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Reading Comprehension Test. Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris. The Tyranny of Things

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Reading Comprehension Test. Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris. The Tyranny of Things

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  1. According to Morris, people have a passion for
    1. storing things in the garret.
    2. giving books to the village library.
    3. accumulating things.
  2. Morris suggests that at some point, some people
    1. get tired of collecting and owning things.
    2. attend birthday parties of people they don't necessarily like.
    3. form a bond with others who collect similar items.
  3. The things we cannot destroy
    1. we keep on display although we may not have the physical space.
    2. we sell for a small but tidy profit.
    3. we stack in the garret.
  4. Morris writes that after a while, our problem becomes
    1. how much we can collect.
    2. how much we can do without.
    3. how much we can provide to guests at a party.
  5. Morris implies that when people go to a birthday party or a luncheon, they
    1. must obtain a souvenir from the event.
    2. attend with as many friends and family members as possible.
    3. dress in an impressive and fashionable manner.

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