Reading for Understanding Two #88C

Thelma Thurstone -- The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. African explorers find that elephants, big as they are, cannot carry as much heavy baggage as one would imagine from their
  2. Your answer:
    weight.
    age.
    force.
    strength.


  3. People vary, not only in their innate capacities, but also in their opportunities. The culture for which they strive is the same, but the paths by which they can reach it are
  4. Your answer:
    long and hard.
    widely different.
    well travelled.
    all the same.


  5. Near many large cities, shopping areas are being set up in the suburban towns where parking space is plentiful. The development of those areas, together with easy transport to and from cities, has led more and more persons to
  6. Your answer:
    gravitate towards the cities.
    purchase more expensive cars.
    move out of cities.
    live close to their place of employment.


  7. Although the exact origin of the game of chess is not known, it is generally believed that this game was imported from Asia to Europe in the Middle Ages. It is completely a game of skill, and international chess competetitions are played between professional experts. At the end of a series of games, the winner is declared the
  8. Your answer:
    greatest amateur player.
    lifetime title holder.
    challenger for a rematch.
    world champion chess player.


  9. Nine hundred years ago, there were no formal universities at which students could study specific courses and receive degrees after fulfilling certain requirements. Students in those days changed masters and fields of study
  10. Your answer:
    by permission.
    according to a schedule.
    at will.
    every two years.


  11. Those who studied heredity before the time of Mendel were unsuccesssful because they included in their investigations entire generations, or even entire species, of plants or animals. They were not able to study such a large number of individuals intensively. Mendel confined his investigations to the study of particular characteristics as found in single plants. He was successful where his predecessors had failed because he was content to study
  12. Your answer:
    the vertebrates.
    individual plants.
    successive generations.
    many kinds of plants.


  13. In the operating rooms of some hospitals, plastic masks have replaced the traditional gauze masks of doctors and nurses. By cutting down the passage of infection-carrying bacteria, the new masks reduce the likelihood of
  14. Your answer:
    hospital epidemics.
    an overdose of ether.
    major surgery.
    operating-room deaths.


  15. The commander-in-chief was an old general. When they brought him reports of the progress of the battle, he did not really listen to what they said but sought their faces for more important information, the intangible evidence that meant more than all their news. His military experience had taught him that the ultimate course of events would be determined by the
  16. Your answer:
    spirit of the army.
    weakness of the opposition.
    training of his forces.
    commands he issued.


  17. You cannot judge by appearances. Because of their clumsy appearance and slow, ponderous movements, bears have earned a reputation for stupidity. Among zoo keepers, however, it is agreed that, of all the animals they handle, bears are among the most
  18. Your answer:
    peaceful.
    intelligent.
    stupid.
    dangerous.


  19. A foreign embassy is considered to be the permanent residence of a diplomat, usually an ambassador. It is considered a part of the native land of the diplomat and is subject neither to taxes nor the laws
  20. Your answer:
    of nature.
    of that foreign country.
    not approved by the diplomat.
    of thee diplomat's native country.



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