Reading for Understanding Three #76C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. According to Thomas Paine, "Every age and generation must be free to act for itself in all cases as the ages and generations that precede it." Paine was saying that every generation must first and foremost seek to accommodate
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    its ancestors.
    the living.

  3. All those whose duty it is to address mixed assemblages single out the young as the objects of their most passionate appeals. The young heart, they know full well, is the kindliest soil for any seed they may have to sow, as it is also that in which the plant has the best chance of coming to maturity. Thus, the dormant aspirations of the elder generation drop on fertile ground where they are
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  5. The weather changes from day to day--it may be warm one day and cool the next, rainy for a while and then fair, windy and then calm. Climate is the average of the weather conditions over a long period of time--hundreds or thousands of years. The climate of an area is therefore fairly
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  7. The liberation of humanity, as Goethe called deliverance from the yoke of inherited usage and of rigid unquestionable law, was begun in Greece and had many of its greatest effects, good and evil, on Greece. It is just because of the analogy between the controversies of that time and those of our times that someone has said, "Classical history is a part of modern history; it is only medieval history that is
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  9. Through the ages, people have constructed emblems to symbolize purposes, thoughts, and actions. Many believe that an emblem has a greater symbolic value if there is a great deal of movement in it. The eagle that wings its way in storm and lightning, the lion that has slain a tiger, the sun bursting through the clouds are esteemed superior to
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    unrealistic emblems.
    real-life circumstances.
    similar bodies in a quiescent state.
    the ideals behind the emblems.

  11. The Edict of Nantes was a decree issued by Henry IV of France on April 15, 1598. The decree stated that Huguenots, or French Protestants, could freely worship in about seventy-five towns and had the same rights as Roman Catholic citizens. The edict is historically significant because it was the first time that a royal official of a great European country had allowed religious
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  13. The interest of the young is easily aroused but short-lived. No sooner is one project under way than it is abandoned by another. The accomplishments of youth may be summarized by a list of
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  15. To know and to recognize error--these are the fundamental goals of science, related but not identical. When we believe something that is indeed true, we as a consequence may avoid accepting a false assertion. We often can recognize the falsity of several interpretations of a phenomenon, however, without
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    making any mistakes.
    believing another false interpretation.
    knowing its true interpretation.
    rejecting its true interpretation.

  17. In formal discourse, numbers are always written in full, except large, exact numbers such as 685,179, which would be
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    cumbersome if written out.
    more likely to cause error in copying.
    easier to read if written out.
    better spelled out.

  19. Traditionally, it has been supposesd that natural structures exemplify perfect regularity in both their construction and their functioning. Thus, the atom has been pointed out as the acme of orderly consistency. Recent findings, however, have indicated the complete untenability of these assumptions about natural phenomena. Indeed, we are now forced to concede that nature is
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    governed by unalterable laws.
    disdainful of accuracy and precision.
    the exemplar of perfection.
    fully predictable.

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