Reading for Understanding Two #59B

Thelma Thurstone -- The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

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  1. People in areas that are plentifully supplied with water often take its abundance for granted. The necessity for using water conservatively is emphasized most in regions where it is
  2. Your answer:
    abundant.
    scarce.
    wasted.
    used.


  3. At one time there were many beautiful hills in this city. As the demand for land increased, the hills were flattened, and the surplus dirt was dumped into the shallow water of the bay in order to
  4. Your answer:
    further increase land values.
    make more land.
    reduce the water's depth.
    provide swimming facilities.


  5. A coach often tries to keep the starting squad in the game until the team is ahead by a wide margin. If most of the contests during a season are closely fought, some of the substitute players play very
  6. Your answer:
    little.
    fast.
    often.
    well.


  7. Most of the advances made by people can be attributed to the fact that most of their errors can be corrected. They are able to
  8. Your answer:
    withstand punishment.
    rectify their mistakes.
    enforce their opinions.
    perceive perfection.


  9. In the United States, when each new state came into the Union, it was admitted on the basis of equality with all other states. This policy promoted
  10. Your answer:
    larger states.
    increased revenue.
    divergent political theories.
    national unity.


  11. Most insects are born, or hatched, into the world after the completion of their parents' life span. The adults merely prepare for the arrival of their young; they do not oversee the rearing of their offspring. The young insect generally lacks
  12. Your answer:
    the larval stage.
    parental care.
    brothers and sisters.
    enemies.


  13. When Canadians buy foreign merchandise, they indirectly help Canadian business. They make Canadian dollars available to foreign countries, which in turn can buy more from
  14. Your answer:
    Canada.
    heredity.
    others.
    the World Bank.


  15. Though our improvised auditorium seated only a few spectators, it was large enough. Filling it, however, was another matter. Our greatest problem was to
  16. Your answer:
    change the scenery.
    get an audience.
    make suitable costumes.
    memorize our lines.


  17. The biographies of most musical composers show that many of them came from musical parents, had talented brothers and sisters, and had children who also became composers. These facts suggest the possibility that musical ability depends heavily on
  18. Your answer:
    age.
    heredity.
    nationality.
    hard work.


  19. The first constitution of the United States was known as the Articles of Confederation. It gave the federal government the power to maintain an army and navy, to manage the foreign affairs of the nation, to organize and maintain a postal system, and to borrow money. This power was given to a congress, in which each state had one vote but that congress could not collect taxes or make the states abide by its laws. The Articles were really designed to unite the thirteen colonies in order to help them in the Revolutionary War. Although the Articles proved to be too weak to establish effective centralized government, they convinced the colonies that
  20. Your answer:
    a written constitution was ineffective.
    union was both possible and practical.
    the Revolutionary War could not be won.
    the states could not tolerate each other.



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