Read the following passage and mark the letter $A, B, C$ or $D$ on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from $1$ to $10$.
Scientist have discovered the bones of what may be the largest meat-eating dinosaur ever to walk the earth. The discovery was made by a team of researchers from Argentina and North America in Patagonia, a desert on the eastern slopes of the Andes in South America. Besides the interesting fact that the dinosaur was huge and horrifying, it is even more astounding that the bones of a number of the dinosaurs were found together. This discovery challenges the prior theory that the biggest meat-eaters lived as loners and instead indicates that they may have lived and hunted in packs. The Tyrannosaurus Rex lived in North America and was believed to hunt and live alone.
The newly discovered meat-eater appears to be related to the Giganotosaurus family, being as closely related to it as a fox would be to a dog. It is actually not of the same family at all the Tyrannosaurus Rex, being as diffirent from it as a cat is from a dog.
The fossilized remains indicate that the animals lived about $100$ million years ago. With needle-shaped noses and razor sharp teeth, they were larger than the Tyrannosaurus Rex, although their legs were slightly shorter, and their jaws were designed to be better able to dissect their prey quickly and precisely.
$1.$ The author states that the newly discovered dinosaur remains are evidence that it was the largest.
$A.$ dinosaur ever. $C.$ herbivorous dinosaur.
$B.$ carnivorous dinosaur. $D.$ South American dinosaur.
$2.$ The word Besides in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to
$A.$ in spite of. $B.$ in addition to $C.$ although $D.$ mostly.
$3.$ The word horrifying in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to
$A.$ frightening $B.$ large $C.$ fast $D.$ interesting
$4.$ The word astounding in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to
$A.$ terrifying. $B.$ pleasing. $C.$ displeasing. $D.$ surprising.
$5.$ The author implies that the most interesting fact about the find is that this dinosaur
$A.$ lived and hunted with others. $C.$ was found in the Andes.
$B.$ had a powerful jaw and sharp teeth. $D.$ was larger than Tyrannosaurus Rex.
$6.$ The passage indicates that prior to this discovery scientists believe that
$A.$ Meat-eating dinosaurs lived alone.
$B.$ there were no meat-eating dinosaurs in the Andes.
$C.$ Tyrannosaurus Rex lived in the Andes.
$D.$ meat-eating dinosaurs were small in stature.
$7.$ The word it in the second paragraph refers to
$A.$ newly discovered meat-eater.
$8.$ The author states that the newly discovered meat- eating dinosaur is
$A.$ closely related to Tyrannosaurus Rex.
$B.$ not closely related to Tyrannosaurus Rex.
$C.$ not closely related to Giganotosaurus.
$D.$ closely related to the large car family.
$9.$ The word dissect in the last sentence is closest in meaning to
$A.$ dismember $B.$ swallow. $C.$ chew $D.$ escape.
$10.$ The word prey in the last sentence of the passage is closest in meaning to
$A.$ victim $B.$ enemy $C.$ dinosaurs $D.$ attacker