Reading for Understanding Two #55B

Thelma Thurstone -- The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

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  1. Automobile service stations compete with one another in helping the consumer. They clean the windshield, check the radiator and the battery, check the air pressure, provide clean washrooms, distribute maps, extend credit, and provide aid in planning tours for millions of motorists. Dealers know that many motorists choose a station on the basis of
  2. Your answer:
    octane rating.
    brand names.
    such services.
    TV advertising.


  3. It has never been proved or disproved that there really was a King Arthur, with his Knights of the Round Table, in England. However, the fact that there was a king who was good, wise, and brave about 1400 years ago is known, and it is thought that many of the tales about King Arthur refer to that king. Many of these tales were true, but many were invented to tell how wonderful this real king was. Over the centuries, the tales increased so that it became difficult to know which were true tales and which were
  4. Your answer:
    factual.
    historical.
    borrowed.
    fictional.


  5. One of the most remarkable things about a bobcat is the way it can hide. It can flatten itself against the ground until it seems to have hardly any
  6. Your answer:
    protection.
    thickness.
    fierceness.
    means of escape.


  7. Perhaps everyone would agree that it is the business of the school to teach reading, writing, spelling, arithmetic, and some other subjects. Should a school teach good manners, health habits, driving a car, and so on? Some people say yes and some say no. On such questions as these we do not have
  8. Your answer:
    arguments.
    agreement.
    teachers.
    ideas.


  9. Songs are often sung in harmony. Harmony is a mixture of sounds that is pleasant to hear. Some sounds go together better than others, and there are laws of harmony that tell
  10. Your answer:
    the key in which a song is to be sung.
    how to carry a tune.
    how to combine sounds.
    the tempo at which a song is to be sung.


  11. If all persons would observe closely the rule of safety first, occasions requiring first aid to the injured would be
  12. Your answer:
    dangerous.
    rare.
    fatal.
    illegal.


  13. The bones and shells of dead sea animals sink to the ocean floor and, gradually mixing with fine grains of sand and clay, eventually form limestone. Careful observation of a piece of limestone may often reveal in it
  14. Your answer:
    tiny shells.
    flowers.
    salt water.
    live animals.


  15. There are countries in the world that have never taken a census, an official count of the population. Population figures from these countries are
  16. Your answer:
    lost.
    estimates.
    too high.
    accurate.


  17. In the months before the U.S. presidential election, the poll takers were busy gathering samples of public opinion about the candidates. One pollster predicted a Democratic victory; another predicted a Republican success. One writer said that the only thing anyone could be sure of was that the winner would be
  18. Your answer:
    the next president.
    a liberal.
    a dark horse.
    a conservative.


  19. Sedentary soils and transported soils are the two general classificatiions of soil. Sedentary soils are those formed from the materials that have not been moved from their original site. Transported soils, as the name indicates, are those formed from materials that have been
  20. Your answer:
    protected from water and wind.
    furnished by people.
    left at their original site.
    carried from their original site.



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