Koko

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Which best expresses the main idea of this article?
It is natural for gorillas and house cats to live together.
Bees, whales, and apes like Koko all use language to communicate.
Koko uses sign language but some think it's just a trick.
If you want a lot of "likes" on Facebook, get a talking gorilla.
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Which best describes how the SECOND paragraph is organized?
Compare and contrast
Problem and solution
Chronological order
Cause and effect
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Which best expresses the author's purpose in writing the second paragraph?
The author is describing the environment in which Koko lives.
The author is informing readers how Dr. Patterson developed her skills.
The author is persuading readers that Koko should be freed.
The author is telling readers about Koko and Dr. Patterson's background.
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Which happened LAST?
Koko got a stuffed cat for Christmas.
Koko began living with the Gorilla Foundation.
Dr. Patterson began teaching Koko to sign.
Koko lost All Ball.
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Which statement would the author most likely AGREE with?
Koko doesn't really know sign language.
Some people are troubled by how Koko was raised.
Everybody likes how Dr. Patterson has raised Koko.
Koko has mastered sign language without a doubt.
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Why do you believe this? Explain your argument completely.
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Which best defines the word "duplicated" as it is used in the sixth paragraph?
To dispute a fact or disagree with someone
To be disproven through debate
To lie to someone or to fool them
To copy or recreate something
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Which event happened FIRST?
Koko began living with the Gorilla Foundation.
Koko picked All Ball out for her birthday.
Koko got a stuffed cat for Christmas.
Koko moved onto the Stanford University campus.
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Which best describes the main idea of the SIXTH paragraph?
Dr. Patterson has treated Koko very cruelly.
Some people think that Koko should not have been treated like a human.
Dr. Patterson and Koko have a beautiful, pure, and unconflicted relationship.
Some people are working very hard to prove that Dr. Patterson is wrong.
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Which statement would the author most likely DISAGREE with?
The Gorilla Foundation would like to move Koko to an ape preserve.
Some people think that Koko only signs to get food.
Dr. Patterson has worked hard to teach Koko sign language.
Dr. Patterson has no regrets about working with Koko.
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How do you know this? Cite the text in your response.
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If a book were being written about Koko and All Ball, which title would best summarize their story?
Plushy Love: How A Gorilla Fell in Love with a Stuffed Cat
Happy Ending: The Gorilla Who Got What She Wanted
A Tale of Two Kitties: A Stuffed Cat Versus a Real One
Long Wanted, Short Lived: A Tale of Strong Loves Lost
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Why do you believe this? Explain your answer completely.
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Does Koko really understand sign language? Support your position with quotes from the text. Explain your quotes clearly. Argue your point thoroughly.
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What lesson can readers learn from this text? Use evidence from the text to support your position. Explain what your evidence shows.
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Make an inference. Describe how Dr. Patterson feels about her relationship with Koko. Use evidence from the text.
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