1st EditionDaniel A. Reed
1st EditionDaniel A. Reed
1st EditionHolt, Rinehart, Winston
1st EditionDaniel Reed
VOCABULARY Read the following passage and then choose the best revision for the underlined portions of the paragraph. The questions will require you to make decisions regarding the revision of the reading selection. Some revisions are not of actual mistakes, but will improve the clarity of the writing. We don't have sharp claws or long teeth to catch food or defend ourselves from predators. Sure, we have the most biggest brains, but our average eyesight and hearing are still likely to get us into situations in which those mammals having claws, teeth, and an abundance of muscle make short work of us. Their is only one thing that human beings can do better than the wild mammals: run. And not fast, either-certainly any bear or leopard will catch you before you even turn around; though animals will outrun humans in a sprint, however, they tire very quickly, and that's when humans gain the advantage. It's the long run at which we excel, mainly because we are built for it. Which of the following sentences would be the most appropriate introductory sentence for this paragraph? A. No one can question the ability of long distance runners in comparison to most predators. B. In comparison to the average mammal, a person's physical ability may not seem especially impressive. C. In a comparison between humans and other mammals, people are not especially impressive. D. Modern footwear, some runners attest, is conducive to foot injury over long distances. VOCABULARY In the following exercise, the first sentence describes someone or something. Infer information from the first sentence, and then choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes the second sentence. sardonic, emulated, impounded, decorum, austere, collaborated, droll, ambivalent. After Jacob read a biography on Teddy Roosevelt, he began to dress and speak like his hero. From this sentence, we can infer that Jacob _____ Teddy Roosevelt. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. fluent, pariah, desecrate, ensue, fiat, rambunctious, melee. Community outrage _____ when the groundskeeper reported that a group of _____ teenagers had _____ the cemetery. "What kind of _____ sinks so low as to destroy that which can-not be defended?" asked the mayor when told of the crime. "These are memorials to our forefathers, our families." The mayor, forced to take some type of action to prevent such outrageous crimes, issued a[n] _____ mandating a curfew on the small town.