Reading for Understanding Two # 82A

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

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  1. The entire economies of the Mongols and the Tartars were based on cattle. It took a great deal of effort to persuade the Mongolian ruler Genghis Khan not to destroy all the inhabitants of a section of northern China that he had conquered so that he might
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    rule these people without resistance.
    provide pasture for cattle.
    show that he was a vey great ruler.
    provide more room for his horses.

  3. Although the coyote very rapidy becomes suspicious of traps, its ravenous appetite in winter frequently brings disaster. When very hungry, it voraciously devours any scraps of meat without caution. Thus, it sometimes is disposed of by
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    lack of food.
    camouflaged pits.
    poisoned meat.
    natural enemies.

  5. The production costs of an article can be reduced by shortening the time necessary to convert the raw material into the finished product. The longer an article is in the process of manufacturing, the
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    greater is its ultimate cost.
    more likely it is to become out of date.
    more involved is its manufacture.
    greater is the loss due to depreciation.

  7. In preparing models for marble statues, many sculptors like to use an inexpensive material that can be carved easily. A material that is often used for such models is
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  9. Under its able new president, the second largest company is growing fast and may soon crowd out the present
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  11. The consequences of that action have been pointed out to you so often that your failure to anticipate them is
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  13. The prairie rattlesnake, native to the Badlands of South Dakota, is smaller and less poisonous than the western diamondback. Its bite can make a person very ill, but there have been no recorded fatalities from snakebite in the Badlands for many years. Travellers there should not be too reassured by this statistic though. If bitten by the snake, they should immediately get
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    a good night's sleep.
    over their fear.
    away from the area.
    to a doctor.

  15. The flame in fire comes from burning gas. The heat and pressure needed to produce hard coal causes most of its gases to be removed, so that there is not much
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    warmth when it burns.
    gas in soft coal.
    flame when it burns.
    hard coal mined today.

  17. That which is common in one society never appears odd to its members. Outsiders would perhaps be amazed by its manners, dress, and houses; by the same token, to the members of that society the outsiders might appear
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  19. Coal is of vital importance for the manufacturing industries generally and is particularly important for the smelting and manufacturing of iron. These industries are generally located
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    in flatland areas.
    near ocen transport.
    in mountainous regions.
    near coal mines.

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