Reading for Understanding Two #68C

Thelma Thurstone -- The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

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  1. Good workers do not seek to establish the superiority of their work by lowering the standards of other workers. Instead, they seek ways to make their high standard of performance a goal for others to attempt to surpass. They seek not to tear down but to
  2. Your answer:
    be constructive.
    reform society.
    be passive.
    change things.


  3. One of the pleasantest things in the world is going on a journey, but I like to go by myself. I can enjoy society in a room; but outdoors, nature is
  4. Your answer:
    company enough for me.
    best enjoyed by a group.
    best when seen by a friend.
    not as pleasant as a book.


  5. The guides at the local flower gardens and plantations said that, although the storm whipped devastatingly over the area, the damage to plants and flowers were apparently
  6. Your answer:
    minor.
    irreparable.
    unnoticed.
    incalcuable.


  7. Increase comes from use, diminution from neglect. Only regular exercise of one's muscles insures a strong body. Similarly, the aspiring violinist who would attain harmonious cooperation of brain and hand can do so by only one means--
  8. Your answer:
    practice.
    observation.
    lessons.
    talent.


  9. Journalism students should not be surprised when they find that many prominent people are very willing to be interviewed. Many people who are well known would like to
  10. Your answer:
    be ignored by writers.
    give no interviews.
    become better known.
    remain anonymous.


  11. From the east, the riders were approaching the wild ponies. The wind was from the west, so that the ponies could not scent them; nor could the ponies see the riders behind the hill. It seemed to the riders that the sound of the hoofbeats and the jingle of the bridles had never been so loud, and that despite their precautions, the wild ponies would
  12. Your answer:
    scent them.
    lose them.
    hear them.
    see them.


  13. Although we no longer worship rain gods, we realize that our lives, just as much as those of ancient peoples, depend on
  14. Your answer:
    storms.
    the weather.
    worship.
    sunshine.


  15. In primitive warfare, captives, if not put to death, were reduced to slavery and made to do menial work for their
  16. Your answer:
    tribe.
    wives.
    comrades.
    conquerors.


  17. Pericles illustrated the strong belief of the ancient Greeks that all the people should feel a personal interest in and responsibility for their government when he said that the Greeks regarded a person who took no interest in public affairs not as a harmless person but as a
  18. Your answer:
    respectable character.
    model of character.
    citizen of character.
    useless character.


  19. Most plants poisionous to livestock taste bad and ordinarily are not eaten by livestock. Some of these plants grow early in the spring before the grass is green. Others remain green for awhile in autumn after the grass dies. Threfore, most stock poisoning resulting from the stock eating such plants occurs
  20. Your answer:
    after the first heavy snow.
    in early spring and late autumn.
    where winters are very cold.
    about mid-summer or mid-winter.



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