Reading for Understanding Three #86B

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

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  1. The factors that determine the course a civilization is to follow are often not discernible until long after the time their influence is being wielded. We can see now that the frontier was an important determiner of U.S. civilization, but its importance was not recognized until
  2. Your answer:
    it was active in life of the United States.
    settlers of the frontier themselves felt it.
    it had virtually disappeared.
    foreign immigration increased.


  3. There are only two alternatives: space must be either finite or infinite. It seems incredible that space should be never ending, but it is equally difficult to imagine boundaries of space. One of these alternatives must be true, and yet it seems that neither of them can be true. Our conception of space is plagued by a
  4. Your answer:
    contradiction.
    legend.
    boundary.
    fallacy.


  5. Be thankful every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day that must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues that
  6. Your answer:
    will make you rich.
    the idle never know.
    you will forget.
    the world does not recognize.


  7. It has been said that some workers tend to do things well. In their desire for planned perfection, they expend skill and energy on petty tasks, and thus court organization at the expense of
  8. Your answer:
    mechanization.
    efficiency.
    quality.
    promotion.


  9. It is not only selfish but foolish to give beyond all possibility of return. The recipient is grateful only up to a point, but then feels overburdened and henceforth uncomfortable. One who gives is liable to lose a friend by draining gratitude to the dregs, for many people can maintain their self-respect only by retreating in the face of excessive generosity, preferring to be enemies rather than to
  10. Your answer:
    repay their debts.
    be perpetual debtors.
    give in return.
    be intimate friends.


  11. The quality that makes for a successful intellectual -- comprehensive understanding after an event has occurred -- is seldom associated with the quality necessary for a successful entrepreneur -- faith in intuitive conclusions. For a true intellectual to be a successful entrepreneur is
  12. Your answer:
    understandable.
    undesirable.
    rare.
    insignificant.


  13. The passion of laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own former infirmity. For we laugh at the follies of ourselves past when they come suddenly to remembrance, except when they bring with them any
  14. Your answer:
    past infirmity.
    present discredit.
    folly of others.
    eminency.


  15. "The calm that must follow all storms -- emblem to humanity of the rest and silence into which the storm called Life must hush at last." In these lines Charles Dickens was writing about
  16. Your answer:
    death.
    failure.
    birth.
    success.


  17. The first recognition of excellence, in any line, often causes embarrassment because of the feeling of inferiority that it creates in the observer. Mediocrity often gives unlimited pleasure because it does not upset our self-esteem, but rather helps us with the thought that we are
  18. Your answer:
    as good as another.
    inferior to others.
    constantly learning.
    not as one of these.


  19. The exact nature of the impulse that travels along a nerve when that nerve is stimulated is not known. Because the maximum speed of propagation of the impulse is far less than the speed of an electric current, many investigators accept as probable the theory that the nerve impulse is
  20. Your answer:
    transmitted across synaptic connections.
    chemical rather than electrical in nature.
    the only channel between brain and muscle.
    propagated at a speed less than that of sound.



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