Reading for Understanding Three #90B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw -Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Knowing nothing, yet am I wiser than those who know nothing but fancy that they do. For I, while knowing nothing,
  2. Your answer:
    fancy I know it all.
    do not fancy that I do.
    know that wisdom is folly.
    always appear that I do.


  3. A few hundred meters down into the sea, the sea looks to an explorer much like a starlighted sky looks on land. For many deep-sea animals have light-producing chemicals in their bodies, some of which glow like stars; at such depths, the sea seems to be
  4. Your answer:
    bathed in moonlight.
    without life.
    dark as night.
    light as day.


  5. From the earth, an inferior planet always appears to be quite close to the sun, the result of such planets having orbits that lie inside that of the earth. Mercury and Venus are the two inferior planets, and so cannot be seen from the earth
  6. Your answer:
    in outer space.
    late at night.
    in their orbits.
    near the sun.


  7. During World War II, aircraft carriers became the most important ships. The Japanese attack on the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor was made by carrier planes. The first air raid made on Japan by U.S. planes was made by army bombers from the Hornet, a U.S. aircraft carrier. The Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942 made history because it was the first naval battle in which the opposing ships did not
  8. Your answer:
    use planes.
    have any casualities.
    sink.
    fire at each other.


  9. Hunting game birds was one way in which early settlers in North America secured a living. Later, hunting was engaged in mainly for sport, even though the hunter may have enjoyed the feast that followed the hunting expedition. Now, wild game has become more scarce, game laws have been made to protect native wildlife, and all the equipment for a hunting holiday has become expensive. Hunting preserves, several thousand of them, privately owned and well stocked, now cater to those hunters who want to be sure of getting their birds. To many, this is hunting for sport, but to others it is too
  10. Your answer:
    unlucky.
    artificial.
    natural.
    inaccessible.


  11. The members of one group in the United States support immigration if, and only if, the newcomers who are admitted actively try to assimilate themselves into the culture of their new land. This group considers that immigrants will be happier if they do so and, furthermore, that it has the right to
  12. Your answer:
    prevent their doing so.
    permit them to do so.
    demand that they do so.
    approve of their doing so.


  13. In order to act in a way that will promote the general well-being, it is not enough to be led by unselfish impulses. Judgment as to what will indeed prove beneficial depends upon knowledge and understanding. The first duty of a citizen is not impulsive self-sacrifice; it is self-
  14. Your answer:
    indulgence.
    interest.
    subordination.
    development.


  15. Although it may be absurd and unreasonable, the legal definition of "intoxicating liquor" is entirely objective and fixed; the job of the law enforcement officer is practical and straightforward. This is not the case with indecent literature. The definition of "indecent" is
  16. Your answer:
    applied with discrimination.
    fluid and highly subjective.
    too rigid.
    determined by law.


  17. Utopian visionaries may write books presenting idealistic portraits of society that bear little semblance to objective reality. The more cautious student of society is prone to consider these books valuable only as
  18. Your answer:
    fanciful literature.
    accurate descriptions.
    bases for prediction.
    source material.


  19. With freedom is bound up one apsect of the vital relationship that exists between our demands and our knowledge. We do not desire that which we know we cannot possibly attain. We may wish the impossible to be attainable so that we could desire it, but we do not make it the goal of our activity. We often strive for the impossible and thus thwart our freedom, but not when we know it is impossible. We may even deceive ourselves into thinking possible that which we really know is impossible. Because that which we know to be impossible of achievement cannot be desired by us, one of the conditions of freedom is that we should have a distinct idea of the
  20. Your answer:
    bounds of human power.
    means of attaining freedom.
    accomplishments of science.
    definition of freedom.



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