Experiments On Kipunji Monkey

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Tanzania
    Explanation
    In January 2006, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society were searching for a new species of gray, tree-dwelling monkey in the forests of Tanzania. This suggests that the scientists discovered the kipunji in Tanzania.

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    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.

    Correct Answer
    B. It was part of a new genus.
    Explanation
    Professor Link Olson and Kyndall Hildebrandt discovered that the kipunji was part of a new genus. This is significant because finding a new genus in any living mammal group is notable, especially in the best-studied group of living mammals. This discovery highlights the vast amount of biodiversity that still remains to be understood on our planet.

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    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

    Correct Answer
    B. A mountain
    Explanation
    The Rungwecebus kipunji was named after the mountain it was discovered on, Mt. Rungwe in Tanzania.

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    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Muscle samples of the monkey
    Explanation
    The Field Museum of Natural History sent muscle samples of the monkey to Olson for genetic analysis.

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    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. They did not have a specimen to examine.
    Explanation
    The passage states that the scientists who first described the kipunji as a new species were unable to examine a specimen. This suggests that they did not have a physical specimen of the animal to study and classify. Therefore, the correct answer is that they did not have a specimen to examine.

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  • 8. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Fact
    Explanation
    The given statement is a fact because it presents a specific event that occurred in January 2006, involving scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society conducting a search for a gray, tree-dwelling monkey in the forest of Tanzania. This information can be verified and proven to be true or false based on the actual occurrence of the event.

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  • 9. 

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

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Opinion

    Correct Answer
    B. Opinion
    Explanation
    The given statement is an opinion because it expresses a personal belief or perspective rather than stating a verifiable fact. The phrase "A picture may paint a thousand words" is a common saying that implies the power of visual imagery, but the statement following it, "those thousand words didn't tell the whole story," is subjective and based on the speaker's interpretation or experience.

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  • 10. 

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

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Opinion

    Correct Answer
    A. Fact
    Explanation
    The statement "Scientists first described the kipunji in 2005" is a fact because it can be objectively verified. It states a specific event that occurred in a given year, and this information can be found in scientific records or publications. It does not express any personal beliefs or subjective viewpoints, making it a factual statement.

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  • 11. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Opinion
    Explanation
    The given statement is an opinion because it expresses Olson's personal belief or viewpoint about the topic. The statement highlights the idea that there is still much to discover and understand about the biodiversity of the planet, which is subjective and not a verifiable fact.

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  • 12. 

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

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Opinion

    Correct Answer
    B. Opinion
    Explanation
    The given statement is an opinion because it expresses a personal belief or viewpoint rather than stating a verifiable fact. The speaker, Olson, is expressing their belief that although a picture can convey a lot of information, it may not provide a complete or comprehensive understanding of the story or situation. This statement cannot be proven or disproven as it is subjective and based on individual interpretation and perspective.

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    _____ 11. The scientists had to make a ________ decision about whether it was right to leave the baby lion alone in the wild._____ 12. The new law ________ hunters from killing animals in their natural habitats._____ 13. When biologists discover a new animal, it is ________ that the media will report their discovery._____ 14. Destroying large areas of forest can be ________ to the animals and plants that live there._____ 15. The researcher was very happy when she ________ that she had found a bird that no one had ever seen before._____ 16. The article ________ pollution as the reason why so manyfish in the river were dying.A. citedB. confirmedC. deterredD. fatalE. inevitableF. moral

    Correct Answer
    F. moral
    C. deterred
    E. inevitable
    D. fatal
    B. confirmed
    A. cited
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A. cited. This is because the word "cited" means to refer to or quote as evidence or justification. In the context of the sentence, the article is referring to pollution as the reason for the fish dying in the river, providing evidence or justification for this claim.

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    17. The ________ _______ 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 ________ _______ is one of the largest in the world.19. Many scientists work hard to prevent the ________ _______ 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 ________ _______ trips before finally capturing its picture.21. In order to protect the monkeys, the government created ________ _______ areas that tourists could no longer visit.22. Many buildings in the zoo were in need of ________ _______ because they were old and falling apart.conversion    extinction     multiple    range    restoration    restricted

    Correct Answer
    conversion
    range
    extinction
    multiple
    restricted​
    restoration

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