Reading For Understanding Three #94B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.

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  1. Healthy blood vessels enable the blood to flow normally to all of the body's organs, and thus many of the diseases of old age are reduced. Older people who are alert and physically active are undoubtedly those who have
  2. Your answer:
    proper posture.
    youthful arteries.
    leisure time.
    correct respiration.


  3. The conservative party counted on private enterprise and expected to resort to government aid only as required by necessity. The party advocated that present governmental social services should be retained but should be administered more efficiently and expanded
  4. Your answer:
    as rapidly as possible.
    until most of the economy became socialized.
    with caution.
    by filling all positions with conservatives.


  5. Theoretically, any democratic government possesses authority only by the free consent of the people whom it governs. In making and enforcing laws, it has no right except that which
  6. Your answer:
    it can enforce.
    is accepted by others.
    the law decrees.
    voters concede to it.


  7. His scientific ability and training were certainly deep. Why did he make so many wrong decisions in practical affairs? Because he trusted his own judgement too completely and did not know when he should take into account the judgement of other scientists. He had the opportunity to be a scientific dictator, and
  8. Your answer:
    no one could have done better.
    history proved him right.
    he was too timid.
    he took it.


  9. There is opposition to the idea that each person carry a card on which such personal data as religion, political affiliation, and the like are recorded, on the grounds that such cards would make available to the public facts of a personal nature. Such information could first be coded and then punched on the card- for the main purpose of making tham amenable to manipulation by machines, to be sure- but with the by-product of
  10. Your answer:
    establishing a permanent record.
    insuring a person's privacy.
    making the information presently available.
    enabling a person to carry but one card.


  11. The mining industry exploits the products that nature has slowly and tediously manufactured and deposited in the earth. Neither nature nor the industry can replenish these stores for millions of years. Hence, mining is sometimes referred to as the
  12. Your answer:
    robber industry.
    underground industry.
    earth's industry.
    borrower industry.


  13. No writer, even one of unusual talent, can produce at a consistently high level of readability. If newspapers in a free-press country demand a daily offering from their columnists, they can be responsible for the frequent
  14. Your answer:
    financial profit of the product.
    superiority of the product.
    dishonesty of the product.
    mediocrity of the product.


  15. One species of hummingbird is found only in the crater of the extinct volcano of Chiriqui. It seems as if some ancestral bird had been touched by a darting tongue of lava fire, for the breast of each present inhabitant is marked with a minute drop of
  16. Your answer:
    paint.
    blood.
    crimson.
    lava.


  17. No cause more frequently produces bashfulness than too high an opinion of one's own importance. If you imagine an assembly convinced of your merit, panting with expectation, and hushed with attention, you will terrify yourself with the dread of disappointing them. You strain your imagination in pursuit of something that may vindicate the veracity of fame and show that your reputation was not
  18. Your answer:
    earned by oratory.
    based on fact.
    gained by chance.
    known to others.


  19. Not until faced with water scarcity can one appreciate the value of water to a region. Although the explorers of the Great Plains of North America knew of the conditions existing in the region and of the importance that an adequate supply of water had for its development, politicians who had never experienced serious water shortage sectioned the land according to the compass and without consideration for sources of water. Had the explorers divided the area, they would have
  20. Your answer:
    followed navigable streams.
    considered mineral resources.
    based subdivisions on historical development.
    used a different criterion.



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