Reading for Understanding Two #67C

Thelma Thurstone -- The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

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  1. Early explorers travelled overland to find new countries. They endured great hardships to cross mountains and unfriendly countries. Later, brave explorers set out in ships to find new lands across the oceans. Now scientists are beginning to explore the space around the earth. when the first U.S. astronaut was successfully put into orbit, President Kennedy referred to space as the new ocean on which he believed the United States must
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  3. When rainfall is excessive, the cotton plant produces a luxuriant growth of leaves rather than cotton. Sea island cotton is an exception, however, and it produces a long fiber of excellent quality even when raised in
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    a wet climate.
    poor soil.
    bright sunshine.
    warm weather.

  5. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that their gods and goddesses did not grow old or die because they ate the wonderful food called ambrosia. Today ambrosia means only an especially delicious food. In the southern United States, a favorite Christmas dessert made of oranges and coconut is called ambrosia because it is thought to be
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    a good tradition.
    of Roman origin.
    easily prepared.
    fit for the gods.

  7. The white-tailed deer subsists mainly on the tender buds of young trees and low growth that are sparse or unreachable in mature forests. Although nearly a million of these deer are shot by hunters every year, their total population is estimated to exceed six million. The regeneration of forestlands has perhaps helped to prevent extinction of these animals as much as have laws prohibiting
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    deer killing.
    use of hand guns.
    tree cutting.
    selling venison.

  9. From 1800 on, interest in the United States in the training, racing, and breeding of thoroughbred horses was concentrated largely in the South. This is one reason, perhaps, that during the Civil War of the 1860s, the South had such excellent
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  11. One of the drawbacks of a great many fire insurance policies is that in order to collect for losses incurred by fire the insured parties must produce records proving that the losses they claim are correct. There is a danger that the required records will be lost in the fire also and that the insured parties will thus
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    be unable to collect damages.
    have to find records.
    be subject to legal prosecution.
    receive excessive compensation.

  13. Before 1853 Japan avoided contact with the Western Hemisphere. The few Japanese who travelled in the West were, when they returned to Japan, unpopular and were regarded with
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  15. Weights-and-measures inspectors are hired to check the accuracy of scales used in grocery stores, drugstores and meat markets. They do not inspect bathroom or kitchen scales in private homes because they are concerned only with instruments used to weigh goods that
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    may be inaccurately weighed.
    are used in the state.
    are worth something.
    are to be sold.

  17. Evaporation is the chief process by which the atmosphere is supplied with moisture. A liquid is said to evaporate when it changes into an invisible gas and is
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    absorbed by the atmosphere.
    absorbed into the earth.
    released from the atmosphere.
    condensed as dew.

  19. The pressure of the atmosphere varies with the altitude; the higher the altitude, the lower the temperature. The lower the pressure of the atmosphere, the lower the temperature at which water boils. Eggs boiled on a mountaintop must be cooked
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