Reading for Understanding Two #29C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. The motorcycle police officers patrol the highway to stop dangerous driving. They risk their lives to increase your
  2. Your answer:
    driving.
    wrecks.
    speed.
    safety.


  3. For many generations, young people in the northeastern part of North America have delighted in eating sugar made from the sap of the sugar maple. Probably the Native Americans taught the early settlers of this region how to
  4. Your answer:
    hunt wild game for food.
    build cabins from logs of maple.
    harvest sugar beets.
    make maple sugar.


  5. The road that ran alongside the river was underwater. For several days there had been
  6. Your answer:
    many cars.
    heavy rains.
    many landslides.
    thick fog.


  7. In 1540, the Spanish explorer De Soto crossed Alabama in search of gold. To him, Alabama appeared to be a wilderness. He did not realize how much wealth would one day come from the ground in the form of crops, coal, and iron. Now, the state is one of the largest cotton-producing states; there are extensive lumber and textile industries; the iron and coal deposits are among the richest in the United States. De Soto was looking only for
  8. Your answer:
    mines.
    wealth.
    crops.
    gold.


  9. The Wilsons did not like their tenants. This family, whom they had not met before, fussed because the house was too small. They said they did not like the way that it was furnished and that it should have more windows. Some things were too high and others were too low. Nothing that the Wilsons did to make the building more to the new family's liking suited them. They were never
  10. Your answer:
    busy.
    impatient.
    satisfied.
    fussy.


  11. For forty years, Mrs. Brown taught the young children when they first came to school, welcoming them into her classroom, loving and teaching them throughout the year, and finallly sending them along to the next class. They were not then forgotten; forever after, each child had a permanent place in her
  12. Your answer:
    grade.
    teaching.
    heart.
    book.


  13. George Washington lived before the days of cameras; he never had his photograph taken. The portraits of the first U.S. Presidents are all paintings or copies of
  14. Your answer:
    relatives.
    paintings.
    tintypes.
    artists.


  15. Since he had taken up gardening, his physical condition had improved so much that the doctor commended his hobby for its effect on his
  16. Your answer:
    income.
    ambition.
    family.
    health.


  17. Camels, sometimes called ships of the desert, are important possessions in many parts of the world. They are able to live better on the desert than other animals, so they are used to carry desert nomads and their goods from place to place. The hair of the camel is used in making cloth for tents and clothing. The nomads eat the flesh of young camels and use camel milk for making cheese. They use camel skins for making leather. The nomads' wealth may be represented by
  18. Your answer:
    the size of their families.
    the number of camels they own.
    their ships.
    their precious jewels.


  19. There were few people at his funeral. He had outlived his hundreds of true friends, who would have been at the funeral if they
  20. Your answer:
    had scheduled it.
    could have sent flowers.
    had not been so old.
    had been alive.



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