Reading for Understanding Two #25A

Thelma Thurstone--The Mc-Graw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Aristotle said that if you drop a ten-kilogram weight and a one-kilogram weight from the same height at the same time, the ten-kilogram weight will fall to the ground faster than the one-kilogram weight. Galileo claimed that Aristotle had been mistaken, stating that two bodies falling through space under these conditions would reach the ground at the same time, regardless of their
  2. Your answer:
    temperature.
    weight.
    speed.
    height.


  3. People cannot maufacture fish, gold, or real honey. People must take all these products from
  4. Your answer:
    trees.
    lakes.
    nature.
    animals.


  5. Rainbows appear during or just after a shower while raindrops are still in the air. The sun shines through these raindrops, which break up the sunlight into the different hues we see in the rainbow. The rainbow disappears when
  6. Your answer:
    the sun shines the brightest.
    the air no longer contains raindrops.
    you look for it.
    you stand in the shade.


  7. Rice is a thirsty little plant. For days the roots of the young rice plants must be covered with
  8. Your answer:
    fertilizer.
    earth.
    water.
    sunlight.


  9. The mockingbird can sing the songs of at least a dozen different songbirds. When it is singing,
  10. Your answer:
    it frightens other birds.
    it disturbs sleepers.
    other birds stop singing.
    one cannot tell what kinds of bird is singing.


  11. Many persons think that all spiders are harmful or, if not harmful, then useless. Actually, very few spiders are harmful. Since some spiders kill harmful insects, we must admit that spiders can even be
  12. Your answer:
    harmful.
    useful.
    useless.
    dangerous.


  13. Real leather is made from the skin of an animal. In making leather, the skin is first dried and then treated so that it becomes soft and pliable. There are imitations of leather that are less expensive than real leather, but some people still prefer
  14. Your answer:
    plastics.
    cloth.
    genuine leather.
    felt.


  15. Bach was a famous organist as well as a noted composer. His organ accompaniments in church were so excellent that the singers would have liked to stop singing just to
  16. Your answer:
    help him.
    annoy him.
    listen to him play.
    interrupt him.


  17. Small birds climb all over the body of an African antelope and eat the insects that bite the antelope. The birds help the antelope, and the antelope helps the birds. When the birds see an enemy of the antelope, they make a shrill noise. This noise warns the antelope of danger, and the antelope runs away. In a sense, the birds and the antelope are
  18. Your answer:
    swift.
    African.
    necessary.
    partners.


  19. People's principles, notions and tastes are so different that it is hard to find a book that pleases or displeases
  20. Your answer:
    but a few.
    its author.
    the critics.
    all people.



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