Reading for Understanding Two #36C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. The cheetah, a cat one to one-and-one-third meters long, is found in Africa and Asia. Since the cheetah can run as fast as 110 kilometers an hour, it can easily overtake its prey. Natives sometimes tame the cheetah and use it for
  2. Your answer:
    farmwork.
    food.
    bait.
    hunting.


  3. Factories must have workers, so cites grow up along factories. The smoke from the factories carries soot and dirt over the area nearby. many people do not like the city because of the
  4. Your answer:
    dirt.
    size.
    noise.
    expense.


  5. People who live and work in large crowded cities do not get as much sunshine as those who live in the country. Most city workers spend most of their time at work that is
  6. Your answer:
    done indoors.
    unimportant.
    very strenuous.
    pleasant.


  7. The time at which chipmunks go underground for the winter depends upon the arrival and intensity of autumn frosts. Sometimes, chipmunks retire in early autumn, but they may stay above the ground until late autumn or early winter if
  8. Your answer:
    their young are not grown.
    they have no food.
    there are no hunters around.
    the weather is mild.


  9. An organization formed to assist bright and deserving students whose parents cannot afford to send them to college collected large sums of money. The slogan of the organization was
  10. Your answer:
    "Education must be free."
    "Dollars for scholars."
    "Jobs for the handicapped."
    "It is not a sin to be poor."


  11. In the central part of North America, the ground is usually covered with heavy snow from late autumn through early spring. When the spring thaw comes, the streams and rivers receive the melted snow, and preparations are made against
  12. Your answer:
    drought.
    floods.
    rain.
    snow.


  13. The explorers returned from their journey to the distant East with robes of silk, satin, and velvet. They brought with them diamonds, emeralds, and other precious stones. they told their friends stories about all the wonderful things that they had seen on their journey. But their friends could not imagine the actual existence of such wealth and wonders and so refused to believe that they were hearing
  14. Your answer:
    the truth.
    all that was to be told.
    fairy tales.
    interesting stories.


  15. Boxes are used for storing things of different sizes. I would need a very small box in which to store a
  16. Your answer:
    desk.
    telephone.
    football.
    bracelet.


  17. People have always been curious about the world that they live in. Long before there were universities or scientific books, people asked questions about nature and searched for
  18. Your answer:
    schools.
    answers.
    land.
    books.


  19. During depressions, workers are unable to change jobs easily because work is slack and employment is
  20. Your answer:
    scarce.
    physically hard.
    undesirable.
    only in the government.



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