Reading for Understanding Two # 41A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Icebergs are still a danger to ships in the North Atlantic Ocean. The number of icebergs found in North Atlantic shipping lanes averages about four hundred a year. So shipowners are glad to know that they are protected by the
  2. Your answer:
    fishing boats.
    Canadian lighthouses.
    northern lights.
    International Ice Patrol.


  3. There are many kinds of self-service stores where the customers wait on themselves almost entirely. There are self-service laundromats, gasoline stations, and dime stores; but the most common self-service stores sell
  4. Your answer:
    clothing.
    groceries.
    jewelry.
    shoes.


  5. The largest island in the world is Greenland, which belongs to Denmark. It lies so far north that about ninety percent of it is covered by an icecap. Even in the southern part, winter lasts about nine months. Fish, copper, and iron are exported but not in large enough quantities to be very profitable. It is not surprising that the island is
  6. Your answer:
    useful as an air base.
    sparsely populated.
    warm in summer.
    a Danish colony.


  7. During the war with the Native Americans, England sent soldiers to help protect the colonists; but these soldiers had no knowledge of Native American methods of warfare. The colonists showed them how to fight the Native Americans, together they
  8. Your answer:
    surrendered to the Native Americans.
    befriended the Native Americans.
    used the methods of the soldiers.
    won the battles.


  9. Planting trees on mountains helps to hold the soil and prevent its erosion. Sometimes forest fires on mountains are followed by erosion, and deep gullys are formed on the mountainsides. This effect occurs because the roots of the trees that held the soil have been killed and destroyed by the
  10. Your answer:
    harvesting.
    heat.
    rains.
    planting.


  11. At the court of King Arthur there were many valiant knights, but chief among them was Sir Lancelot of the Lake; for in all tournaments and jousts and deeds of arms, he was
  12. Your answer:
    the oldest.
    defeated.
    attractive.
    victorious.


  13. Musical instruments made of brass are not easily damaged when exposed to bad weather. No wonder that the earliest bands that wandered from town to town in Europe
  14. Your answer:
    had equal numbers of string and brass instruments.
    played mainly with brass instruments.
    played for their room and board.
    were made up of poor musicians.


  15. Their trust in one another was so great that they generally left their houses and property
  16. Your answer:
    carefully locked.
    to their children.
    unguarded.
    outside.


  17. The gas that coal gives off is easily ignited and causes terrible explosions. It is a great menace to underground workers. The flames in the pit lamps that olden-day miners wore on their caps was carefully shielded with gauze covering so that it would not
  18. Your answer:
    be seen.
    go out easily.
    annoy other miners.
    ignite the gas.


  19. Birds have a body temperature of 45 to 46 degrees Celsius, which is higher than the temperature of mammals. Birds seem to be hungry all the time, and some of them eat much more than their weight every day. The reason for that is that they are very active and need a large amount of food to keep up their body
  20. Your answer:
    size.
    temperature.
    covering.
    shape.



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