Reading for Understanding Three #7A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Bullfights, which have been a popular sport in some countries for hundreds of years, are a great tourist attraction today. Many of the people who go to bullfights say that they do not enjoy seeing the bull killed; but, if this is true, it is hard to explain why these people persist in
  2. Your answer:
    staying home.
    watching the spectacle.
    visiting Spain.
    hiding their eyes.

  3. Some events are filmed in real life, just as they are happening. Films of such events are called documentaries. The films of Admiral Byrd's expedition to the South Pole were made by members of his party for the sake of record. All scenes and all people in the film were real. This is a good example of a
  4. Your answer:
    suspense drama.
    documentary film.
    short subject.

  5. Shopping has been greatly eased by the installation of moving belts beside the hilly streets of downtown Tacoma, Washington. These moving belts continue from one level to another. This makes it possible for shoppers to visit stores on different street levels without having to
  6. Your answer:
    go indoors.
    go outdoors.
    climb a single step.
    park their cars.

  7. For a plant to develop a seed, pollination must occur-pollen from the stamen must be transferred to the pistil. Some plants-red clover for example-cannot pollinate themselves; the pollen from one plant must be carried to another plant. Only bumblebees can do this pollinating for red clover. If farmers have a poor crop of red clover seed, they might check the
  8. Your answer:
    fertility of the soil in the pasture.
    nearby population of bumblebees.
    quality of the seed that was used.
    number of insects that eat clover.

  9. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is regarded by many people as the greatest poet of the English language and the greatest dramatist the world has known. Little was recorded of his life until many years after his death, but old public records tell of his marriage, the births of his children, and the purchase of real estate and stock holdings. He was succesful in writing and producing plays the public liked and in making them pay. He achieved financial success through his
  10. Your answer:
    last will and testament.
    theatrical activities.

  11. Cato used to assert that the wise profited more by fools than fools did by the wise; for the wise avoided the faults of fools, but fools would not imitate the good examples of
  12. Your answer:
    the old.
    the wise.

  13. The sea cucumber is not a vegetable that grows in the sea. It is really an animal that looks so much like a garden cucumber that it has been given its
  14. Your answer:
    green hue.
    strange name.
    another bear present.
    used as a food.

  15. The polar bear is popular with the zoo visiters. The bear does many amusing things and seems to know that its antics please its watchers. As a matter of fact, it is a show-off. It is said that a pair in a large zoo never do their diving act unless there is
  16. Your answer:
    ice in the pool.
    a board.
    an audience.
    another bear present.

  17. The aurora borealis, also called the northern lights, is a display of light, often flickering, that is seen in the skies of the Northern Hemisphere. The farther north one lives, the more often one sees the beautiful display of brilliant, flickering light. Most people do not often see the aurora borealis, but many have heard about it from people who have visited
  18. Your answer:
    South America.

  19. To get the passport necessary for foreign travel, one must show proof of citizenship, such as a birth cirtificate. Application for a passport can only be made in person at certain government offices. While the cost is not high, it takes a number of weeks after application is made to recieve a passport. Getting a passport is one preparation for a trip that cannot be taken care of
  20. Your answer:
    ahead of time.
    unless one is rich.
    without a lawyer.
    at the last minute.

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