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Q) Complete the following statements.
Those remarkable pictures of
Jambo the gorilla tenderly stroking
and then standing guard over uncon-
scious six year old Levan Merritt
moved everyone who saw them---
and surprised most people , too. (1)
The gorilla's reputation as a killer
is one that dies hard. (2)
He discovered that the child had
something on its back---a shirt. To
Jambo that was certainly different
and puzzling. (5)
But neither of these things alarmed
him. When the boy came round and
began to cry, Jambo did no more than
to move away, taking his family with
Jambo did not behave like that. That
is not only an indication of his true
nature as a gorilla. It is also a tribute
to the skill and understanding with
which Jersey Zoo looks after its
gorillas and has given them, as far as
possible, all they need to grow into a
contented and well adjusted family. (8)
The dominant male allowed young
babies to crawl over him and pull
his ears with the tolerant affection
of a human grandfather spoiling his
adored grandchildren. (13)
a. The shirt was puzzling to the gorilla because ...................... (5)
a child looked him like his own offspring but he was not familiar with shirt.
b. The tribute is to the skill ................................. (8)
of the Jersey Zoo authorities and keepers who look after gorillas and understand them by providing what they need.
d. The gorillas could think that the ............. were a possible source of danger.
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Q2) The word which best describes the tone of the article is ..
Q3) The writer's attitude towards gorillas is one of .....
Q4) The writer's main intention in the passage is to .....
a) tell some exciting stories about gorillas.
b) warn us of the dangers of gorillas.
c) show us that gorillas can behave like human beings.
d) change the reader's mind about gorillas.
Answer: change the reader's mind about gorillas.
Q5) What opinion in the article is the writer trying to prove to be wrong?
Ans) Writer is trying to prove the general believe of people that " gorillas are offensive and dangerous creatures" wrong.
Writer is trying to prove wrong that " gorillas are offensive and dangerous creatures"
Q6) What is the writer's own belief about gorillas? List three facts he presents to support his belief.
Ans)Writer thinks that gorillas are gentle giants, unfortunately misunderstood by humans.
His thinking based on the following facts.
1) Gorillas, unlike other giants/beasts, gorillas are entirely vegetarian and live in groups or families, they behave affectionately to each other.
2) Gorillas don't attack until they feel threaten by humans or other animals. Writer tells his own experience that how a mother gorilla didn't mind her baby's climbing all over him.
3) Films usually presents these giants as offensive monsters but it is against the true nature of gorillas, as Jumbo didn't harm a child but stroked the boy gently.
4) Writer thinks that the reason of gorillas occasional offensiveness is solitary confinement, They are social animals and can't live unaccompanied.They need a contented family to live a normal life. That's why sometimes those gorillas who live alone turned into neurotics and attack their keepers.
Q5) What is the writer's opinion of the way people have behaved towards gorillas? Quote a fact to support your answer.
Ans) People's behaviour towards gorillas are very ununderstood. Because of gorilla's size and it's strongness people thought of them as monsters and killers. To make the matters worse film makers represent them as violent and dangerous creatures.