Reading for Understanding Two #21B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. An amphibian is an animal that lives either on land or in the water, as the frog does. An amphibious plane is one that can take off and land
  2. Your answer:
    on either land or water.
    with the aide of pontoons.
    in a very small space.

  3. He never reads anything serious. When the paper comes, he looks only at the
  4. Your answer:
    comic strips.
    foreign news.
    weather reports.

  5. Androcles was a Roman slave of the first century. He escaped from his master and went to Africa. Once he came upon a lion that had a thorn in its paw; he relieved the animal's suffering by removing the thorn. The story is told that years later Androcles faced the same lion in the Roman arena. It is said that the lion recognized Androcles and did not harm him. We do not know whether this story is true, but it makes a good point--that good deeds are
  6. Your answer:

  7. The guide at the museum told us that the bones were found in Egypt and were believed to be the skeleton of a girl two meters (about six feet) tall. We were surprised that he said "girl" because most girls
  8. Your answer:
    have small feet.
    are taller than boys.
    do not live in museums.
    are not two meters tall.

  9. Small packages can be sent by parcel post, by truck, by plane, by train, and by bus; the fastest way to send small packages going to places far away is by
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  11. The bow and arrow was once a most effective weapon. Since the invention of guns and gunpowder, the bow and arrow is used almost entirely for
  12. Your answer:
    single combat.

  13. We spray our rosebushes with a powder that kills insects. The best time to do this is when there is no wind, so that the powder will not
  14. Your answer:
    stick to the leaves.
    harm the insects.
    harm the roses.
    blow away.

  15. The city of Minneapolis is located near the great wheat-producing areas of the northern part of the United States. This explains why Minneapolis is the world's greatest
  16. Your answer:
    flour-manufacturing city.
    market for corn.
    location for lumbering industries.
    university city.

  17. The mineral wealth of Africa is estimated to be immense. Great wealth has been taken from gold mines and diamond mines, but it is believed that the deposits of less precious metals such as tin, copper, zinc, lead, and others may prove even more
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  19. Even Gordon's father gathered grasshoppers for Gordon to put in his insect collection. After all, he had encouraged his son in starting the hobby, and so the dad felt that
  20. Your answer:
    he should help.
    schoolwork was not important.
    grasshoppers should be left in the garden.
    it was all nonsense.

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