Reading for Understanding Two #95C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. The benefits of frost are very important. The expansive action of water when it freezes within crevices of rocks splits them asunder and helps to convert them into
  2. Your answer:
    boulders.
    gravel.
    fertilizer.
    ice.


  3. Partisanship is a much less difficult position than impartiality; we find that it is not easy to rid ourselves of
  4. Your answer:
    knowledge.
    reason.
    pride.
    prejudice.


  5. Pyrrhus, when his friends congratulated him on his victory over the Romans under Fabricus, won with too great slaughter on his own side, said to them, "Yes, but if we have such another victory,
  6. Your answer:
    we will need still another."
    we will win the war."
    we are undone."
    it will be the first."


  7. The Mayans and some other early American peoples carved delicate figures from jade. Since the art of jade carving is most common in China, some archaeologists believe that these early tribes may have originated
  8. Your answer:
    in Asia.
    in the North.
    in South America.
    long ago.


  9. During the last century, scholars have done much to understand and explain the last structures and illuminate the histories of Eastern civilizations that are no longer extant. In all cases, the scholars have found that each civilization at the time of its meeting with the Western world had reached a state of decay that in some instances approached
  10. Your answer:
    westernization.
    rejuvenation.
    communism.
    dissolution.


  11. The artist's technique showed all too clearly the virtues and limitations of those painters by whom she was
  12. Your answer:
    employed.
    influenced.
    encouraged.
    imitated.


  13. Large families can eat very economically by doing their own baking, by buying large roasts, and by other means unsuitable to a small family unit. Thus, when as a result of larger incomes children began leaving the home of their parents and setting up their own homes, it was not surprising to see the
  14. Your answer:
    national food bill increase.
    emergence of new sociological patterns.
    construction industries prospering.
    wholesale food industry suffer.


  15. The speed with which a language is assimilated by the people of the world depends upon the wealth, strength, and influence of
  16. Your answer:
    the largest seafaring nation.
    the nation that speaks it.
    those who wish to learn it.
    those who translate it into other languages.


  17. It is said that a single word sometimes loses or wins an empire. The story is told that the seven candidates for the throne of ancient Persia agreed that he should be king whose horse neighed first. The horse of Darius was first. If we accept this story as history, we could say that an empire can be won by
  18. Your answer:
    less than a horse.
    less than a single word.
    a general with the best horse.
    a great orator.


  19. Dewdrops look like raindrops, but dew is not rain. It is condensed moisture. Since cold air cannot absorb as much moisture as warm air, dew is formed when moisture-laden air strikes something cold. The water that forms on the outside of a glass of iced tea on a warm summer day is a kind of dew. The dew found on a spider web was formed because the spider web was
  20. Your answer:
    warm.
    wet.
    cold.
    high.



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