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Question: 143

3. The passage implies that scientists

  • A. have completed learning about chimpanzees in the last fifty years
  • B. thought making tools was common among many species
  • C. had believed chimpanzees did not eat meat
  • D. had never studied chimpanzees more than fifty years ago

Correct Answer: C



The passage states, "Jane made a major discovery just a few months after she first arrived in Gombe, when she observed a chimp feeding on a baby pig. Until then, scientists had believed that chimpanzees were vegetarians; further studies showed the chimps frequently hunting smaller animals."

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