Reading for Understanding Two # 23C

Thelma Thurstone with permission from McGraw-Hill Publishers

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  1. In our reading we come upon words we have not heard before. We look them up in the dictionary because we do not know their
  2. Your answer:
    printing.
    meaning.
    punctuation.
    spelling.


  3. Poison ivy is a North American plant that may poison the skin. It is identified by its yellowish-white berries and its three-part leaves. In autumn, these leaves change from green to beautiful reds and yellows, and people pick them without realizing how
  4. Your answer:
    young the plant is.
    dangerous the plant is.
    beneficial the plant is.
    beautiful the plant is.


  5. One can have too many hobbies. After all, there is not time for one to be interested in
  6. Your answer:
    hobbies.
    golf.
    everything.
    photography.


  7. There are a few birds whose wings are so small and whose bodies are so heavy that they cannot fly. The best known of these are the ostrich and the penguin. About 9000 kinds of birds have been identified. All have feathers; all have wings; it is not correct to say that all
  8. Your answer:
    have two legs.
    have beaks.
    can fly.
    lay eggs.


  9. My mother was very tired. Now she asked my father to drive the car. She knew that it was safer for a passenger than for the driver to
  10. Your answer:
    fall asleep.
    know the route.
    change the tire.
    take the wheel.


  11. The scale on a Celsius thermometer is not like the scale on a Fahrenheit thermometer. According to the Celsius scale, water freezes at 0 degrees and boils at 100 degrees. According to the Fahrenheit scale, water freezes at 32 degrees and boils at 212 degrees. When a Fahrenheit thermometer shows the temperature to be zero, the weather is much colder than it is when a Celsius thermometer shows the temperature to be zero. When a Celsius thermometer reads zero, a Fahrenheit thermometer would read
  12. Your answer:
    32 degrees.
    212 degrees.
    0 degrees.
    100 degrees.


  13. Acetylene mixed with oxygen burns at a very high temperature, as much as 3300 degrees Celsius. This heat melts most metals, so acetylene torches have been used for cutting
  14. Your answer:
    wood.
    steel.
    glass.
    stone.


  15. Both of the cars of the people next door are in their garage, but there have been no lights in their house for three nights. They have probably gone
  16. Your answer:
    to a play.
    out of town.
    to school.
    to bed.


  17. The first hydrogen-filled balloon was released without passengers on August 27, 1783. It rose to about a thousand meters, drifted twenty-four kilometers from Paris, and came down in a field. The peasants thought it was either an evil spirit or the moon coming down to destroy the earth. They quickly tore the balloon to pieces because they were so
  18. Your answer:
    curious.
    cautious.
    frightened.
    brave.


  19. Chinese words and sentences run up and down a page and are read from right to left. Compared with the English system, the Chinese system seems to be
  20. Your answer:
    natural.
    correct.
    easy.
    reversed.



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