"Zoo" By Edward Hoch

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"Zoo", (story written by Edward Hoch)


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  • 1. 

    What does interplanetary mean?

    • A.

      Between the worlds

    • B.

      Beyond the universe

    • C.

      Inside the planet

    • D.

      Within the galaxy

    Correct Answer
    A. Between the worlds
    Explanation
    Interplanetary means between the worlds, referring to the space or area that exists between different planets in our solar system or in other planetary systems.

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  • 2. 

    How do you know that the creatures from Kaan enjoyed the zoo?

    • A.

      The creatures were eager to scurry home.

    • B.

      The creatures ran up the walls of the cage.

    • C.

      The creatures stayed to listen to the professor.

    • D.

      The creatures said it was well worth the money

    Correct Answer
    D. The creatures said it was well worth the money
    Explanation
    The creatures from Kaan enjoyed the zoo because they said it was well worth the money. This implies that they had a positive experience at the zoo and felt that the cost of admission was justified.

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  • 3. 

    Why are the people on Earth interested in the horse-spider creatures?

    • A.

      Their appearance is unlike that of any creatures on Earth.

    • B.

      They are typical of Martian creatures from other zoo exhibits.

    • C.

      Their language has a higher pitch than any language on Earth.

    • D.

      They come to Chicago only once each year.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Their appearance is unlike that of any creatures on Earth.
    D. They come to Chicago only once each year.
    Explanation
    The people on Earth are interested in the horse-spider creatures because their appearance is unlike that of any creatures on Earth. This suggests that they are unique and exotic, which piques the curiosity of people. Additionally, the fact that they come to Chicago only once each year adds to their allure and makes them a rare and special sight.

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  • 4. 

    What purpose do the bars on the cages serve?D. 

    • A.

      To prevent the creatures from escaping

    • B.

      To make everyone feel safe from each other

    • C.

      To protect the horse-spiders from the humans

    • D.

      To ensure that Professor Hugo feels safe from the horse-spiders

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. To make everyone feel safe from each other
    C. To protect the horse-spiders from the humans
    Explanation
    The bars on the cages serve two purposes. Firstly, they prevent the creatures from escaping, ensuring that they are contained within the cages. Secondly, the bars make everyone feel safe from each other, as they create a physical barrier between the creatures and the humans. Additionally, the bars also serve to protect the horse-spiders from the humans, as they prevent any direct contact or harm that may be caused by the humans.

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  • 5. 

    According to the story, why do the inhabitants of Earth and Kaan say that this has been the “very best Zoo’’?

    • A.

      Both groups felt safe because of the protective bars.

    • B.

      Both groups felt the zoo was worth the money spent.

    • C.

      Both groups considered each other frightening creatures behind bars.

    • D.

      Both groups considered each other the strangest creatures they had ever seen.

    Correct Answer
    B. Both groups felt the zoo was worth the money spent.
    Explanation
    Both groups felt the zoo was worth the money spent because they both felt safe due to the protective bars.

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  • 6. 

    Literary element that finds similarities.

    • A.

      Character

    • B.

      Contrast

    • C.

      Compare

    • D.

      Setting

    Correct Answer
    C. Compare
    Explanation
    Compare is the correct answer because it is a literary element that finds similarities between two or more things. When we compare elements in a literary work, we look for similarities in their characteristics, actions, or qualities. This helps us to better understand the text and the relationships between different characters or settings. Contrast, on the other hand, focuses on highlighting differences between elements rather than finding similarities. Therefore, compare is the most appropriate choice for a literary element that finds similarities.

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  • 7. 

    Literary element that finds differences.

    • A.

      Contrasting

    • B.

      Comparing

    • C.

      Main character

    Correct Answer
    A. Contrasting
    Explanation
    Contrasting is a literary element that finds differences between two or more things. It involves highlighting the disparities, contradictions, or oppositions between different elements, characters, themes, or ideas in a piece of literature. This element helps to create depth and complexity in the narrative by emphasizing the distinctions and conflicts between various aspects of the story. By using contrasting, authors can effectively convey contrasting emotions, ideas, or perspectives, thereby enriching the overall literary experience for the readers.

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