Reading for Understanding Two #32A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Although both French and Spanish explorers visited North Carolina in the sixteenth century, neither France nor Spain established a colony in that area. This step was not taken until the English made the first
  2. Your answer:
    ship.
    settlement.
    attack.
    state.


  3. The countries south of the equator have summer when those north of it have winter, and winter when the northern ones have summer. Montevideo is a large city in the southern part of South America. Its beaches open in
  4. Your answer:
    July.
    March.
    December.
    June.


  5. Pebbles are bits of rock that have broken off larger rocks. Although pebbles commonly are round and smooth, they were not that way when they were first broken off. Having been rolled along by water, and rubbed against other rocks, pebbles
  6. Your answer:
    were made from sand.
    were broken off larger rocks.
    lost their rough edges.
    became joined into a mass.


  7. Ramona was so proud of her new riding boots that she insisted on wearing them to school. She quickly learned that riding boots are made only for riding, for by the end of the day her feet were
  8. Your answer:
    stained.
    dirty.
    blistered.
    broken.


  9. I had not expected that the project would be completed in less than two days, so I was surprised when we finished easily in several
  10. Your answer:
    years.
    hours.
    weeks.
    months.


  11. People who listen to a television or radio weather forecast every morning before going to work seldom get caught unprepared for the
  12. Your answer:
    city.
    rain.
    traffic.
    rush.


  13. With a sinking feeling, we started down the country lane, which was narrow, winding, steep, muddy, rocky, and everything else that could make a road
  14. Your answer:
    modern.
    a way to travel.
    inviting.
    dangerous.


  15. It was a sunny, warm day for January. Everyone enjoyed it, but it was feared this kind of weather would not
  16. Your answer:
    last.
    change.
    rain.
    please.


  17. Friday's game was an upset. Our team was reported to be the better team, but it
  18. Your answer:
    won.
    fouled.
    lost.
    scored.


  19. For centuries, people searched for a fountain of youth because they believed that anyone who drank from such a fountain would never become
  20. Your answer:
    lost.
    old.
    ill.
    thirsty.



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