Reading for Understanding Two #34C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. By reading books about the inhabitants of other countries, we are led to the view that people everywhere are much more alike than they are
  2. Your answer:
    different.
    happy.
    appreciated.
    disliked.


  3. The mare leaped a fence and landed in a pile of barbed wire, but she cleverly managed to free herself. One at a time, she lifted her hooves out of the wire and put them down
  4. Your answer:
    in more wire.
    in clear spaces.
    three meters away.
    on top of one another.


  5. When Johann Strauss was nineteen years old, he had his own orchestra. Throughout his life, he directed other musicians. He was known both as a composer and as a
  6. Your answer:
    conductor.
    poet.
    child prodigy.
    pianist.


  7. Good health is not the same as great physical strength. A very healthy person may be unable to carry even a small trunk for any distance. Though one may have perfect health, one may not have well-developed
  8. Your answer:
    muscles.
    courage.
    ability.
    endurance.


  9. At dawn every weekday morning, many schoolchildren pajama-clad, get their schoolbooks, turn knobs, and sit down in front of the screen to begin taking notes. They are
  10. Your answer:
    preparing to go to school.
    watching educational TV.
    getting up earlier than usual.
    waiting for the sunrise.


  11. Newspapers are more than a source of amusement for their readers. They include reports on weather, on business, and on local, national, and international affairs. For many people, newspapers provide a wealth of
  12. Your answer:
    print.
    cartoons.
    propaganda.
    information.


  13. Farmers have been afraid that the noise from jet planes would be harmful to their livestock. However, studies on hogs have shown no
  14. Your answer:
    good effects.
    fears.
    bad effects.
    healthy pigs.


  15. I will neglect the office and remain at the waterfront as long as I dare, for I love nothing more than
  16. Your answer:
    truancy.
    excuses.
    work.
    ships.


  17. Elephants are used in circuses to perform many tricks. Although the brain of the elephant is small in proportion to its total body size, the elephant is very
  18. Your answer:
    trainable.
    industrious.
    attractive.
    stupid.


  19. Persons who become blind from an accident or an illness understand much because they remember their experience of seeing. But the person who was born blind has no comprehension of what it means to say something is
  20. Your answer:
    sweet.
    cold.
    red.
    loud.



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