Reading for Understanding Two #21C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. At some generating plants, coal has to be carried uphill on belts. Since much strain is placed on these belts, they have to be unusually
  2. Your answer:
    fast.
    long.
    strong.
    stretched.


  3. In various parts of the world, different animals are raised to produce milk. In the United States, most milk comes from cows. Since U.S. citizens use about a half kilogram of milk or milk products per person per day, one of that nation's important farm occupations is
  4. Your answer:
    forestry.
    fertilizing.
    dairying.
    harvesting.


  5. Ramon Gomez lived in a little mining town in a wild part of the country that had many lakes. There was no train service. Next to Ramon's house was a large, flat field where his parents, who ran the Gomez Flying Service, kept their
  6. Your answer:
    plane.
    boat.
    mine.
    house.


  7. Children are required to attend school until they reach a certain age. At one time, children went to school only as long as their parents felt that the children should or as long as the parents could afford to send the children to school. Now, people are probably
  8. Your answer:
    better educated.
    healthier.
    less educated.
    wealthier.


  9. The vaccine for the prevention of smallpox is very effective. Comparatively, few persons throughout the world today have this disease. People seldom contract smallpox if they have been
  10. Your answer:
    careful.
    educated.
    clean.
    vaccinated.


  11. Lana had lived in a city all her life and had never seen a real garden. The first time that she saw a cucumber in the garden, she called it a
  12. Your answer:
    bean.
    tomato.
    pickle.
    seed.


  13. Robert Fulton, the inventor of the steamboat, built his first steamboat for the French. The engine was so heavy that the boat sank in the river while he was testing it. Fulton tried again and was successful. Later, in the United States, he built the first steamboat that was a practical success. He did not give up because his first attempt
  14. Your answer:
    succeeded.
    failed.
    sailed.
    invented.


  15. Officials of a country who are assigned to duty in other countries are more effective if they are able to speak the language of the country where they work. Irene hopes some day to work abroad for the government. Her college studies include several
  16. Your answer:
    papers.
    sports.
    languages.
    professions.


  17. Stains are much easier to get out if you wash them right away and do not wait until they have
  18. Your answer:
    bleached.
    dried.
    dissolved.
    melted.


  19. There is something exciting about fire engines. They travel fast; they make a lot of noise; they are big; they are usually bright red. We are interested in fire engines although they often mean
  20. Your answer:
    a loud bell.
    serious trouble somewhere.
    a practice run.
    nothing at all.



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