Reading for Understanding Two #30C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. In a few minutes, the entire barn and its supply of hay would be blazing. The first thing to do was to get the animals out as quickly as possible. Water had to be saved for the protection of the other buildings. It would be quite impossible to save the
  2. Your answer:
    house.
    animals.
    barn.
    water.


  3. When water freezes into ice, it expands in volume. Thus, if a glass jar is full of water that freezes, the container is likely to
  4. Your answer:
    break.
    keep the water from freezing.
    freeze also.
    stretch out of shape.


  5. Roots require air in order for a plant to live. If so much water is held in the soil that air is excluded, a plant literally drowns. One should be careful not to give house plants an excess of
  6. Your answer:
    sun.
    air.
    water.
    earth.


  7. With only forty plots still available for graves in the present cemetery, the city council voted to buy a
  8. Your answer:
    mortuary.
    better ambulance.
    hospital site.
    new tract of land.


  9. The company that sells the best product makes the greatest profit. Manufacturers are trying to make even more improvements in products that are already
  10. Your answer:
    unpopular.
    expensive.
    cheap.
    good.


  11. At agricultural fairs, farm families exhibit their choicest products, and judges award prizes for
  12. Your answer:
    club members.
    all participants.
    the finest items.
    the cattle breeders.


  13. In the middle of the last century, much mail was carried across the western part of the United States by pony express. The express was made up of daring young riders on very fast horses who would each carry the mail forty to one hundred miles and then give it to another rider on a fresh horse. The riders were brave and serious about their business. The horses also seemed to sense the importance of their mission. Once, when a rider was killed by Native Americans, the horse
  14. Your answer:
    went to get help for the rider.
    galloped on with the mail to the next station.
    helped its rider escape.
    fought the Native American as best it could.


  15. Many persons all over the world make their living by fishing or by working in fish canneries. To large numbers of persons, however, fishing is a sport. Thus, catching fish may be either
  16. Your answer:
    safe or dangerous.
    for profit or for fun.
    new or old.
    smart or foolish.


  17. It is fascinating to watch a tractor-trailer truck as the driver successfully steers it into a place that seems much too small for it. I am always impressed by the driver's
  18. Your answer:
    skill.
    load.
    manners.
    truck.


  19. Air expands, or gets larger, when it is heated; it contracts, or gets smaller, when it is cooled. During a hot day, the air in a balloon will
  20. Your answer:
    contract.
    decrease.
    expand.
    leak out.



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