Reading for Understanding Two #14C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. After a heavy snowfall, many people put chains or snow treads on their cars to help keep the cars from
  2. Your answer:
    getting wet.
    overheating.
    skidding.
    freezing.


  3. The oil tanker crashed into a tree and spilled oil all over the place. The driver, who was not hurt, immediately called the
  4. Your answer:
    grocery.
    fire fighters.
    hospital.
    school.


  5. Lula played all day long on her new climbing tower. She liked best of all to swing by one hand from the topmost bar-just like a circus monkey on a
  6. Your answer:
    leash.
    lion's back.
    Ferris wheel.
    trapeze.


  7. The people next door are having a new roof put on their house. The carpenters have torn off the old shingles and are hurrying to get the work finished before we have
  8. Your answer:
    company.
    illness.
    rain.
    summer.


  9. At a closed-campus high school, students must stay inside the school during normal school hours. At an open-campus school, students can come and go as their schedule allows. Only at an open-campus school may students
  10. Your answer:
    go home for lunch.
    take books home.
    drive cars to school.
    work after school.


  11. In the United States, football players wear helmets and heavily padded uniforms to protect their bodies. The catcher on a baseball team wears a mask and a heavily padded chest protector. Hockey players wear heavy leather shin guards. In many highly competitive sports, there is some risk of
  12. Your answer:
    losing the game.
    being put out of the game.
    heavy penalties.
    physical injury.


  13. Out walking on a dark night, Earl was closer to the wall than he had realized, so he was hurt when he
  14. Your answer:
    avoided it.
    saw it.
    bumped into it.
    approached it.


  15. During the summer months, we use much more water than at any other time of the year since we often need to water our lawn and garden. In places where water is paid for by the amount used, water bills for these months are usually
  16. Your answer:
    low.
    early.
    late.
    high.


  17. Tammy's dog followed her everywhere. It was always close behind Tammy, just like Tammy's
  18. Your answer:
    sister.
    friends.
    shadow.
    mother.


  19. Shell collectors sometimes find rare shells inside fish that eat shellfish. Some collectors find their finest specimens by catching and opening up such
  20. Your answer:
    fish.
    crabs.
    eels.
    shells.



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