Reading for Understanding Two #15B

Thelma Thurstone McGraw-Hill Companies

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  1. The children had not wanted to leave their lovely home to spend their holidays in a distant country. On the ship, however, there were so many interesting things to see and do that they had no time left to be
  2. Your answer:
    seasick.
    busy.
    homesick.
    happy.


  3. If one does not screw the lid of a bottle of pickles on tightly, the juice is easily
  4. Your answer:
    spilled.
    used.
    thinned.
    found.


  5. He was a good reader and liked to read. Much of his spare time was spent in the
  6. Your answer:
    library.
    gym.
    magazines.
    book.


  7. In the summer of 1951 it rained throughout the area for nearly a month. All large rivers overflowed their banks. For years the area's residents remembered that summer as the time of the great
  8. Your answer:
    flood.
    cold.
    drought.
    heat.


  9. If you want to go to the tennis match Friday night, you should buy your ticket right away. There is reserved seating for several thousand people, but it has been announced on radio and TV that only a few seats are
  10. Your answer:
    sold.
    left.
    popular.
    needed.


  11. The entire area is crowded with houses. No one else can build a house in that area because there are no
  12. Your answer:
    empty places.
    lawns.
    garages.
    streets.


  13. Through the magnifying glass, the rays of the sun came together on one little spot on the paper. The paper got so hot that it began to
  14. Your answer:
    melt.
    burn.
    crack.
    tear.


  15. The heart works to a greater or lesser degree according to the activity the body is engaged in. Lying down relieves the heart from most strain, whereas running or jumping makes the heart
  16. Your answer:
    break.
    become diseased.
    slow down.
    beat faster.


  17. Many drivers do not like to take long trips alone because it is hard for them to stay awake. If they have a companion on the trip, they want this person to talk to them. If they drive alone, they are more than likely to
  18. Your answer:
    go to sleep.
    stay on the road.
    drive at night.
    turn off the radio.


  19. Brick is one of our most useful building materials. Fire cannot destroy a brick building. Insects cannot eat a brick building. Water cannot rot a brick building. We can conclude that
  20. Your answer:
    gunpowder cannot destroy a brick building.
    a brick building will last a long time.
    a brick building is usually very attractive.
    paints will not wear off a brick building.



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