The Cobra Effect

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Which best defines the word 'colonize' as used in the FIRST paragraph?
To inhabit and rule a foreign land
To trade or do business with other people
To do battle or fight with another group of people
To destroy or ruin a foreign land
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Which conclusion can be supported with text from the passage?
India had fewer poisonous snakes than the UK.
India had more poisonous snakes than the UK.
India had the same amount of poisonous snakes as the UK.
India DID NOT have poisonous snakes.
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Which event happened LAST?
The government began paying a bounty for dead snakes.
The snake breeders released their cobras into the wild.
The number of snakes decreased.
People started breeding snakes.
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What was the overall effect of the bounty program on the cobra population in Delhi?
The number of snakes increased.
The number of snakes decreased.
The snakes were completely wiped out.
The number of snakes stayed about the same.
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How do you know this? Cite the text in your answer.
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Which best defines the term 'cobra effect' as described in the text?
A response to a problem that makes it worse.
A response to a problem that completely solves it.
A response to a problem that makes it better.
A response to a problem that has no effect.
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Which is NOT a reason why the City of Chicago put a tax on plastic bags?
The city wanted people to reuse bags.
Lightweight plastic bags are toxic to children.
Lightweight plastic bags pollute the water.
Lightweight plastic bags pollute the land.
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How did retailers respond to the tax on lightweight plastic bags?
They stopped giving bags to customers.
They passed the tax on to the customers.
They gave paper bags to customers.
They gave thick plastic bags to customers.
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How do you know this? Use the text to support your response.
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How did the tax affect the problem with plastic bags in the City of Chicago?
It helped reduce the problem a little bit.
It helped reduce the problem a lot.
It made the problem worse.
It solved the problem completely.
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With which statement would the author most likely AGREE?
There is no such thing as a bad idea.
Think through solutions carefully before trying them.
There's no point in trying to fix anything.
The fastest solution to a problem is always the best solution.
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Why do you believe this? Explain your answer completely.
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What lesson can readers learn from this text?
Things will always work out in the end.
Our actions can have unexpected consequences.
Outcomes don't matter as long as you try your best.
Intentions are more important than consequences.
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Explain the cobra effect in your own words. Use an example from the text or your experience to describe the cobra effect.
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How is what happened in Chicago with plastic bags similar to what happened in New Delhi with cobras? Write in complete sentences and refer to the text in your response.
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