Reading for Understanding #17B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Many birds fly towards the equator when winter comes. In the spring they return to their summer homes. The birds fly towards the equator
  2. Your answer:
    to escape the cold weather.
    to find nesting grounds.
    because they like to travel.
    to get away from hunters.


  3. When the people in the valley heard that the dam was breaking, they hurried to move their possessions to higher
  4. Your answer:
    dams.
    ground.
    prices.
    floods.


  5. Early sailors believed that the equator was too hot for human life. They would not sail to it for fear of being killed by the
  6. Your answer:
    dragons.
    natives.
    animals.
    heat.


  7. My mother has to wear glasses only when she reads or sews. She does not need them when she
  8. Your answer:
    does the mending.
    makes a dress.
    writes a letter.
    drives a car.


  9. It is easier to control a plane in the air than to land or take off. Most plane accidents occur near the
  10. Your answer:
    plane.
    ground.
    clouds.
    beach.


  11. Diego does not like to read for pleasure. He would rather play dominoes or some other game that uses numbers. In school the subject he likes best is
  12. Your answer:
    arithmetic.
    drawing.
    reading.
    spelling.


  13. In the United States, Colorado is a popular state to visit the year round. In the summer, one can fish, hunt, and climb mountains. Skiing is the most popular sport there in the
  14. Your answer:
    canyons.
    winter.
    forests.
    summer.


  15. Animals, like people, do not care for the taste of some medicines. Animals are usually given medicine mixed with the foods they like so that they
  16. Your answer:
    will drink more water.
    are sick.
    cannot taste the medicine.
    can go to sleep.


  17. We planted vegetables after there was no danger of frost. We did not want the seedlings to be
  18. Your answer:
    picked.
    covered.
    frozen.
    planted.


  19. Children have rights. In 1975, a Children's Act was passed in Great Britain. Under this law, children with problems are given free help. There are centers where abused children can go to get free help from
  20. Your answer:
    lawyers.
    plumbers.
    accountants.
    politicians.



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