Reading for Understanding 18B

Thelma Thurstone -- The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

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  1. The typhoid germ is one of the disease germs or bacteria found in water. All disease germs are so small that they cannot be seen with the naked eye. Even clear and tasty water may contain
  2. Your answer:
    sand.
    minerals.
    salt.
    germs.


  3. Because so many people bought that book, the supply at the bookshop was soon sold out. The book was very
  4. Your answer:
    expensive.
    popular.
    dull.
    short.


  5. Years before the modern era, the Chinese built arched bridges. The bottoms of the arches were high enough for boats to
  6. Your answer:
    go over them.
    sail around them.
    pass under them.
    unload goods.


  7. There are three ways to vote: by a show of hands; by a voice vote (stating "aye" or "nay"); and by ballot, which is usually secret. With the first two methods, the result of the vote is known immediately; but, because ballots are written and must be counted, the method that uses them takes longer. We sometimes have to wait for the results to be
  8. Your answer:
    announced.
    hidden.
    balloted.
    written.


  9. Dogs can be trained to help people in many ways. They can lead blind people, find lost people, rescue people who are drowning, carry packages, and tend sheep and cattle for a rancher. They are good pets, and they are also
  10. Your answer:
    clean.
    hungry.
    useful.
    happy.


  11. Although the stagecoach, the ship, the train, the car, and the plane are very different, they are all a result of our desire to travel farther and faster than we can
  12. Your answer:
    walk.
    swim.
    ride.
    fly.


  13. If a tree is not straight when it is small, it will not be straight when it grows to be a big tree. People are sometimes like trees. If they do not stand straight, when they are young, they will grow up to be
  14. Your answer:
    stooped.
    pretty.
    fat.
    old.


  15. The boy cried out, "Wolf! Wolf!" and the villagers came out to help him. But there were no wolves. A few days later he tried the same trick, and again the villagers came to his aid. Shortly after this, a wolf actually came; but this time the villagers thought that the boy was deceiving them again, and nobody came to his aid. This story shows that a person who often lies will not be believed even when that person
  16. Your answer:
    cries "Wolf!"
    is young.
    is frightened.
    speaks the truth.


  17. Improperly prepared and stored food sometimes contributes to making you ill. Food that is carefully and correctly prepared and stored brings good health and cuts down on visits to
  18. Your answer:
    enemies.
    relations.
    the grocer.
    the doctor.


  19. In our house, Sunday afternoon was our parents' time to take a nap, and nothing that we might plan was allowed to interfere with this
  20. Your answer:
    custom.
    noise.
    trip.
    dinner.



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