Reading for Understanding Three #71A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. In the case of a civil suit involving money damages, a jury decides whether damages are to be paid and what the amount shall be. In criminal cases, the jury decides whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty but does not decide the sentence. The imposing of punishment, the sentence, is the responsibility of the judge, who must act within certain legal restrictions. In a criminal case, the responsibilities are
  2. Your answer:
    unequal.
    equal.
    shifted.
    divided.


  3. Many writers have solved the riddle of the frontier, but they have solved it quite incorrectly. The frontier did not suppress individualism in personal opinion and action, for only as a result of latitude in these affairs could citizens of the frontier who were of such diverse backgrounds live together. Writers about the frontier also claim that it fostered individualism in economic and political matters, but actually the conditions of frontier life necessitated
  4. Your answer:
    cooperation.
    intolerance.
    selfishness.
    independence.


  5. Each species of plant and animal life suffers enormous destruction at some period of its life from enemies or from competitors for the same place and food. If these enemies or competitors have an advantage even to the least degree by any slight change of climate, they will increase in numbers; as each area is already fully stocked with inhabitants, the other weaker species must
  6. Your answer:
    increase.
    become stronger.
    decrease.
    eat more.


  7. Philosophers soon become obsolete if they are too representative of the spirit of any one particular age. If they ride to fame on the crest of a surging wave of a momentarily popular thought, they may by the same token expect to
  8. Your answer:
    swim in a company of jellyfish.
    be left high and dry at ebb tide.
    get over their heads and drown.
    cast a lifeline to succor their companions.


  9. Liberal education has achieved its goal if its recipients are able to distinguish between factual validity and attractive speciousness, between the frankly natural and the merely vulgar, between sentimentality and honest emotion. Anyone who not only has been exposed to but also has introjected a truly liberal education can be expected to possess
  10. Your answer:
    an intelligently discriminating mind.
    a vast store of facts.
    an attitude of radical rebellion.
    a disdain of emotion.


  11. Henry Clay (1777-1852) exercised a leadership in the politics of the United States that has seldom been equalled. Although he never achieved his greater ambition to be President, he was instrumental in bringing about compromises between antagonistic groups. He is remembered as "the great
  12. Your answer:
    emancipator."
    pacificator."
    iron man."
    commoner."


  13. Occasionally one has the experience of sudden insight into the solution of a perplexing problem. Research into this area of human problem solving seems to indicate that such solutions occur after all the data in question have been studied exhaustively over a period of time. Insight usually comes during a moment of relaxation, but it is preceded by
  14. Your answer:
    a period of preparation.
    a long period of indolence.
    expert help.
    mystical illumination.


  15. The following lines were written by Euripides, a Greek poet, almost 2500 years ago. "Old ones' prayers for death are lying prayers, in which they abuse old age and long extent of life. When death draws near, not one is willing to die, and age is no longer
  16. Your answer:
    the object of desire."
    a burden to them."
    a blessing."
    passing too fast."


  17. Referring to a book as a potboiler means that its author wrote it simply to "keep the pot full and boiling" in the author's kitchen while working to complete other more important writing. A potboiler is written soley for the
  18. Your answer:
    author's own enjoyment.
    income that it yields.
    sake of self-expression.
    communication of a point of view.


  19. What is now called Spain was probably inhabited as early as the Old Stone Age. About 1100 B.C. the Phoenicians from the eastern end of the Mediterranean established colonies in the area. During the fifth century B.C., the Carthaginians from northern Africa conquered much of Spain. During the third century B.C., the Romans, who were from southern Europe, drove the Cartaginians out and made Spain Rome's first colony. Later, from about A.D. 400 until A.D. 573, the German tribes that conquered Rome took complete control of Spain. In A.D. 711 the Moors, who were from northwestern Africa, invaded Spain and eventually conquered it, only to be driven out during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries by the Spanish Christians. Spain has been under the influence of invaders from
  20. Your answer:
    several continents.
    friendly countries.
    all races.
    every part of the world.



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