Reading for Understanding Three #76B

Thelma Thurstone The Mc-Graw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. A person is said to be in nutritive equilibrium who, from day to day, neither gains nor loses weight. This condition may occur under a wide range of food intakes. If you systematically increase or decrease the amount of food that you eat daily, you will for a while gain or lose weight. Finally, however, your weight will cease to change. You will again be in nutritive equilibrium, but you will have
  2. Your answer:
    an increased appetite.
    poorer health.
    varying weight.
    a new weight.


  3. One philosopher said, "It is wrong in all cases to believe on insufficient evidence; where it is presumption to doubt and to investigate, there it is worse than presumption to
  4. Your answer:
    write."
    question."
    believe."
    prove."


  5. A stone plaque in a niche of a university building carries the inscription "Dig and Discover." This suggests that the subject taught in this school building is
  6. Your answer:
    aviation.
    geology.
    agriculture.
    religion.


  7. Euphemism is a way of speaking in which an inoffensive term is substituted for a harsh or an offensive term. A euphemist would say that a liar is a person who exaggerates. Such a person would also speak of a frugal individual rather than of
  8. Your answer:
    a spendthrift.
    a miser.
    a euphemist.
    a philanthropist.


  9. No shield can defend a fearful heart. It may be observed of other passions that they are grounded upon things that are, as envy upon happiness, rage upon injury, love upon beauty, and so of the rest; but fear is founded upon things that are not. It coins mischiefs that neither exist nor can exist. Thus, having no object to bound it, it runs on ad infinitum and cannot be checked by any condition of life. Let cowards have guards, and they fear the guards; let them have no guards, and they will
  10. Your answer:
    become wise and courageous.
    feel safe from all harm.
    commit infamous deeds.
    be fearful for want of them.


  11. According to this author, that which one reads fertilizes a seed of thought and is not the seed itself. One should utilize reading to
  12. Your answer:
    aid the growth of already existent thougts.
    develop the ability to express thoughts clearly.
    enhance one's knowledge of current views.
    provide the raw material from which thoughts are created.


  13. Warm air is lighter and less dense than cold air. As air is heated by sun, it rises and colder air rushes in to take its place, creating
  14. Your answer:
    winds.
    clouds.
    rain.
    hail.


  15. At about the year 1900, the few experts in the field of nutrition were almost all physiologists. The medical practitioner was interested in bacteriology because of the plausibility of the notion that much disease was bacterial in origin; with only rare exceptions, such as diabetes and gout, disease was not attributed by the average physician of that time to
  16. Your answer:
    dietary origins.
    inherited susceptibility.
    spread by contagion.
    infection by germs.


  17. True happiness is of a retired nature and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self; in the next, from the friendship and conversation of
  18. Your answer:
    large group of people.
    younger people.
    strangers and foreigners.
    a few select companions.


  19. Two mules travelled along a road, one loaded with money, the other with barley. The mule carrying the money rang his harness bell and pranced with a high step while the other plodded quietly behind. Robbers surprised the two, robbing the proud mule that carried the money. The robbed animal bewailed his fate while the other rejoiced that the robbers had overlooked his modest cargo. This story illustrates the advantage that follows
  20. Your answer:
    humility.
    hard work.
    thievery.
    vanity.



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