Reading for Understanding Two #53C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. He has been told since childhood that he is like his father, whom he admires greatly, so he has taken his father for a
  2. Your answer:
    protector.
    friend.
    model.
    brother.


  3. "Eat to live but do not live to eat" is a very old proverb. Modern methods for food preparation make our meals so attractive that we are often tempted to
  4. Your answer:
    cook them more simply.
    invent new recipes.
    leave them on our plates.
    eat more than we should.


  5. When mosquitoes bite, they dilute the victim's blood so that they can withdraw it. They inject a little saliva, which causes the usual irritation and swelling of a mosquito bite. It has been proved that if a mosquito of a certain species bites a person having either malaria or yellow fever, the agent that causes the disease is taken up with the blood, develops in the mosquito's body, and may be injected with the mosquito's saliva into the blood of a well person. It has also been proved that this is the only way in which these diseases are transmitted. Those who take care of yellow fever and malaria patients will not
  6. Your answer:
    contract the diseases unless bitten by mosquitoes.
    contract the diseases if they wear rubber gloves.
    be able to escape the diseases.
    contract the diseases if they wear masks.


  7. Progress should not be measured in terms of the amount of comfort attained; for then, if we ever became completely comfortable, there would be
  8. Your answer:
    more comfort.
    a desire for comfort.
    a motive for progress.
    an end of progress.


  9. Because animals as well as people steal grapes from vineyards, vineyard owners grow thorny bushes on top of the walls that surround their property to keep out
  10. Your answer:
    competitors.
    thieves.
    birds.
    friends.


  11. Some people seem to learn very quickly, but then forget what they have learned just as quickly. It is better to learn well, whether quickly or slowly, so that one does not
  12. Your answer:
    finish before expected.
    forget the new knowledge.
    need to study carefully.
    learn too rapidly.


  13. Several hundred years ago lace was very popular with both men and women. Men wore lace collars and cuffs, and ladies wore a great deal of lace on their clothes. One of the skills that portrait painters of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries had to have was
  14. Your answer:
    the ability to picture lace on canvas.
    a knowledge of lacemaking.
    the ability to produce portraits quickly.
    a knowledge of the available paints and oils.


  15. Matter can have the form of gas, liquid, or a solid. A solid ordinarily does not change its size or shape. A liquid changes its shape to fit its container, but it does not change its size. A gas can change both its shape and its size. If steam is put in a pot, the steam will spread out into all the empty space in the pot. Steam is
  16. Your answer:
    a solid.
    a liquid.
    a gas.
    matter.


  17. Sanitary conditions are very bad in the area. The abundance of dogs must be credited with maintaining the present level of health; for the dogs, by eating refuse from the streets, remove part of the organic material that otherwise would decay and cause
  18. Your answer:
    poverty.
    disease.
    malnutrition.
    ugliness.


  19. In some areas, wheat planted in the autumn is newly sprouted when winter comes. If a heavy blanket of snow covers the young plants, it protects them from the cold, and they stay healthy all winter long. When there is a long, cold winter with little snow, the farmers are
  20. Your answer:
    happy that the wheat is growing.
    too cold to tend their wheat.
    busy planting wheat in the ground.
    worried that the wheat will freeze.



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