Reading for Understanding Three #93A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Not enough instruction is given in the art of being well-mannered, yet there are those people who do not value their greater accomplishments as highly as their scarcity of good manners. They pride themselves most on knowing something in which they have
  2. Your answer:
    little natural ability.
    little training.
    most experience.
    greater skill.


  3. Even when faced by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the great Asiatic conqueror Tamerlane would not turn aside from his goal. His most outstanding trait was
  4. Your answer:
    perseverance.
    vacillation.
    procrastination.
    aggressiveness.


  5. Differential localization of the world's population was once explicable, in part, by reference to impassable natural boundaries. Since the advent of modern technology, population dispersion is little checked in this way; the oceans, for example, function rather to
  6. Your answer:
    separate land areas.
    facilitate movement.
    increase population.
    provide food for islanders.


  7. The Greek ideal of measure, of equality of harmoniously developed powers, may also be called moderation. Aristotle practised the ideal of measure to such a high degree that it governed his entire way of life and shaped his personality. Aristotle was so attached to this ideal that one biographer, with a touch of wit, describes the philosopher as
  8. Your answer:
    measure for measure.
    a student of Plato.
    moderate to excess.
    excessively conservative.


  9. The thyroid gland swells in many cases when the gland becomes defective and cannot supply an adequate amount of the thyroid hormone for the body. In this condition, more thyroid cells are produced, which in part compensate for the deficient activity of the individual cells. This compensatory reaction is illustrative of a general tendency of living organisms to compensate for their physiological defects. When part of an organ or tissue is destroyed, the remainder, by this principle, may
  10. Your answer:
    cause illness by its excessive swelling.
    gradually die if not treated.
    compensate by supplying all of the thyroid hormone.
    enlarge or increase its activity.


  11. The problem involved in the classification of the elements by chemists is a comparatively recent one. Not until the early nineteenth century were two kinds of chemical substances, elements and compounds,
  12. Your answer:
    synthesized.
    mixed.
    differentiated.
    existent.


  13. Canoes used by the natives of the Pacific islands are very long and narrow. The canoe is kept in balance by a float, called an outrigger, that is fastened to a set of poles connected to one side of the canoe. The paddlers slightly tip the canoe in order to lift the outrigger about the water surface, so that the canoe
  14. Your answer:
    cannot upset.
    is balanced.
    can stop.
    can go faster.


  15. Some historians of the North American frontier have falsified its true picture. They have expressed it as a formula. I know from personal experience that frontier life cannot accurately be simplified to such a degree, for it was extremely
  16. Your answer:
    routinized.
    plain.
    diverse.
    degenerate.


  17. I do not believe in two classes. You remember the story of the poor woman who importuned King Philip of Macedon to grant her justice, which Philip refused. The woman explained, "I appeal." The king, astonished, asked to whom she appealed. The woman replied, "From Philip drunk to Philip sober." The text will suit me very well. I believe in
  18. Your answer:
    two classes of society.
    the equality of all human beings.
    the necessity of justice.
    two moods in all people.


  19. Those who become preeminent in any art or any style of art generally do so by devoting themselves with intense enthusiasm to the pursuit of one kind of excellence to the exclusion of all other kinds. Such a person often has an impaired perception of other kinds of excellence. Toiling day after day to achieve perfection in every detail of each work, one painter becomes distinguished for such exquisite finishing. In the time employed by this painter on a small square of canvas, a master of a different order covers the walls of a palace with paintings. The more fervent the devotion of each of these artists, the higher the merit of each, the more unlikely it is that they will justly
  20. Your answer:
    become distinguishable.
    reach preeminence.
    appreciate each other.
    achieve perfection.



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