Reading for Understanding Three #79A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-hill companies, Inc.

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  1. What a nation sows, it will reap. A nation may be attacked because of its
  2. Your answer:
    appeasement policy.
    inferior strength.
    envied possessions.
    own aggressions.


  3. Ubiquitous advertising leads us finally to become oblivious to its existence. For the most part, our finally attained functional deafness is greatly to be desired, but we very occasionally miss a good thing, even though it has been widely advertised, because we
  4. Your answer:
    do not want to pay for it.
    think that we do not need it.
    disbelieve the claims for it.
    just do not hear about it.


  5. Many systems of philosophy have developed piecemeal, with their parts evolving separately in response to particular circumstances. Yet, when one of these systems is viewed after its completion, its parts somehow seem related in a consistent and unified fashion. It is a system
  6. Your answer:
    with validity.
    in retrospect.
    from the start.
    by default.


  7. Social morality seeks to enforce outward manifestations of virtue. It consists in systems of etiquette and in the regulation of conduct. It assumes that the proper emotions will accompany the proper actions. Its concern is not with inner thoughts but with the
  8. Your answer:
    sincerity of beliefs.
    correctness of manners.
    motives for conduct.
    intensity of emotions.


  9. It was once believed that there was a controlling planet, the motion of which was so strong that all of the other planets were ruled by it. Disruption in the orbit of the central planet caused corresponding disruption in the orbits of the lesser planets. In like manner, the belief has existed that the uncertain, contradictory actions of a head of state result in
  10. Your answer:
    solidification of the government.
    conflict among its citizens.
    organized opposition to the head of state.
    changes in the orbits of the planets.


  11. We admire a landscape more, not less, after we have reflected that its contour has been shaped over a period of centuries by the excavating forces of rain, wind, and river. The deepest appreciation of nature is founded upon
  12. Your answer:
    ignorance.
    knowledge.
    time.
    beauty.


  13. The members of this religious sect realized that their beliefs were regarded as peculiar, but they sought no recruits and made no monetary demands on the community, begging their fellow citizens only for
  14. Your answer:
    converts.
    alms.
    tolerance.
    reformation.


  15. British anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey worked for about twenty years in the Olduvai Gorge in Kenya, Africa. In 1959 Mrs. Leakey discovered about four hundred fragments of the skull, teeth, and tools of Zinjanthropus. The age of the fragments was dated at 1.75 million years. The find has been described by other scientists as the event that opened the truly scientific study of the evolution of the human race. Patience certainly had its
  16. Your answer:
    slaves.
    rewards.
    disappointments.
    scientists.


  17. When one is trying to ferret out the causes of some undesirable situation, it is much more common to blame the misery upon some luckless individual or class of individuals than to dig for the actual cause. Scapegoats are thus quite convenient, for they
  18. Your answer:
    appreciate criticism.
    accept responsibility.
    accent the cause.
    save thinking.


  19. In democratic armies, any of the soldiers may become officers, which fact makes the desire for promotion general and immeasurably extends the bounds of military ambition. The officers on their part see nothing that naturally and necessarily stops them at one grade more than at another; each grade has immense importance in their eyes because their rank in society almost always depends upon their
  20. Your answer:
    rank in the army.
    military victories.
    years of experience.
    educational attainments.



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