Reading for Understanding Two #87A

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

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  1. You are not the only person who has felt self-conscious. Most persons, at some time during their lives, experience the feeling that all eyes are focused on them. This is a very common feeling among young people. The unlimited self-confidence of many of your acquaintances is just an act, a cover-up for deep lying feelings of
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  3. Plato accepted the Socratic principle that knowledge is virtue. Plato believed that the most desirable thing in life is
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  5. An expert chess player who has lost the game finds the cause in a blunder made sometime during the game. Forgetting that the game involved not just one move, but a series of moves as well as blunders, the loser remembers the one specific occasion of error and curses it for the defeat because it was the one
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    that the winner did not notice.
    that was avoidable.
    that the winner took advantage of.
    and only mistake made.

  7. Excessive emotion was considered unrefined. Loyalty to a principle or belief was respected, but too zealous enthusiasm expressed in any manner was
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    frowned upon.
    indulged in by many.
    accepted by all.
    the spirit of the times.

  9. Historians always classify Greece as part of the ancient world. But ancient Greece was in culture, philosophy, and government very different from the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Crete, or Mesopotamia. In these three countries, despots ruled wretched populations. Ancient Greece was more like the modern Western world than it was like other places of its time. Greece is ancient only when one counts the
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  11. The degree to which Canadians and Australians identify with each other by virtue of their common language, literature, and ancestry is often a hindrance to truly sympathetic mutual understanding. Both are prone to exaggerate the simillarity. Thus, each nation expects the other to behave in all circumstances as it would behave and judges the other
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    by an absloute ideal.
    as it would as immigrant.
    on the basis of foreign rules.
    by its own standards.

  13. In taking revenge, one is but even with the enemy. But, in passing over the action of an enemy, one is superior; for it is a prince's part to
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  15. This vast cattle grazing area was sparsely peopled because the successful operation of the cattle business does not require
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    a large number of people.
    large capital outlays.
    long-term planning.
    very expensive equipment.

  17. Pictures of objects tell more about the objects than do words. It would take a great many words to do the same thing that one picture does. If we did not have pictures, our encyclopedias and dictionaries would
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    contain some untruths.
    be more precise.
    be much thicker.
    no longer be useful.

  19. Explorers in the Far North try to avoid touching metal objects with their bare hands. They are cautious because the metal would conduct the heat from their fingers so rapidly that they would suffer frostbite. Metals are
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    excellent heat conductors.
    of no use no explorers.
    always extremely cold.
    never used in cold climates.

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