Reading for Understanding Three #75B

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  1. There seems to be evidence that some university graduates are not good readers. They are unable to get the author's meaning from the printed page. It is understandable that some of us consider their intellectual development incomplete, for their reading is without
  2. Your answer:
    comprehension.
    selection.
    discrimination.
    appreciation.


  3. Should a trade union following one political line require its officials, or, for that matter, its members, to conform to that line under pain of expulsion? This question becomes increasingly pertinent when unions as such tend more and more to
  4. Your answer:
    demand higher wages.
    protect their minorities.
    deny political affiliations.
    take political sides.


  5. This writer is not obsessed with the past but with the parallel of the past to the present and future, and thus uses history as an instrument of
  6. Your answer:
    prophecy.
    fear.
    ambition.
    courage.


  7. A French economist in the mid-eighteenth century commented that the industrial changes that had taken place during that time had so altered the way of life that an Industrial Revolution had taken place. This title is not a good description of the changes that occurred because industry did not make a sudden and revolutionary advancement. Instead, the changes that were made in the eighteenth century were the result of
  8. Your answer:
    later advancements.
    an upsurge of inventions.
    a gradual development.
    a French economist's mistake.


  9. In the last classroom lecture of the term, the students in the beginning course are presented with a concise summary tying together the elementary facts to which they have been introduced during the term. The enrollment for the advanced courses would probably increase if the summary were replaced by a discussion of the problems and unsolved questions within the field, for a summary creates an illusion of finality and completeness, thus leading the students to believe that in this area they have
  10. Your answer:
    passed their course work.
    outstripped the professor.
    learned something valuable.
    learned all there is to know.


  11. Perseverance is more prevalent than violence; many things that cannot be overcome when they are together yield themselves up when taken
  12. Your answer:
    for granted.
    without violence.
    all at once.
    little by little.


  13. A common thread interlaces our diverse goals in life; that is, each goal seems to point towards happiness. This happiness that we earnestly seek is only infrequently and briefly attained. It is the drink in the desert--
  14. Your answer:
    a shimmering, fleeting reward.
    a goal reached by no one.
    a respite gained without difficulty.
    inevitably a mirage.


  15. When we consider the tremendous progress in science, medicine, exploration, and technology in the last hundred years, we cannot help wondering whether a period of such a spectacular rate of change is ahead of us. The optimists believe that we will have even more and greater achievements, but the more despairing among us believe that our golden age
  16. Your answer:
    was in the past.
    is a deserved punishment.
    will continue forever.
    is yet to come.


  17. Persons suffering from overconcern about their blood pressure need the maximum of reassurance. They must be protected from emotional strain and especially from demands upon a self-reliance they simply do not possess. They must be
  18. Your answer:
    assured that someone else is sharing their burden.
    exposed to gradually increasing emotional strain.
    hospitalized and kept under sedatives.
    warned of the extreme danger of their condition.


  19. There is no creature that has life but is busied in some action for the benefit of the restless world. Idleness is the most corrupting fly that can blow in any human mind. That ignorance is the most miserable which knows not what to do. Exercise is the fattening food of the soul, without which it grows lank and thinly parted. That the followers of the great are so much debauched I believe to be due to want of employment; for the soul, impatient of an absolute recess, preys upon the evil actions. 'Tis true, we learn to do ill by doing what is next to it,
  20. Your answer:
    being ignorant.
    nothing.
    watching others do ill.
    living in an evil environment.



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