Reading for Understanding Three #66B

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

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  1. A seismographic recording of an earthquake is made up of three parts. The part that arrives first shows waves of low amplitude; in the second part, the amplitude is greater; and, in the third part, the amplitude is further increased. If each phase is of short duration, the earthquake is near the seimograph; if the phases are long, the earthquake is far away. The length of the three time phases indicates the earthquake's
  2. Your answer:
    direction.
    distance.
    intensity.
    duration.


  3. Many factors are responsible for the increasing interest in compact, or small, cars. The increases in fuel prices and in taxes quickened the search for less expensive cars. Perhaps the most important reason for the popularity of small cars, however, is that more people are thinking of the car as a means of transportation rather than as a symbol of status. One writer has pointed out that the difference is between buying a car in order to go places physically and buying a car to go places
  4. Your answer:
    rapidly.
    economically.
    socially.
    comfortably.


  5. Some botanists state that cross-pollination of plants is generally advantageous because it tends to prevent close inbreeding, which is considered a possible causal factor in plant
  6. Your answer:
    pollination.
    improvement.
    degeneration.
    reproduction.


  7. If you should take a trip around the world from west to east in the Northern Hemisphere, you would feel that you had reached the Orient when you came to Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), the principal city of Turkey. But the ways of life are changing fast in Turkey, and the people now wear western clothes. If your world trip were made from east to west, you would probably feel, when you reached Istanbul, that
  8. Your answer:
    the mosques were beautiful.
    the country was wealthy.
    the people were Muslims.
    you had left Asia.


  9. The essence of the art of advocacy is the persuading of the judge and the jury by the trial lawyer that a client's cause is the just one. Preparing the case is just half the battle; no matter how well a case has been prepared, the art of advocacy is important, for
  10. Your answer:
    truth lies only in the human voice.
    a case will not sell itself to the judge and jury.
    advocates are different from barristers.
    only an advocate can make things clear.


  11. Couriers must sometimes verbally relay intergovernmental communications about which the crucial necessity for secrecy is such as to preclude their being written down. Couriers who serve in this capacity must usually be
  12. Your answer:
    speedy.
    foreign.
    multilingual.
    politicians.


  13. Although crocodiles have no tear glands, it was once believed that crocodiles pretended to weep over their dead victims. The phrase crocodile tears is derived from this ancient belief and is used to describe the tears of a
  14. Your answer:
    crocodile.
    mother.
    victim.
    hypocrite.


  15. The domestication of the dog dates from the Stone Age. The practice of using dogs for healing is very old and widely distributed among primitive peoples. The use of the dog was sometimes magical, sometimes ceremonial, and sometimes medicinal. Dogs were also widely used as food, especially in ceremonial feasts. All of these uses of an animal were of great importance to primitive people and indicate that they held dogs in high
  16. Your answer:
    need.
    fear.
    pain.
    respect.


  17. Consumers who are interested in the recycling of containers separate glass and metal containers by hand and return these to collection areas. Steel cans --the "tin" cans that many canned products come in-- can be separated from rubbish by the use of magnetic separators. This is a good example of a problem created by our technologial age being solved
  18. Your answer:
    at no expense.
    by technology.
    wastefully.
    by nature.


  19. People are always talking about originality; but what do they mean? As soon as we are born, the world begins to work upon us, and this goes on to the end. And after all, what can we call our own except energy, strength, and will? If I could give an account of all that I owe to great predecessors and contemporaries, there would be but
  20. Your answer:
    a few to whom I am indebted.
    a small balance to my credit.
    little time required.
    few faults to explain.



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