Reading for Understanding Two #50A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Norwegians, Danes, and Swedes can understand one another's conversation fairly well. Thus, the close relationship of the Scandinavian peoples is indicated by like characteristics of their
  2. Your answer:
    geography.
    education.
    clothing.
    languages.


  3. The person who travels by plane is not plagued by dangerous, icy roads. You can relax and enjoy yourself, knowing that the snow and ice are far below you. Try it and be convinced that it is wise to fly
  4. Your answer:
    in winter.
    to Europe.
    at night.
    at low cost.


  5. The largest bullfighting arena in Mexico City, the Plaza de Toros Monumental, seats about fifty thousand people. The sport is as popular in Mexico as baseball is in the United States. Mexicans know the names of the famous bullfighters as Americans know
  6. Your answer:
    pitchers.
    actors.
    bulls.
    games.


  7. The world has mistakenly assumed that its supply of minerals is inexhaustible. We are only now realizing the need for using minerals conservatively, since someday they may be used up or at least become very
  8. Your answer:
    impure.
    useless.
    common.
    rare.


  9. Bloodhounds are a breed of dog that have an especially keen sense of smell. They have the ability to follow a person by smelling tracks on the ground. They are sometimes used by police to locate lost children, escaped prisoners, and
  10. Your answer:
    victims.
    schools.
    police dogs.
    criminals.


  11. The scallop is a vagabond. It does not cling to rocks or settle in beds on the bottom of the ocean; instead, it is constantly
  12. Your answer:
    idle.
    learning.
    eating.
    travelling.


  13. Farming in developed countries has become very scientific. However, we must still rely on nature. Scientific genius has not yet achieved control of
  14. Your answer:
    the weather.
    marketing.
    machinery.
    the farm workers.


  15. Some people think that it is necessary to be very selective as to the information given to the general public concerning either physical or mental health. They think that too much knowledge of the functioning of their bodies will cause people to brood about possible illnesses. They overlook the fact that it is chiefly the things we do not understand that worry us. The thing that terrifies us most is the
  16. Your answer:
    pathological.
    painful.
    abnormal.
    unknown.


  17. On first moving to the city, they lived in the suburbs; but transportation was such a problem that they soon moved to
  18. Your answer:
    a highway motel.
    a larger apartment.
    the home of friends.
    a more central location.


  19. The fighter's list of knockouts was impressive enough to discourage all but the ablest
  20. Your answer:
    referees.
    challengers.
    managers.
    fans.



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