Reading for Understanding Two #28B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. This city is clean because natural gas is the principal fuel used for heating and for operating factories. Gas companies have learned to store huge quantities of gas underground during the summer so that there will be enough fuel during the
  2. Your answer:
    working hours.

  3. Thread is made in different degrees of coarseness and fineness. Each kind of thread is given a number. In the United States, very coarse thread is No. 10, and medium coarse is No. 60. No. 100 is fine, and No. 200 is
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    very fine.
    medium coarse.
    very coarse.
    medium fine.

  5. It rained all during the football game, but the crowd stayed through it. They preferred to get wet rather than miss the
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  7. Long before the coming of spring, these early settlers discovered that they did not have enough food to last them through the long, cold winter. As a result of the shortage, many of the settlers
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    enjoyed the winter.
    grew strong and courageous.
    became ill and died.
    built new log cabins.

  9. Office workers have typewriters, telephones, and other mechanical devices to speed up their
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  11. Every continent and the islands of the seas have been explored in search of riches and in the interest of science. Techniques for studying remote planets and interest in space travel are leading to
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    nothing but bewilderment.
    a lead over rival countries.
    unreasonably high taxes.
    many new scientific discoveries.

  13. In the ancient Greek religion, Demeter was the goddess of agriculture and the mother of Persephone. Pluto, the god of the underworld, carried Persephone away. Demeter was sad. She neglected the crops, and they died. Then, Persephone was allowed to visit Demeter for six months of the year. During the six months Persephone was on earth, the crops grew, but when she left to spend the required six months in the underworld,
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    the crops died.
    Demeter was happy.
    it was summetime.
    Persephone was happy.

  15. To live, all green plants require carbon dioxide from the air, but some require more than others. Plants that require large amounts of carbon dioxide live on dry land; those that require relativley small amounts of carbon dioxide live under the water. These water plants get their carbon dioxide from the air that is dissolved
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    in the water.
    by the wind.
    by the rain.
    in the air.

  17. Because more than eight hundred languages and dialects are spoken in India, the daily national radio news in India must be broadcast
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    when everyone listens.
    in several languages.
    early in the morning.
    only once a week.

  19. Visitors in South Africa like to visit Kruger National Park, one of the world's largest wildlife sanctuaries. The park is a game refuge, but it has no fences. Within the park, the law of the jungle prevails. The animals can and do kill each other, but no hunting is allowed. Anywhere outside the park, hunters are allowed to kill the game. An animal that strays outside the park is usually shot. This is why the animals stay inside the park even though there are no
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