Reading for Understanding Three #65B

Thelma Thurstone--The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. "It is a special kind of magic the playwright has," says she, "to transport an audience from one place to another without the help of a coach and horses. I could travel around the world at such a rate; though at the same time I need
  2. Your answer:
    to transport the playwright."
    congenial companions."
    not stir out of my seat."
    more than a coach and horses."

  3. Although the art of healing is as old as recorded history, the science of medicine has developed recently. Medical schools emphasize scientific diagnosis and treatment and understanding of research. The success of the healer depends also upon a warmth and flexibility of personality, largely matters of natural endowment and early training. The physician is
  4. Your answer:
    productive in research.
    a good teacher.
    primarily a healer.
    both healer and scientist.

  5. The divisions of a lecture are always right as long as they are necessary to edification, and always wrong when they are thrust upon the attention as divisions only. There may be neatness in carving when there is richness in the meats, but it is a sad discourse, indeed, that is
  6. Your answer:
    extremely tasty.
    elaborately served.
    edifying in the division.
    all carving and no meat.

  7. So-called white dwarf stars are very old stars that have collapsed in upon themselves, thus becoming much smaller than they were at an earlier age while retaining the same mass. As a result of their evolution, they are almost unbelievably dense. For example, a cubic centimeter of lead weighs about nine grams, but a cubic centimeter of the substance of the white dwarf companion of Sirius, the Dog Star, weighs
  8. Your answer:
    even less.
    810 kilograms.
    almost as much.
    five grams.

  9. The multiplication of results that is displayed in every event of today has been going on from the beginning; it is true of the grandest phenomena of the universe and of the most insignificant. From the law that every active force produces more than one change, it is an inevitable corollary that through all time there has been an evergrowing complication of things. Starting with the ultimate fact that every cause produces more than one effect, we may readily see that throughout creation there must have gone on, and must still be going on, a never ceasing transformation of the homogeneous into the
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  11. Every solid, regardless of its shape or size, has a point at which it is in perfect balance. This point is the central point at which its mass and weight are concentrated. A first principle of all construction projects is that this central point of the mass of a structure must be over its base; if it is not, the structure will
  12. Your answer:
    be costly.
    be uneven.
    be ugly.

  13. Any explanatory theory is grounded on classification. Classification is impossible without ignoring some characteristics of each of the items to be classified. Thus, none of our explanations is
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  15. At first, the production of reinforced plastic required a great deal of work that had to be done by hand. This was a drawback in modern mechanized industry, in which emphasis is on speed and efficiency. Therefore, researchers in the reinforced plastic industry looked for methods of
  16. Your answer:
    replacing plastics with other materials.
    producing cheap labor.
    building up the demand for plastic products.
    making mass production possible.

  17. Engineers have designed dams that can be built across the mouth of a river to use by the flow of the river and the rise and fall of the tides to produce electricity. As the tide rises, water flows from the ocean across turbines in the dam to produce power until the dam is closed at high tide. Then the turbines are reversed to produce power as the stored water from the river and the ocean is released to flow out to the ocean while the tide is
  18. Your answer:
    turned back.

  19. For many years, the Pekingese were the dogs of Chinese royalty, pampered and jealously guarded lest one be stolen by foreigners. After the death of the Dowager Empress, this breed was not maintained in China. Even before her death, a few animals had been sneaked out of the country to England and to the United States; certainly after her death, China no longer had a monopoly on the dog. In fact, if for any reason the Chinese would like to reestablish the idea of the Pekingese being a palace dog, they would first have to
  20. Your answer:
    import some from the United States or England.
    export more Pekingese.
    get the consent of the common people.
    make sure that none of the animals were stolen.

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