Reading for Understanding Two #29B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. The terrified child threshed wildly with his arms and legs in a vain effort to keep his head above the water. He was sure to drown unless someone
  2. Your answer:
    gave him artificial respiration.
    taught him to swim.
    rescued him.
    called to him.


  3. The weather outside was freezing; inside the room, flames danced gaily in the fireplace, which was hungrily eating
  4. Your answer:
    electricity.
    meat and potatoes.
    everything in sight.
    chunks of wood.


  5. The raising of sheep is the largest industry in Australia. In fact, Australia produces about one-third of all the world's
  6. Your answer:
    wool.
    kangaroos.
    grass.
    industry.


  7. Each Thursday the poor villagers went early in the morning to the large city market. There they sold things that they had produced and bought what they
  8. Your answer:
    made.
    needed.
    found.
    stored.


  9. She had been a great reader all her life. She had preferred to buy her own books rather than borrow from a library. She kept almost every book that she ever owned and accumulated a large
  10. Your answer:
    book.
    fortune.
    library.
    debt.


  11. This was a bad year for us on the farm. Crops were poor, and money was scarce; we decided that this might be the right time to make a
  12. Your answer:
    change.
    fortune.
    success.
    harvest.


  13. It is necessary to check fire extinguishers regularly, fill them if they need it, clean them, and make sure that they will be ready in an
  14. Your answer:
    exit.
    emergency.
    hour.
    escape.


  15. Mr. Smith was an extremely successful businessman. By the time he was forty years old, he was able to leave his business and
  16. Your answer:
    enjoy a life of ease.
    become a pauper.
    earn a living.
    become wealthy.


  17. My scrimping, worrying, and feverish work were over at last. For the first time in weeks, I
  18. Your answer:
    ran.
    rested.
    cried.
    hurried.


  19. Clara Barton served as a nurse during the American Civil War and in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. She established the American Red Cross as a branch of the International Red Cross and was its president from 1881 until 1904. Her life was one of
  20. Your answer:
    great service.
    illness.
    little danger.
    poverty.



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