Reading for Understanding Two #60A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. A polar bear does not eat plants, but it is indirectly dependent on green plants for its food. The polar bear eats seals, and seals eat fish that feed on ocean plant life. The original source of food for all animals can be similarly traced back to
  2. Your answer:
    smaller animals.
    green plants.
    cereals.
    gardens.


  3. The entrances to most ports are limited in width. In addition, many of these entrances are bordered by dangerous reefs and shoals. Consequently, the safety of ships coming into port is insured only if the channel is
  4. Your answer:
    difficult to find.
    unknown.
    very shallow.
    clearly marked.


  5. Driving safely under all conditions pays big dividends. It prevents tragedy and the endless remorse of knowing that you have caused
  6. Your answer:
    disease.
    speed.
    cautiousness.
    suffering.


  7. When scientists have learned to control the mosquitoes and to use the products of the Amazon region, it will be no longer a land of mystery but a place of great
  8. Your answer:
    danger.
    treasure.
    tropics.
    loneliness.


  9. Goodness should be judged by actions rather than by thoughts. Good thoughts are of no avail unless they are
  10. Your answer:
    philosophically approved.
    translated into action.
    capable of application.
    socially approved.


  11. Our enemies in the insect world are those that eat our crops; our insect friends are those that eat these enemies. Our attitudes toward insects seem to be determined by their
  12. Your answer:
    industry.
    appearance.
    diet.
    location.


  13. He searched the garden for her footprints. The grass was short and her tread was light, so he found
  14. Your answer:
    a deserted garden.
    no trace of her steps.
    one of her slippers.
    her dainty footsteps.


  15. Many college classrooms in the southern part of the United States are now air-conditioned. Many students from the South would go to schools in the North in the summertime if the southern schools did not have air conditioning. The installation of air conditioning in southern schools has resulted in
  16. Your answer:
    increased summer enrollments in the North.
    unchanged summer enrollments in the North.
    decreased summer enrollments in the South.
    increased summer enrollments in the South.


  17. One of the Greek myths tells the story of a king called Midas. When one of the gods offered to grant him a wish, King Midas, who loved gold more than anything else, asked that everything he touched would turn to gold. He was granted this wish and soon found to his dismay that he
  18. Your answer:
    ruled the world.
    was beloved of the gods.
    was hated by everyone.
    had nothing to eat.


  19. The only common metal that is a liquid at ordinary temperature is mercury. When mercury spills, it forms small balls that roll so easily that they are very hard to pick up. It has been suggested that it was for this reason that the metal was named after the legendary Roman messenger of the gods. He was believed to have had wings on his feet and to
  20. Your answer:
    deliver mercury to the gods.
    be made of mercury.
    be impossible to catch.
    be an ordinary person.



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