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Reading Comprehension 5

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The Thief in the Mirror, Frans B. M de Waal

De Waal, Frans B. M. "The Thief in the Mirror." PLOS Biology (2008): n. pag. Journals.plos.org. Web. 20 Mar. 2016.

"But no one has ever accused a magpie of being stupid. The bird belongs to the Corvidae, a worldwide family (also including crows, ravens, jackdaws, jays, and nutcrackers) marked by an exceptionally large forebrain, which permits innovative foraging. In recent years, this family has begun to pose a challenge to the idea that primates constitute the pinnacle of cognitive evolution by showing creative tool-use, visual perspective-taking, foresight, and so on."

The primary purpose of this paragraph is to suggest that

A

Magpies are cognitively superior to primates.

B

primates are cognitively superior to Magpies.

C

the Magpie family is the most widespread family of birds in the world.

D

the Magpie family is challenging the cognitive superiority of primates.