Reading for Understanding Two #80C

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

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  1. Almost all of the world's civilized populations believe that the earth is a sphere. Only among isolated primitive tribes is the theory that the earth is flat
  2. Your answer:
    rejected.
    criticized.
    accepted.
    changed.


  3. Years ago, printed music could not be purchased in the shops as it is today, so a great deal of time was spent in
  4. Your answer:
    listening to music.
    playing music.
    copying music.
    composing music.


  5. In less than a generation, Athens had changed from a champion of freedom into a ruthless tyrant. She turned against cities that were once her allies, conquered them, and made them her
  6. Your answer:
    subjects.
    friends.
    protectors.
    partners.


  7. It may be that community action is about the only effective means available today to avoid excessive growth of government, or at least to prevent the size of government from
  8. Your answer:
    becoming smaller.
    expanding further.
    holding its own.
    remaining reasonable.


  9. When there is not enough income from regular sources to take care of unexpected expenditures, a company, to keep operating, must
  10. Your answer:
    sell out.
    buy stocks.
    borrow.
    reorganize.


  11. The self-inflating spiny globefishes and the hedgehog (not to speak of the thorny invertebrates, such as the sea urchins, starfish, and so on) enjoy a similar protective mechanism; but the porcupine's armament is superior to any of these, for it is offensive as well as
  12. Your answer:
    dangerous.
    protective.
    modified.
    impressive.


  13. Newspaper editors are always confronted with more news than they can possibly publish. They must exercise their own judgment in deciding which news items to include in their publications and which items to reject. People who disagree with these decisions and who believe that items of vital interest to the public have been rejected frequently accuse editors of
  14. Your answer:
    nonpartisan views.
    suppressing the news.
    soliciting advertising.
    disinterestedness.


  15. There is no form of emotional expression that is more natural or more universal than music. Nations have existed that have been ignorant of sculpture, painting, and architecture; but no nation has ever lacked
  16. Your answer:
    folk music.
    native handicrafts.
    graceful dancing.
    dramatic art.


  17. Incidents of this kind are occurring everywhere every day. Here are only a few examples; it would be easy to
  18. Your answer:
    deny them.
    ridicule them.
    multiply them.
    praise them.


  19. The responsibility to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed" puts the President of the United States at the head of all federal law enforcement. All law enforcement officers, civilian or military, draw their authority from the
  20. Your answer:
    President.
    Congress.
    federal court.
    people.



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