Reading for Understanding Two #93B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Greece, a small country at the end of the Balkan peninsula, has lost the glory of its ancient days. Many historians believe that the ancient Greeks contributed more to civilization than did any other people. A great deal has been written about the reasons for the
  2. Your answer:
    victory of Greece.
    Greek philosophy.
    decline of Greece.
    location of Greece.

  3. Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. The old law of supply and demand is still applicable, and more and more producers are coming to realize that the key to demand is
  4. Your answer:
    selling techniques.

  5. Chemical research has given us many new products that we take somewhat for granted: new fuels, drugs, metals, and textiles. The manufacturing processes in the chemical industry have made many things available to all of us that used to belong only to the rich. A good example is
  6. Your answer:
    mink coats.
    good food.
    large homes.

  7. The fisher is not well named. Although this large North American marten will eat fish if given them, the marten feeds as well on small mammals, birds, carrion, and fruits. Despite its name, there is no evidence that this animal has ever
  8. Your answer:
    killed smaller animals.
    gone fishing.
    deserted its young.
    travelled by water.

  9. Modern scholars tend to believe that the famed Alexandrian library contained a rather small number of books in comparison with the huge libraries of today. However, considering that the Alexandrian collection was accumulated prior to the advent of printing, its very existence seems more wonderful
  10. Your answer:
    than the speed of the diffusion of learning.
    than that of the greatest modern libraries.
    in relation to its ultimate destruction.
    when one disregards the time in which it was built.

  11. Trouble seems to be an unavoidable accompaniment of living. We always have a luxurious range of thoughts from which to choose when we begin to contemplate
  12. Your answer:
    the spread of happiness.
    the world around us.
    our personal difficulties.
    our sympathetic friends.

  13. A good purpose can be served by public vigilance, for it will tend to plague those who have acquired great power; thus, it will
  14. Your answer:
    keep them within bounds.
    keep them from envy.
    teach others to envy them.
    emphasize their meanness.

  15. Upon superficial consideration, it seems as if an unwritten constitution would be more flexible than a written one. Actually, an unwritten constitution is, if anything, more rigid since it can change only as custom changes; moreover, custom changes
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  17. A Hindu temple is so profusely and ornately decorated that the main lines of its structure are frequently
  18. Your answer:
    pleasing to the aesthetic sense.
    imitated in modern architecture.
    austere and forbidding.
    obscurred by ornamentation.

  19. All lawyers engaging in general practice handle some cases at a financial loss. This is inevitable and is accepted as so by every practitioner who recognizes that the practice of law is a profession and not a
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