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Quiz name: Grade 6 English 2


After fruit has reached its peak ripeness, it spoils rapidly. Some fruit growers try to pick their fruit
when it is ripe and then get it to market as rapidly as possible. Growers who depend on slower forms
of transport may pick and ship their fruit while it is

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nearly rotten.

at its peak.

on the tree.

still green.
In warm, damp weather, wood tends to swell. For the first two weeks that summer, it rained every
day. The doors and windows in our house became so swollen that they were difficult to

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paint.

open and close.

repair.

see through.
Nitrogen is a gas that will not maintain life. If an animal is confined in an airtight enclosure that
contains only nitrogen, that animal will

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escape.

breathe.

die.

grow.
When the Danish explorers Freuchen and Rasmussen ventured into the Arctic, they travelled by
sledge. The difficulties were enormous. Polar travel is a very different matter now because of the
radio, the plane, and

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a change in climate.

the shift of interest to Antarctica.

other modern inventions.

the work of pioneers like Freuchen.


Manila, in the Philippine Islands, has grown from a small fishing village to a large modern city. This
seaport is constantly busy with ships that carry goods produced in the Philippines to other lands. An
important factor in Manila's growth is its possession of one of the world's finest

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volcanic mountains.

forms of government.

natural harbors.

educational systems.
A young turtle grows very rapidly. Every summer the plates that make up its shell add a new, wide
rim. If you count these rims, you may be able to guess a young turtle's

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habits.

age.
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size.

weight.
Many countries have picnic parking places along their busy roads. These parks provide tables and
benches under trees or in shaded places. Some of the picnic tables and benches are set in wooden
shelters so that travellers can find a place to eat even

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late in the afternoon.

when it is raining.

when they are in a hurry.

on busy highways.
People who have communicable diseases are sometimes quarantined; that is, they are isolated from
everyone but those responsible for their care in an attempt to keep the disease from being

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spread.

diagnosed.

inherited.

cured.
In the days of Magellan, ships were so small that they could carry only a limited supply of food.
During Magellan's long voyage when no land was sighted for many days, some members of the crew
became seriously ill, and some died as a result of

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starvation.

cold.

attack by natives.

mutiny.
Cabbage is a very wholesome vegetable. In warm climates it is grown practically all year round, and
in cooler areas it is grown in the spring and summer. Cabbage is

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hard to cook.

always available.

not very popular.

expensive.
Knitted goods adjust to the shape of the wearer. Woven goods do not have this characteristic. It is
because of this property that knitted materials are often used for

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clothing.

towels.

blankets.

tablecloths.
Most fish have a "swim bladder" -- a sac of gases inside the body. When a fish starts to go down in
the water, it lets some of the gas out of the sac; when it wants to go up, it

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forces more gas into the sac.

pushes itself with its fins.

empties the swim bladder.

swims much harder.

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Many persons, especially children, are afraid of thunder. Thunder is not dangerous, but the lightning
that accompanies it is. The thunder always reaches us later than the lightning; if we hear the
thunder, we do not need to be afraid because the lightning has already

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flashed.

exploded.

struck us.

roared.
Zippers are popular for so many uses that we may make the mistake of thinking that buttons are no
longer used. A recent report of the button industry gives twelve billion as the annual output of
buttons in the United States. This is more than fifty buttons per person for the whole country. The
figure is surprising at first, but if you really stop to think about it, it is

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ridiculous.

useful.

expensive.

reasonable.
Spoons were among the first tools used for eating. Foods, such as meat, that could not be scooped
up in a spoon were handled with the fingers. In 1100 an Italian noblewoman who did not want to
pick up meat with her fingers introduced, as part of her table setting,

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forks.

ladles.

plates.

silver.
With the car moving at unchecked speed, three-quarters of a second usually passes from the time
drivers spot danger until they step on the

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floor.

starter.

accelerator.

brake pedal.
People used to be afraid to travel by plane. For this reason, airline companies have published
evidence intended to show how safe flying is. The large number of persons who are now travelling
by air indicates that most people

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are in too big a hurry.

are willing to insure their lives.

have plenty of money.

are no longer afraid.


The lights in farmhouses do not burn as late at night as do the lights in city houses. The farmers
want to get to work as soon as it is daylight, and so they must

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get more sleep.

watch TV.

go to bed early.

save electric current.


Elephants are sociable creatures. They never leave their herds unless they are sent away by the
other elephants because of bad conduct. Hunters rarely see an elephant
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herd.

dead.

trunk.

alone.
Sea otters have the most elegant fur in the world. This fur is very rare and costly. For centuries, these
animals have been killed for their pelts, and the species has been almost eliminated. Hunters in the
past have explored vast northern areas and endured great hardships and perils to hunt and kill sea
otters because these animals

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are too plentiful.

are delicious to eat.

have valuable fur.

live in tropical waters.

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