Reading for Understanding Two #59C

Thelma Thurstone -- The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

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  1. Many mining communities have had as brief an existence as the profits that were reaped in them. When the minerals that were the source of their wealth were depleted, many of these towns became "ghost towns," for their residents
  2. Your answer:
    feared them.
    haunted them.
    abandoned them.
    inhabited them.


  3. Though they had been banished from their native city, in a short time they returned. Their exile was
  4. Your answer:
    permanent.
    a brief one.
    voluntary.
    long and hard.


  5. The modern science of aerodynamics has eliminated much of the hazardous guesswork that went into the designing and testing of the first aircraft. However, it was the daring of aviation pioneers that made possible the development of the modern
  6. Your answer:
    age of neuroses.
    age of inventions.
    air age.
    industrial age.


  7. Coronary heart disease, unlike an infectious disease having a single cause, has many complex causes. We do not entirely understand heart disease because it is so
  8. Your answer:
    serious.
    complex.
    frequent.
    painful


  9. My local plant shop says that clivia plants should be raised where they get little sunlight. I have bought their plants and followed their directions, but thus far I have no blooms. A columnist I was reading yesterday states that clivia plants need several hours of sun a day. If my plants should bloom after I give them sunlight, I shall tell my local plant shop that what it needs is
  10. Your answer:
    columnists who will advertise their products.
    different strains of plants.
    new directions for raising clivia plants.
    recommendations concerning the fertilization of clivia plants.


  11. Reporters must be very careful to say only things that are true. They must not make any statements or implications that are false. What they say must be
  12. Your answer:
    educated.
    reliable.
    clever.
    imaginative..


  13. Most of the sand dunes of the Venezuelan plains are not stationary. Only in one region, where they have been anchored by a curious grass, have they settled into
  14. Your answer:
    permanent hills.
    shifting sand.
    movable soil.
    dust bowls.


  15. In the past, Chinese children celebrated the New Year with firecrackers, sparklers, and other fireworks. Today, many areas have laws against the use of fireworks unless they are used under certain conditions and are handled by adults. The new laws may tend to lessen the danger, but many people think that they have also lessened the
  16. Your answer:
    safety.
    fun.
    sanity.
    cost.


  17. Lighthouses are built in locations where their light can be seen for many miles. Because they are not able to stop quickly, big ships need to be warned of danger when it is
  18. Your answer:
    not in their course.
    near a lighthouse.
    close to them.
    still far away.


  19. In spite of the fact that photographic equipment is rather expensive, photography has become a very popular hobby in the United States. The country is prosperous, and more people can
  20. Your answer:
    have longer vacations.
    afford luxuries.
    have larger families.
    own their own houses.



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