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From the Ted Talk by Steven Wise: Chimps have feelings and thoughts. They should also have rights

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We then searched through 80 jurisdictions, it took us seven years, to find the jctosiudriin where we wanted to begin filing our first suit. We chose the satte of New York. Then we dideecd upon who our pnafitlfis are going to be. We decided upon chimpanzees, not just because Jane Goodall was on our board of dcioterrs, but because they, Jane and others, have studied chimpanzees intensively for decades. We know the erroadxarinty cognitive capabilities that they have, and they also rblsemee the kind that human beings have. And so we chose chimpanzees, and we began to then cvasans the world to find the experts in chimpanzee cognition. We found them in Japan, Sweden, Germany, Scotland, England and the United States, and amongst them, they wrote 100 pages of affidavits in which they set out more than 40 ways in which their complex contgivie capability, either individually or together, all added up to autonomy and self-determination.

Open Cloze

We then searched through 80 jurisdictions, it took us seven years, to find the ____________ where we wanted to begin filing our first suit. We chose the _____ of New York. Then we _______ upon who our __________ are going to be. We decided upon chimpanzees, not just because Jane Goodall was on our board of _________, but because they, Jane and others, have studied chimpanzees intensively for decades. We know the _____________ cognitive capabilities that they have, and they also ________ the kind that human beings have. And so we chose chimpanzees, and we began to then _______ the world to find the experts in chimpanzee cognition. We found them in Japan, Sweden, Germany, Scotland, England and the United States, and amongst them, they wrote 100 pages of affidavits in which they set out more than 40 ways in which their complex _________ capability, either individually or together, all added up to autonomy and self-determination.

Solution

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  2. canvass
  3. decided
  4. jurisdiction
  5. extraordinary
  6. state
  7. directors
  8. cognitive
  9. resemble

Original Text

We then searched through 80 jurisdictions, it took us seven years, to find the jurisdiction where we wanted to begin filing our first suit. We chose the state of New York. Then we decided upon who our plaintiffs are going to be. We decided upon chimpanzees, not just because Jane Goodall was on our board of directors, but because they, Jane and others, have studied chimpanzees intensively for decades. We know the extraordinary cognitive capabilities that they have, and they also resemble the kind that human beings have. And so we chose chimpanzees, and we began to then canvass the world to find the experts in chimpanzee cognition. We found them in Japan, Sweden, Germany, Scotland, England and the United States, and amongst them, they wrote 100 pages of affidavits in which they set out more than 40 ways in which their complex cognitive capability, either individually or together, all added up to autonomy and self-determination.

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