Reading for Understanding Two #61C

Thelma Thurstone -- The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

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  1. Farmers who were reaping small returns from their land because they were not rotating their crops were offered the virgin soil of the U.S. frontier at low cost. The competition of unexhausted and easily tilled prairie lands compelled the farmer either to adopt more intelligent crop culture or to
  2. Your answer:
    move to the new frontier.
    mine the land for minerals.
    rent it to a tenant farmer.
    return it to the original owner.

  3. During the dry season, the river dropped to an abnormal level, exposing ground usually covered by one-third of a meter of
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  5. These wasps dig their burrows in sand that, during the hottest part of the day, is too hot to touch. They like to live in the heat. They choose the location for their homes in that part of a sandy bank that has the greatest degree of
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  7. There was something about the way she looked that made me unburden my heart to her. I don't know exactly what it was except that her expression was
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  9. The moose on this island have increased far beyond the available food supply. Now their numbers are decreasing in a tragic manner. These kinds of the forest are slowly
  10. Your answer:
    starving to death.
    killing smaller animals.
    ruining our trees.
    moving to new pastures.

  11. Plants that are sent either to the east or to the west in the United States have a better chance of thriving in their new home than those sent either north or south. But of those that are sent north and south, the ones that are sent south have a better chance for survival than those sent north. An increase in temperature is easier for them to bear than an increase in the amount of
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  13. Many people buy the cheapest paint on the market and become distressed when it begins to peel off, blister, or crack. In many instances, a home painted with an inferior grade of paint will need repainting in a third of the time that the same job with a better grade of paint would have lasted. As is the case with many other items, a cheap paint is often
  14. Your answer:
    a waste of money.
    a good investment.
    a work saver.
    impossible to use.

  15. The average income of the people in one area is more than two and one-half times as much as in another area. As might be expected, schools are much better supported in the area that is
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  17. Many kinds of evergreen trees are used for Christmas trees. The balsam fir is popular because its needles have a pleasant fragrance as they dry and because the needles do not drop off as much as the needles of some other evergreens do. The balsam is popular because it does not
  18. Your answer:
    cost much.
    dry up.
    make a mess.

  19. Iceland is one of the most literate countries in the world. It publishes several times as many books per person as does England. The attitude toward reading is expressed in an old Icelandic proverb which says: "Better shoeless than
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