Categories Uncategorized Quiz (2) CR Post author By Ahmed Badr Post date May 4, 2020 No Comments on Quiz (2) CR 0 Quiz (2) CR 1 / 11 1- The quotes included in the second paragraph (lines 3-8), primarily serve to A) establish the main motivation behind the commercial farming of blue mussels. B) demonstrate the important role a species plays that the reader may not be aware of. C) encourage the reader to decrease their personal consumption of blue mussels. D) indicate the expertise of a scientist quoted later in the passage. 2 / 11 2- According to the fourth paragraph (lines 15-19), growing mussels in culture tanks helps to A) enhance their size. B) increase their maturity. C) prepare them for the wild. DD) protect them from harm. 3 / 11 3- As used in line 19, “mature” most nearly means A) marinate. B) mellow. C) develop. D) stabilize. 4 / 11 4- What claim about blue mussels is best supported by the passage? A) Were it not for their commercial importance, researchers would not be interested in sustainable growth for mussels. B) Blue mussels grow best in ocean pens rather than the open water. C) Mussels have multiple natural predators. D) Immediately after birth, mussels must attach to a physical object to increase their chances of survival. 5 / 11 5- Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous questions? A) Lines 9-11 (“Because many . . . farming”) B) Lines 39-40 (“They attach . . . protein”) C) Lines 53-55 (“The researchers . . . best”) D) Lines 56-59 (“With better . . . mussels”) 6 / 11 6- The passage most strongly suggests that researchers from the University of Maine at Machias and the Downeast Institute share which assumption? A) Mussels prefer to attach to rope as opposed to other materials after maturing past the larvae stage of development. B) Blue mussels are the most important species for maintaining a clean ocean environment. C) Because farmers are unwilling to wait for mussels to fully develop they often sacrifice a great deal of their potential crop as seed supply. D) method to farming blue mussels. 7 / 11 7- Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous questions? A) Lines 15-18 (“Young mussels . . . predators”) B) Lines 24-28 (“Beal, along . . . mussels”) C) Line 29-35 (“Our goal . . . pounds”) D) Lines 36-39 (“Young mussels . . . rope”) 8 / 11 8- What is the primary purpose of the ninth paragraph (lines 41-46)? A) Illustrate the way in which blue mussel development differs from other ocean life such as phytoplankton. B) Review previously known information that has been utilized by the mussel farming industry for decades. C) Provide an example of the insight the researchers have gained on aspects of mussel development. D) Offer a comprehensive review of the developmental needs of mussels determined by the research team. 9 / 11 9- The stance that Brian Beal takes in the passage could best be described as A) an environmentalist fighting for a species’ survival. B) a capitalist searching for the most efficient answer to a problem. C) an academic writing a book on a scientific matter for public consumption. D) a scholar investigating a series of hypotheses. 10 / 11 10- As used in line 54, “transition” most nearly means A) move. B) evolve. C) modify. D) alter. 11 / 11 11- The central idea of the passage is that A) a more efficient aqua-farming approach for raising blue mussels would greatly benefit the mussel species, commercial farming productivity, and the marine environment. B) if something is not done soon, it is likely that blue mussels will soon be extinct due to overconsumption by humans. C) the larger a mussel is, the better it is at filter-feeding the environment around it. D) the optimal conversion point between larvae development, where mussels attach to rope, to ocean pens is one question researchers are focused on. Your score is ← Quiz (3) CR → Quiz CR (4) Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.