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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
him. (6)


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)

Q) Complete the following statements.

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.
humans
 

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Sorry, looks too much like homework, Guest, and that ain't my job, man! If you would like to supply the answers, we'll check it for you.
 
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Mister Micawber said:
Sorry, looks too much like homework, Guest, and that ain't my job, man! If you would like to supply the answers, we'll check it for you.

If you don't want to help then ok.
I think I supplied the answers.
I only want teachers to check my sentences.


Q) Complete the following statements.

a. The shirt was puzzling to the gorilla because ...................... (5)

The shirt was puzzling to the gorilla because a child looked him like his own offspring but he was not familiar with shirt.

b. The tribute is to the skill .................................

The tribute is to the skill 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.

The gorillas could think that the humans were a possible source of danger.
 

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Sorry Ibn, I didn't see the answers. Your revised layout is much clearer.


The shirt was puzzling to the gorilla because he was not familiar it, though the child looked to him like his own offspring.

The tribute is to the skill of the Jersey Zoo authorities and keepers who look after the gorillas, providing what they need.

The gorillas could think that the humans were a possible source of danger.
 
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Sorry Ibn, I didn't see the answers. Your revised layout is much clearer.

I am sorry too for being hostile.
Thanks for help. Sometimes I login but my user name not appeared and sometimes I try to write things in good layout but they go wrong.
 
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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
him. (6)

They were kept behind bars in solitary
confinement in concrete cells with
nothing to do. In fact they were turned
into neurotics who almost certainly
were dangerous. (7)


a) The gentle giants are probably the ........
b) Jambo, the gorilla, probably showed compassion towards .........
c) The monsters are probably the ...........
d) They are probably misunderstood by.............
e) Most people probably expected the young boy who fell into the gorillas's enclosure to be ................
f) came round means .................. (paragraph 6)
g) A popular myth is a ...........................
h) Adored grandchildren means grandchildren that are..........
i) Our family like one another and we all get on well together. We'r ........................ (paragraph 8)
j) It was obvious the mother ................ her child by the way she looked lovingly at it. (paragraph 13)
k) The prisoner was punished by being put into a cell by himself. His --------------- lasted for six months. (paragraph 7)

Answers:
a) gorillas.
b) a child.
c) myth.
d) humans.
e) attacked by gorilla.
f) regain conscious.
g) false story that everyone believes.
h) greatly loved.
i) well adjusted family.
j) adored
k) solitary confinement.
 

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Hi Ibn,

Your answers all look right, but there seem to be some grammar mistakes:


c) The monsters are probably 'a myth'

e) 'Should be ... attacked by a gorilla.'

f) 'Regained consciousness'.

i) 'We're a well-adjusted family'.
 
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Q2) The word which best describes the tone of the article is ..
a) amusing
b) exciting
c) shocking
d) sincere.

Answer: sincere.

Q3) The writer's attitude towards gorillas is one of .....

a) horror
b) sympathy
c) fear
d) unfriendliness

Answer: sympathy.



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.

Or
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.
 

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Hi Ibn,

Q2: OK
Q3: OK
Q4: OK
Q5: both OK
Q6: OK, but some grammar/punctuation mistakes:

The writer thinks that gorillas are gentle giants, unfortunately misunderstood by humans. His thinking is based on the following facts:

1) Gorillas, unlike other beasts, are entirely vegetarian and live in groups or families; they behave affectionately to each other.

2) Gorillas don't attack until they feel threatened by humans or other animals. The writer tells his own experience of how a mother gorilla didn't mind her baby's climbing all over her.

3) Films usually present 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) The writer thinks that the reason for gorillas' occasional offensiveness is solitary confinement. They are social animals and can't live alone. They need a contented family to live a normal life. That's why sometimes those gorillas who live alone turn into neurotics and attack their keepers.

Q7 (5?): Gorillas' behaviour towards people is very misunderstood. Because of the gorilla's size and strength, people think of them as monsters and killers. To make matters worse, film makers represent them as violent and dangerous creatures.
 
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