Reading For Understanding Three #96C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. In a speech to the electors of Bristol in 1774, Edmund Burke said, "Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgement; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices his judgement to your
  2. Your answer:
    opinions."
    election."
    trust."
    welfare."


  3. It is no great wonder if in the long process of time, while fortune takes its course hither and thither, numerous coincidences should spontaneously occur. If the number of subjects to be wrought upon be infinite, it is all the more easy for fortune, with such an abundance of material, to
  4. Your answer:
    prevent spontaneous coincidences.
    effect this similarity of results.
    affect human events.
    fill anyone with wonder.


  5. Goodness and badness are qualities that reside not in objects and events but in people's feelings about objects or events. Those philosophers are in error who attribute an inherent virtue to certain kinds of things, for there is no abstract rightness existing external to
  6. Your answer:
    recorded law.
    moral tradition.
    human awareness.
    philosophic writings.


  7. The opinions of old age seem to be accepted unjustifiably in preference to the opinions of youth. The misconceptions of youth are pointed out freely, but no reference is made to the misconceptions of old age, although clearly
  8. Your answer:
    experience is the best teacher.
    there is no comparison to be made.
    youth does not have valid opinions.
    they both exist.


  9. In countries where the doctrine of the sovereignty of the people ostensibly prevails, censorship of the press is not only dangerous, but absurd. When the right of every citizen to a share in the government of society is acknowledged, everyone must be presumed to be able to choose between various contemporary opinions and to appreciate the different facts from which inferences may be drawn. The sovereignty of the people and the liberty of the press may therefore be regarded as correlative, just as censorship of the press and universal suffrage are two things that are
  10. Your answer:
    irreconcilably opposed.
    equally desirable.
    judicially given.
    universally recognized.


  11. In London, from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century, the precinct of the House of Carmelite Friars served as a sanctuary for debtors. In that area, insolvents were
  12. Your answer:
    taken into custody.
    taught a trade.
    prosecuted by their creditors.
    to be found in every dwelling.


  13. It is possible to observe an object of the most acknowledged beauty and yet not feel the impact of its beauty at all. This is so because things have not only qualities of beauty but also indifferent or uninteresting qualities on which one's attention might be fastened. The kind of effect that an object has upon one's mind corresponds to the
  14. Your answer:
    inherent beauty of the object.
    reputation of the object.
    established beauty of the object.
    quality being considered.


  15. The number of parts into which a given amount of matter can be divided must be either finite or infinite. It would seem that the number of parts must be infinite, for no matter how small the unit of the finite parts we might postulate, or how strong the cohesive forces preserving the unit, we can always postulate the existence of even stronger forces that can
  16. Your answer:
    tear it in pieces.
    buffet it about.
    react to it.
    cement it together.


  17. As they perceive that they succeed in resolving without assistance all the little difficulties that their practical life presents, they readily conclude that everything in the world may be explained and that nothing in it transcends the limits of the understanding. Thus, that which they cannot comprehend, they
  18. Your answer:
    dislike.
    reverse.
    deny.
    call holy.


  19. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. To live by this rule is the harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great person is the one who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness
  20. Your answer:
    the independence of solitude.
    the affectation of aloofness.
    the esteem of others.
    faith with the times.



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