Reading for Understanding Two #20C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. It took Columbus more than two months to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Today planes make the trip in less than half a day. Modern transportation makes the Atlantic seem
  2. Your answer:
    smaller.
    deeper.
    wider.
    rougher.


  3. Most persons work best when they are rested. Tired, nervous people usually make a poor showing. The best preparation for a big day tomorrow is to spend tonight
  4. Your answer:
    studying.
    working.
    sleeping.
    dancing.


  5. Not all our attempts are successful. But we must never let our failures discourage or defeat us. We must
  6. Your answer:
    always be successful.
    give up if we fail.
    only try once.
    keep on trying.


  7. When certain bacteria and rennet are added to milk, the milk solids came together in curds that become cheese. Cheese is a very good food since it contains almost all the same things that are found in
  8. Your answer:
    bread.
    whey.
    milk.
    solids.


  9. Many seashore animals have misleading names. Actually, the sea cucumber is not a vegetable; the starfish is neither fish or star; and the sand dollar is not
  10. Your answer:
    an animal.
    money.
    a fish.
    a vegetable.


  11. The bat can fly, although it is not a bird. It is really a mammal like a mouse, but with huge webbed fore limbs that serve as
  12. Your answer:
    feathers.
    planes.
    rudders.
    wings.


  13. The normal body temperature is about 37 degrees Celsius, and the healthy body maintains a constant temperature very close to this figure. When your body temperature rises, you have a fever; when your body temperature falls, you have a chill. Chills or fever may indicate the beginning of
  14. Your answer:
    illness.
    health.
    recovery.
    accidents.


  15. In rowing a boat, you push backwards against the water with the oars to make the boat go forwards; when you push forwards against the water with the oars, the boat
  16. Your answer:
    moves ahead.
    stops moving.
    turns around.
    moves backwards.


  17. Very few athletic teams go through an entire season without losing a game. Both players and coaches need to learn to be good losers as well as good
  18. Your answer:
    coaches.
    students.
    atheletes.
    winners.


  19. On hot summer days when the sun is very bright, an umbrella can reverse its rainy-day function and give protection from the
  20. Your answer:
    wind.
    sun.
    shade.
    rain.



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