Reading for Understanding Two #37A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. The movement to give women the right to vote was organized in Great Britain in 1866. In 1918, more than fifty years later, an amendment was adopted by Parliament that gave women over thirty who were property holders or wives of property owners the right to vote. In 1928 women were given the same suffrage rights as men. Equal voting privileges are now granted to women in many parts of the world, and there is no continent where some countries have not extended the right to vote to
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  3. A few crocodiles lay sleeping on the sand bar, flat and motionless in the sun. Some of them had their eyes closed, whereas others appeared to be sleeping even though their eyes were
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    tightly closed.
    dark brown.
    quite slanted.
    wide open.

  5. In the United States, Arbor Day is a day for planting trees. Most states celebrate Arbor Day, and in some states the day is a legal holiday. The date varies among the states because the best time for tree planting depends upon
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    available forests.

  7. Mammals are warm-blooded animals. That means that their bodies stay the same temperature at all times. If the weather gets very hot or very cold, a mammal's body temperature
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    always gets warmer.
    may get colder.
    will change too.
    does not change.

  9. Children should make their first visit to the dentist by the age of three years old. Some parents may feel that this is too early, but authorities agree that this is a good time to introduce children to
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    adult care.
    other children.
    dental care.

  11. At Thanksgiving time in 1621, the Native Americans brought the Pilgrims a gift of five deer. The Pilgrims had not had venison before because in England it was a meat enjoyed only by the wealthy. The Pilgrims were overjoyed by the gift, which they considered
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    a substitute for meat.
    a great luxury.
    unfit to eat.
    reserved for kings alone.

  13. Many lakes and rivers that used to hold many fish are no longer good places to fish. Government agencies are placing small fish in these lakes and streams. The fishing laws forbid keeping fish below certain sizes. In a few years, these lakes and streams will be
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    better fishing spots.
    without fish.
    drained out.
    completely deserted.

  15. There was once a king who wanted to believe that he was the cleverest man in his kingdom. During the day, when his courtiers showed him great respect, he was very sure that there was no more clever person than himself. But at night, when he had difficulty in going to sleep, he was
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    very tired.
    a very great king.
    even more clever.
    not so sure.

  17. In the garden next to their small house Mr. and Mrs. Parker grew carrots, cabbages, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, and other vegetables that they sold in town every week. This garden provided their chief source of
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  19. Though a doctor should be called whenever there had been a serious accident, proper first aid has saved the lives of many people. It is important to know what to do before the
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    doctor arrives.
    accident happens.
    victim is hurt.
    police come.

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