Reading for Understanding Three #87C

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

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  1. We know that a genetic relationship exists between two people if they have a common ancestor. This is also true of languages. Hence, the relationship between German and English may be determined by examining those German and English words that have a common
  2. Your answer:
    sound.
    structure.
    origin.
    meaning.


  3. In 1974, the remains of the U.S.S. Monitor were located in the Atlantic Ocean about 24 kilometers southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, by a group of Duke University scientists. Underwater photographs were obtained, but it was feared that the ship would break apart if attempts were made to raise it. It was also feared that salvaged parts would decompose as soon as fresh air hit them. It was therefore decided, for the time being, to
  4. Your answer:
    raise the ship immediately.
    give the ship back to the government.
    leave the ship where it was.
    sell the ship for souvenirs.


  5. Air at a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius can hold about five times as much water as air at a temperature of 10 degrees Celsius. Ventilating engineers recommend a relative humidity of 50 to 60 percent as most conducive to comfort and to health. Relative humidity is the ratio of the actual amount of moisture in the air to the amount that would be present if the air were saturated. When cold air from the outside is warmed inside the house, the relative humidity
  6. Your answer:
    rises.
    drops.
    disappears.
    is pleasant.


  7. Myths, legends, fairy tales, and fables are not stories of things that really happened. In this sense, they are not true stories, but most of them represent some moral truth about human life. They have endured because of the lessons they teach and not because of their
  8. Your answer:
    translation into English.
    imaginative content.
    successive editions.
    historical accuracy.


  9. Shelley has immortalized the skylark as a symbol of the free and soaring spirit. When we ourselves have noticed the skylark, it has been swooping gracefully through the air; thus, Shelley's symbolism seems appropriate. Such an interpretation of the skylark's existence is false, however; for this bird is, more often than not, miserably cold, hungry, or sick. Nevertheless, most of us think of the skylark as we do of an actor upon the stage -- we imagine that the typical character of either is the one that is displayed when the actor
  10. Your answer:
    attracts our attention.
    plays the part of a villain.
    becomes immortalized inverse.
    soars blithely upward.


  11. One magazine that has one of the highest circulations in the world is a monthly magazine that contains condensations of full-length articles previously published in other magazines. The popularity of this magazine is due to many factors, but important among them we recognize
  12. Your answer:
    brevity.
    seriousness.
    circulation.
    good design.


  13. Macaroni is a well-known Italian food that is similar to spaghetti and noodles. It is also an eighteenth-century name given by the English to a stylishly dressed young man. In the song, Yankee Doodle came to town Riding on a pony, Stuck a feather in his hat and called it Macaroni the meaning of Macaroni is
  14. Your answer:
    American.
    English.
    unknown.
    Italian.


  15. English-speaking people find it difficult to comprehend the feelings of those who have conquered, as little trace of this experience is in their past. Defeat is similar to bondage. Both must be
  16. Your answer:
    suffered only by other people.
    face with endurance.
    abolished completely.
    undergone to be comprehended.


  17. It was a pleasant deception that made power seem gentle and obedience an only duty. But now deception is to be replaced by the harsh light of reason. The protective curtain of beguilement is to be
  18. Your answer:
    rewoven into a more lovely design.
    rudely torn aside.
    repaired of all its defects.
    replaced by more beautiful tapestry.


  19. There is no position that depends on clearer principles than that every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid. To deny this would be to affirm that the deputy is greater than the principal; that the servant is above the master; that the representatives of the people are
  20. Your answer:
    deputized by the people themselves.
    servants of the people.
    authorized by the Constitution.
    superior to the people themselves.



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