Reading for Understanding Three #92B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. In the same manner that one can distinguish between an artisan who carries operations into effect and a scientist who has conceived those operations, so can one distinguish between the singer in a musical extravaganza and the
  2. Your answer:
    stagehands.
    dancers.
    composer.
    audience.


  3. Newspapers have become sizable financial enterprises. A large staff, a great quantity of expensive equipment, buildings to house this equipment, and transportation to carry the papers to the public are required. This demands a large financial outlay. A modern newspaper publisher must also be a
  4. Your answer:
    capitalist.
    writer.
    reporter.
    politician.


  5. It was necessary in the primitive tribe that one who was to mediate between the uninstructed layperson and the master had available some means of convincing the vulgar mind that the mediator had knowledge of the unknowable and enjoyed a special relationship with the master. The mediator had to partake of the supernatural. Thus, it was that black magic found its way into
  6. Your answer:
    drama.
    the social sciences.
    primitive religion.
    politics.


  7. The evaporation of water from seas, lakes, rivers, ponds, snow and ice fields, vegetation, and the earth itself forms an invisible gas in the atmosphere of the earth. This gas is extremely variable in amount but is usually more plentiful in the lower layers of the atmosphere since it
  8. Your answer:
    is absorbed by moisture in the lower layers.
    is unaffected by the surface of the earth.
    wholly originates on the earth's surface.
    condenses anad falls as rain.


  9. Is not such a patron, your highness, one who looked with unconcern on me while I was struggling for life in the water, and then when I had reached ground encumbered me with help? The notice that you have been pleased to take of my toils, had it been early, had been kind; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations
  10. Your answer:
    received when they were needed most.
    which have helped my rivals to prosper.
    to one who helped me early in my career.
    where no benefit has been received.


  11. Only rudimentary thought, scarcely deserving of the name, would be possible if we had no words in terms of which to think. Generalization, abstraction, and the rest of the mental subtleties remained at a concrete primitive stage of development until the advent of
  12. Your answer:
    reasoning.
    speech.
    education.
    evolution.


  13. Herodotus, a historian of ancient Greece, set out to see all of the known world. Unlike those who had travelled up to that time, Herodotus did not travel into far lands, as others had done, to find trade routes, to conquer foreign powers, or to establish diplomatic relations between nations. Herodotus's great thirst for knowledge of other nations probably made him the world's first
  14. Your answer:
    author.
    traveller.
    diplomat.
    sightseer.


  15. So numerous, indeed, and so powerful are the causes that serve to give a false bias to the judgment that we, upon many occasions, see wise and good persons on the wrong as well as on the right side of questions of the first importance to society. This circumstance, if duly attended to by those who are ever so much persuaded of their being in the right in any controversy, would furnish
  16. Your answer:
    a lesson of moderation.
    an argument for the opposition.
    justification of their position.
    a change of heart.


  17. "What is the military mind?" The phrase is meaningless if it is taken to mean warmongering. There is a military mind, but it has an addiction to preparedness, spending, buying. Brass and braid do not want to fight because thery are never quite ready--there is always something else to fortify. The real danger of too much military authority is felt in the
  18. Your answer:
    nation's pocketbook.
    excess of warmongering.
    curtailment of expenditures.
    lack of fortifications.


  19. Now there arose a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we: come, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they also join themselves unto our enemies, and fight against us, and get them up out of the land. Therefore, they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with severity: and they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field, all their service wherein they made them
  20. Your answer:
    multiply.
    serve with harshness.
    join with enemies.
    spread abroad.



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