Reading for Understanding Two #61A

Thelma Thurstone -- The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

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  1. The Romans built a vast network of roads that connected their city to the farthermost corners of their conquered possessions. Reminiscent of this engineering triumph is the still-surviving expression that "all roads lead to
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  3. At first the crude log hut in the clearing appeared to be deserted. The door hung open, and several windows had broken panes of glass. From the chimney, smoke rose slowly in the autumn air, giving the only visible indication that the cabin was
  4. Your answer:
    built in pioneer days.
    far from the city.

  5. No one can prevent newspaper publishers from printing anything that they please in their newspapers--as long as they print the truth. But this freedom of the press does not give them the right to publish with immunity statements that are
  6. Your answer:

  7. The explorers, isolated by wastes of snow, dreamed of the world with which they had lost
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  9. The word "dumb" is frequently used to describe one who lacks the ability to talk. Animals cannot speak, so we call them dumb animals. By "dumb" we mean that they are
  10. Your answer:
    unable to profit by experience.
    commanded by instincts.
    inferior in intelligence.
    without speech.

  11. It is a common temptation to slip a length of pipe over the end of a wrench for added leverage. This should be avoided. The manufacturer has already provided a handle of the proper length for that particular wrench. The length of pipe can result in an accident or it can break the
  12. Your answer:
    length of pipe.
    work load.

  13. A word is of no value to us unless we can weave it into our thinking and thereby give it life. We derive benefits from words in proportion to
  14. Your answer:
    the number of times that we hear them.
    our knowledge of their information.
    the number that we can recognize.
    our ability to use them.

  15. The British economic system does not exist in isolation; rather, it is a part of the worldwide economic system. Thus, the economic life of the British people is greatly affected by
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    which political party is in control of the government.
    the daily rise and fall of the stock market.
    prices that the farmers receive for their products.
    the economic life of all other peoples.

  17. Roman emperors were called Caesar instead of king or emperor. Caesar was the family name of the ruler Gaius Julius Caesar. The next several emperors were his relatives, so they too used the name. Later emperors who were not members of the family were given the name as
  18. Your answer:
    an insult.
    a title.
    a first name.
    a nickname.

  19. The burning of incense produces a fragrant scent. In some churches, incense is burned during religious ceremonies. The incense is burned in a censer, an ornamental metal container with holes in the top that allow the release of the
  20. Your answer:
    perfumed smoke.
    charred sticks.
    unpleasant smell.
    pieces of incense.

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