Reading for Understanding Three #73B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. The man Caesar is born, and for ages after we have the Roman Empire. Christ is born, and millions of minds so grow and cleave to his genius that he becomes the symbol of virtue and of human potential. An institution is often
  2. Your answer:
    an inevitability of history.
    the sum of those who constitute it.
    the lengthened shadow of one person.
    truth revealed in religion.


  3. It was not until the late nineteenth century that the germ theory of disease was conceived and developed. It had been known for a long time that contact with a sick person might cause sickness. In the Old Testament Book of Leviticus we find laws forbidding contact with lepers. In Europe during the Black Death (1348), it was known that the disease was spread by contact with sick persons. People had a certain amount of control before they had
  4. Your answer:
    scientific knowledge.
    health rules.
    diseases.
    primitive medicine.


  5. I was in a dull state of nerves, such as everybody is occasionally liable to, one unsusceptible to enjoyment or pleasurable excitement, one of those moods when what is pleasure at other times becomes
  6. Your answer:
    necessary.
    stimulating.
    insipid.
    delightful.


  7. Brass is an alloy made chiefly of copper and zinc. Bronze is a similar alloy consisting primarily of copper and tin. The Bible refers to brass, but the alloy was probably bronze, as was the brass referred to in other ancient writings. These two alloys, almost identical in appearance, were often called by the same name until a chemist made a distinction between
  8. Your answer:
    alloys and metals.
    copper and zinc.
    zinc and tin.
    copper and tin.


  9. The people always have champions whom they set over them and nurse into greatness. This and no other is the root from which tyrants spring; when they first appear, they are protectors. When tyrants have disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from that source, then they are always stirring up some war or other that their people may continue to
  10. Your answer:
    want for nothing.
    win great battles.
    increase their possessions.
    require a leader.


  11. Industry is dependent for its income upon consumer and capital investment. If individuals or concerns merely accumulate rather than invest their savings, the sale of industrial products will decline and unemployment will increase. Thus, the accumulation of excess savings is not beneficial to our economy, for it allows industry
  12. Your answer:
    no reduction in employment.
    an increased potential market.
    no market for its products.
    large capital investments.


  13. U. S. President Andrew Jackson wrote that the congress, the executive, and the court must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. All public officers who take an oath to support the Constitution swear that they will support it, not as it is understood by others, but
  14. Your answer:
    regardless of their opinions.
    as they understand it.
    according to popular belief.
    as they are instructed.


  15. Acetylene gas is made by pouring water on a grey rocklike substance called calcium carbide. This gas produces one of the hottest flames possible. It is used for cutting through steel and other metals. It is one of the wonders of modern chemistry that a white-hot flame is obtained with the use of
  16. Your answer:
    magic.
    natural gas.
    steel.
    water.


  17. During the first forty years in which the Pulitzer Prize was awaraded in the field of poetry, thirty-one different poets received the award. During three years, the award was not made to anyone. It is evident that in some instances poets have received the Pulitzer Prize
  18. Your answer:
    posthumously.
    from another source.
    more than once.
    in consecutive years.


  19. It was by means of the giant 254-centimeter telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory in Pasadena, California, that individual stars in a few of the nearest nebulae were first detected; among them were identified several types of stars in our own system with which we are familiar. Because the brightness of such stars in our system has been measured, the distances of the nebulae can be inferred from the apparent faintness of the stars. Once the riddle of distance was solved, knowledge of the nebulae came quickly. They are actually vast stellar systems like our own, and they seem small and faint because they are
  20. Your answer:
    composed of small, faint stars.
    far from the earth.
    different types of stars.
    close to the sun.



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