Rather odd way of phrasing this question, not sure I agree it was good.
After reading an excerpt about a mud fossil and an analysis of mysterious hair samples that suggest the existence of a Sasquatch, students were asked: “Which detail from the article best supports the claim that Bigfoot exists?”
Eighth-graders taking the English test were asked to read an excerpt about the discovery of a mud fossil and an analysis of mysterious hair samples that suggest the existence of a Sasquatch.
But the answer, regarding ape-like characteristics of a hair, was correct because it was scientific evidence. Eh? Weak. But I’m thinking this may be an example of trying to get kids interested in critical thinking and keeping their attention by using good stories. Kids love monsters.