Reading for Understanding Two #45B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. No matter what kind of weather we have on any particular day, it never suits everybody. If the sun is shining, the farmer may wish for rain; if it is raining, the traffic police are probably unhappy; if there is no wind, the owner of a sailboat is likely to be out of sorts. The weather
  2. Your answer:
    affects people differently.
    cannot be controlled.
    pleases everyone.
    is always with us.


  3. Australia is the only country in the world that fills a whole continent. It is separated from the Americas by almost ten thousand kilometers of ocean. It is sometimes called the Island Continent because it is
  4. Your answer:
    settled by the British.
    one country.
    surrounded by water.
    so far from America.


  5. There are well-educated and intelligent people who are diligent and effective workers who still worry that they are not doing as well as they should. This worry seems to come from a lack of
  6. Your answer:
    confidence.
    shyness.
    integrity.
    education.


  7. Some of these most beautifully designed silks are made at Kyoto, Japan. After printing, the fine silks are washed for hours in the river that runs through the city. Yard of silk are put on frames, and the swift water gives them a thorough cleansing. The hues seem even more beautiful after this treatment. I would have been afraid to wash such beautiful fabrics if I had not seen this
  8. Your answer:
    weaving.
    country.
    river.
    process.


  9. Some animals develop protective coats for winter. Horses grow long, thick hair. Geese develop soft coats of down
  10. Your answer:
    if they live on a farm.
    as they grow older.
    for protection from rain.
    when cold weather comes.


  11. The climate of that area is characterized by burning sun and cooling shade. Direct exposure to the sun is almost unbearable, but when there is protection between you and the sun, the temperature is
  12. Your answer:
    hot.
    bright.
    comfortable.
    muggy.


  13. Brickmaking is an ancient art, five thousand or more years old. The earliest bricks were made by molding clay into blocks and drying the blocks in the sun. In modern brickmaking, different substances are added to the clay to produce different shades. The bricks are dried in a furnace called a kiln. The position of the bricks in the kiln affects the shade and quality of the brick. Brick is still a popular and practical building material. The art of brickmaking is highly developed but still has much in common with the
  14. Your answer:
    lost art.
    stone masonry.
    ancient methods.
    old designs.


  15. Sometimes pioneers struck oil when they were digging a well. To the pioneers, this meant extra work because they then had to start all over again to dig for
  16. Your answer:
    gold.
    treasures.
    petroleum.
    water.


  17. Human wants are infinite. A little food satisfies our hunger, and a modest quantity of clothing keeps us warm; but as soon as these specific needs are satisfied, other desires arise in us. Then we discover
  18. Your answer:
    the disadvantages of laziness.
    the benefits of the simple life.
    contentment and great peace.
    new wants to be satisfied.


  19. Planning purchases before going to the grocery store can save a lot of money because impulse buying at the store can send costs
  20. Your answer:
    down.
    to savings.
    below average.
    soaring.



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