Reading for Understanding Two #68B

Thelma Thurstone -- The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

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  1. The saying "If you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door" may be true, but first of all you must tell the world
  2. Your answer:
    that the mousetrap is for sale.
    where you got the mousetrap.
    the size of the trap.
    that you plan to invent the mousetrap.


  3. Many crops cannot be grown successfully on this plateau because of its high elevation and low temperatures, its great range in daily temperature and its scanty rainfall. Agricultural development in this area tends to be
  4. Your answer:
    limited.
    extensive.
    modernized.
    advanced.


  5. Environment is the factor that ultimately determines which species will survive. Adaptation to environment is the basic requirement of life. The creature that fails in this, though it remains true to the ways of its own kind, is bound to
  6. Your answer:
    reproduce.
    adapt.
    live.
    perish.


  7. An almanac contains such information as the times of rising and setting of the sun and of the moon, the positions of the planets, times of astronomical phenomena, and other data of value to astronomers and to navigators. A few hundred years ago, the almanac used to give predictions of world events for the coming year. The predictions turned out to be so unreliable that modern almanacs no longer contain
  8. Your answer:
    information of value to astronomers.
    data on astronomical phenomena.
    statistical tables and graphs.
    assertions about future human events.


  9. Mortar is a building material that does not harden until it is almost dry. Hence, it should not be used
  10. Your answer:
    for interior work.
    where it will be exposed to the sun.
    in cold climates.
    in moist places.


  11. We often feel impatient of being tired. Fatigue has many causes: physical exertion, boredom, poor diet, anxiety, and tension. Rather than dismiss persistent fatigue, we should recognize that something may be seriously wrong and that nature is
  12. Your answer:
    preventing the fatigue.
    not to be trusted.
    curing the fatigue.
    giving a warning.


  13. I never read poetry just because my friends have enjoyed it even if I consider my friends to be discriminating in taste. The selection of poetry, like its appreciation, is a private matter that one must
  14. Your answer:
    hide from the public.
    share with friends.
    take on recommendation.
    settle for oneself.


  15. Equipment for outdoor living must withstand sunshine, rain and snow. To be practical, it must be not only attractive but also
  16. Your answer:
    lightweight.
    portable.
    comfortable.
    weather resistant.


  17. When trapped above the ground, moles do not run from the enemy; rather, they disappear quickly by digging down underground. Similarly, to escape danger when in the water, the mole disappears as it
  18. Your answer:
    swims rapidly to shore.
    dives under water.
    splashes the enemy.
    floats quietly.


  19. Salary alone does not tell how much an employee earns. Many companies offer their employees bonuses, stock, summer vacations at company-owned resorts and other
  20. Your answer:
    benefits.
    salaries.
    jobs.
    taxes.



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