Reading for Understanding Two #40A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Before they learned to make weapons, people killed animals with their bare hands or with sticks and stones. Later, they learned to fasten a stone to the end of a club. Using such weapons they did not need to be so close to the animal to
  2. Your answer:
    see it.
    find it.
    eat it.
    kill it.


  3. There are many wheelchair basketball teams in the world. The players are all people who cannot walk, and most of them have paralysis of the lower half of the body. They play by college basketball rules, but because of their handicap, they must play
  4. Your answer:
    without fouling.
    from wheelchairs.
    without moving around.
    on very large courts.


  5. The country's mines supply more of its income than does any other industry. Agriculture ranks second, even though more people are engaged in agriculture than in
  6. Your answer:
    mining.
    manufacturing.
    farming.
    retail trade.


  7. For many years, public transport in most large cities was provided by street railway systems or tramways. Tracks were laid on certain streets following definite routes. The cars ran electrically. Today, most of these systems have been replaced by buses. The buses are cheaper to maintain; and since they do not need tracks, they
  8. Your answer:
    stop more often.
    can serve wider areas.
    are pulled behind streetcars.
    need only one driver.


  9. Although there are a great many books about music, music is composed to be heard, and probably the best way to learn about music is to
  10. Your answer:
    read books about it.
    listen to it.
    memorize it.
    try to compose it.


  11. Races, games, fireworks, and other amusement features make agricultural fairs
  12. Your answer:
    widespread.
    gaudy.
    competitive.
    entertaining.


  13. When settlers first arrived on the Atlantic coast of North America, the rivers teemed with salmon. After years of overfishing and damming the rivers, the number of salmon has been reduced, and now the fish are becoming
  14. Your answer:
    injurious.
    migratory.
    plentiful.
    scarce.


  15. Many people who have lived in parts of the world where the weather is different in the four seasons do not look forward to a place where they will always have summer. They love all the seasons, and they love looking forward to the
  16. Your answer:
    gardening.
    travelling.
    end of winter.
    quarterly changes.


  17. Any number of books may be read, but only those of merit will be remembered. A book without this asset will soon be
  18. Your answer:
    criticized.
    banned.
    forgotten.
    published.


  19. Doctors have many laboratory methods to help them diagnose disease. Some diseases can be positively identified by the discovery under the microscope of known disease germs in the blood of the
  20. Your answer:
    laboratory.
    disease.
    germ.
    patient.



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