Reading for Understanding #43B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. We do not have an official weather station in the small town where we live. There is a government weather station at the airport about thirty kilometers away. We have confidence in the weather predictions from the airport station because we know that the airlines must have
  2. Your answer:
    good weather.
    accurate weather information.
    safe landing fields.
    well-trained pilots.


  3. Some states have abundant sunshine and a very low rainfall, which occurs mainly in late winter and early spring. However, there are many large farms that produce varied crops in spite of the low rainfall. Good crop productions on these farms is possible because of the widespread use of
  4. Your answer:
    machinery.
    fertilizer.
    irrigation.
    cheap labor.


  5. Electricity is essential to the well-being of the population and to the industries of a large city. Transport, lights, fire alarms, and many other services would be impossible without it. If the electric power broke down, the population would be, in many ways,
  6. Your answer:
    smaller.
    helpless.
    healthier.
    happy.


  7. The crews of the world-circling jet planes saw three sunsets and three sunrises, but they were gone less than forty-six hours. Their flight took about
  8. Your answer:
    four days.
    a week.
    two days.
    an afternoon.


  9. In the treatment of this desease, complete calm is necessary for recovery. The doctor has warned that under no circumstances must these patients be allowed to become
  10. Your answer:
    hungry.
    inactive.
    excited.
    better.


  11. Even without reading the new book supporting conservation, I could tell that its author and publisher were in earnest. A note on the book's cover stated that the paper used in it was
  12. Your answer:
    watermarked bond.
    recycled paper.
    100% cotton
    union made.


  13. Even in colonial times, shipbuilding was important in Connecticut. The Nautilus, the world's first atomic-powered submarine, was launched at Groton, Connecticut, in 1954. Manufacturing has always been important in the state, and one of the major products has always been
  14. Your answer:
    atomic bombs.
    granite.
    ships.
    dairy foods.


  15. If all direct methods of attack failed, the enemies of a medieval castle could surround it and, by cutting off supply lines, hope to
  16. Your answer:
    batter down the walls.
    scale the towers.
    cross the moat.
    starve the defenders.


  17. Soundproofing involves the use of special construction that will reduce the transmission of
  18. Your answer:
    messages.
    electricity.
    energy.
    noise.


  19. Quakers believe that fighting is wrong, and therefore, many of them refuse to become
  20. Your answer:
    angry.
    atheists.
    soldiers.
    jurors.



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