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27. The word shoals in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning toCorrectIncorrect
28. What physical process occurs in the region of the Grand Banks?CorrectIncorrect
29. Which sentence below best expresses the essential information in the highlighted sentence in paragraph 1? Incorrect choices change the meaning in important ways or leave out essential information.CorrectIncorrect
30. The word common in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning toCorrectIncorrect
31. Why does the author mention Newfoundland’s national dish in paragraph 2?CorrectIncorrect
32. All of the following statements characterized Newfoundland’s cod fishery in the past EXCEPT:CorrectIncorrect
33. The word replenish in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning toCorrectIncorrect
34. What event first signaled the overfishing of the Atlantic cod?CorrectIncorrect
35. Why did the Canadian government decide to build up the Grand Banks fishing fleet?CorrectIncorrect
36. The word commanding in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning toCorrectIncorrect
37. It can be inferred from paragraph 6 that the author most likely believes which of the following about the future of the Atlantic cod fishery?CorrectIncorrect
38. The word teeming in paragraph 6 is closest in meaning toCorrectIncorrect
39. Look at the four squares, A , B , C and D , which indicate where the following sentence could be added to the passage. Where would the sentence best fit?
They suspected this was because the offshore draggers were taking so many cod that the
fish did not have a chance to migrate inshore to reproduce.
However, while the offshore fishery was prospering, the inshore fishermen found their catches dropping off. A In 1992 the Canadian government responded by closing the Grand Banks to groundfishing. B Newfoundland’s cod fishing and processing industries were shut down in a bid to let the vanishing stocks recover. C The moratorium was extended in 1994, when all of the Atlantic cod fisheries in Canada were closed, except for one in Nova Scotia, and strict quotas were placed on other species of groundfish. D Canada’s cod fishing industry collapsed, and around 40,000 fishers and other industry workers were put out of work.CorrectIncorrect
40. An introductory sentence for a brief summary of the passage is provided below. Complete the summary by selecting the THREE answer choices that express the most important ideas in the passage. Some sentences do not belong in the summary because they express ideas that are not presented in the passage or are minor ideas in the passage. This question is worth 2 points.
The Atlantic cod fishery has shaped Newfoundland’s economy for centuries.CorrectIncorrect