"The Glowing Beagle"

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"The Glowing Beagle" - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Look at the first sentence of the selection; it states:"Dogs have provided many services for people over the years."What relationship does this sentence have with the rest of the  first paragraph

    • A.

      It lists a problem and the rest of the paragraph lists possible solutions.

    • B.

      It states and observed effect. The rest of the paragraph examines causes.

    • C.

      It provides an opinion.  The rest of the paragraph provides reasons.

    • D.

      It presents and idea. The rest of the paragraph gives examples.

    Correct Answer
    D. It presents and idea. The rest of the paragraph gives examples.
    Explanation
    The first sentence of the selection presents the idea that dogs have provided many services for people over the years. The rest of the paragraph supports this idea by giving examples of the services that dogs have provided, such as guiding the blind and assisting in search and rescue missions.

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  • 2. 

    What tone does the author set by using the words "potential," "unprecedented" and "eradicated" in paragraph 2?

    • A.

      Humorous and comical

    • B.

      Optimistic and hopeful

    • C.

      Scientific and knowledgeable

    • D.

      Critical and suspicious

    Correct Answer
    B. Optimistic and hopeful
    Explanation
    The author sets an optimistic and hopeful tone by using the words "potential," "unprecedented," and "eradicated." These words suggest that there is a possibility for positive change and improvement in the future. The use of "potential" indicates that there are opportunities for progress, while "unprecedented" implies that something new and groundbreaking can happen. Furthermore, the word "eradicated" conveys the idea of eliminating or getting rid of a problem, which reinforces the optimistic and hopeful tone.

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  • 3. 

    Which sentence from the passage shows why dogs are good gene transfer test subjects?

    • A.

      "Dogs have provided many services for people over the years."

    • B.

      "They are better subjects to study than laboratory rats or mice."

    • C.

      "Human beings and dogs share the ability to contract 268 genetic diseases."

    • D.

      "Small creatures such as mice and rats can live happily in small cages, but dogs - of course - cannot."

    Correct Answer
    C. "Human beings and dogs share the ability to contract 268 genetic diseases."
    Explanation
    The sentence "Human beings and dogs share the ability to contract 268 genetic diseases" suggests that dogs are good gene transfer test subjects because they have a similar genetic makeup to humans. This similarity allows researchers to study the effects of genetic diseases and potential treatments in dogs, which can provide valuable insights for human medicine.

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  • 4. 

    What purpose does the title of this selection serve in regards to the reader (think about why it might be named such)?

    • A.

      To let the reader feel happy because it's about a dog and most people like dogs

    • B.

      To grab the reader's attention and make him/her want to read the passage as it seems different/intriguing

    • C.

      To let the reader know that a dog can glow at night

    • D.

      To let the reader know that dogs are better than cats at various things

    Correct Answer
    B. To grab the reader's attention and make him/her want to read the passage as it seems different/intriguing
    Explanation
    The title of the selection serves the purpose of grabbing the reader's attention and making them want to read the passage because it seems different and intriguing. This suggests that the content of the passage may be unique or unusual, which can pique the reader's curiosity and make them interested in finding out more.

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  • 5. 

    How does the passage connect the idea of glowing beagles to the research of human diseases?

    • A.

      By illustrating how diseased areas of a beagle glow to help doctors find diseases in people

    • B.

      By showing how beagles glow when they are near sick hospital patients

    • C.

      By revealing how scientists use glowing genes in a beagle to search for and destroy diseased cells

    • D.

      By explaining how a glowing beagle shows that scientists can transfer genes

    Correct Answer
    D. By explaining how a glowing beagle shows that scientists can transfer genes
    Explanation
    The passage connects the idea of glowing beagles to the research of human diseases by explaining how a glowing beagle shows that scientists can transfer genes. This suggests that scientists are able to manipulate the genetic makeup of animals, such as beagles, to make them glow. This ability to transfer genes demonstrates the potential for using similar techniques to study and potentially treat human diseases.

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  • 6. 

    Which sentence from the passage BEST supports the central idea that glowing beagles could help doctors effectively treat human disease?

    • A.

      "For many years, scientists have studied bioluminescent sea creatures such as jellyfish."

    • B.

      "Though transferring flourescent genes to a dog does not harm a dog in any way, there are some critics of the process."

    • C.

      "However, though many studies have been conducted using human volunteers, the type of gene testing that scientists have done on dogs cannot be conducted on humans."

    • D.

      "They see great potential in these developments and hope that the future of scientific research on genes is bright, not only for humans, but for their best friends, the dogs."

    Correct Answer
    D. "They see great potential in these developments and hope that the future of scientific research on genes is bright, not only for humans, but for their best friends, the dogs."
    Explanation
    This sentence supports the central idea that glowing beagles could help doctors effectively treat human disease because it emphasizes the potential and bright future of scientific research on genes, not only for humans but also for dogs. It suggests that the development of glowing beagles can lead to advancements in medical treatments for both humans and dogs, indicating the potential benefits of this research in the field of medicine.

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  • 7. 

    The author obviously believes the discovery is a positive one, but she also wants to acknowledge that there are opponents.  Which sentence from the passage best supports this statement?

    • A.

      "and, of course, dogs are probably best known for their faithful companionship to individuals and families.

    • B.

      "The result was a delightful dog named Tegan who is like any other beagle except that she appears to glow when placed under an ultraviolet light."

    • C.

      "Though transferring fluorescent genes to a dog does not harm a dog in any way, there are some critics of the process."

    • D.

      "They see great potential in these developments and hope that the future of scientific research on genes is bright, not only for humans, but for their best friends, the dogs."

    Correct Answer
    C. "Though transferring fluorescent genes to a dog does not harm a dog in any way, there are some critics of the process."
    Explanation
    The sentence "Though transferring fluorescent genes to a dog does not harm a dog in any way, there are some critics of the process" best supports the statement because it acknowledges that there are critics of the process, indicating that not everyone views the discovery as positive.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following gives the BEST summary of the ideas in "The Glowing Beagle"?

    • A.

      Some animals such as jellyfish can provide and produce their own light By transferring the light producing genes to dogs, scientists have found a way to make dogs glow when placed under ultraviolet light. This could lead to important discoveries.

    • B.

      The fascinating study of bioluminescent sea creatures has led to new research for curing diseases. However scientists now perform cruel scientific studies and research on sweet little creatures like dogs in order to do this.

    • C.

      Scientists have discovered a cure for Alzheimer's disease. By transferring genes from sea creatures to dogs, they can stop humans from contracting this horrible disease!

    • D.

      By successfully transferring genes from light producing sea-creatures to dogs, scientists have found a way to study and possibly cure diseases in people. Though there are several drawbacks, scientists are hopeful that the challenges can be overcome.

    Correct Answer
    D. By successfully transferring genes from light producing sea-creatures to dogs, scientists have found a way to study and possibly cure diseases in people. Though there are several drawbacks, scientists are hopeful that the challenges can be overcome.
    Explanation
    The summary states that scientists have successfully transferred genes from light producing sea-creatures to dogs, which allows them to study and potentially cure diseases in humans. The summary also mentions that there are challenges and drawbacks, but scientists remain hopeful that they can overcome them.

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  • 9. 

    Read the following sentence from the article and using CONTEXT CLUES, state which choice is the answer with the BEST synonym pair of words for the word UNPRECEDENTED."Yes, you have read that right.  Scientists in Korea have designed and bred a dog that glows under ultraviolet light.  Let's take a look at this unprecedented scientific creation."

    • A.

      Optimistic or hopeful

    • B.

      Groundbreaking or pioneering

    • C.

      Confident or realistic

    • D.

      Victorious or championship

    Correct Answer
    B. Groundbreaking or pioneering
    Explanation
    The word "unprecedented" in the sentence suggests that the scientific creation being discussed is something new and never seen before. The words "groundbreaking" and "pioneering" both convey this idea of being innovative, original, and pushing boundaries. Therefore, the answer choice "groundbreaking or pioneering" is the best synonym pair for the word "unprecedented".

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  • 10. 

    Using information from the article, answer the following question.Which of the following are naturally BIOLUMINESCENT?

    • A.

      Beagles

    • B.

      Rats

    • C.

      Jellyfish

    • D.

      Octopus

    Correct Answer
    C. Jellyfish
    Explanation
    Jellyfish are naturally bioluminescent because they have special cells called photocytes that produce light through a chemical reaction. This ability allows them to emit a glowing light, which can be used for various purposes such as attracting prey, communication, or camouflage. On the other hand, beagles, rats, and octopuses do not possess this bioluminescent capability.

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  • 11. 

    How many genetic diseases is it possible for people to contract?

    • A.

      The article does not state this information

    • B.

      536

    • C.

      268

    • D.

      An infinite number.....the list goes on and on!!!

    Correct Answer
    C. 268
  • 12. 

    Using CONTEXT CLUES found in the sentence from the article (below) itself (as well as by looking back at the 2nd paragraph as well), what is meant by the word ERADICATE?"Let's take a look at this unprecedented scientific creation in order to understand why it was accomplished as well as how it could help doctors study and eradicate diseases." 

    • A.

      Give details about

    • B.

      Understand

    • C.

      Determine

    • D.

      Eliminate

    Correct Answer
    D. Eliminate
    Explanation
    The word "eradicate" in the given sentence means to eliminate. The sentence states that the scientific creation could help doctors study and eradicate diseases, which implies that it can assist in getting rid of diseases completely. Therefore, "eliminate" is the correct answer.

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