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Questions (answers are at the bottom of the page):
1. What is the main idea of this story?
A. Takins are an endangered species from the Himalayas.
B. Takins are a combination of goat and antelope.
C. Takins are Asian animals that migrate through the mountains and are now a protected species.
D. Takins have comparatively large horns compared to other antelopes.
E. No one knows why takins migrate from the upper to the lower regions of mountains.
2. Which statement is an inference, not a fact?
A. Takins have large horns.
B. Takins can move swiftly in rocky terrain.
C. Takins are able to warm air before it reaches their lungs.
D. Takins lost their habitat because of farming and human population increase.
E. Takins are able to breed in captivity.
3. Which statement is true, according to the passage?
A. Zoos are making an effort to save the takins.
B. The Chinese are doing nothing to save the takins.
C. Many groups are helping the takins to breed in captivity.
D. There are fewer than one thousand takins in the wild today.
E. Takins are not protected in India.
4. Match the words with their definitions:
a. not done in an organized way
exceedingly b. done on a regular schedule
haphazzardly c. as compared to another
routinely d. in fact
sufficiently e. having enough
comparatively f. out of the country
exclusively g. in extreme, very much so
indeed h. according to thought or theory
theoretically i. only for one or for a select group
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answers: 1. c, 2. d, 3. a, 4. abroad: f, exceedingly: g, haphazzardly: a, routinely: b, sufficiently: e, comparatively: c, exclusively: i, indeed: d, theoretically: h