Reading for Understanding Three #92A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. The world is born anew each day, but we early come to regard it with worn-out eyes. The feeling of wonder is
  2. Your answer:
    human.
    fleeting.
    strange.
    profound.


  3. I prefer a tendency towards a stateliness to an excess of fellowships. Let the incommunicable objects of nature and the metaphysical isolation of each person teach us independence. Let us not be too much
  4. Your answer:
    alone.
    aloof.
    acquainted.
    respected.


  5. A prediction of a future event can never come true until the total conditions, known and unknown, necessary to its happening are realized. Since knowledge of the future is limited with the scope of the past and the present, a prediction can never be assigned absolute certainty until
  6. Your answer:
    it is reasonably possible.
    nature is completely controlled.
    the past and present are ignored.
    the future becomes the present.


  7. The speaker stated that our periods of economic depression and inflation are not unavoidable. The economic system is not cast in the role of master with us, its humble servants, doing as it bids. Thus, we must conclude that, if our economic life continues to be one of inflations followed by depressions,
  8. Your answer:
    it is mainly an expression of the master role.
    the blame must, of necessity, be placed on us.
    we must follow recommendations for alleviation.
    the immutable nature of cycles must be blamed.


  9. If I knew myself to be doomed to certain destruction at a specified time unless I could, within that time, perform satisfactorily a given act, difficult but capable of achievement, I believe that I would bend all my efforts in that direction. However, I cannot really predict what I would do in such a situation; there remains a possibility that I would become paralyzed with fear by the realization that performing this act must be
  10. Your answer:
    my ultimate destiny.
    my only chance.
    morally degrading.
    completely impossible.


  11. Ten has not been used in all civilizations as the base of their numerical systems. The ancient Bablylonians used the base sixty, from which has come the way we subdivide
  12. Your answer:
    hours.
    decimals.
    weeks.
    meters.


  13. When some aspect of thought or life has been unduly subordinated for a long time or has not yet been admitted to its rightful place, it sometimes finds expression in a representative individuality, who works it out in its most exclusive and one-sided form with an almost fanatical disregard of all other considerations--compensating for the general neglect of it by treating it as
  14. Your answer:
    equal to other aspects.
    an intellectual stepchild.
    the one thing needed.
    worthy of further revision.


  15. One form of diabetes is characterized by an inability of the body to use the sugar consumed. When this source of energy is unavailable, the tissues have to use an abnormal amount of body-building fats and proteins to procure the necessary energy for living; hence, unless these are supplied in very large quantities, there is a tendency towards
  16. Your answer:
    obesity.
    emaciation.
    neuroticism.
    improvement.


  17. Even though we may be more intimately concerned with certain facts of nature than with others, we are not justified in valuing such facts differentially. The mutual attraction of positive and negative electrical charges is no less worthy of awe than the operation of the human circulatory system. Nature rates its products
  18. Your answer:
    according to human values.
    in order of merit.
    all at the same value.
    in no uniform manner.


  19. "It was remarked of John Davies, the racket player, that he did not seem to follow the ball, but that the ball seemed to follow him. The four best racket players of that day were Jack Spine, Jem Harding, Armitage, and Church. Davies could give any one of these two hands at a time--that is, half the game--and each of these, at his best, could give the best player present here the same odds. Such are the gradations in all exertions of human skill and art." The writer of these lines recognized
  20. Your answer:
    the uniqueness of genius.
    the difference between tennis and other games.
    that genius must be encouraged.
    the similarity between sports and literature.



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