What is the main idea of this article?
(A) Zookeepers have to make painful choices as to which endangered species to save.
(B) Zoos are transforming their mission quickly enough from entertainment to conservation.
(C) Zookeepers are playing the major roles in bringing endangered animals back from extinction.
(D) Zoos are increasingly concerning themselves with conservation, but the effort has limitations.
Which of the following was NOT a function of zoos in the 19th century?
(A) They helped with animal preservation.
(B) They kept exotic animals for entertainment.
(C) They provided chances for wildlife education.
(D) They developed breeding programs for animals.
(A) Workers have an even division of labor and share the work of common tasks.
(B) Citizens share similar cultural beliefs and work toward a common overall goal.
(C) Individuals have their own specialties and operate interdependently in daily lives.
(D) Members of society share common worldviews and act and think in the same way.
According to the passage, which of the following is an example of an organic societal formation?
(A) A film-making company with its own filming, production, and marketing group.
(B) An aboriginal tribe living in an isolated fishing village on an uncolonized island.
(C) A gas station having day-shift and night-shift workers to provide routine services.
(D) A religious group living and practicing its beliefs in a monastery in the mountain.
What does the word buffer mean in the first paragraph?
What is the overall tone of the passage?
(A) heavy and defensive
(B) serious and informative
(C) personal and reflective
(D) assertive and persuasive
What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
(A) Texts written for and by children in their early years of schooling are full of illustrations.
(B) Visual images are largely replaced by printed words in the texts written for older children.
(C) Geography textbooks often have a variety of visual illustrations and other graphic elements.
(D) Visual images range from illustrations in children’s books to those with technical functions.
According to the passage, which of the following statements is NOT true?
(A) People who subvocalize while reading are considered less proficient readers.
(B) An important goal for education is to promote achievements in verbal literacy.
(C) Visual communication has turned popular via the widespread use of illustrations.
(D) Writing is the kind of visual communication that has received dominant attention.