Reading for Understanding Three #80A

Thelma Thurstone--The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Many universities have added another to their already many functions -- that of public entertainment in the form of athletics. Public interest in this particular aspect of university life is greater than in many of its educational activities. To some it seems strange that less attention is given to a university's appointment of a dean than to the choice of
  2. Your answer:
    a physical education program.
    student enrollment.
    a new athletic coach.
    a policy of education.


  3. The supreme law of life is the law of moderation. It is expressed in Buddha's statement that extremes are barbarous, but ancient India did not learn the lesson. The Greeks, however, in saying "nothing too much," not only recognized this law of measure but also saw the inevitable penalty that
  4. Your answer:
    overtakes every form of excess.
    violates the law of measure.
    follows shoddy thinking.
    punishes those who are temperate.


  5. Many Japanese hope someday to climb Mount Fuji and watch the sunrise from the top. For them, this is a religious pilgrimage as well as an outing. Women were not allowed to climb Fuji or any other sacred mountain in the past, but they are permitted to do so today. All over the modern world women do many such things that
  6. Your answer:
    used to be taboo.
    are sacrilegious.
    get them equal suffrage.
    were strictly women's domain.


  7. In colonial days in North America the diamondback turtle was an important source of food, though it was considered fit only for those who could get nothing better. Later, when the terrapin's tastiness was realized, it became a very popular dish. Turtle hunters might have wiped out the species, but the diamonback was saved by a prohibition of alcohol because the recipe for cooking diamondbacks called for simmering them in large quantities of
  8. Your answer:
    beef broth.
    cream.
    sherry.
    salty water.


  9. Nature is constantly breaking down, mixing, combining, and building up the various elements of the universe. The chemical processes in nature are of infinite variety and are constantly operating, not the least of these being those in our bodies that change food into nourishment. This nourishment in turn changes into flesh and bones and energy in animals and into leaves and flowers in plants. The greatest production of chemicals is found in
  10. Your answer:
    the elements.
    nature.
    food.
    our bodies.


  11. A newspaper reporter must work rapidly to get a story published. To merit newspaper space, news items must be
  12. Your answer:
    important.
    unusual.
    timely.
    interesting.


  13. Protoplasm, which has a very high water content and is thus not easily compressed, tends to keep a fairly constant
  14. Your answer:
    position.
    volume.
    coloration.
    heat.


  15. There is this difference between two temporal blessings, health and money: money is the most envied but the least enjoyed; health is the most enjoyed but the least envied; and this superiority of the latter is still more obvious when we reflect that the poorest person would not part with health for money, but that the richest would
  16. Your answer:
    be indifferent to health.
    gladly exchange health for power.
    gladly part with any amount of money for health.
    be able to afford the best doctor.


  17. One of the earliest weapons that is still in use today is the spear. Spears are made in a wide variety of forms, but the most effective for hunting are the spears that are equipped with throwing devices because with them power and speed are added to the throw. A spear-throwing device, in effect,
  18. Your answer:
    requires little dexterity.
    is difficult to see.
    is an extension of the hunter's arm.
    cannot be controlled.


  19. The following advertisement appeared in the weekly newspaper of a university town. "Have you left clothing at Pete's during the summer? If you don't want this cleaned clothing, Pete would like permission to give to a charitable organization." Pete is not only asking the original owners of the clothing to be charitable,; he is
  20. Your answer:
    changing the style in clothing.
    getting free advertising.
    breaking even financially.
    contributing the cleaning services.



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