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Read the passage carefully. Then choose the correct answer.
 
In Western Australia, there is a small beach named Monkey Mia. Every year, thousands of people visit the tiny stretch of beach, and in spite of its name, they are not there to see monkeys as one would expect. On the contrary, dolphins are what these people expect to see. Tourists from America, Europe and Asia go there for an opportunity that is not easily available anywhere else -- a chance to play with dolphins that appear and disappear according to their own fancy.

For more than thirty years, dolphins have swum up to the shallow waters of the beach. They do not seem to fear humans. Instead, they move right up to each person, allowing the person to touch and play with them. This is the behavior that one would tend to expect more from tame animals, rather than these dolphins. Tame animals would have had more interaction with people and would therefore be unafraid of them. Zoologists go to Monkey Mia to study dolphins. It gives them the advantage of studying dolphins that grew up in the wild easily, since the object of the study comes up to them so willingly.

According to the locals who fish in the waters of Monkey Mia where a variety of fishes in abundance are easily found, the story started with a woman named Alice Watts. She was on her boat one night when she heard the sound of a dolphin swimming nearby. After some time, she took a fish and threw it to the dolphin. Not long after, the dolphin visited her again, this time bringing along its mate and baby. In time, Alice could even feed these dolphins by hand. Sometimes, the dolphins would throw the fish that Alice gave them back into the boat, almost as if they were playing a game.

Soon, many other dolphins visited the beach, much to the joy of the local folks. Tourists, too, started coming to marvel at the sight of these beautiful creatures. The local people try their best to leave them in their most natural state. So far, they are unaffected by people. They are not taught any tricks, so whatever they do is more meaningful. The local district council has appointed rangers to look after the dolphins. The rangers patrol the area to ensure that no one harms or harasses the dolphins.

     
  1. What do the many tourists who visit Monkey Mia suggest about the dolphins ?
       
    (A) They are tricky.
    (B) They are popular.
    (C) They are beautiful creatures.
    (D) They can swim in shallow waters.
       
  2. Zoologists study the dolphins at Monkey Mia because they ______.
       
    (A) are in abundance
    (B) are tame and yet they behave like wild dolphins
    (C) have been tamed by people living in Monkey Mia
    (D) are wild and yet behave like those that are unafraid of people
       
  3. The 'object of the study' ( paragraph 2 ) refers to ______.
       
    (A) the desire to study dolphins
    (B) the advantages of studying dolphins
    (C) the dolphins that grew up in the wild
    (D) the main reason for the study of dolphins
       
  4. Based on paragraph 3, which of the following best explains why the dolphin brought its family to visit Alice ?
       
    (A) Alice had fresh fish.
    (B) They were lazy to catch their own food.
    (C) They wanted to play and interact with Alice.
    (D) They were starving but could not find food easily.
       
  5. What do the locals do to keep the dolphins in their natural state ?
       
    (A) They try not to feed them.
    (B) They do not teach them any tricks.
    (C) They try not to interact with them at all.
    (D) They employ rangers to look after them.
       
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