Reading for Understanding Two #38C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Optical glass is used in cameras, telescopes, eyeglasses, and many kinds of scientific equipment. The glass is almost flawless; it must be made with great care and only the finest materials. For these reasons, optical glass is
  2. Your answer:
    scientific.
    expensive.
    brittle.
    unavailable.


  3. Winter wheat is planted at the end of summer. Although there are many heavy snowfalls during the winter, the wheat is not harmed, for the snow forms a protective blanket over the young plants. Wheat farmers often spend their winters in a warm climate and return to their farms the following spring or summer
  4. Your answer:
    to visit their families.
    for the harvest.
    for a rest.
    to plant the wheat.


  5. A swallowtail caterpillar does not look at all like the beautiful butterfly that laid the egg from which the caterpillar hatched. These young animals do not look at all like
  6. Your answer:
    their brothers.
    their sisters.
    caterpillars.
    their parents.


  7. Alone and bewildered, the lost child looked in vain for some scene that was
  8. Your answer:
    familiar.
    deserted.
    unknown.
    interesting.


  9. Actors who are fortunate enough to attain stardom may or may not have been endowed with exceptional talents at birth. One thing is sure. Talent alone is not sufficient. It is only through hard work that the top is reached. Stars are made, not
  10. Your answer:
    discovered.
    destroyed.
    born.
    trained.


  11. Near the Fourth of July in the United States, newspapers usually carry pictures of bandage-swathed people as a reminder to handle fireworks
  12. Your answer:
    with care.
    one at a time.
    legally.
    only in parks.


  13. Where we live, vehicle registrations must be renewed no later than February 15 each year. We replace our old sticker in January, so we had our new registration sticker on our car
  14. Your answer:
    on New Year's Day.
    early.
    before Christmas.
    too soon.


  15. Sand, melted at a very high temperature, is used to make glass. Perhaps glass was discovered by someone who saw a smooth, hard, glassy place where a fire had been built on
  16. Your answer:
    logs.
    sand.
    mud.
    glass.


  17. On any other morning the horse would have been standing patiently at the pasture gate, waiting to be saddled. Today, though, it raced in circles, snorted, and refused to be
  18. Your answer:
    active.
    caught.
    awakened.
    kind.


  19. Popular opinion holds that the difference between mushrooms and toadstools is that mushrooms are safe to eat but toadstools are not. It is true that eating some types of toadstools may make one deathly ill. However, scientists say that even lethal toadstools are just particular kinds of mushrooms --
  20. Your answer:
    attractive ones.
    poisonous ones.
    edible ones.
    large ones.



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