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NOT/EXCEPT Question #Practice



Read the following paragraph, then answer the question.


Historically, there has been a myth that killer whales attack humans. However, the only attack on a human ever reported in the wild was when an orca grabbed a surfer and then let him go. Before modern conservation efforts, many fisherman shot orcas on sight, fearing that the orcas would eat the fish they were attempting to catch. Starting in the 1960s, orcas were captured and put in theme parks. One documentary that highlights the negative effects of captivity on an orca is Blackfish. This film traces the story of Tilikum, an orca who was captured in 1983. The film makes the argument that the confines of a small pool and the daily task of learning and performing tricks caused too much emotional stress on Tilikum which most likely was why Tilikum became aggressive, resulting in the death of three people.


All of the following are true statements about Tilikum EXCEPT:


a. Tilikum performed stunts in shows.

b. Tilikum was an orca that was born in captivity.

c. Tilikum is an example of the harmful consequences of animal captivity.

d. Tilikum was an orca that killed three people.



Correct Answer: B

Tilikum was captured from the wild and brought into captivity, not born into captivity.


A This statement is true. Tilikum performed tricks for the public.

C This statement is true. Tilikum is an example of the harmful consequences of animal captivity. One documentary that highlights the negative effects of captivity on an orca is Blackfish. This film traces the story of Tilikum.

D This statement is true. Tilikum became aggressive, resulting in the death of three people.

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