1. The word precious“ ” in the passage is closest in meaning to
a. Exact b. scare c. valuable d.initial
Although limited to a skull, the Pakicetus fossil provides precious details on the origins of ……
2. The word exposed“ ” in the passage is closest in mening to
a. Explained b. visible c.identified d. located
Several skeletons of another early whale, Basilosaurus, were found in sediments left by …and
now exposed in the Sahara desert.
3. The word propulsion“ ” in the passage is closest in meaning to
a. Staying afloat b.changing direction c. decreasing weight d.moving forward
The structure of the backbone shows, however, that it swam like modern whales by moving
the rear portion of its body up and down, even though a fluke was missing. The large hind legs
were used for propulsion in water.
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