Reading for Understanding Three #73A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Phidias is often referred to as the finest of all ancient Greek sculptors. Not one of the great statues he created survives. How can we make the judgement of his greatness? We make it because critics and historians of his day described his work as perfect and as superior to excellent Greek figures that we do know because we have them in
  2. Your answer:
    memory.
    museums.
    history.
    books.


  3. The French and English colonists in North America watched the natives play baggataway. This lively sport so intrigued the European settlers that they adopted the game for themselves and called it lacrosse. Although lacrosse rules have been revised since the days of the early colonists, it is one game that can be said to be
  4. Your answer:
    out of date.
    the oldest sport.
    of European origin.
    truly North American.


  5. Upon closer perusal, an object that originally aroused our curiosity ceases to interest us. People are different, charming, and exciting
  6. Your answer:
    if they are your friends.
    when they agree with you.
    when you know them well.
    from a distance.


  7. The Galla were a group of nomads who wandered around East Africa during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Tribes encountered by the Galla during their wanderings often acquired many of the customs of the Galla. One custom common among many of the tribes is a taboo against fish. The Rendille are an exception. Though a Galla people, the Rendille are despised by other tribes, perhaps because
  8. Your answer:
    they are nomads.
    they follow the taboo.
    they are Galla.
    they eat fish.


  9. Although most public transport is in concentrated population areas and provides access to stores, schools, cinemas, and so forth, the individual's mobility is relatively limited. But private transport provides almost unlimited freedom of movement. It
  10. Your answer:
    eliminates confinement.
    cannot compete with public transport.
    promotes the concentration of population.
    is less expensive.


  11. When an excess of glucose is available to an animal, part of it is stored in the liver and muscle cells in the form of glycogen. Glycogen as a storage form is ideal, for it contains in its molecules far less water than that contained in sugar molecules. It is as though nature made its own dehydrated foods; for, before glycogen is utilized as fuel, it is converted into sugar in much the same way that one uses dehydrated milk or potatoes. As one puts dehydrated milk on the shelf for a rainy day, so the body stores glycogen and releases it to
  12. Your answer:
    fight infection.
    make room for more glycogen.
    provide adequate glucose.
    convert sugar into glucose.


  13. Critics of the love poetry of today say that it has lost its variety because contemporary poets prefer the abstract idea of love to the examples of particular lovers. According to them, ideas about love tend to be similar from poet to poet even though each lover is unique. They maintain that, if our love poetry is to have any variety, the subject matter must be
  14. Your answer:
    abstract.
    specific.
    general.
    simple.


  15. The conversion of garbage into usable compost, although controlled and greatly speeded up by modern technological methods, follows the natural process of decomposition, so that the compost retains the same rich organic matter as is found in naturally decomposed matter. This conversion of garbage and trash has eliminated the necessity for the city dump, with its disease-carrying vermin and stench. Furthermore, the reuse of such materials has resulted in an economical method of waste disposal that is
  16. Your answer:
    regenerative.
    unnatural.
    sterile.
    impractical.


  17. In "Silent Spring", Rachel Carson wrote, "We spray our elms and the following springs are silent of robin song, not because we sprayed the robins directly, but because the poison travelled step-by-step through the now familiar elm leaf-earthworm-robin cycle." This is a specific instance of the theme running through all her books that
  18. Your answer:
    robins eat only elm leaves.
    big oaks grow from little acorns.
    meat for one may be poison for another.
    all life on earth is related.


  19. Hamlet ostensibly vacillates in his intention to avenge his father's murder, as the ghost of his father has instructed him to do, because he doubts the veracity of the ghost. Yet, even when he has proved to his own satisfaction that the ghost speaks the truth, he still hesitates to act, probably swayed by scruples about the act of vengeance. It seems that his real doubts about following the instructions of the ghost have been concerned not so much with the reliability of its testimony as with
  20. Your answer:
    his regrets about his father's murder.
    the action that it requires.
    acceptance of the ghost as his father's.
    his ingrained fear of ghosts.



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