Reading for Understanding Two #100 B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. This very interesting novel has only one fault. I mention this fault without fear of offending the author, for obviously no writer is
  2. Your answer:
    humble.
    discouraged.
    infalliable.
    ignorant.


  3. If the battle be hard, victory is all the more glorious. It is often the difficulty of obtaining something that gives that thing its
  4. Your answer:
    courage.
    value.
    victory.
    dignity.


  5. Disease threatened to destroy the American elm, one of the country's most beautiful shade trees. It was hoped that the disease could be brought under control or that disease-resistant varieties of the elm could be
  6. Your answer:
    harvested.
    cured.
    developed.
    prevented.


  7. The quality of graduates produced by a classical system of education justified this course of study. Now it is claimed that a study of science can also beneficially influence the development of character and that modern times demand graduates who have
  8. Your answer:
    had classical training also.
    contributed to progress.
    feelings of responsibility.
    scientific habits of mind.


  9. Although we are tolerant in allowing men and women of genius to have eccentricities of behavior, we do not think of such behavior as necessary or advantageous. A true genius does not try to seem apart from other people by resorting to
  10. Your answer:
    scientific inventions.
    theoretical speculation.
    whimsical peculiarities.
    seeking after truth.


  11. It is well known in a publishing office that condensations of an author's work sometimes tell little about the author's style and diction. Condensations may have been subject to very much or very little change by an editor. An original manuscript
  12. Your answer:
    is the only safe guide.
    is very difficult to find.
    is thus quite misleading.
    contains many errors.


  13. In the matter of language, we are slaves to custom. Instead of saying what we want to say, we say what
  14. Your answer:
    others have said before.
    expresses our thought exactly.
    effects our purposes.
    suits the present situation.


  15. In a speech to the House of Commons in 1945, Ernest Bevin said, "There has never been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented." He believed that the greatest protection against war is
  16. Your answer:
    the common people.
    responsible political leaders.
    a free press.
    the House of Commons.


  17. Cutting diamonds is a long, painstaking process. It is also an expensive process, since about half of the original rough diamond is lost during the work. This loss comes from the cutter's effort to give the diamond its most beautiful shape and remove natural
  18. Your answer:
    brilliance.
    hues.
    weight.
    imperfections.


  19. In Europe, railways and canals are frequntly located parallel to one another; for, wherever canal building is easy, railway building is also feasible. Since types of freight carried on the canals are different from those carried on the railways, both these means of transport flourish, and they
  20. Your answer:
    are economical types of transport.
    have high standards of efficiency.
    do not have meet customer's demands.
    compete with each other relatively little.



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