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Question 1-10 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank.

For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blank. The female mosquitos mouth is superbly suited to piercing skin and _____ (1) blood. She tracks down her meal by following the trail of carbon dioxide that animals ____(2). Then, she finds a patch of bare skin ______ (3) stabs with her proboscis. The needlelike proboscis is so _____ (4) that the victim is often unaware it is being bitten. The mosquito pumps anticoagulants ____(5) the wound. This prevents the blood from clotting. ______(6) doing so, she simultaneously sucks up blood. As she feeds, the ________ (7) body swells so much that the skin becomes translucent as it stretches. Her abdomen glows crimson from the blood she ___( 8) sucked up. Male mosquitoes feed only on plant juices, ______(9) their mouth-parts are too weak to pierce animal skins. Females, which need a blood-meal before they _____(10) reproduce, are responsible for spreading diseases, including malaria and yellow fever among humans.

1. A suck B sucks C sucked D sucking 2. A exhale B exhaled C exhales D exhaling 3. A but B then C and D or

4. A find B fine C narrow D thin 5. A in B into C onto D over 6. A While B If C By D As

7. A mosquito B mosquitos C mosquitoes D mosquitoes 8. A has B had C can D will 9. A so B and C but D because

10. A will B may C can D should