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1. The main idea of the passage is that:
A. cartoon characters should never be based on real animals.
B. bears have some unique eating habits that are comically portrayed on television.
C. bears are generally solitary creatures, but they sometimes venture into human habitats.
D. there is little scientific data to support the comparison between “Yogi Bear” and the American black bear.
2. The passage states that bears maintain large territories in order to:
F. avoid contact with humans.
G. develop stronger social relationships.
H. ensure that they have enough food.
J. more easily locate abandoned campsites.
33. The passage states that which of the following is a regular staple of a bear’s diet?
A. Picnic baskets
D. Small mammals
34. As it is used in line 37, the word acute most nearly means:
35. According to the passage, which of the following traits CANNOT be attributed to bears?
36. With which of the following statements would the author most likely agree?
F. Bears are particularly resourceful.
G. Bears cannot tolerate human food.
H. Bears eat voraciously throughout the winter.
J. Bears have only one method of obtaining food
37. The author mentions all of the following as potential food sources for bears EXCEPT:
B. general stores.
C. fish and berries.
D. unattended campsites.
38. The passage suggests that one of the differences between the American black bear and other bears is the American black bear’s:
F. acute sense of smell.
G. abnormal sleep patterns.
H. color vision.
J. sensitive lips.
39. What is the main idea of the second paragraph (lines 18–29)?
A. Despite the scarcity of food in the spring, most bears avoid human contact.
B. Bears must sometimes supplement their regular diets with food found near humans.
C. Bears engage in strange behaviors to maintain social order.
D. It is important that humans avoid any contact with bears during the summer and fall.
40. One of the main observations made in the next-to-last paragraph (lines 49–59) is that:
F. black bears often rely on their cubs to secure food.
G. black bears will act as a group in order to secure food.
H. black bears are incapable of securing food without help from humans.
J. black bears secure food in a manner completely unique to the species.