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TOPIC: Using genetically modified moths to control pests


STEP 1 - Read the following article: READING COMPREHENSION ARTICLE 1


STEP 2 - Answer these questions (choose the best answer):

1. Which type of pest are the genetically-modified moths supposed to control?
  A different type of moth
  A different type of insect altogether
  The same species, but the non genetically-modified variety

2. Why are diamondback moths considered a pest?
  They eat other insects.
  They destroy crops.
  They infect animals.

3. Do insecticides work well on these moths?
  Yes
  The article doesn't say
  No

4. Where will these moths be released?
  New York state
  Southeast Asia
  New Zealand

5. Which of the following is NOT true?
  Diamondback moths damage cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.
  Diamondback moths have a low reproduction rate.
  Diamondback moths prefer moderate temperatures.

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