Reading for Understanding Two #14B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Owls feed on mice, rats, toads, insects, snakes, frogs,and even fish. Except for the great horned owl, which preys on poultry, owls are very useful to a farmer because they kill so many
  2. Your answer:
    owls.
    pests.
    birds.
    chickens.


  3. The teacher pointed out that a great many things bought in the city were grown in the country. We could not live in the city if food were not sent to us from the
  4. Your answer:
    farms.
    factories.
    mines.
    stores.


  5. On the day of the contest, it was a great disappointment to Niko that his model plane
  6. Your answer:
    had taken weeks to build.
    failed to fly.
    was entered.
    climbed steadily.


  7. Two hundred ywars ago there were no telephones, telegraphs, or radios. News travelled
  8. Your answer:
    quickly.
    slowly.
    loudly.
    widely.


  9. About the same time that people in the North put away their heavy winter clothes, animals in the North lose their
  10. Your answer:
    heavy fur.
    stores of food.
    warm homes.
    young.


  11. Fritz was hard to get along with; he was selfish and spoiled. No wonder he had
  12. Your answer:
    few friends.
    poor health.
    little money.
    old clothes.


  13. Dora was such a good bridge player that no one else had much chance of winning a
  14. Your answer:
    card.
    party.
    prize.
    partner.


  15. Careful campers leave their campsites clean and orderly. They are always sure to stack the firewood, pick up rubbish, and see that the fire is completely
  16. Your answer:
    open.
    out.
    saved.
    protected.


  17. The telephone book lists an emergency number for police, fire fighters and
  18. Your answer:
    ambulance service.
    hotels.
    numbers often called.
    clothing stores.


  19. Some rivers flow through regions where they must fall over steep cliffs. When this happens, a waterfall-one of nature's most beautiful and impressive sights-is formed. Waterfalls are usually found where there are
  20. Your answer:
    tourists.
    forests.
    mountains.
    parks.



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