Reading for Understanding Two #12C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. When we go on a picnic, we take paper cups and paper plates. The reason we like to use paper dishes is that we do not have to
  2. Your answer:
    buy them.
    wash them.
    break them.
    carry them.


  3. Children used to ride bicycles more than they do now. Many towns do not allow riding other than in the street, and automobiles make the streets dangerous for young chidren. There simply is not a
  4. Your answer:
    paved street.
    safe place to ride.
    cheap bicycle.
    careful child.


  5. Hiro had been very lonely while his friends were gone, so when they returned he
  6. Your answer:
    did speak to them.
    gave them a warm welcome.
    left immediately.
    was not glad to see them.


  7. This little animal is able to live on the desert because it needs very little
  8. Your answer:
    warmth.
    fur.
    water.
    exercise.


  9. Deep snow sometimes causes birds to starve because they cannot find food. When it snowed last week, the radio announcer asked everyone to
  10. Your answer:
    shovel the snow off their steps.
    take their dogs for walks.
    see that their children were dressed warmly.
    put out scraps of food for the birds.


  11. Paul and his sister wanted to earn some spending money, so they formed a partnership. They would make little cakes, and then they would
  12. Your answer:
    sell them.
    buy them.
    bake them.
    eat them.


  13. Ernestine caught the man's hat when it blew down the street. When Ernestine returned it to him, the man was very
  14. Your answer:
    scared.
    pleased.
    unhappy.
    angry.


  15. Some people have a good sense of direction, and some do not. People who have a good sense of direction find it easy to find their way in a new city, but people with a poor sense of direction often get
  16. Your answer:
    arrested.
    lost.
    tired.
    hungry.


  17. Unlike regular beds, beds for babies have sides that prevent them from falling out of bed. Such beds are used for babies because they are
  18. Your answer:
    softer.
    cheaper.
    smaller.
    safer.


  19. Our dog often ran away, but it would always come home to be fed. Our father said that the dog was no use to us away from home, so we would have to give it away or keep it
  20. Your answer:
    tied up.
    fed regularly.
    away.
    healthy.



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