Koko

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