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Testing Animal Intelligence IELTS Reading Answers
Testing Animal Intelligence IELTS Reading Answers

Testing Animal Intelligence IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Testing Animal Intelligence’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 14 – 27. Beyond the questions, you will find the answers along with the location of the answers in the passage and the keywords that  help you find out the answers.

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Answers

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
14 H Give a rat a maze of smells, not just visible walls, and it can solve it as fast as a human can. Paragraph A;

Last line

15 A This suggests that they can communicate with one another and either design the routine together or agree that one will be the leader.

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In the wild, dolphins cooperate to catch fish by driving them onto a beach, and this behavior is not restricted to their own species. In Argentina, dolphins collaborate with fishermen to drive fish into the latter’s nets, in return for a share of the catch.

Paragraph H;

Last line

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Paragraph I;

Lines 1 – 2

16 E Monkeys and apes seldom resort to violence to get their own way, preferring social manipulation and deception.

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This implies the ability to plan things in their minds before starting the task,

Paragraph J;

Line 2

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Last line

17 C The local flock develops an intimate knowledge of the terrain, enabling the sheep to find food in summer and shelter in winter, which is passed down from ewe to lamb for generations. Paragraph K;

Line 3

18 F If members of any animal species are required to solve complex problems, many of them will eventually do it. Paragraph B;

Last line

19 YES Applying human intelligence tests to animals has been largely discredited, as these are designed to measure human intelligence. Paragraph A;

Line 1

20 YES Animals can do things like navigating or remembering the locations of objects much better than we can. Paragraph D;

Line 1

21 NOT GIVEN
22 YES What seems to differentiate humans is not our mental skills so much as our flexibility and our capability for abstract thought: the ability to create new ideas and images as well as receive them.

 

Paragraph C;

Line 1

23 NO So far, scientists have only identified the names, or ‘call-signs’, by which dolphins seem to refer to themselves and each other, including ‘talking about’ other dolphins who aren’t present. Paragraph E;

Line 4

24 NOT GIVEN
25 NO Monkeys and apes seldom resort to violence to get their own way, preferring social manipulation and deception. Paragraph J;

Line 2

26 NOT GIVEN
27 C Even time-honoured tests like putting rats into mazes can be deceptive since such tests assume the animals will rely on the same senses as we do Paragraph A;

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