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TOPIC: Using real animals in movies


STEP 1 - Read the following article: READING COMPREHENSION ARTICLE 45


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

1. According to the article, animal rights activist _______________ the fact that there were no real apes used in the new "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" movie.
  are appalled by
  are ambivalent to
  like

2. What kind of "apes" did the above-mentioned movie use?
  real ones
  computer-generated ones
  cardboard cutouts

3. According to the article, Hollywood movies have been _______________.
  shying away from using live animals lately
  treating all live animals well in the past little while
  using lots of live animals lately, and not always treating them properly

4. Why are animal rights activists worried about U.S. movies that are shot overseas?
  Because the way the animals are treated overseas is sometimes not as closely monitored as in the U.S.
  Because they don't want foreign workers to be hired
  Because they don't want foreign animals to be used in American movies

5. How much money did the makers of "The Rise of the Planet of the Apes" spend on the motion-capture technology used in the movie?
  Tens of thousands of dollars
  over $10,000,000
  about $2,000



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