Reading for Understanding Two #12A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. It has been raining hard all day. We shall have to give up the plans we had for a picnic in the park this afternoon. Perhaps we shall have
  2. Your answer:
    the picnic tomorrow
    a game of tennis instead
    to invite company
    to build a campfire


  3. Under winter snow in the frozen ground are the seeds and roots that will grow up to be
  4. Your answer:
    new insects
    next summer's plants
    small animals
    last year's crop


  5. Jorge looked out of the plane's window as the plane took off. Everything on the ground appeared to get smaller as the plane climbed higher and higher. Jorge knew that the plane was landing when things on the ground began to appear
  6. Your answer:
    larger and larger
    smaller and smaller
    higher and higher
    dimmer and dimmer


  7. She was a very busy person. She always made a note of her appointments on her calendar so that she would not
  8. Your answer:
    write them
    leave them
    forget them
    remember them


  9. The young cook entered the cake-baking contest at the fair. Most of the contestants were experienced cooks, and so he was quite surprised to win the
  10. Your answer:
    prize
    judges
    game
    cake


  11. If we did not have the ability to speak, there would be no need for such inventions as the
  12. Your answer:
    telephone
    plane
    camera
    automobile


  13. Denmark is a small country in northern Europe. Because it has a long seacoast, one of its principal industries is
  14. Your answer:
    farming
    manufacturing
    fishing
    dairying


  15. When Diana and her father returned from shopping, their basket was full of bananas, pears, grapes, apples, and oranges. They had bought only
  16. Your answer:
    fruits
    vegetables
    meats
    groceries


  17. Among the strange animals found in Australia are the black swans. White swans are found in many parts of the world, but black swans come from
  18. Your answer:
    Australia
    Asia
    Africa
    Austria


  19. Chris planned to get up before sunrise to begin her trip. But when she awoke, she knew that she had overslept because
  20. Your answer:
    the sun was shining
    it was still dark
    the stars were out
    it was still cool



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