According to newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
, a boy swimming in a pool in the eastern part of Colombia recently discovered a new subspecies of a well-known creature. From the article:
The 1.5-inch-long (4-centimeter-long) [fill in the blank from the list below] "is rather strange-looking -- it's quite fat with short legs and bright orange spots on its sides," said Luis German Naranjo, WWF [World Wildlife Fund] Colombia's conservation director.
a. Lizard b. Frog c. Grasshopper d. Beetle
2. Legendary long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad -- who recently was named an "Adventurer of the Year 2014" by National Geographic -- was quoted as saying the following on the Web site adventureblog.nationalgeographic.com:
"It's intense. In every way. I can't speak, of course, for the other competitors.... But for me, this is a fully new world, akin perhaps to going to Mainland China to learn Mandarin in a compressed few weeks. Every word, every movement, every transition is brand new to me."
To what new adventure was she referring?
a. Participating in an amateur mountain-climbing competition
b. Becoming a professional lady wrestler for the WWE
c. Being a contestant on the TV show "Dancing with the Stars"
d. Training to compete in an over-60 triathlon
3. The U.K.'s Equality and Human Rights Commission has produced new guidance for the country's public swimming pools -- among a number of types of facilities -- to strengthen the ban on discrimination against a certain group of people. What kind of discrimination did the commission address?
a. Racial discrimination b. Anti-Muslim discrimination
c. Discrimination against the physically challenged d. Age discrimination
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