A New Home - Reading Comprehension
by Nadine Lynch
| 11 Questions
What is the meaning of the word "wild" in the first paragraph?
amazing or incredible
behaving in a disorderly way
a state of freedom in nature
Which new technology has allowed scientists to learn new things about wild dolphins?
both A and B
A new technlology has revealed that dolphins
travel long distances
get little exercises
often feel bored
What is another good title for the story's section "A Better Understanding"?
"Life in the Wild"
"How to Train a Dolphin"
"Wild and Weird"
"Caught on Camera"
Dolphins born in captivity can't simply be placed in the wild. What evidence supports this claim?
Dolphins travel up to 100 miles a day in the wild.
Dolphins dive down hundreds of feet.
Dolphins interact with other animals.
A dolphin's mother teaches it how to eat, hunt, and stay safe.
As of January 31, how many captive dolphins were in the U.S. and Canada?
This story is mostly about
how trainers prepare dolphins for a new habitat.
creating a more natural environment for dolphins to live in
new technology for tracking wild dolphins
protesters demanding dolphins be set free
The National Aquarium's "dolphin-first philosophy" will ensure the animals have
a much larger space for swimming
complete freedom from trainers
close contact with visitors
both A and B
The author included the last section, titled "Dolphins First," to
inform readers about the latest research on dolphins
describe the sanctuary and how trainers are preparing the dolphins for the habitat change
persuade you to visit the National Aquarium
argue that dolphins should be set free into the wild
How would a dolphin's life in a sanctuary compare with life in an aquarium? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
Which would you rather visit, a sanctuary or an aquarium? Why?
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