Reading for Understanding Two #70B

Thelma Thurstone -- The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. It has been said that people who are always on time are quite a nuisance to their unpunctual friends. Perhaps so. But it is also true that honest people are a nuisance to
  2. Your answer:
    politicians.
    punctual people.
    murderers.
    thieves.


  3. Drama thrived in India a long time ago. Since the plays presented there always had happy endings, Hindu audiences were strangers to
  4. Your answer:
    tragedies.
    props.
    costumes.
    acting.


  5. The greater the concentration of mineral in an ore, the smaller the cost of production. Production costs are an important factor in competition between mines; hence, ores containing less than a minimum concentration are not
  6. Your answer:
    found.
    valuable.
    formed.
    neglected.


  7. Planes are used in many conservation projects. Many forest fires are discovered by air patrols. Fire fighters can then be flown to the area, and many fires are thus less destructive than they would have been if they had been discovered
  8. Your answer:
    later.
    by people.
    in forests.
    earlier.


  9. When we are older and little of life is left before us, we love to recall the events of our childhood. One of the pastimes we choose is
  10. Your answer:
    studying history.
    pondering the past.
    watching our grandchildren.
    reading a good book.


  11. Monkeys are good parents. They pet their babies and defend them aganist danger. When a hunter kills a monkey, the monkey's comrades are very disturbed and make a great commotion. Monkeys show
  12. Your answer:
    almost human feelings.
    many humorous traits.
    fear of hunters with guns.
    adaption to captivity.


  13. Generally, very little food in the form of starch is stored in the leaves of plants. Such foods as spinach, lettuce, and parsley are not eaten primarily for their
  14. Your answer:
    protein content.
    starch content.
    vitamin supply.
    health value.


  15. Before the Industrial Revolution, husband and wife both worked very hard. Since their work was performed in their own cottage or very close by, their job duties did not separate them from each other or from their children. Hence, the social and economic unity of the family was
  16. Your answer:
    unbroken.
    deplorable.
    weakend.
    admired.


  17. The weaker nation, with no means of defending its rights, was at last forced to
  18. Your answer:
    attack.
    yield.
    decide.
    resist.


  19. Along the Gulf coast of the United States, the climate is warm and moist most of the year. Plants and insects thrive there. In order to raise vegetables and flowers, it is necessary to use insecticides
  20. Your answer:
    in the house.
    on rainy days.
    in the spring.
    frequently.



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