Reading for Understanding Two #22A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Years ago, fire engines were pulled by horses; before that, they were pulled by people. Of course, in those days, fire engines were
  2. Your answer:
    more expensive.
    not important.
    faster.
    smaller.


  3. For years, the coffee plantations of Brazil produced more coffee than the market could use. The government used to burn thousands of bags of coffee for which there was no demand. Chemists have now found a way to make certain products from coffee, so any surplus coffee no longer has to be
  4. Your answer:
    sold.
    drunk.
    burned.
    exported.


  5. Eskimo dogs are large and strong and can stand a great deal of cold. They can travel as much as eighty kilometers a day, and a team of dogs can pull over five hundred kilograms. They are still one of the means of transport for the
  6. Your answer:
    dogs.
    Eskimos.
    tourists.
    sleds.


  7. Lakes are bodies of water surrounded by land; islands are the reverse. Islands are bodies of land surrounded by
  8. Your answer:
    mountains.
    water.
    land.
    trees.


  9. United States railways carry more than a billion metric tons of goods each year. The country is not quite so dependent on railroads as it was before planes, buses, vans, and cars became so numerous; it still would be hard to do without
  10. Your answer:
    ships.
    vans.
    railroads.
    planes.


  11. It is good news for the Christmas shopper when supplies of traditional foods--turkeys, hams, and beef roasts--are plentiful and prices are
  12. Your answer:
    paid.
    publicized.
    unstable.
    low.


  13. Greenhouses are buildings of glass in which plants are raised all year round. Therefore, people can have vegetables and flowers in the
  14. Your answer:
    country.
    winter.
    city.
    garden.


  15. Birds of prey such as the eagle, the falcon, the hawk, and the owl are flesh-eating birds. They are equipped with strong claws for carrying their victims and with powerful hooked beaks which they
  16. Your answer:
    catch insects.
    fish underwater.
    dig for worms.
    tear the prey's flesh.


  17. The hunters who travelled on horseback always carried a horn. When a party went hunting, the members would go to different parts of the woods. The hunter who spied an animal would call the other hunters by
  18. Your answer:
    hallooing loudly.
    chasing the other animals towards them.
    blowing the horn.
    riding swiftly after them.


  19. Even primitive people found it necessary to have homes of some kind to protect themselves from bad weather. Since they had no tools for constructing such shelters, they had to live in
  20. Your answer:
    cabins.
    houses.
    caves.
    cottages.



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