to gather information about the country in which they are stationed and to transmit it to their own government. It has been suggested that the great advances in transport and communications may make it unnecessary to maintain embassies and legations abroad. Most countries still maintain representatives abroad because they feel that person contact has advantages. They do not want to risk offending another government by
  10. Your answer:
    having too beautiful buildings.
    disagreeing with it.
    withdrawing their representatives.
    sending unqualified ambassadors.


  11. "I will be as harsh as truth and as stern as justice. I am in earnest, I will not equivocate, I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard." These words were printed by the young abolitionist newspaper editor, William Lloyd Garrison, in 1831 in the first issure of his paper, the Liberator. Garrison was strongly opposed to
  12. Your answer:
    slavery.
    the Constitution.
    taxation.
    women's rights.


  13. It is a criticism of politics that the interests of posterity often are ignored. Unscrupulous politicians know that it is their contemporaries who elect them, and thus they ignore the unborn citizens because these future citizens
  14. Your answer:
    threaten their prestige.
    mirror their faults.
    have no vote.
    are not their problem.


  15. When very humid air is cooled to a point below freezing temperature, the moisture in the air condenses to form frost. The frost settles on plants and often causes them to die. Clouds reflect heat back to earth and keep ground air warmer than if there were no clouds. On a chilly night, a farmer will worry more about a killing frost if
  16. Your answer:
    the sky is clear.
    dew covers the ground.
    the clouds are heavy.
    the air is warm.


  17. Justice Frankfurter of the U.S. Supreme Court gave the opinion that "Indian law is a vast hodgepodge of treaties, judicial and administrative rulings, and unrecorded practices in which the intricacies, the perplexities, the confusions and injustice of the law governing American Indians lay concealed." Clearly his opinion was that the government's dealings with the American Indians had been
  18. Your answer:
    aboveboard.
    legal and fair.
    complex and just.
    underhanded.


  19. Aristotle enlivened his theoretical exposition of moral philosophy with illustrations drawn from his own world. These illustrations, no doubt, were in his time an aid to greater understanding of his work, since his followers could see the theories integrated with their everyday lives. Perhaps now this effect is working in reverse; we possibly find Aristotle difficult to comprehend partially because, in our world two thousand years later,
  20. Your answer:
    Plato is more widely understood.
    his examples seem unrelated to our lives.
    the Greek tongue is not widely known.
    increased knowledge has displaced his theories.



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