Reading for Understanding Two #96A

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Asbestos is a fibrous mineral. It is used in many ways because it is heat-resistant and will not burn. Some asbestos threads are long enough for spinning, and fireproof materials can be woven from this material. An important use of asbestos fabrics is in
  2. Your answer:
    paint.
    diving suits.
    shingles.
    stage curtains.


  3. Trade routes come into being as avenues of exchange between different regions. The amount of traffic on a trade route depends upon the productivity of the regions that it connects. Traffic is light on the arctic trade routes partly because the icy waters present problems to navigation, but mostly because the arctic regions have no
  4. Your answer:
    routes for travel.
    obstacles to transport.
    lack of commercial produce.
    commodities for exchange.


  5. I have never cared for walking as a form of recreation. To me, walking is merely a necessary means of getting from one place to another. Even as a toddler, just past the crawling stage, I longed for a return to the days when I had, and was not, a
  6. Your answer:
    nurse.
    friend.
    small boy.
    perambulator.


  7. The problem of inadequate health care in this region is mainly one of personnel. If this problem is to be met, there must be a large increase in the
  8. Your answer:
    number of hospitals.
    variety of new drugs.
    number of doctors.
    availability of health insurance.


  9. Culinary imagination and skill are highly developed in Sweden. Both amateur and professional cooks, aware that good food is always appreciated, take pride in their handiwork. In a country that is so far north and has a relatively severe climate, food and the preparation of food are regarded as especially
  10. Your answer:
    difficult.
    skillful.
    important.
    healthful.


  11. Convinced that ultimate victory would follow their temporary setbacks, the people were totally unprepared for
  12. Your answer:
    success.
    attack.
    defeat.
    sacrifice.


  13. If an institution is to survive, it must adapt to new situations. A rigid institution is doomed to extinction. The life of an institution is directly dependent on its
  14. Your answer:
    flexibility.
    familiarity.
    novelty.
    authority.


  15. Western Australia is one of six states in Australia and is the largest in area of all the states. However, Western Australia's population is small compared to that of other states. This means that its population is very
  16. Your answer:
    rich.
    sparse.
    dense.
    cold.


  17. Why is it that musical people living near you have longer memories than anyone else? A popular song never dies; it is always kept alive
  18. Your answer:
    by the motion picture people.
    by the people next door.
    in my fond memory.
    in the songbooks of our youth.


  19. There are a few people whose views of the future prospects of this project are gloomy. They are certainly in the minority. The prevailing atmosphere is one of optimism, for many recent developments point to the
  20. Your answer:
    impracticality of the project.
    workability of the project.
    decreasing interest in the project.
    great expense of the project.



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