Reading for Understanding Two #48C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. When we exercise, our muscles throw off acids that are normally burned up by oxygen in the blood. If these wastes accumulate in the muscles, fatigue results. During violent exercise, the amount of oxygen in the blood is not sufficient to burn up all the acids. Thus, with a continuation of strenuous activity, we become
  2. Your answer:
    exhausted.
    muscular.
    stronger.
    healthier.


  3. They want to go from the United States to Europe this summer, but they cannot decide whether to go by plane or by
  4. Your answer:
    car.
    air.
    train.
    ship.


  5. One of the advantages of living abroad is that no one knows you. You have more freedom to choose your own path than you would have
  6. Your answer:
    on a ship.
    among strangers.
    at home.
    in a foreign city.


  7. A steer is slaughtered principally for its meat; but the hide is used for leather, the bones for fertilizer, the hooves for glue, the hair for brushes, and the blood for tonics. A useful purpose is served by practically all
  8. Your answer:
    meat.
    parts.
    tonics.
    animals.


  9. Packaging of goods is important, for often it is the label on the package that symbolizes the producer's integrity. If that producer is known to be reliable, then the consumer buys with
  10. Your answer:
    care.
    detachment.
    suspicion.
    confidence.


  11. In the citrus belt of Florida, the temperature is usually well above freezing. Occasionally, a cold front moves in to freeze the oranges and kill the trees. Orange growers have learned that damage to their groves can frequently be avoided if they burn pots of oil or charcoal among their trees in order to
  12. Your answer:
    keep insects away.
    thin out the orchards.
    warm the cold air.
    thaw their trees.


  13. The Hindus have an absolute prohibition against killing cows. The Hindu veneration of the cow may have originated in ancient times partly in order to guarantee the supply of
  14. Your answer:
    milk.
    goats.
    leather.
    meat.


  15. All lace used to be made by hand and was very expensive. Now a great deal of beautiful lace is made by machine. Machine-made lace is widely used because it is cheaper. Handmade lace comes from Belgium, France, and Italy; the fine laces from these countries are still very
  16. Your answer:
    cheap.
    fragile.
    costly.
    white.


  17. One of the games of a mountain lion kitten is to lie hidden and then to dash out suddenly at any kitten that passes by. In this game, the kitten is imitating the serious method of hunting used by its parents. The work of the adult mountain lion is often imitated by the young animals when they are
  18. Your answer:
    playing.
    resting.
    eating.
    working.


  19. A would-be writer who claims to be unable to find anything to write about admits to being neither keen nor observant. The alert writer will have no difficulty finding
  20. Your answer:
    critics.
    readers.
    publishers.
    subjects.



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