Grade 12 Reading Exercise

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 All Exercises
Penguins' Anti-ice Trick
Words: 734    Suggest to finish in 10 minutes.
Britain TV Industry
Words: 876    Suggest to finish in 15 minutes.
Australian Aborigines
Words: 969    Suggest to finish in 15 minutes.
Truth About ART
Words: 971    Suggest to finish in 15 minutes.
Life Without Death
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Mysterious Dark Matter
Words: 1012    Suggest to finish in 20 minutes.
Crime-Fighting Technology
Words: 1038    Suggest to finish in 20 minutes.
Risks Of Artificial Intelligence
Words: 1113    Suggest to finish in 20 minutes.
Reveal How To Think
Words: 1120    Suggest to finish in 20 minutes.
Gender Price Gap
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In Praise of Amateurs
Words: 1156    Suggest to finish in 20 minutes.
Toddlers Bond With Robot
Words: 1196    Suggest to finish in 20 minutes.
Cognitive Dissonance
Words: 1213    Suggest to finish in 20 minutes.
What A Waste
Words: 1291    Suggest to finish in 20 minutes.
Romantic Kiss
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Start-Ups Stay Private
Words: 1602    Suggest to finish in 20 minutes.
Gene Editing
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 Today's Question
Questions 1-5: Choose the correct letter, A, B, C, or D. Write the correct letter in boxes 29-33 on your answer sheet.
1. Penguins stay ice-free due to:
A)A combination of nano-sized pores
B)An extra water-repelling preening oil
C)A combination of nano-sized pores and extra water-repelling preening oil
D)A combination of various factors
Answer 1:

2. Antarctic penguins experience extreme weather conditions, including:
A)Low temperature, that can drop to -40
B)Severe wind, up to 40 meters per second
C)Below zero water temperature
D)All of the above
Answer 2:

3. In line 5 words engineering marvels mean:
A)That penguins are very intelligent
B)That penguins are good swimmers
C)That penguins are well prepared to live in severe conditions
D)Both B and C
Answer 3:

4. Penguins feather has everything, EXCEPT:
A)Hydrophobic properties
B)Extra ice repelling
C)Soft structures
D)Oil structures
Answer 4:

5. The gentoo penguin:
A)Is less superhydrophobic compared to the Magellanic penguin
B)Has feathers that contain tiny pores
C)Can't swim
D)Lives in Argentinian desert
Answer 5:
Questions 6-12: Complete the sentences below. Write ONLY ONE WORD from the passage for each answer.
6. Formations like could provide a geometry that delays ice formation.

7. The delay in freezing is dictated by the of the droplet.

8. Penguins in the Antarctic are highly evolved to be able to cope with conditions.

9. Penguins are insulated by a layer of fat.

10. On the land, penguins appear much more than in the sea.

11. The inspiration came to Kavehpour after watching a about penguins.

12. Kavehpour would like to see surfaces that minimize frost formation.