Reading for Understanding Two #48A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. On the way to the county fair, our saddle horse rode in the horse trailer, which was hitched on behind our car. Unused to confinement, the horse was restless and eager to be
  2. Your answer:
    groomed.
    free.
    in the car.
    hitched.


  3. Suits for deep-sea divers are made so that the diver will be surrounded by a thin layer of air. It is important that the air in the suit always press outward at least as hard as the water around presses inward; otherwise the diver will be flattened like a pancake. The diver is safe only as long as
  4. Your answer:
    air pressure is slightly greater than water pressure.
    air pressure is less than water pressure.
    water pressure is much greater than air pressure.
    water pressure is zero.


  5. Mosquito control is desirable for two reasons. First, the bite of the mosquito is irritating; and, second, it may cause the spread of malaria. The mosquito is not only a pest, but also a threat to
  6. Your answer:
    privacy.
    sanitation.
    medicine.
    health.


  7. Coal, oil, and iron are irreplaceable natural resources. Since they cannot be replaced once they are exhausted, we should use them
  8. Your answer:
    regularly.
    carefully.
    consistently.
    frequently.


  9. Wide-eyed, I read the last page of my book, shuddered, and closed it hurriedly. I could not sleep after I went to bed, for every shadow and every sound assumed a menacing form. As I huddled, trembling, under the cover, I breathed a solemn vow to refrain forever from
  10. Your answer:
    reading murder mysteries at midnight.
    eating pickles just before bedtime.
    being frightened by the dark.
    staying up until such a late hour.


  11. Our bodies are strengthened not by what we eat but by the food that we digest. Similarly, our minds are developed not by what we read but by what we
  12. Your answer:
    forget.
    write.
    understand.
    are told.


  13. Many railways have double tracks, one for traffic in one direction, the other for traffic in the opposite direction. When two trains meet on a single-track railway, one must pull onto a siding and wait for the other to pass. Railway freight moves faster on a
  14. Your answer:
    modern highway.
    passenger train.
    single-track railway.
    double-track railway.


  15. The cooks are important members of any outdoor hiking team, for in open air everyone becomes
  16. Your answer:
    lonely.
    tired.
    strong.
    hungry.


  17. The hunters of the tribe wanted to capture ten fine elephants. They sighted a herd; and then, mounted on tame elephants, they attempted to drive the wild animals into a pen. As they drove the animals, they pounded on drums and yelled loudly. No knives were thrown, and no guns were used in this venture. The weapon used in the elephant hunt was
  18. Your answer:
    noise.
    music.
    the whip.
    the sword.


  19. Many public buildings have fire drills to teach the occupants how to protect themselves in case of fire. Few families have even made plans about escape from a burning house. Every family should have a fire escape plan for their own home that is understood by all members of the family and that they have
  20. Your answer:
    rehearsed in school.
    rehearsed in drills.
    tried out in public buildings.
    tried out in fires.



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