Directions: Read the passages and fill in each blank with an appropriate preposition. Not each of the gaps needs a preposition, if this is the case, insert NP (No Preposition).

1. The Japanese macaque is an endangered monkey. It inhabits an area farther north than any other primate except humans. The Japanese call this animal the snow monkey because it can be found the snowy regions Japan. Ironically, some troops macaques have been relocated Texas to ensure their survival.

2. Originally, robots were found only science fiction movies and books. Today, they have become science fact as technology has turned them a feasible means increasing productivity. The robot industries may still be their infancy, but their products are no longer being ridiculed as an impossibility.

3. nine o'clock the morning, the streets are lined people. Somewhere the distance, a band is heard playing a marching song. Shopkeepers are locking their doors and joining the crowds. Everyone is craning their necks to see how long it will be before the first float reaches them.

4. Parsley, a good source iron and vitamins A, C, and E, is a common herb the Mediterranean area. The ancient Greeks considered it sacred and therefore did not eat it. The Romans served it as a garnish and to improve the taste food.

5. thousands years, desert dwellers have sheltered themselves extremely functional buildings constructed one the most readily available, dependable, and inexpensive materials we know . This ideal insulator, which absorbs heat the day and slowly releases it night, is mud.

6. World War II, Hay-on-Wye was a bustling little market town the border Wales and England. However, it became a dying town when Welsh agriculture declined, forcing many farmers their land and factory jobs England. Today, Hay is flourishing again because a flamboyant gentleman who has turned the town the world's largest secondhand bookstore.

7. Because winning or losing a race skiing can be a matter a hundredth a second, skiing equipment has undergone many changes. Even clothing has changed as skiers search ways to increase speed. Now they wear one-piece suits that cling their bodies order to reduce wind resistance. Nothing is worn these tight-fitting suits as anything extra may mean the loss an important millisecond.

8. Addiction cigarette smoking is basically an addiction nicotine. Those who are attempting to overcome their addiction nicotine have found the most common cures ineffective. Switching low-nicotine cigarettes simply causes problem smokers to smoke more. Zero-nicotine cigarettes are usually rejected because they don't satisfy the smoker's need nicotine. Perhaps the most effective aid those who want to stop smoking is chewing a recently developed gum which contains nicotine.

9. Rice is the only major grain crop that is grown almost exclusively as human food. There have been a series remarkable genetic advances that have made it possible to cultivate high-yield varieties that are resistant disease and insect pests. Because rice constitutes half the diet 1.6 billion people, and another 400 million people rely it between one-fourth and one-half their diet, these advances have deterred disasters which otherwise would have left millions people severely underfed.

10. While living Germany her family, Caroline Herschel was not allowed to learn anything other than useful household skills such as knitting. However, all this changed 1772, when her astronomer brother, William, took her to live him England. He taught her mathematics, and she began to help him keep a record his discoveries. The two them would often stay up dawn, gazing upward. Eventually, they built their own telescopes, which were even bigger and better than those the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

11. Christmas Island, discovered Captain James Cook Christmas Eve 1777, was once populated a wide variety bird species. recent years, least 18 species birds - a total 17 million birds - have either left or perished the island. It is suspected that the cause the disappearance may be related a cyclical weather phenomenon the Pacific that alters wind patterns, salinity, and ocean currents. These conditions have resulted higher water temperatures which may have killed the fish and squid that the birds live .