Reading for Understanding Three #87B

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

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  1. In an effort to promote scientific ingenuity, a prominent electrical company has established a special course for its young engineers. Graduates of this course have produced an average of three times as many new processes and patents as nongraduates. Graduation from the course is associated with superior
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    personality traits.
    administrative ability.

  3. In art, as in nature, there is an optimal degree of excellence. Whoever discerns and delights in this has good taste, but whoever does not perceive it and values that which is less or more than this has faulty taste. Good and bad taste then do exist, and arguments about tastes are
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  5. This coulpet by an unkown author has been the delight of several generations of children. The rhymester's work has gained wide fame; the author's name has been
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    often misspelled.
    enshrined in memory.
    added to anthologies.
    lost forever.

  7. Acording to the speaker, not only the ownership but the power of business has been dissipated, both politically and economically, whereas agriculture and industry exercise ever-increasing political pressures. So that business, as well as industry and agriculture, may become a major concern of government and the public at large, business must work to
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    utilize technological advances.
    regain its lost influence.
    reduce the unit cost of its product.
    increase its profits.

  9. Modern scholars have returned to the study of the folk song because they are convinced that it affords a record of the essential characteristics of a people. These songs originate among the unsophisticated people of a nation; they become part of the everyday life of the people because they express common emotions and interests. If we would study the very heart of a people, if we would know its basic desires and character traits, we might be greatly aided in our study by the evidence we obtain from its
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    classical music.
    symphony lovers.
    folk songs.
    talented musicians.

  11. Ice erosion has played a smaller part than water erosion in changing the contours of the earth's surface because the activity of ice erosion, both temporally and spatially, has been more
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  13. Many students, thinking of an examination several days away, fear that they will fail. So, instead of studying, they spend their time worrying. By so doing, that which originally mere probability may, as a result of anxiety, turn into
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  15. It is reasonable to assume that, concerning questions whose answers are unverifiable, any systematic explanation may contain a greater or lesser degree of accuracy. Recognizing this uncertainty, one is free to choose on any such issue the position that seems most feasible, but is not logically free to be
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  17. Clearinghouses are useful in reducing the volume of concrete interbank transactions. Each member bank sends to the clearinghouse a record of the money it has paid out on checks drawn on each other member. When the lists are compared, equal reciprocal debts are
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  19. "I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever; nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it: and God doeth it, that we should fear before him." "That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past." The author of these verses from Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament expressed the same meaning as contained in the words:
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    "All is vanity."
    "To everything there is a season."
    "There is no new thing under the sun."
    "Sorrow is better than laughter."

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