Reading for Understanding Two #84B

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

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  1. The judge viewed impartially both sides of each case brought into court, seeking to ferret out the just claims of both parties before deciding the case. Few losing lawyers left the court feeling that their
  2. Your answer:
    cases had been presented well.
    legal services had been necessary.
    clients had any ground to stand on.
    side did not have a fair hearing.


  3. Iron horses, as steam locomotives were once called, could no longer compete with more economical diesels. One tremendous steam locomotive that weighed almost 250 metric tons was taken to an Illinois steel mill as scrap iron. It had hauled trains of sixty-five cars of coal across the Appalachian mountain range. It had been in operation for thirty-five years and had gone nearly two million kilometers. Many of the railway people who had worked with these iron horses mourned their
  4. Your answer:
    usefulness.
    death.
    value.
    age.


  5. The yucca plant can live in the desert where there is little rain. Its roots go deep down into the soil, and its leaves are formed so that they allow little
  6. Your answer:
    moisture.
    bleaching.
    rainfall.
    evaporation.


  7. The popular myth that bulls used in bullfights are denied food and water before they fight so that they will be more vicious is without basis in fact. These bulls are of a different strain from domestic bulls. They are descendants of a particular type of wild bull and are related to the vicious Cape buffalo. They are not, however, carnivorous. They do not attack because they are
  8. Your answer:
    angry.
    vicious.
    hungry.
    trained.


  9. Ice yachting has become a popular sport among northern sailing enthusiasts because it provides a means of continuing their interest in the sport throughout the
  10. Your answer:
    summer.
    water.
    winter.
    ice.


  11. The success of an artist's work is determined by how the public receives it. Originality that runs counter to established public preferences may mean failure. It is for this reason that some publishers and critics often discourage originality. They are afraid that success can be obtained only by copying that which
  12. Your answer:
    sets new standards of writing.
    has already proved successful.
    appeals to them personally.
    expresses independent ideas.


  13. Soil testing, the process of determining soil deficiencies that can be artificially remedied, has aided farmers in making the best use of their land and in obtaining from it the utmost in produce without destroying the
  14. Your answer:
    result.
    fertility.
    crops.
    fertilizer.


  15. The waters about Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News form one of the finest natural ports of the world, where a thousand ships at a time have found a berthing space or anchorage without taxing the port's
  16. Your answer:
    depth.
    drainage.
    capacity.
    size.


  17. I see that you are inclined to doubt my statement. Admitedly, it seems on the surface to be inadmissible, but I am sure that I can convince you of its
  18. Your answer:
    absurdity.
    reasonableness.
    fallaciousness.
    clarity.


  19. The Native Americans, wandering the plains of the North American continent, utilized only sparingly the natural resources available. It seems that they anticipated that during some years they would be compellled to live on what they had previously conserved, for they were not
  20. Your answer:
    thrifty.
    wasteful.
    worried.
    agricultural.



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