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Reading Comprehension: Detail Questions

According to the passage, which of the following was the result of the release of oxytocin antagonists into the blood of new mother rats?

Incorrect.

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The passage states that the mother rats did not show maternal behavior until they stopped receiving injections.

Great!

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The passage explicitly states that the new mother rats failed to show signs of maternal behavior for their newborn pups until the injections ceased.

Incorrect.

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Although the expression failed to show may suggest expectation for something else, we should be looking for stated words. The passage tells us nothing about what the researchers thought would happen in their experiments

Incorrect.

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Although the expression failed to show may suggest expectation for something else, we should be looking for stated words. The passage tells us nothing about what the researchers thought would happen in their experiments.

Incorrect.

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The passage does not state that mother rats behaved normally when injected. In fact, the passage hints that the result was not normal. Still, we are looking for what was stated.

maternal behavior
a lack of maternal behavior
behavior which contradicted the researchers' expectations
behavior which confirmed the researchers' expectations
normal behavior