Reading for Understanding Two #97B

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. France and its Carribbean colonies had a world monopoly on the growth and production of indigo dye until the 1740s. Eliza Pinckney successfully grew indigo in South Carolina and gave seed from her 1744 crop to all her friends. By 1747, South Carolina was producing and exporting indigo dye. Thus, the French
  2. Your answer:
    had a revolution.
    monopoly continued.
    government collapsed entirely.
    monopoly was broken.


  3. Metabolism is the sum of two related processes of chemical change whereby some body cells are broken down to liberate energy to carry on bodily functions and activities while other cells are built up by the assimilation of nutritive materials. When we eat an insufficient amount of food, the metabolic process continues, thus
  4. Your answer:
    insuring continued good health.
    creating new cells to replace the old.
    terminating the process of assimilation.
    using cells faster than they are built up.


  5. The best work of this artist achieves a dramatic merger of both visual perception and memories. The results are likely to be more meaningful than pictures painted only from observation and more convincing than those painted only from what artists find in their
  6. Your answer:
    contemporaries.
    observations.
    books.
    minds.


  7. We experience no particular feeling of satisfaction when we are allowed to breathe freely; when breathing is restrained, however, we experience definite unpleasantness. It is the same with thought. We have no reaction to thoughts that flow freely to a logical conclusion, but when our thinking is beset by difficulties, we
  8. Your answer:
    finally feel pleasure.
    experience anguish.
    breathe shallowly.
    are but slightly disturbed.


  9. Many large sea animals attack humans and are extremely dangerous. The porpoise, a member of the whale family, seems to be friendly though. Porpoises are reported to have pushed helpless swimmers to shore, saving their lives. Some scientists believe that this does not prove the porpoise is friendly but merely shows that it likes to push things because scientists have seen it push a
  10. Your answer:
    water-soaked mattress.
    small child.
    drowning person.
    tired swimmer.


  11. Fertility of land is enhanced to a great extent by the presence of bacteria in the soil. Fertility would be reduced if the soil were
  12. Your answer:
    watered.
    fertilized.
    cultivated.
    sterilized.


  13. Possession of property is power. When none of the property belongs to individuals but all is owned by the government, the power of the government is
  14. Your answer:
    political.
    minimized.
    absolute.
    dissipated.


  15. When I first read the book, I accepted its ideas only tentatively. Since then, however, they have become so entrenched in my philosophy that I can no longer
  16. Your answer:
    make up my mind.
    believe them to be true.
    think in any other way.
    partake of those thoughts.


  17. A good example of what to avoid in writing is a recent book on style by an English professor. The book ends with the conclusion that style cannot be taught. Had the truth of this statement been recognized by the author in the introduction, the book would
  18. Your answer:
    not have been written at all.
    be read only by students.
    not have been a masterpiece.
    have been a model for students.


  19. The ancient Sophists argued that, though Achilles walked ten times faster than the tortoise that walked before him, he would never overtake it; regardless of how great a distance Achilles progressed, the tortoise moved forward one-tenth of this distance. This arbitrary division of motion into discrete units that the Sophists made was fallacious, for motion is
  20. Your answer:
    random.
    unified.
    continuous.
    perpetual.



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