Reading for Understanding Two #25C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. When the sun is shining on our side of the earth, we have daylight; night comes when our part of the earth is turned away from the
  2. Your answer:

  3. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, news travelled slowly. There was neither telephone nor telegraph, and there were few roads. Mail often had to be sent by
  4. Your answer:

  5. It is a good policy to keep important papers in a metal box to avoid having them damaged by fire. It also helps you to know where they are when
  6. Your answer:
    someone dies.
    they are needed.
    you go to the bank.
    they burn.

  7. You may be surprised that nylon hose, aspirin, plastic dishes, linoleum, and many other things that we use every day are products made from coal. Coal is no longer used only for
  8. Your answer:

  9. When we eat peas, we are eating the seeds of plants. We eat the roots of beets, carrots, and turnips. We eat the flowers of broccoli and cauliflower and we eat the leaves of spinach, lettuce, and cabbage. Thus, we eat various parts of different
  10. Your answer:

  11. The propeller on a plane operates in much the same way as does a screw pushing through wood. The thrust made by the turning propeller pulls the plane
  12. Your answer:
    through the thrust.
    through the wood.
    through the air.
    into a spin.

  13. When the right amount of water is added to six and one-half liters of dried milk, it makes fifty liters of milk for drinking. The United States ships large quantities of dried milk to foreign countries to help feed children. This powdered milk is distributed to schools, where all that those serving it need to do is to
  14. Your answer:
    drink it.
    add water.
    eat it.
    ship it.

  15. A camper must have dried wood to make a good fire. Wood that is still full of sap does not
  16. Your answer:
    cost much.
    burn well.
    smell good.
    live long.

  17. When a beaver is frightened, it slaps its thick, flat tail down on the surface of the water. The noise that this makes is a warning to other beavers to dive under the water. The beaver uses this warning signal only when it is
  18. Your answer:
    in danger.
    far from home.

  19. Since glass was not available in North America for the windows of the early settlers' homes, the pioneers dipped paper in oil and used this paper
  20. Your answer:
    as writing paper.
    to cover the window openings.
    to light their fires.
    in many ways.

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