Reading for Understanding Two #94A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Hugo Grotius, the Dutch lawyer, wrote one of the earliest books on international law. The most famous chapter of this work is concerned with the law of the open sea. Even today, Grotius's doctrine of the open sea is a basis of
  2. Your answer:
    maritime law.
    the criminal code.
    business practices.
    trade and commerce.


  3. Some people consider the opinion of an authority to be adequate validation of the truth of a statement. They think that, when an expert delivers a statement,
  4. Your answer:
    reason has no further duty.
    it should be carefully examined.
    we must question its truth.
    no one would believe it.


  5. A coronation with all the pomp and pageantry of a medieval spectacle satisfies the people's love of
  6. Your answer:
    country.
    democracy.
    ceremony.
    religion.


  7. Teamwork is essential to successful stage productions. There is no place for the actor who insists on stealing the show. It is essential that every performer place primary emphasis on the
  8. Your answer:
    audience itself.
    role assigned.
    production as a whole.
    reaction of the audience.


  9. The cause of peace is not the cause of cowardice. If peace is sought to be defended or preserved for the safety of the timid, it is a sham; the peace will be base. If peace is to be maintained, it must be preserved by
  10. Your answer:
    the brave.
    volunteer armies.
    international law.
    the United Nations.


  11. We can hardly hope for a year in which no new weapons are developed because we have now reached a stage of
  12. Your answer:
    mutual trust.
    stalemated research.
    absolute strength.
    perpetual invention.


  13. By using an underground passage through mountains, the train saves time and money. It also eliminates the tortuous climb and the slow descent, and the dangers incident to
  14. Your answer:
    darkness.
    speed.
    tunnels.
    both.


  15. Civil engineers who are designing bridges, dams, and other public works have to make many tedious computations. Electronic computation relieves the engineer of much uncreative work because the computer performs simple arithmetic at very high speed. The time saved is financially important because the engineer can use that time for designing other public works that insure more
  16. Your answer:
    profit to the firm.
    competition in the field.
    accurate computations.
    engineering graduates.


  17. A student once asked Diogenes what was the proper time to eat supper. Diogenes answered, "If you are rich, whenever you please; if you are poor, whenever you
  18. Your answer:
    can."
    cook."
    please."
    work."


  19. The safe speed for driving varies with the quality of the road, the amount of traffic, and the visibility. Motorists can best avoid accidents by
  20. Your answer:
    never going over 65 kilometers per hour.
    driving at the speed limits set by law.
    adapting their speed to current conditions as well as to the legal speed limit.
    matching the speed of others on the road.



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