Reading for Understanding Two #29A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. In the past, many people could have orange juice only during a few months of the year. Now, because orange juice is sold in bottles and other containers, it is available regardless of the
  2. Your answer:
    vitamins.
    price.
    season.
    taste.


  3. Most people like pets with whom they can play. If you, too, feel that way about pets, you would not buy a
  4. Your answer:
    hamster.
    cat.
    goldfish.
    dog.


  5. Many cities have developed too rapidly for sound planning. The streets are often narrow, and they run in all directions. These cities are hard pressed to find enough parking space because of the increase in the use of
  6. Your answer:
    planes.
    subways.
    buses.
    automobiles.


  7. I should not like to lose this ring although it was not very expensive. It was given to me by my grandmother, who died many years ago. The ring is a
  8. Your answer:
    dinner ring.
    diamond.
    keepsake.
    symbol of gold.


  9. The hawk had grabbed the cat by its thick fur but had made only a few wounds before it was forced to drop its prey. The wounds were not serious, so probably the cat would
  10. Your answer:
    kill the hawk.
    die without pain.
    lose all its fur.
    soon get well.


  11. The meat of a plump young bear is said to be quite tender and tasty; even a hunting dog will refuse the meat of an old bear, for it is
  12. Your answer:
    also excellent.
    fresh meat.
    raw meat.
    very tough.


  13. I like to lie on some grassy spot, gaze up at the sky and watch the changing forms of the fleecy white clouds. Sometimes they look like horses and chariots, sometimes like different animals, and sometimes like castles. These appear to me not because they are really there but because I have
  14. Your answer:
    good eyes.
    an imagination.
    a happy disposition.
    a pair of binoculars.


  15. Our plane was scheduled to take off at ten o'clock Tuesday morning. Monday night, it began to snow. By morning, it was snowing so hard one could hardly see. The airport notified us that no planes would take off because they were all
  16. Your answer:
    in the air.
    grounded.
    wet.
    ready to leave.


  17. The two children could not swim at all, so they walked along the side of the creek until they found a place shallow enough to
  18. Your answer:
    wade across.
    row across.
    float on.
    swim across.


  19. A hundred years ago in the United States, many children who were ten years of age or younger worked in factories. The employment of children who are so young is no longer possible, for they are now protected by the
  20. Your answer:
    church.
    Red Cross Society.
    schools.
    law.



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