Reading for Understanding Three #9B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Scientists believe that Native Americans are descended from people from northeast Asia who long ago crossed to Alaska by way of the Bering Strait or over the Aleutian Islands. It is believed that these people gradually spread over North America and South America. The highly developed civilizations built by some Native Americans have led scientists to conclude that these people have been in America
  2. Your answer:
    a short time.
    a long time.
    since the time of Christopher Columbus.
    a few hundred years.


  3. Although sponges are animals, they do not move about as most animals do. Many varieties of sponges look like plants, and they have a base by which they are attached to the bottom of the sea. For these reasons, people used to think that sponges were
  4. Your answer:
    animals.
    dead.
    beautiful.
    plants.


  5. Fatigue is a physical condition characterized by a tired, run-down feeling. Engineers use the term fatigue to describe the condition of metals that, after much use and repeated stress, have become
  6. Your answer:
    sick.
    sensitive.
    lustrous.
    weakened.


  7. The artist's brush strokes were light and full of feeling. The points harmonized with the subjects of the works. Without a doubt, this young artist had a great future in
  8. Your answer:
    drama.
    music.
    ballet.
    painting.


  9. The Mason-Dixon line was laid out by two English surveyors in 1763 to settle a boundary dispute between Pennsylvania and Maryland. At the time of the Civil War in the United States, most of the states that seceded were south of this line, so it is often thought of, although inaccurately, as the dividing line between
  10. Your answer:
    the East and the West.
    the territories and southern states.
    Pennsylvania and Maryland.
    the North and the South.


  11. The goalie on an ice hockey team takes an inhuman amount of physical and mental punishment. Goalies are frequently hurt, and, when a puck gets by them, they are made to feel the entire blame for it. The goalies are well paid, but the pressures on them are sometimes so great that they
  12. Your answer:
    are never popular.
    love it anyway.
    win every game.
    give up the sport.


  13. An expert on radiation made the statement that the explosion of a huge nuclear bomb would not push the fallout level to a danger point. Another famous scientist was sure that there would be harmful effects from radiation. The ordinary citizen is confused when scientists cannot
  14. Your answer:
    express themselves.
    agree.
    have opinions.
    build shelters.


  15. The crude frontier cabin built by pioneers always had a fireplace. The fireplace warmed the family in winter, provided heat for their food, and gave them light. At night, the family would gather around the fireplace to sing, to sew, and to teach their young children. In the pioneer home, the fireplace was
  16. Your answer:
    needed only in winter.
    constructed very crudely.
    the hub of activity.
    an unnecessary expense.


  17. An illness that struck several children was finally traced to a poison that had spilled on a shipment of children's clothing being carried in the same van as several cans of the specific poison. One of the cans had been punctured in transit, and the liquid had spilled on the clothing. Physicians who treated the children emphasized the need for stricter laws governing the shipment of
  18. Your answer:
    vans.
    poisons.
    children.
    liquids.


  19. The crowd at the match was pleased when the underdog won. The team had tried many times to win the championship, and the people in the stadium were glad to see the players' efforts finally
  20. Your answer:
    scored.
    matched.
    applauded.
    rewarded.



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