Reading for Understanding Two #83C

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

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  1. Louis Pasteur would not tolerate suffering that was unnecessary. All the live animals on which he operated in his experiments were
  2. Your answer:
    anesthetized.
    rabid.
    courageous.
    inoculated.


  3. Sparkling springs of mineral water make Saratoga Springs a famous health resort. Even in pioneer days people travelled through the wilderness to drink these waters, which were reported to be so
  4. Your answer:
    convenient.
    cooling.
    warm.
    beneficial.


  5. People have usually tended to value the spectacular in architecture. The most admired of modern structures is the skyscraper -- the bigger the better. So marked is this tendency that one might think that quality has been equated with
  6. Your answer:
    cost.
    usefulness.
    size.
    popularity.


  7. A hundred times a day we laugh at ourselves when we laugh at other people; we detest in others the faults that in ourselves are
  8. Your answer:
    totally absent.
    seldom to be found.
    positive virtues.
    much more glaring.


  9. Europe is a small continent; only Australia is smaller. In Europe there are many, many countries; it is obvious, therefore, that some of those countries are
  10. Your answer:
    rich.
    small.
    underdeveloped.
    crowded.


  11. It is estimated that in the year 2000 the average U.S. citizen will use over a metric ton of paper and wood. The U.S. population in the year 2000 is predicted to be more than 264 million. Can you help asking
  12. Your answer:
    Is recycling paper really necessary?
    Who is going to pay the bills?
    Will there be enough to feed everyone?
    Where will all that paper and lumber come from?


  13. "Rome was not built in a day." "The bits of fur from under the feet of many foxes will in the end make a robe." "Little and often fills the purse." "Constant dripping wears away stones." The use of such proverbs shows that we make a virtue of
  14. Your answer:
    patience.
    achievement.
    wealth.
    strength.


  15. The tribe invested natural phenomena with supernatural characteristics. They supposed the mountains, lakes, and trees to be inhabited by
  16. Your answer:
    wildlife.
    entire tribes.
    small children.
    divine spirits.


  17. We fully appreciate the importance of sports and outdoor exercise for the university student. The pendulum has swung far in this direction that now the danger seems to lie in
  18. Your answer:
    competition from rival teams.
    overemphasis on athletics.
    debating societies.
    devotion to studies.


  19. Each succeeding generation builds upon the accumulated knowledge of its forebears. Just as the twentieth century atomic age is predicated upon the scientific advances made in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, so our accomplishments will be
  20. Your answer:
    very soon forgotten by posterity.
    the inheritance of the next century.
    used for the good of all people.
    of little benefit to future generations.



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