Reading for Understanding Two #40B

Thelma Thurstone---with permission from McGraw-Hill Companies

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  1. Garo, in the fable "The Acorn and the Pumpkin," thought that it would be more appropriate if good-sized pumpkins, instead of insignificant acorns, grew on his mighty oak tree. As he stood under the tree pondering the matter, an acorn fell and gave him a sharp rap on the head. Then he was glad that his tree did not bear pumpkins, because a pumpkin would
  2. Your answer:
    have hurt him more.
    be more valuable.
    not have fallen down.
    be good to eat.

  3. Some of the children living near us ride skateboards in the street. The traffic is light, but some of the children are not very careful. we are afraid that there may be
  4. Your answer:
    police officers.

  5. A person fifteen years old is young, but few dogs live to be that old. Most dogs are fully grown when they are a year old, but a human being of that age is
  6. Your answer:
    a baby.

  7. The term "precious stone" really applies only to diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. All other stones are semiprecious. The pearl, often a gem of great value, is not really
  8. Your answer:
    a precious stone.
    an artificial product.
    a pearl of great price.
    an oyster shell.

  9. In a race, the coxwains must keep their eyes on all other crews and decide when their own crews should show a spurt; they must steer their boats and encourage their crews. In all, coxwains are
  10. Your answer:
    small people.
    excellent athletes.
    busy people.
    unnecessary people.

  11. In the open marketplace of Marrakech, some markets sell herbs; some sell grain; others sell small animals; and still others sell wool. Each market has its
  12. Your answer:

  13. The onion is one of the most widely used vegetables in the world. Although it is true that the onion and the lily come from the same family of plants, we would never want to make a bouquet of onions or to
  14. Your answer:
    eat an onion.
    plant an onion.
    plant a lily.
    eat a lily.

  15. Most of the small birds that make a long trip in their annual migration at the end of summer do not attempt to make the journey in a single flight. They travel for a distance, and then they
  16. Your answer:
    fly back.
    stop for the winter.
    hurry onward.
    stop and rest.

  17. The bold and daring Norse explorers who lived in Norway many, many years ago were so strong and courageous that even the stormy seas could not
  18. Your answer:
    entice them to wander.
    be of use to them.
    frighten them.
    interest them.

  19. Play is just as necessary to a child as food and sleep. A child can hardly grow to be a healthy person without
  20. Your answer:
    wise parents.
    medical care.

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