Reading for Understanding Two #52B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Even in the stately homes of early New England, heat was rare, and there existed an abundance of cold bedrooms. Perhaps this is the reason that the main consideration in choosing sleeping garments was their
  2. Your answer:
    economy.
    warmth.
    tradition.
    style.


  3. Excessive exposure of the skin to the rays of the sun is to be discouraged. The sun is a very powerful natural remedy, and like other potent medicines, it should not be
  4. Your answer:
    used at any time.
    taken in large doses.
    treated with caution.
    prescribed by a physician.


  5. Those who do nothing render themselves incapable of doing anything. But, while we are executing any type of work, we are preparing and qualifying ourselves to undertake another. The more we do,
  6. Your answer:
    the less we wish to do.
    the more tired we become.
    the less we are able to do.
    the more we can do.


  7. According to many historians, about five hundred years before the time of Columbus, a group of Norse axplorers found the north-eastern coast of North America. Leif Ericson was the first of these explorers. There is evidence that he explored Cape Cod, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. The Native Americans drove the Norse explorers away, and the next explorers were led by Columbus. Thus we might say that Columbus
  8. Your answer:
    rediscovered North America.
    discovered North America.
    was the first white person in North America.
    lost his way on the ocean.


  9. The carelessness of pearl divers threatened to deplete the oyster beds. So that the beds might continue to yield pearls, he divers were cautioned against leaving the oyster to die after robbing its shell of the pearl. They were instructed to open the shell with great care. Then the oyster was to be
  10. Your answer:
    let down into the sea again.
    thrown far out to sea.
    left to die on the shore.
    allowed to keep its pearl.


  11. To some of us, seven-thirty in the morning means breakfast and the pleasant aroma of coffee. Six in the evening represents daily world happenings in tabloid form. Other times of the day also have just such
  12. Your answer:
    unexplored possibilities.
    specific meanings.
    bothersome details.
    pressing responsibilities.


  13. Icarus was a noble Greek youth whose father made a pair of wings for him from feathers and wax. The youth probably did not realize that wax melts when heated, for he flew into the heat of the sun and
  14. Your answer:
    lost his wings.
    was molded in wax.
    found eternal youth.
    became a god.


  15. Concealed behind the bushes, we watched our prey approach the pit that we had dug and covered with leaves and light branches. Surely the animal would not have sauntered along so casually had it sensed that it was about to be
  16. Your answer:
    hidden.
    followed.
    attacked.
    captured.


  17. Since no reliable population census had ever been made in that country, the exact number of its inhabitants was
  18. Your answer:
    unknown.
    increasing.
    exaggerated.
    large.


  19. The greatest scientist until that time was Aristotle, a philosopher of ancient Greece. The theories that he had stated were accepted as true without any proof. No one even thought of
  20. Your answer:
    learning them.
    testing them.
    recording them.
    accepting them.



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