Reading for Understanding Two #97C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Painting goes back at least as far as the time of cave dwellers. Wall paintings have been found inside some of their caves. Some experts believe that these pictures were not drawn primarily for decoration because most of them are
  2. Your answer:
    intricate drawings of great beauty.
    pictures of animals rather than of people.
    unrelated to the cave dwellers' lives.
    far back in the cave away from good light.


  3. The atmosphere is saturated with change. It has the light headed going around in fantastic circles, and even the most level-headed are filled with a sense of
  4. Your answer:
    satisfaction.
    insecurity.
    permanency.
    optimism.


  5. I had during many years followed a fast rule: namely, whenever a published fact or new observation or thought that was opposed to my general results came to me, I would make a memorandum of it without fail and at once. I had found by experience that such facts and thoughts had a greater tendency than the ones I agreed with to
  6. Your answer:
    be ignored by my critics.
    have a place in my thinking.
    escape from my memory.
    be easily remembered.


  7. The modern system of production often calls for a congregation of large numbers of workers in a particular area. This is a fact that has led to the development of large
  8. Your answer:
    buildings.
    cities.
    banks.
    markets.


  9. Paleontology is the study of fossils. A fossil is the remains of a plant or an animal preserved as rock, or it is the impression made in the rock by an animal that has later decomposed. Some of the fossils that are found are millions of years old. As we should expect, it often happens that the teeth, being the hardest part of an animal, are sometimes the only part found. It is surprisisng to find fossils of
  10. Your answer:
    bones.
    coal.
    stone.
    soft plants.


  11. It is my conviction that the art of future generations will be more excellent than any works of ours. Present-day art should endeavor to portray the finest things of our day, but posterity will
  12. Your answer:
    have something better.
    wish to preserve it.
    not know about it.
    learn by its example alone.


  13. Manufacturers of this industrial product have recently opened many new factories. These plants are designed for commercial production, but the defensive needs of the nation have been kept in mind. Most of the plants are suitable for
  14. Your answer:
    increased production.
    conversion to military production.
    production of civilian goods.
    further expansion and development.


  15. The redness of a blood clot is determined by the predominance of red blood cells, but the cells do not contribute to the formation, or to the internal structure, of the clot. When the clot develops, these cells are caught in the semisolid gelatinlike mass. By washing the clot in running water, it is possible to free it of red cells, so that the clot will
  16. Your answer:
    disappear completely.
    change its shade.
    retain all of its properties.
    develop anew.


  17. We cannot hope to evolve any theory or system of education that will meet all the needs of genius. We are unable to produce genius; we are frequently unable to recognize it; we have little knowledge of how to train it. Genius is
  18. Your answer:
    relatively unimportant.
    available to everyone.
    a result of education.
    a law unto itself.


  19. At one time, one of the major unions suggested that working hours should be shortened during times of recession so that more people would have to be employed to do a given amount of work. According to this formula, as long as there is a group of unemployed persons, no matter how small,
  20. Your answer:
    work hours are too long.
    wages cannot be increased.
    unemployment insurance should be paid.
    go vernment projects should be created.



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