Reading for Understanding Two #16C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Ruby seemed to be often in some sort of mischief. Wherever there was trouble, one was sure of
  2. Your answer:
    finding Ruby there.
    helpful friends.
    seeing a police officer.
    finding the leader.


  3. It was eight o'clock by the clock in the kitchen. I turned on the radio to get the correct time. The announcer said that it was five minutes past eight. The kitchen clock was
  4. Your answer:
    plastic.
    fast.
    slow.
    new.


  5. I have the habit of saving used boxes of all sizes. Sometimes my friends tease me about it, but they often come to me when they are
  6. Your answer:
    very unhappy.
    looking for fun.
    in need of a friend.
    in need of a box.


  7. Formerly, children in rural areas had to walk long distances to school. When the weather was bad, they stayed home. Now the school bus takes them to school, and they are absent
  8. Your answer:
    once a month.
    every other day.
    more often.
    less often.


  9. Many people who like to fish own small motors that they attach to fishing boats. These motors cannot make the boats go very fast, but they can move the boats faster than a person can
  10. Your answer:
    row.
    steer.
    drive.
    fish.


  11. A cowbird is not a bird that gives milk. It has been given its name because it is often found near
  12. Your answer:
    cattle.
    bird santuaries.
    sheep farms.
    streams.


  13. Thousands of early colonists came to the United States because they were seeking liberty-religious liberty, political liberty, economic liberty, personal liberty. The United States has always been known as a land of
  14. Your answer:
    resources.
    freedom.
    wealth.
    opportunity.


  15. The weasel is brown in the summer, but in the autumn it sheds its brown coat for a new white coat. The weasel changes its coat when
  16. Your answer:
    it gets old.
    it is caught.
    it wants to.
    the seasons change.


  17. Africa has gold, diamonds, and many other natural resources. The land is full of plants and trees bearing food. Africa is
  18. Your answer:
    a natural disaster
    an unfruitful land.
    a poor continent.
    a very rich land.


  19. When we are standing in a moving bus, we must grasp something to keep from falling forward when the bus jerks to a halt. When the bus starts up suddenly after it has been standing still, the upper part of our body tends to lag behind our feet, which are moving forward with the bus, so that we must take a step backward in order to
  20. Your answer:
    lunge forward.
    keep our balance.
    find a seat.
    leave the bus.



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