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An extinct species of enormous ground sloth called the Megatherium lived between two million to, and maybe, 4,400 years ago. The ground-dwelling Megatherium lived in areas of North and South America, but medium-sized sloths still inhabit arboreal habitats in Central and South America. These creatures possessed enormous claws on their feet and were as large as elephants. At about the same time that humans arrived on the continent, the gigantic sloth went extinct.

What is the main purpose of the passage?

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The answer "To inform readers about the Megatherium" is correct since the section is totally instructive and mostly focused on the Megatherium.

"Dolphins produce two primary types of vocalizations: clicks and whistles. Dolphins generally use clicks for the purposes of echolocation and whistles for communication. Dolphins emit clicks as rapid broadband bursts that are sent out and then echo back, giving them information about their surroundings. Whistles differ from clicks by being sent out as narrow-band signals. Strong evidence supports the idea that dolphins use signature whistles to identify and call to each other. Researchers have noticed that large packs rely on a highly organized method of communication when responding to predators, such as sharks. When a group of dolphins reacts to an unexpected disturbance, it will quickly move in near-unison to avoid the threat. In this way, dolphins rely on visual and auditory cues to communicate their location and to interpret the locations of others in the pod."

It is reasonable to assume that dolphins: based on the passage's information

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Explanation:
This claim is supported by the account of how dolphin pods cooperate to fend off predators. The passage does not provide enough details to allow
us to compare dolphin intelligence to that of other cetaceans or their predators. For inference questions, keep in mind to stay away from extreme
statements. The best response must be in keeping with the passage's overall mood.

Should a government decide to control emissions, it may choose from a broad menu of regulatory approaches. One option is direct controls, which set emissions standards for equipment and processes, require households and businesses to use specific types of equipment, or prohibit them from using others. A government could also adopt more indirect, incentive-based approaches, either singly or in combination—for example, by restricting overall quantities of emissions through a system of permits or by raising the price of emissions through fees or taxes. Incentive-based approaches are generally more cost-effective than direct controls as a means of regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

The passage's organizational structure is BEST characterized as?

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Explanation:
The author implies at the outset of the section that governments seeking to regulate emissions have a number of possibilities. The passage then goes
on to enumerate these choices and go through each one's benefits.

Answer the following query using the passage:

"Dolphins produce two primary types of vocalizations: clicks and whistles. Dolphins generally use clicks for the purposes of echolocation and whistles for communication. Dolphins emit clicks as rapid broadband bursts that are sent out and then echo back, giving them information about their surroundings. Whistles differ from clicks by being sent out as narrow-band signals. Strong evidence supports the idea that dolphins use signature whistles to identify and call to each other. Researchers have noticed that large packs rely on a highly organized method of communication when responding to predators, such as sharks. When a group of dolphins reacts to an unexpected disturbance, it will quickly move in near-unison to avoid the threat. In this way, dolphins rely on visual and auditory cues to communicate their location and to interpret the locations of others in the pod."

Which of the following passage's statements BEST exemplifies the viewpoint put forward in the following statement?

"Researchers study the level of communication among dolphins because communication systems can offer insight into an animal’s intelligence."

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Explanation:
The only choice that actually suggests dolphin intelligence may be deduced from their communication methods is

“When a group of dolphins reacts to an unexpected disturbance, it will quickly move in near-unison to avoid the threat. In this way, dolphins rely on
visual and auditory cues to communicate their location and to interpret the locations of others in the pod.”

The students is instructed to sound out words collectively. Which of the following doesn't have a lengthy "e" sound?

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A lengthy vowel sound occurs when the vowel resembles the pronunciation of the letter itself. The words "Green," "Lean," and "We" all start with a long "e" sound. Because it makes use of the short "e" vowel sound, answer "Ten" is accurate.

"In 1921, Mahatma Gandhi took charge of the Indian National Congress, a group of thirteen men in the Indian government who fought discrimination and unfair taxation against farmers and urban laborers. Using the nonviolent tactic of civil disobedience, Gandhi and his followers resisted British control over Indian life, choosing not to follow unfair, discriminatory laws and policies. The British responded to this resistance by strengthening their military presence in India, often at the cost of human lives. Gandhi was eventually imprisoned in 1942 for his “radical” beliefs, but he refused to recognize violence as a means of fighting the British. He gained international attention for his hunger strikes, refusing to eat until the British changed their unjust policies"

Which of the following passage quotes expresses an opinion?

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Explanation:
Although the passage is mostly factual, the author does add his personal opinion by labeling British policies in India as "unfair" and "discriminatory."

"Dolphins produce two primary types of vocalizations: clicks and whistles. Dolphins generally use clicks for the purposes of echolocation and whistles for communication. Dolphins emit clicks as rapid broadband bursts that are sent out and then echo back, giving them information about their surroundings. Whistles differ from clicks by being sent out as narrow-band signals. Strong evidence supports the idea that dolphins use signature whistles to identify and call to each other. Researchers have noticed that large packs rely on a highly organized method of communication when responding to predators, such as sharks. When a group of dolphins reacts to an unexpected disturbance, it will quickly move in near-unison to avoid the threat. In this way, dolphins rely on visual and auditory cues to communicate their location and to interpret the locations of others in the pod."

What is the passage's major point?

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Explanation:
The paragraph discusses ""clicks"" and ""whistles,"" how they are employed, and how dolphins communicate to cooperate and live.

To construct pairs of synonyms, the students are collaborating in groups. The following pairings were developed by one group. What pair is accurate?

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Words that have a similar meaning are called synonyms. The terms "fly" and "soar" have equivalent meanings.

A teacher introduced root words to his pupils. The term "rephrased" has which of the following roots?

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Without any additional prefixes or suffixes, the root word is the basic form of the term. Because "phrase" is the simplest form of the word "rephrased," it is the correct response.

Use the passage below to help you with your answers:

Should a government decide to control emissions, it may choose from a broad menu of regulatory approaches. One option is direct controls, which set emissions standards for equipment and processes, require households and businesses to use specific types of equipment, or prohibit them from using others. A government could also adopt more indirect, incentive-based approaches, either singly or in combination—for example, by restricting overall quantities of emissions through a system of permits or by raising the price of emissions through fees or taxes. Incentive-based approaches are generally more cost-effective than direct controls as a means of regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

What does ""incentive-based"" mean in the context of the passage?

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Explanation:
After utilizing the phrase ""incentive-based,"" the author talks about increasing emissions taxes as a way to compensate those who release fewer
greenhouse gases.

Rosalindo desired to visit the mall in order to buy new gloves. However, she was too busy to fulfill her pledge to knit him some new ones. He was unable to find black gloves; the only color he could find was magenta. He ultimately made the decision to quit.

Some of the words in the paragraph have been given definition requests by the teacher. Which of the following pages would the student locate the word "magenta" on after having opened a dictionary to a number of different pages?

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You simply need to determine where "magenta" would appear in an alphabetical list to find the answer to this question.

The finest combatant in the Trojan War, Achilles, was revered as a semi-god. Even Hector and Paris, who were his rivals, looked up to him. His general, Agamemnon, had a different viewpoint. Agamemnon believed that as the general, he was deserving of everyone's attention. As a result, he ordered a muster, at which point all the soldiers gathered to hear what Agamemnon had to say.

A student is attempting to create a list that alphabetically arranges all of the characters in the passage. On the list, which name would be the last?

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The answer "Paris" is correct since "P" (for Paris) comes after "H" (for Hector) and "A" (for Agamemnon and Achilles) in the alphabet.

Before the United States entered World War II, they started to impose trade restrictions on the Japanese which made it impossible for them to conduct business abroad. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, a US naval facility in Hawaii, feeling as though they had no other option. This incident served as the final straw in persuading America to formally enter World War II.

Students are given a worksheet after reading the passage that instructs them to "arrange the events of the passage in chronological order." One student writes "The United States enters World War II" as the first event; how has this student misunderstood the instructions?

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Because it makes the greatest sense, the right response is "They picked the event that is first listed, not the first event that occurred chronologically." It's possible that this student misread the instructions or doesn't understand what "chronologically" implies.

The instructor has assigned the following passage for class reading:

The finest combatant in the Trojan War, Achilles, was revered as a semi-god. Even Hector and Paris, who were his rivals, looked up to him. His general, Agamemnon, had a different viewpoint. Agamemnon believed that as the general, he was deserving of everyone's attention. As a result, he ordered a muster, at which point all the soldiers gathered to hear what Agamemnon had to say.

Students are assisted by a paraprofessional in understanding words in context. Which word in the aforementioned sentence enables the reader to define the term "muster" the best?

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The passage's context makes it apparent that a "muster" involves the soldiers coming together in a group, hence the response "grouped" is the correct one.

In 1921, Mahatma Gandhi took charge of the Indian National Congress, a group of thirteen men in the Indian government who fought discrimination and unfair taxation against farmers and urban laborers. Using the nonviolent tactic of civil disobedience, Gandhi and his followers resisted British control over Indian life, choosing not to follow unfair, discriminatory laws and policies. The British responded to this resistance by strengthening their military presence in India, often at the cost of human lives. Gandhi was eventually imprisoned in 1942 for his “radical” beliefs, but he refused to recognize violence as a means of fighting the British. He gained international attention for his hunger strikes, refusing to eat until the British changed their unjust policies"

This paragraph's systematic organization can be best characterized as

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Explanation:
"Chronological" refers to a timeline. The paragraph moves forward in time with the nonviolent demonstrations, the British government's initial
response, Gandhi's arrest, and finally his hunger strikes.

A group of students are learning pre-reading techniques from a paraprofessional. Of the following, which is not a pre-reading technique?

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Since students cannot evaluate a topic in a work before reading it, the proper response is "Analyzing how a theme appears in a text." The remaining answer options each represent a valuable and successful pre-reading technique.

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