Reading for Understanding Two #39B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. The beaver inspected the dam very carefully, snifing it, and feeling with its paws for weak places in the structure. It plugged branches of wood into the spots where the dam needed
  2. Your answer:
    concrete.
    holes.
    repair.
    water.


  3. The Boy Scout movement was first organized in England in 1907 by Lord Baden-Powell, who later became a major general in the British army. His early experience in the army had convinced him that boys had not had enough physical training and experience in outdoor life. The Boy Scouts has become an international organization, and all over the world scouts are given training designed to increase their
  4. Your answer:
    travel.
    cooperation.
    jamborees.
    physical training.


  5. Some natural scientists are convinced that wild animals play because they enjoy playing and because they are healthy. When animals are ill or tired, they do not
  6. Your answer:
    play.
    sleep.
    get tired.
    lie down.


  7. The antlers that deer shed annually are the deer's most distinctive characteristic. The first antlers are very simple, but each succeeding pair is generally more branched. The number of branches, or points, that the antlers have indicates a deer's
  8. Your answer:
    species.
    value.
    strength.
    age.


  9. Banging gongs and beating drums sounded the tiger alarm. The huge elephant sniffed the air and trembled all over when it caught the scent of its enemy the tiger, the only animal an elephant
  10. Your answer:
    carries.
    kills.
    befriends.
    fears.


  11. Some farmers raise grass as a seed crop. The large seed companies buy the seed from the farmers and then sell it to us for our
  12. Your answer:
    lawns.
    flowers.
    trees.
    food.


  13. Recently many elm trees died from Dutch elm disease. It is so expensive to remove the dead trees that hundreds of them are standing yet, tragic reminders of a real
  14. Your answer:
    fire.
    beauty.
    tree.
    epidemic.


  15. The explorers were very tired, but they did not pause. They kept moving and pushing their way through the dangerous, deep snowdrifts. They were afraid that if they stopped to rest they would be
  16. Your answer:
    buried.
    wet.
    relaxed.
    afraid.


  17. One of the things that we enjoy about going to the country for the summer is the vegetables, fresh from the garden. This year we especially enjoyed the fresh
  18. Your answer:
    fish.
    air.
    cherries.
    beans.


  19. Supporters of one soccer team may be absolutely convinced that a penalty imposed by a referee is not right, whereas supporters of the opposing team may be just as certain that the penalty is
  20. Your answer:
    unnecessary.
    unjust.
    severe.
    fair.



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