Reading for Understanding Two #81B

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

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  1. Changed situations call for changed concepts. Something that was needed and appropriate in the past may be
  2. Your answer:
    even more vital in the future.
    unwanted and unnecessary tomorrow.
    here to stay.
    of better quality than new ideas.

  3. It is silly to burden yourself with all sorts of things for which you have no particular desire simply to keep pace with other people. You would find greater enjoyment in spending your money according to your personal whims, buying only
  4. Your answer:
    unusual bargains.
    the necessities of life.
    what you want.
    what suits your situation.

  5. By the end of the first year, infants are drinking not only from the bottle but also from a cup. With a spoon, their parents feed them solid food. Thus, infants learn to take food from several
  6. Your answer:

  7. Since most of the goods that we use in life normally deteriorate with time, the quantity and type of goods that we can keep for future use depend on our
  8. Your answer:
    techniques of preservation.
    ability to produce quantities of goods.
    desire to influence posterity.
    rate of inventing new types of goods.

  9. The majority of residents and public buildings of the town were partially or completely destroyed in the great fire and were later rebuilt. If we were to see the town as it was before the fire, we would be surprised and disgusted at its squalor and congestion. We would be greatly in error if we were to assume that its early physical structure bore
  10. Your answer:
    any resemblance to other cities then.
    an unpleasant aspect.
    the same aspect as at present.
    any marks of identification.

  11. Freedom is the supreme value for which, if we are prudent, we will sacrifice all. The venerable and almost universal belief that happiness is of greatest merit, though convincing, is untrue. Freedom is of greater worth, and we acknowledge this when we pay our respects to those who are prepared to relinquish even hapiness in the cause of
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  13. Scientists believe that fatigue toxins are generated in the tissues by work. The action of muscles, nerves, and glands is changed by these toxins. Oxidation and excretion get rid of these toxins; but if fatigue toxins are not eliminated as rapidly as they are formed, some of them stay in the tissues and produce
  14. Your answer:

  15. The deep sea is very cold. Its temperature is uniform throughout the year, regardless of geographical location. Different regions of the deep sea do not differ in their
  16. Your answer:
    proximity to land.
    climatic conditions.
    forms of life.
    geographic location.

  17. The vocabulary of the Roman did not contain any words for steamship, cannon, or gunpowder because the Roman Civilization did not include these articles. Words represent ideas. We do not have words to represent ideas that
  18. Your answer:
    may change with time.
    are not concrete.
    are not original.
    we do not possess.

  19. Although horses were common in eighteenth century Williamsburg, the village blacksmith was rarely kept busy shoeing them. Because the tidewater soil around Williamsburg was sandy and free of stones, many horses
  20. Your answer:
    needed to be shod frequently.
    went unsaddled.
    were not used regularly.
    went unshod.

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