Reading for Understanding Two #91C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Since the beginning of time, people have tried to induce others to adopt their point of view. They have become masters in the art of
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  3. Adult education was first provided for the purpose of correcting illiteracy in adults, but the educational work was gradually broadened to offer to adults the opportunity to
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    learn to read and write.
    preserve their liberty.
    go to night school.
    receive instruction in many fields.

  5. In the latter part of the nineteenth century, a Dutch physician, Dr. Christiaan Eijkman, studied a disease called beriberi, which primarily affects the nervous system. Infectious organisms responsible for many diseases were being discovered almost daily. It was natural to believe that beriberi, too, was caused by microbes. One of Eijkman's first observations, however, was that chickens which ate rice left over by convicts in a prison commonly suffered from beriberi, just as the prisoners did. He later learned that the sick chickens could be cured by feeding them rice husks as well as rice. Although the chickens ate just as much rice as previously, they did not develop the disease. Thus, the illness was not caused by something that was eaten but by
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    poor sanitation.
    close contact with sick prisoners.
    a dietary dificiency.
    infectious organisms.

  7. The majority of ranchers during that period kept their cattle on temporary ranges and moved to new ranges periodically. Unlike the crop-growing farmers farther east, they were not tied down to one location for their abode. The society of the "cow country," the economic basis of which was cattle and their pasturage, was
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  9. Puppets are small doll-like figures that can be moved by a person's hand inside the doll, by rods sticking up through the stage, or by strings from above. Naturally, the puppeteer is not seen by the audience. When you watch a puppet show, the puppets seem to become real people--you no longer think of the puppets as dolls. If the puppeteers come out after the show to take a bow, people are often surprised because
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    they are so happy.
    they look like giants.
    they are so talented.
    they like the puppet shows.

  11. During the digestive process, proteins are broken down into amino acids that can be used by the body. Proteins that have not been broken down are rejected by the body as waste products. It is only as amino acids that proteins can be
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  13. Do not place too much credence in the details of any biography written by a novelist. Once accustomed to imaginative writing, it is difficult to confine oneself to
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  15. A pedestrian is certainly dependent for life upon the driving skill of motorists. One casually optimistic way that pedestrians can regard this situation is that the motorist, who is obviously alive and has not been killed in an accident, must be
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    unusually lucky.
    thoughtful of pedestrians.
    relatively stable.
    a good driver.

  17. Bacteria are extremely small and vary widely among themselves. The classification of bacteria is
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  19. Temperamental actors may frequently fail to understand that their directors' criticisms are aimed at their performances and not at their personalities. Good directors are interested in changing acting, not actors. To the extent that directors adhere to this standard, actors may be comforted that their directors' tirades are
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