Experiments On Kipunji Monkey

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 76

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Experiments On Kipunji Monkey

.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Tracking Down the Kapunji MonkeyMay 11, 20061 In January 2006, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society were in the forests of Tanzania searching for a gray, tree-dwelling monkey that had been identified in photographs as a new species the previous summer.QUESTION 11. Where did scientists discover the kipunji? 
    • A. 

      Tanzania

    • B. 

      Alaska

    • C. 

      Chicago

  • 2. 
    2 Half a world away, in a laboratory at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Assistant Professor Link Olson and undergraduate biology major Kyndall Hildebrandt werelooking at DNA test results that pointed to an even more significant finding. The monkey wasn’t just an example of a new species; it belonged to a new genus. “A new genus in any living mammal group is notable,” said Olson. “Finding a new genus in the best- studied group of living mammals is a reminder of how much we have to learn about the planet’s biodiversity.” This was the first time in eighty-three years that scientists had identified a new genus of living African monkey. A paper detailing the discovery was to be published in the journal Science on June 2, 2006.QUESTIONWhat did Professor Link Olson and Kyndall Hildebrandt discover about the kipunji?​​
    • A. 

      It lived in trees in Africa.

    • B. 

      It was part of a new genus.

    • C. 

      It was like many other monkeys.

  • 3. 
    3 The monkey was named Rungwecebus kipunji (pronounced rung-way-CEE-bus kip-OON-jee) for its home on Mt. Rungwe in Tanzania. Scientists first described the kipunji in 2005 and noted that it differed in appearance and behavior from other known species of monkey. They first classified it in a genus that includes three other species of monkeys. However, that classification was based only on field observations and photographs.QUESTIONWhat was the Rungwecebus kipunji named for?  
    • A. 

      A scientist

    • B. 

      A mountain

    • C. 

      a species

  • 4. 
    4 In August 2005, a farmer found a monkey matching the description of the kipunji dead in a trap and handed it over to Tim Davenport of the Wildlife Conservation Society in Tanzania and Bill Stanley of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The monkey was sent to the Field Museum, which then sent muscle samples to Olson for genetic analysis. In the meantime, Stanley and Yale University’s Eric Sargis began examining the animal’s physical characteristics. QUESTIONWhat did the Field Museum of Natural History send to Olson? 
    • A. 

      Photographs of the monkey

    • B. 

      Muscle samples of the monkey

    • C. 

      DNA test results of the monkey

  • 5. 
    5 Genetic evidence showed that the kipunji is related to baboons. However, both field observations and analysis of the animal’s physical characteristics revealed multiple differences between the kipunji and baboons, which led to the creation of the new genus Rungwecebus. The authors of the paper agree that having a specimen of the animal to study allowed them to correctly classify it. Scientists who first described kipunji as a new species were unable to examine a specimen.6 “A picture may paint a thousand words,” Olson said, “but in the case of the kipunji, those thousand words didn’t tell the whole story.” Olson said the discovery is an example of what can be accomplished through international collaboration among scientists.QUESTIONWhy did scientists first describe the kipunji as a new species? 
    • A. 

      They used genetic evidence.

    • B. 

      They confused the kipunji with baboons.

    • C. 

      They did not have a specimen to examine.

  • 6. 
    According to the author, “In January 2006, scientists from the WildlifeConservation Society were in the forest of Tanzania searching for a gray, tree-dwelling monkey.”
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Opinion

  • 7. 
     “A picture may paint a thousand words,” Olson said, “but those thousand words didn’t tell the whole story.”
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Opinion

  • 8. 
    The author said, “Scientists first described the kipunji in 2005.”
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Opinion

  • 9. 
    Olson said, “Finding a new genus in the best-studied group of living mammals is a reminder of how much we have to learn about the planet’s biodiversity.”
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Opinion

  • 10. 
     “A picture may paint a thousand words,” Olson said, “but those thousand words didn’t tell the whole story.”
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Opinion

  • 11. 
    _____ 11. The scientists had to make a [Blank] decision about whether it was right to leave the baby lion alone in the wild._____ 12. The new law [Blank] hunters from killing animals in their natural habitats._____ 13. When biologists discover a new animal, it is [Blank] that the media will report their discovery._____ 14. Destroying large areas of forest can be [Blank] to the animals and plants that live there._____ 15. The researcher was very happy when she [Blank] that she had found a bird that no one had ever seen before._____ 16. The article [Blank] pollution as the reason why so manyfish in the river were dying.A. citedB. confirmedC. deterredD. fatalE. inevitableF. moral
  • 12. 
    17. The [Blank] _______ of the park into a home for rescued and injured animals took over a year to complete.18. The blue whale roams every the major ocean; its [Blank] _______ is one of the largest in the world.19. Many scientists work hard to prevent the [Blank] _______ of animals that are at risk because of a loss of their natural environment.20. The animal only came out rarely, so the photographer had to make [Blank] _______ trips before finally capturing its picture.21. In order to protect the monkeys, the government created [Blank] _______ areas that tourists could no longer visit.22. Many buildings in the zoo were in need of [Blank] _______ because they were old and falling apart.conversion    extinction     multiple    range    restoration    restricted
  • 13. 
    REWRITE USING V-ING/HAVING V-ED(V3)29. Because they realized that the animal was sick, the scientists used medicine to heal it._________________________that the animal was sick, the scientists used medicine to heal it.30. Since it had gotten lost, the animal called for its mother.______________________ lost, the animal called for its mother.31. Because he is a wildlife biologist, Dr. Harmon works with many wild animals.__________________a wildlife biologist, Dr. Harmon works with many wild animals.32. Since they lived in a small area far from people, the monkeys were difficult to find.____________________in a small area far from people, the monkeys were difficult to find.
  • 14. 
    REWRITE USING BECAUSE/SINCEGetting a lot of rain, jungles can be difficult to explore.______________a lot of rain, jungles can be difficult to explore.34. Lying perfectly still, the animal was hard to see._____________________________perfectly still, the animal was hard to see.35. Having studied lions all his life, the biologist was an expert on them.______________________studied lions all his life, the biologist was an expert on them.
Related Topics
Back to Top Back to top