Reading for Understanding Two #46A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. The tar or asphalt pits of California are famous because they contain many skeletons and fossils of animals of the Great Ice Age. The tar pools would become covered with water after a rain, and the prehistoric animals would get caught when they waded in to get a drink. Other animals would see them and, expecting to get an easy meal, would spring on the imprisoned animals and get
  2. Your answer:
    caught too.
    plenty of meat.
    wet.
    a drink.


  3. For me, education means neither more nor less than this. Anything that professes to call itself education must be tried by this standard; and, if it fails to stand the test, I will not call it
  4. Your answer:
    names.
    education.
    good.
    perfect.


  5. Bacteria are very resistant to extreme conditions in their environment. They can survive degrees of heat, cold, and acidity at which other organisms would
  6. Your answer:
    reproduce.
    perish.
    hibernate.
    grow.


  7. Much of the farming in Asia is done by hand. Although the number of people who work on farms is very large, farmers must work hard to produce enough food. As a matter of fact, the population of most Asian countries is not well fed, and there is hunger in many areas. Although these countries have large areas of farmland and a large number of farm workers, they have very little
  8. Your answer:
    variety.
    wheat.
    machinery.
    irrigation.


  9. Granite is valuable as a building material because it is hard and strong and unaffected by weather. It comes in many shades and can be polished. As well as being practical as a building material, it is considered
  10. Your answer:
    cut
    decorative.
    cheap.
    dull.


  11. When residents of the state of Florida in the United States say that you have sand in your shoes, they mean that you have become a homeowner in that state and have no intention of going back north again. When a Florida resident says you have sand in your shoes, he means that you
  12. Your answer:
    like to live in Florida.
    have bought a house in Florida.
    do not mind discomfort.
    live near the ocean.


  13. The earliest records of primitive people show that they were interested in animals. They hunted animals for food. In ancient Egypt wild animals were led through the streets in processions not unlike our circus parades. The ancient Romans enjoyed animal shows, which were mostly contests between animals in the arena. Hunting and fishing for sport came later. Nowadays, we are interested in many kinds of animals, some of which are used as pets. In our interest in animals, we are like our
  14. Your answer:
    children.
    foreigners.
    ancestors.
    animals.


  15. Catherine Beecher campaigned in the nineteenth century to get women into the profession of teaching in the United States. When she began her campaign in 1830, most U.S. teachers were men. Her efforts were so successful that when she died in 1878, the majority of teachers were
  16. Your answer:
    still men.
    well paid.
    old.
    women.


  17. When average readers praise a novel, it often means that they like the people and the society that the author has pictured. They read a book or a magazine story with the idea that it will help them with their own problems, that it will teach them how to act and what to approve or disapprove. If the author's opinions, likes, and dislikes generally agree with their own, the readers feel strengthed, rewarded, and encouraged; and they declare that
  18. Your answer:
    the book is poorly written.
    they will never read the author's work again.
    it is a good book.
    the book shows no insight into real life.


  19. Mountains affect both my health and my state of mind unpleasantly; consequently, I try to
  20. Your answer:
    climb them.
    visit them.
    destroy them.
    avoid them.



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