Reading for Understanding Two #16A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. For thousands of years, the spinning of wool into yarn was done by hand. Yarn was made in the home on a very simple spinning wheel. Today, in industrialized countries, spinning at home has almost disappeared. Yarn for cloth is spun on very complicated machinery in
  2. Your answer:
    countries
    schools
    factories
    homes


  3. If the earth did not rotate on its axis, half of the surface would always have daylight, whereas the other half would have unending
  4. Your answer:
    play
    day
    sleep
    night


  5. In some parts of the world, many people live on houseboats. Children are born on houseboats, live there all their lives, and die there without having known any other home. They may go to work in cities or towns, but at night they go back to their homes on the
  6. Your answer:
    hill
    water
    farms
    shore


  7. On some U.S. roads there are cruising service trucks. When motorists have car trouble, they need only pull off the road and in some way signal to show that they need
  8. Your answer:
    directions
    a new car
    money
    help


  9. Margarita wore a warm sweater to school,but in the afternoon the temperature had risen so much that she
  10. Your answer:
    gave it to her girl friend
    did not need the sweater
    was glad to wear the sweater
    needed a warmer sweater


  11. My appointment with the doctor was at nine o'clock in the morning. I did not know that my alarm clock was an hour slow, so I overslept and arrived at the doctor's office
  12. Your answer:
    in a taxi
    an hour late
    an hour early
    before the doctor


  13. There are many dirt roads in some parts of the country. One can drive a car on these roads in dry weather, but in wet weather the roads are too
  14. Your answer:
    icy
    crooked
    muddy
    dusty


  15. When we see a plane in the sky, we are likely to think that it has the whole sky to fly in and can freely fly in any direction. But pilots follow assigned air routes just as strictly as bus drivers follow assigned
  16. Your answer:
    van routes
    plane schedules
    passengers
    bus routes


  17. Just before school started in the morning, traffic was very heavy. As soon as the bell rang, the cars were all gone; and the traffic officer
  18. Your answer:
    blew the whistle
    came on duty
    went away
    directed traffic


  19. Coffee contains caffeine, which acts as a mild stimulant and is not good for young children. Although some children like coffee with milk and sugar in it, most parents do not give coffee to young children because it is also
  20. Your answer:
    sweet
    imported
    hot
    a stimulant



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