Reading for Understanding Two #10C

Thelma Thurstone The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. The United States flag has one star for each state. There are now fifty stars and fifty states. If another state is admitted, the flag will get another
  2. Your answer:
    star.
    pole.
    stripe.
    state.


  3. This jigsaw puzzle was too hard for Joyce. She decided that it
  4. Your answer:
    was too small.
    was for younger children.
    had too many corners.
    had too many pieces.


  5. In early times, people were given names corresponding to their work. Today, many of our common names are derived from earlier names: Clark came from clerk, Wright from wheelwright, and Smith from
  6. Your answer:
    blacksmith.
    hoemaker.
    carpenter.
    wheelwright.


  7. I helped prepare our dinner today. I washed the lettuce and peeled the
  8. Your answer:
    potatoes.
    peas.
    roast.
    strawberries.


  9. A large section of North America once became a "dust bowl" because for several years there had been no
  10. Your answer:
    farming.
    money.
    sunshine.
    rain.


  11. The score was tied 0-0 in the last quarter when Jason took the ball the full length of the field for a goal. Everyone shouted and cheered. To his teammates he was a
  12. Your answer:
    hero.
    fullback.
    rascal.
    player.


  13. Oscar was angry when he could not find his swimsuit, for he had been looking forward to going
  14. Your answer:
    fishing.
    hiking.
    camping.
    swimming.


  15. The pioneer woman in the American West knew what to do when she wanted to use a gun. She would put some powder into the muzzle of the gun, followed by a round musket ball. Then the gun would be
  16. Your answer:
    opened.
    handled.
    loaded.
    empty.


  17. Thanksgiving Day in the United States is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. This day can fall on any date from the twenty-second to the twenty-eighth. In order to find the exact date of Thanksgiving in any year, you should refer to a
  18. Your answer:
    schedule.
    U.S. newspaper.
    dictionary.
    U.S. calendar.


  19. The grasshopper has six legs. The spider has eight. Insects always have six legs. So the spider is not
  20. Your answer:
    an insect.
    a person.
    a plant.
    a bird.



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