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Volume 3, Number 18, January 20, 1998

Note: This page can be used as an introduction to the vocabulary for Reading Comprehension, Volume 3, Number 18.

Use a dictionary to help you answer each question.

1. Who is not being practical?

a. Ann turns off the lights when she leaves the room.
b. John saves money for his retirement.
c. Richy drives 50 miles to get the free drink offer with his lunch.
d. Joan uses coupons when she shops for groceries.

2. If you represent people, you ___________.

a. return their gift
b. insult them
c. tell them how much you love them
d. speak or act for them

3. Which of the following would be called an official?

a. The mayor of a city
b. A stain remover
c. A radio announcer
d. A dream you can't remember

4. A member of a state is called a ___________.

a. servant
b. sieve
c. citizen
d. nation

5. If you propose a law, you ___________.

a. say that it should be a law
b. take a stand against it
c. ask it to marry you
d. are confused about that law

6. If you sign a petition, you ___________.

a. pay for something with a check
b. realize that he can't hear you
c. must use a pencil
d. show that you agree with something written on it

7. If you are required to do something, you ___________.

a. are supposed to do it
b. are forbidden from doing it
c. must do it more than once
d. are too young to do it

8. A benefit is something that ___________.

a. costs more than it's worth
b. does you some good
c. you can't wear in the water
d. is against the law

9. A dictator is ___________.

a. someone who follows directions
b. the winner of an election
c. a leader who rules his people by force
d. an answering machine

10. Your method is ___________.

a. the company you keep
b. the way you do something
c. the answer you get when you divide
d. the sound you couldn't hide

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