Reading for Understanding Two #65B

Thelma Thurstone -- The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

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  1. Once, people seemed to think that the heavier opera singers were, the better they sang. People no longer believe this, and many stars are trying to improve their appearance by
  2. Your answer:
    sleeping.
    eating.
    dieting.
    singing.


  3. As the cross is a symbol in Christian countries, the crescent is a symbol in Moslem countries. Afghanistan is a Moslem country. It is not surprising that the organization there that corresponds to the Red Cross is called the
  4. Your answer:
    Red Crescent.
    Afghan Cross.
    Moslem Cross.
    Afghan Society.


  5. Only if you chance close enough to the nest of a meadowlark to frighten the mother bird will you be able to discover her home, for it is very cleverly
  6. Your answer:
    concealed.
    found.
    cleaned.
    lined.


  7. Factories provide medical and nursing services that help to keep employees healthy. These services improve employee morale and benefit the employer through a reduction in
  8. Your answer:
    absenteeism.
    advertising.
    bonus payment
    spoilage.


  9. Almost without exception those who are employed in the hazardous occupation of building-wrecking must pay more than the average person does for
  10. Your answer:
    insurance.
    housing.
    wreckers.
    medicine.


  11. Investments in both uranium and oil are a gamble. The geology of oil is better understood than that of uranium. It costs less to prospect and drill for uranium, but mining costs are cheaper for oil, and the total payoff is usually greater. To reject oil for, uranium is
  12. Your answer:
    illegal.
    profitable.
    risky.
    unpatriotic.


  13. Everyone who reads a newspaper reads essays. Even those who read no books but who get along with a newspaper look regularly for some "feature" of the paper that is really
  14. Your answer:
    a story.
    literary.
    an essay.
    news.


  15. Agriculture in the United States is favored by conditions of temperature. The country does not experience extremely long winters that are injurious to farming, and it is not so far south that barley and wheat cannot be raised. Its latitudinal location is very advantageous, since many of the crops most preferred on world markets
  16. Your answer:
    are native.
    are imported.
    can be grown.
    are not needed.


  17. We have many practical uses for trees. Trees furnish excellent fuel, and wood from trees is one of our most widely used building materials. We obtain fruits and nuts from trees; perfume is made from the flowers of some trees; the roots of trees help to prevent erosion of soil and floods. The shade of trees is a source of comfort and enjoyment. No wonder that it has become a symbol of devotion and service to
  18. Your answer:
    paint a tree.
    cut a tree.
    plant a tree.
    love trees.


  19. In the early part of the nineteenth century, a young man named Louis Braille developed an alphabet of raised dots to enable the blind to read. He himself had been blinded at the age of three and was a teacher of the blind in Paris. By running their fingers over the raised dots, the experienced blind can read Braille at a rate of about fifty words a minute. Although reading Braille is a slow process, it is better than being
  20. Your answer:
    unable to read.
    deaf.
    blind.
    unable to speak.



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