Reading for Understanding Two #62C

Thelma Thurstone -- The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

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  1. As the lion cub grew larger and larger, its mother seemed to grow more fond of it. This display of affection was resented by the cub's father, who became more and more
  2. Your answer:
    huge.
    hungry.
    irritable.
    happy.


  3. The atmosphere, a mixture of gases surrounding the earth, serves several important purposes. It screens us from the terrible heat and blinding light of the sun. The sun would blind us, and our seas would boil away were it not for the protection afforded by
  4. Your answer:
    a very hot sun.
    frequent rainy weather.
    this blanket of gases.
    changing climatic conditions.


  5. If all cooks, butchers, hunters, and others who dress rabbits would wear rubber gloves when doing so, they would not contract tularemia. In addition, it should be remembered that thorough cooking destroys the infection in a rabbit, thus rendering an infected rabbit harmless for
  6. Your answer:
    a pet.
    food.
    infection.
    hunting.


  7. The Council on Physical Fitness and Sports urges everyone to support the physical education sessions in their schools. The Council says that the lessons learned there about physical fitness not only last for life, but they
  8. Your answer:
    require no teachers.
    should be a career.
    can shorten it.
    can lengthen it.


  9. It was a wise person who first said, "The only way we can judge the future is by the past." This one statement forms the core of the major argument for the study of
  10. Your answer:
    science.
    music.
    history.
    literature.


  11. Italy possesses a warm and pleasing climate, a fertile soil, excellent pastures, and beautiful olive trees. It is not surprising that less fortunate countries in the Mediterranean eye Italy's natural advantages with
  12. Your answer:
    envy.
    contempt.
    distrust.
    amusement.


  13. Though this particular theory is now discredited, and even derided, it may still hold a particle of
  14. Your answer:
    truth.
    ignorance.
    imagination.
    absurdity.


  15. The fact that you once foolishly swam out beyond your depth and became frightened is no reason to be afraid to play in shallow water on a beach where there is a lifeguard. The ocean, like everything else in nature, always must be enjoyed with
  16. Your answer:
    crowds.
    common sense.
    constant danger.
    deep dread.


  17. Some crystals will grow if they are suspended in a solution that contains the material that they are made of. For example, if an alum crystal is suspended in a solution of water and alum, it will gradually
  18. Your answer:
    dissolve in the solution.
    condense the solution.
    increase in size.
    change its composition.


  19. The purpose of a poll is either to predict or to measure public opinion on an issue. Reporting poll results is likely to promote a tendency to "climb on the bandwagon." Upon hearing the results, people are likely to join the
  20. Your answer:
    liberals.
    conservatives.
    minority.
    popular side.



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