Reading for Understanding Three #80B

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

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  1. A three- or four-movement musical composition played by one or two instruments is called a sonata. Although the movememts are separate, they are written in related keys that give the composition
  2. Your answer:
    sound.
    unity.
    movement.
    melody.


  3. Greek philosophers, overly enthusiastic about the deductive method of Euclidian geometry, held to a naive faith in the power of reasoning. Even though they might have proved by this method that the sensed world is merely illusory, or that there is no such thing as change, they would not have been startled at their results because they believed
  4. Your answer:
    in a merciful deity.
    that their reasoning could be faulty.
    reasoning to be infallible.
    that their senses could not deceive them.


  5. In a cave near Peking, China, remains of at least forty skeletons identified by scentists as the "Peking man" have been found. These skeletons are believed to be about 300,000 years old. It is interesting that remains of hearths, fires, and instruments made from rock have been found with the human bones in the cave. This finding suggests that these ancient people had learned how to build a fire and to make tools, indicating progress in the development of
  6. Your answer:
    human control over nature.
    early social institutions.
    our information about primitive people.
    new theories about evolution.


  7. Ships are the cheapest form of transport, but their use is impossible in many inland places. In the United States, more than twice as much freight moves by land as by water. On land, it is more expensive to move freight by truck than by rail, but trucks can pick up and deliver shipments in many places that trains cannot reach. Cost is important, but in many cases a more inportant factor is
  8. Your answer:
    speed of travel.
    value of goods.
    accessibility.
    weight of goods.


  9. Mathematical ability appears as something strange and mysterious even in its simplest, undeveloped states. Yet, this capacity came into potential existence when people learned to talk, to reason, and to abstract. Through mastering the manipulation of such tools as numbers, logarithms, and the calculus, some have actualized this ability to a greater degree than others have, but all can do some type of numeration or other essentially mathematical operations. The capacity for mathematics is
  10. Your answer:
    a product of the human type of mind.
    limited to only the most gifted.
    valueless in solving our really crucial problems.
    bound to progress to yet undreamed of heights.


  11. A skilled platform speaker outlines the main points at the outset and, during the course of the speech, shifts from on topic to the next by using deft
  12. Your answer:
    transitions.
    explanations.
    criticism.
    questioning.


  13. A famous writer once said that in any of the learned professions a vigorous constitution is equal to at leat 50 percent more brains. In other words, a superior intellect is put to the best use when its owner is
  14. Your answer:
    healthy.
    wealthy.
    happy.
    brainy.


  15. People think according to their inclination and speak according to their learning and infused opinions; but, when it comes to action, they do just as they did before. For the prime mover of us all is the force of
  16. Your answer:
    custom.
    learning.
    wealth.
    arms.


  17. One of the most promising techniques of the physician is the transplantation of human organs. Researchers are developing procedures for keeping transplantable organs alive long after they have been removed from their original owners. A large university hospital has built equipment that has preserved the organs of dogs for relatively short periods of time. If this effort can be improved and applied to human parts, organ banks might be made more practical. Then a dying person could leave to someone else a precious gift --
  18. Your answer:
    a new hospital.
    the gift of life.
    a medical scholarship.
    a resurrection.


  19. It was said by Aristotle in his Physics that in studying any matter it is necessary to work from generalities to particulars. Any matter for study at first appears to us as a whole, that is, as a generality whose many particulars gradually become clear to us. Aristotle likened this to the very young child who begins by calling the whole class of women mother but later on
  20. Your answer:
    distinguishes only one as mother.
    seldom recognizes people.
    befriends all women.
    comprehends nothing.



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