SSAT Reading Question 145: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 145

5. The author indicates the line between humans and chimps was blurring because

  • A. the chimpanzees' dietary needs are very similar to that of humans
  • B. the chimpanzees look very much like humans
  • C. the evolution of chimpanzees and humans is very comparable
  • D. the chimpanzees could do something that only humans were thought to do

Correct Answer: D



The passage states, "An even more significant discovery occurred just weeks after she first saw chimps eating meat: she watched two chimps strip the leaves off twigs in order to fashion tools they used to dig termites out of a termite mound. This was revolutionary because up until this time anthropologists considered tool-making a distinctly human characteristic."

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