Changes in Biodiversity

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Closely read the authentic text 'Changes in Biodiversity' citing textual evidence to answer research-based comprehension questions aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

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Choose the answer that best completes the sentence below.   Native Americans living in what is now known as the Midwest hunted large animals; _______, Native Americans living on the eastern coast caught small animals.    
What does biodiversity refer to?  
According to the passage, how could a pod of whales being unable to go to their usual feeding area affect humans? Be sure to describe the full chain of events in your answer.   
Whatdoes the word environment mean?  
End of Passage Quiz 
What happened when American farmers started using pesticides to get rid of bugs?  
Suppose that people living by a lake decided to put a chemical in the water to get rid of a certain type of fish in the lake. Would that action be likely to affect other living things in that environment? Use evidence from the passage to explain why or why not.