Reading for Understanding Three #6B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Some people have a great desire for variety. They are tired of using the same brand of toothpaste, or of driving the same kind of car, or of buying the same brand of soap. These people are often the first to
  2. Your answer:
    request a better brand.
    return to an accustomed brand.
    question an advertisement.
    buy a new product.

  3. The snake charmer plays a flute and sways to the music. The snake rears its head and twists its body. People generally think it is the music that charms, or "hypnotizes," the snake. The snake charmer is really fooling people with the music because scientists know that snakes are
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  5. Views of land and sea have long been popular subjects for artists to paint. Many people like to hang such paintings on the wall of their homes. Such pictures as these are called landscapes and seascapes. When painters paint scenes of cities, these pictures similarly are called
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  7. The ice at the North Pole is constantly shifting, so it is not possible to determine the exact location of the North Pole, except by instruments. There are no permanent
  8. Your answer:
    ice floes.

  9. The first group of U.S. astronauts had an average of 4.3 years of college and graduate school; the second group had an average of 4.6 years; the third group had an average of 5.6 years. The complex problems of reaching the moon and other accomplishments in space require
  10. Your answer:
    great cost.

  11. In primitive cultures, young children learned from their parents to cook, make clothing, fish, and hunt. They had no schools in which to learn to read and write, but we cannot say that they had no
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  13. The average young person between the ages of six and ten learns about 5000 new words a year. The average adult probably learns fewer than 150. Children's curiosity prompts them to ask questions and learn new words about new subjects. Adults also can learn new words about new subjects by developing new interests. Hobbies, sports, politics, finance, or music--any of these can
  14. Your answer:
    result in friendships.
    increase one's vocabulary.
    make one younger.
    bring joy to life.

  15. If you want to write a good essay, you must first of all have something that you want to say. It is hardly ever possible to write well about nothing or about something of which you know
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  17. Early in the 1940s a process was discovered that greatly increased the resistance of paper to disintegration when wet. This innovation was constantly refined until wet-strength paper products served such wide-spread uses as flooring, bathmats, facial tissues, woven or knitted paper fabric for upholstery materials, and many other uses. But perhaps the most popular use, both past and present, to which paper had been put is the making of goverment-printed rectangular sheets called
  18. Your answer:
    trading stamps.

  19. It is fairly common for seriously-injured athletes to continue to play, and athletes do recover from injury much faster than most other people do. Reasons for their speedy recovery include their strong desire to play again, the excellent rehabilitation treatment they recieve, and their superior
  20. Your answer:
    indifference to pain.
    physical condition.
    rate of recovery.
    safety equipment.

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