281. By devising an instrument made from a rod, wire, …

By devising an instrument made from a rod, wire, and lead balls, and employing uncommonly precise measurements, in 1797–1798 Henry Cavendish’s apparatus enabled him to arrive at an astonishingly accurate figure for the weight of the earth. A. By devising an instrument made from a rod, wire, and lead balls, and employing uncommonly precise measurements, … Continue reading 281. By devising an instrument made from a rod, wire, …

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280. The Anasazi settlements at Chaco Canyon were …

The Anasazi settlements at Chaco Canyon were built on a spectacular scale with more than 75 carefully engineered structures, of up to 600 rooms each, were connected by a complex regional system of roads. A. with more than 75 carefully engineered structures, of up to 600 rooms each, were B. with more than 75 carefully … Continue reading 280. The Anasazi settlements at Chaco Canyon were …

279. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was making the case for …

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was making the case for women’s equality long before the cause had a name: Born in the mid-seventeenth century in San Miguel Nepantla, Mexico, the convent was the perfect environment for Sor Juana to pursue intellectual pursuits, achieving renown as a mathematician, poet, philosopher, and playwright. A. the convent … Continue reading 279. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was making the case for …

278. In theory, international civil servants at the United Nations …

In theory, international civil servants at the United Nations are prohibited from continuing to draw salaries from their own governments; in practice, however, some governments merely substitute living allowances for their employee's paychecks, assigned by them to the United Nations. (A) for their employee's paychecks, assigned by them (B) for the paychecks of their employees … Continue reading 278. In theory, international civil servants at the United Nations …

277. Downzoning, zoning that typically results in the …

Downzoning, zoning that typically results in the reduction of housing density, allows for more open space in areas where little water or services exist. (A) little water or services exist (B) little water or services exists (C) few services and little water exists (D) there is little water or services available (E) there are few … Continue reading 277. Downzoning, zoning that typically results in the …

276. The root systems of most flowering perennials either…

The root systems of most flowering perennials either become too crowded, which results in loss in vigor, and spread too far outward, producing a bare center. (A) which results in loss in vigor, and spread (B) resulting in loss in vigor, or spreading (C) with the result of loss of vigor, or spreading (D) resulting … Continue reading 276. The root systems of most flowering perennials either…

275. The computer company’s present troubles are a…

The computer company’s present troubles are a result of technological stagnation, marketing missteps, and managerial blunders so that several attempts to revise corporate strategies have failed to correct it. A. so that several attempts to revise corporate strategies have failed to correct it B. so that several attempts at revising corporate strategies have failed to … Continue reading 275. The computer company’s present troubles are a…

274. Bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, whose repertory, …

Bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, whose repertory, views on musical collaboration, and vocal style were influential on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from his own. (A) were influential on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many … Continue reading 274. Bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, whose repertory, …

273. The computer company has announced that it …

The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing division of a rival company for $950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market. (A) million, which is part of a deal that will make (B) million, a part of a deal … Continue reading 273. The computer company has announced that it …

272. After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 …

After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery. (A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have (B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having (C) computers, spy satellites, … Continue reading 272. After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 …