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    Exercise "Elephants of India", created by anonyme (a free exercise to learn English):
    Results of the 24 316 people who have taken this test:
    Average mark: 18 / 100 Share

    Latest member with a 100/100 (perfect mark): ploplo / SWITZERLAND, on Saturday 30 July - 19:30:
    "Thanks a lot for the exercise !!"

    They got a perfect mark

    Stats (3052 candidates)
    Question 1 passed: 45.3 %
    Although hunting dealt a serious blow to the wildlife of the Ganges, the * under British rule took a far heavier toll.

    Question 2 passed: 18 %
    Elephants were put to work plundering the * from which they'd been captured. 

    Question 3 passed: 49.1 %
    But while the wilderness was disappearing, India was hurtling towards the * . 

    Question 4 passed: 42.2 %
    Timber was in huge demand especially for the expanding *. 

    Question 5 passed: 27.8 %
    During the 1870s, one million sleepers were required every year for the new lines * across northern India.

    Question 6 passed: 48.8 %
    By the time the British left halfway through the twentieth century, almost all the forests of the plains had disappeared and the elephants living within them were *. 

    Question 7 passed: 26.8 %
    Today as machinery is increasingly used for heavy labour, even working elephants are being *.

    Question 8 passed: 17.1 %
    But there's still one place along the Ganges where these * of burden are traded in large numbers.

    Question 9 passed: 21.9 %
    The Sonepur Mela is the largest * in Asia.  It started over a thousand years ago and it has been growing ever since. 

    Question 10 passed: 42.6 %
    On the first * in November, people arrive from all over northern India to haggle over livestock.

    Question 11 passed: 18.6 %
    The * of domestic animals affirms their status as the dominant creatures of the plains. 

    Question 12 passed: 49.7 %
    Sonepur's lively horse market provides endless entertainment for the festival crowds but it is the elephants that are by far the *. 

    Question 13 passed: 11.8 %
    Each morning the mahouts lead their elephants down to the river to be washed alongside thousands of worshippers creating one of the most * of India. 

    Question 14 passed: 13.1 %
    The intimate relationship between elephant and man has endured for millennia and these animals are still *.

    Question 15 passed: 32 %
    In good condition, elephants are sold for as much as ten thousand pounds so it pays to * them well.

    Question 16 passed: 40.5 %
    Life for captive elephants can be * than it is for the remaining wild herds of the plains.

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