Reading for Understanding Two #52A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.

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  1. All of the other children in the class were older than John. Susan was two months older than he was, and she was the next youngest. Therefore, the rest of the children were
  2. Your answer:
    younger than Susan.
    younger than John.
    bigger than John.
    at least two months older than John.


  3. Increased demand for dairy products, in part as high-protein substitutes for expensive meat, contribute to a rise in the price of
  4. Your answer:
    meat.
    chicken.
    fish.
    milk.


  5. Some animals make better pets than others. If you are looking for a pet, you must consider, among other things, whether this animal is noisy; whether it will smell bad; whether it will play tricks on people; whether it will destroy or tear objects; and whether it will hurt people. In other words, the animal you get must not only be one that you think will be fun; it must also be one that
  6. Your answer:
    will not bother other people.
    is not too expensive to keep.
    you think you will enjoy after it grows up.
    will eat food that is easy to obtain.


  7. Switzerland is a landlocked country. It is bounded by Germany on the north, France on the west, Italy on the south, and Liechtenstein and Austria on the east. Switzerland has
  8. Your answer:
    many lakes.
    no seacoast.
    many mountains.
    no border.


  9. Many lakes in Canada and in the United States are fed by melting snow. After the spring thaws, the lakes become much
  10. Your answer:
    deeper.
    warmer.
    smaller.
    clearer.


  11. Dark pigmentation is good protection against the painful and dangerous burns that result from direct exposure to the rays of the sun. People should be particularly careful to limit exposure to the sun if they are
  12. Your answer:
    anemic.
    underweight.
    fair-skinned.
    fatigued.


  13. The boat was carried along by the powerful current. Hoping that the waters would soon subside, Larry stopped the motor. Since he was many miles from home. he did not want to waste
  14. Your answer:
    time.
    current.
    fuel.
    movement.


  15. The author was accepted wholeheartedly by the critics. She never wrote a book that was not greeted with
  16. Your answer:
    indifference.
    shock.
    scorn.
    praise.


  17. Very young children cannot accept even a brief absence of the people they love. Their mother's leaving the house is still a mystery to them. They have no idea of time; they do not realize that departure will be followed by
  18. Your answer:
    absence.
    play.
    return.
    loss.


  19. It is not possible for the human eye to see the rays that are given off by radium. The rays have amazing qualities. If they are used carelessly, they can poison, injure, or even kill people. If they are used carefully by people trained in their use, they can be
  20. Your answer:
    beneficial.
    injurious.
    expensive.
    painful.



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