Reading for Understanding Three #81B

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

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  1. Confidential communication between lawyer and client, husband and wife, physician and patient, and certain others may be excluded from the testimony of a witness. The right to withhold certain information is called privilege, and in some cases it is not necessary for witnesses to tell
  2. Your answer:
    their privilege.
    the whole truth.
    a falsehood.
    their names.


  3. Engineeering consultants on some U.S. government highway construction projects are paid a percentage of the costs of projects on which they work. Since the consultant helps to determine the cost of the project, the expense to the government, and thus to the taxpayer, could be unnecessarily great if the consultant did not have
  4. Your answer:
    self-interest as a goal.
    a genuine interest in engineering.
    a well-developed sense of ethics.
    a background of relevant experience.


  5. I was in Kawakul during the recent typhoon. During its course, my instinctive reactions of terrified awe struggled to displace my civilized habit of believing such catastrophes to be subject to scientific explanation. I no longer wonder that tremendous upheavals of nature have always been regarded by uneducated peoples as
  6. Your answer:
    supernatural manifestations.
    universal phenomena.
    unusual happenings.
    rationally explainable events.


  7. In her profession, printed material is the chief source of knowledge that she seeks. Consistency demands that she love her
  8. Your answer:
    library.
    laboratory.
    business.
    hobby.


  9. The things that were just incidentally present on the occasion of some particularly delightful experience may later hold some indefinable charm for us. Often, even usually we fail to recollect our previous encounter with these incidental things and we do not realize that they especially appeal to us because
  10. Your answer:
    they have qualities we like.
    we once knew them well.
    we have long forgotten them.
    they were associated with pleasure.


  11. Envy and hatred are companion vices: each engenders the other. They are distinguished from each other only in that hatred fastens itself on the person, and envy fastens itself on the person's state and condition. Thus, they gather strength from being
  12. Your answer:
    in competition with each other.
    attached to different positions.
    detached from each other.
    focused upon the same individual.


  13. The speaker sees us spending billions on ordinances for all-out war but little on the all-important implements for a war of ideas, with the result that we are suffering ideological reverses that military power
  14. Your answer:
    usually develops.
    needs for success.
    cannot overcome.
    will surely destroy.


  15. To a person not versed in legal procedure, the opposing sides at a court trial seem equally balanced. Even a case that in reality is clear-cut can appear impossible to decide. If the lawyers for the two sides are equally skilled, each side, as it is presented, is apparently
  16. Your answer:
    irrefutable.
    prejudiced.
    one-sided.
    weak.


  17. One-fifth of all U.S. households (most apartment dwellers) have no control over the temperature of their dwellings except by opening windows or turning on electric heaters or electric blankets. Either of these solutions
  18. Your answer:
    does not add to their comfort.
    adds to energy consumption.
    results in saving electrical power.
    decrease demand for fuel.


  19. In addition to time for those tasks essential for living, we want time for the enjoyment of the arts and for satisfying our natural curiosity about the world around us. When this curiosity is organized, it is called scientific research. Often the results of scientific research enable us to improve our living conditions or to spend less time on the essential tasks. But many scientists feel that the value of scientific reasearch should be judged less by the improvements it makes in our living (Who really knows what is an improvement?) than by the increase it brings in our
  20. Your answer:
    conquest of diseases.
    applications to human problems.
    available time for study.
    understanding of the unknown.



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