Reading for Understanding Two #96C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Most of the joints in the body allow some movement of the parts connected, but the sole function of some cranial sutures is connection. These joints are quite
  2. Your answer:
    mobile.
    complex.
    inflexible.
    loose.


  3. Captains of ships truly have complete authority. They come and go at will, and by everyone on their ships they expect to be
  4. Your answer:
    generally obeyed.
    grudgingly obeyed.
    rarely obeyed.
    unquestioningly obeyed.


  5. Primitive people were largely independent of those living around them, but the great majority of people today are far from self-sufficient. Their existence is made possible by the exchange of goods and services with others. Civilized life is made possible by
  6. Your answer:
    the fostering of independence.
    the charity of others.
    a division of work.
    increased natural resources.


  7. There have been composers who did not find the source of their inspiration in their daily lives; their music and the rest of their existence were separated. Therefore, the study of their lives will not greatly aid us in understanding their
  8. Your answer:
    music.
    genius.
    personality.
    environment.


  9. The communiques bore little resemblance to actual events. When the gist of them, cast in a cheerful mood of utter unreality, was broadcast to the nation's troops, the hopes of some were raised briefly. The report was an ultimate depressant, for its promises
  10. Your answer:
    served to strengthen morale.
    could never be kept.
    were unfortunately true.
    offended the majority.


  11. Small towns, with few exceptions, resemble one another greatly. It is true that some of them may be constructed chiefly of wood and others chiefly of brick, but in most respects they are markedly
  12. Your answer:
    advanced.
    beautiful.
    unique.
    similar.


  13. We are meant to live dangerously and should not be sheltered. Life is a perilous adventure; its richness is in its
  14. Your answer:
    security.
    hazards.
    peace.
    length.


  15. During the Middle Ages, the residents of monasteries made an art of the careful hand-copying of ancient literature. Much literature was preserved as a result of their
  16. Your answer:
    editorial criticism.
    literary creativity.
    interest in science.
    untiring efforts.


  17. The opportunity to get "something for nothing" is one that some people cannot resist. Swindlers could never operate so successfully if it were not for the
  18. Your answer:
    greed of their victims.
    politeness that they exhibit.
    conservatism of most people.
    protection of the court.


  19. The available supply of some minerals is so large in relation to the amount being consumed that it is practically borrowing trouble to worry about the day when that supply will be exhausted. On the other hand, there are other extensively used minerals whose known deposits are so small that their exhaustion is
  20. Your answer:
    unimportant.
    impending.
    impossible.
    unlikely.



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