Reading for Understanding Three #62B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. The game of golf is one of the oldest sports that is still widely practised. It has been traced as far back as the time of the Romans, who used feather-stuffed leather balls and bent tree limbs. In Scotland it became a popular game with the nobility, and Mary, Queen of Scots, may have been the first woman golfer. It is not surprising that golf is sometimes referred to as
  2. Your answer:
    a queenly game.
    the game of the wealthy.
    the royal and ancient game.
    a game for the old.


  3. In ancient times the more civilized people often conquered the less civilized. When this occurred, the less civilized could learn from their more advanced conquerors. In other military conquests, the less civilized overpowered the civilized. In these cases, the conquerors had much to learn from their
  4. Your answer:
    masters.
    subjects.
    civiilization.
    generals.


  5. A certain number of people from other lands may immigrate to the United States each year. Only those persons who can probably become economically self-sufficient are allowed to enter. People who are of very low intelligence are restricted; very young people and very old people may not enter the country unless
  6. Your answer:
    they fall within certain age limits.
    they swear to uphold the U.S. Constitution.
    someone in the United States promises to take care of them.
    there is nowhere else for them to go.


  7. Passive acceptance of the teacher's wisdom is easy for most children. It involves no effort of independent thought, and it pleases the teacher. Yet, the habit of passive acceptance is a disastrous one in later life. It causes people to seek a leader and to accept as a leader
  8. Your answer:
    one whom they do not know personally.
    a person from their own ranks.
    a person who is unworthy.
    whoever is established as such.


  9. In warmer climates, the inclination to work is low, and the easiest way to be comfortable is to do as little as possible. At cooler temperatures, the urge to work is high because work raises the body temperature. If the cold is too intense, little can be accomplished except survival, if even that can be. Since physical strength is a factor in the development of civilization, it is not surprising that early civilization advanced most rapidly in the
  10. Your answer:
    ancient world.
    last century.
    temperate zones.
    Far East.


  11. How does the archaeologist know where to excavate in trying to find lost ancient civilizations? Some of the finds are made by chance, as when the level of Lake Zurich in Switzerland dropped so low that the remains of the homes of early lake dwellers were exposed. Sometimes their locations are suggested by anceint writings. Many, however, are found by using such scientific detection methods as
  12. Your answer:
    reading Greek legends.
    destructive fires.
    aerial photography.
    digging a subway tunnel.


  13. Governments make large annual appropriations for the construction and maintenance of ports and other navigational facilities. The economic life of all areas, even those inland, is largely dependent on adequate ports and aids to navigation. Thus, the cost should not be borne entirely by
  14. Your answer:
    taxpayers.
    the citizens of coastal regions.
    foreign governments.
    the agricultural areas.


  15. A divide is a ridge or section of high ground between two areas of drainage. On one side of the divide, the rivers flow in one direction; on the other side, in another direction. The Continental Divide, most of which is in the Rocky Mountains, runs the full length of the North American continent. At one place in Glacier National Park in Montanna, three brooks go in three directions and eventually become parts of three
  16. Your answer:
    national parks.
    divides.
    states.
    river systems.


  17. The Rhine River trip takes the tourist past the famous Lorelei, a huge rocky cliff that is a danger spot for mariners. Legend tell that many sailors were lured to their death by the singing of the Lorelei, a beautiful maiden who lived on the cliff. A famous German song commemorating the legend is sometimes sung by a choral group as the sightseeing boat passes this spot in the river, heightening the
  18. Your answer:
    romantic aspect of the journey.
    steepness of the cliff.
    dangers of the trip.
    glow of the sunset.


  19. Those who have assumed the task of laying down the law of nature as something already investigated and understood, whether they have spoken in simple assurance or professional affectation, have therein done philosophy and the sciences great injury. For as they have been successful in inducing belief, so they have been effective in quenching and stopping inquiry. The good in their own efforts is outweighted by the harm they cause by
  20. Your answer:
    inspiring great thought.
    explaining ancient mysteries.
    establishing stages of certainty.
    putting an end to other efforts.



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