Do the following statements agree with the views of the writer in Part A of Reading Passage 1? In boxes 28-31 on your answer sheet write:
YES if the statement agrees with the writer
NO if the statement contradicts the writer
NOT GIVEN if it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this
A link exists between the consequences of decisions and the YES
- Scientists are interested in the effect of forestry on native animals.
29. PVA has been used in Australia for many years.
30. A species is said to be extinct when only one individual exists.
31. Extinction is a naturally occurring phenomenon.
These questions are based on Part B of Reading Passage 1. In paragraphs A to D the author describes four processes which may contribute to the extinction of a species. Match the list of processes (i-vi) to the paragraphs. Write the appropriate number (i-vi) in boxes 32-35 on your answer sheet.
- NB. There are more processes than paragraphs so you will not use all of them.
|32. Paragraph A
33. Paragraph B
34. Paragraph C
35. Paragraph D
i Loss of ability to adapt
ii Natural disasters
iii An imbalance of the sexes
iv Human disasters
vi The haphazard nature of reproduction
Based on your reading of Part C, complete the sentences below with words taken from the passage. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. Write your answers in boxes 36-38 on your answer sheet.
While the population of a species may be on the increase, there is always a chance that small isolated groups ………. (36) ………. Survival of a species depends on a balance between the size of a population and its ………. (37) ……… The likelihood that animals which live in forests will become extinct is increased when ………. (38) ………..
Choose the appropriate letter A-D and write it in box 39 on your answer sheet.
- An alternative heading for the passage could be:
A. The protection of native flora and fauna
B. Influential factors in assessing survival probability
C. An economic rationale for the logging of forests
D. Preventive measures for the extinction of a species