WONDER #728: Can Parrots Really Talk?

Question 1 of 3

What is the most likely a reason a parrot might ask, "How are you?" when you enter a room, according to this Wonder?

  1. It cares about how you're doing.
  2. It is imitating the words its heard you say many times when walking into a room.
  3. It is just being polite.
  4. It wants you to think it's paying attention.

Question 2 of 3

Which of the following is NOT true about the special parrot called Alex?

  1. Alex was an African Gray Parrot.
  2. Alex could count to eight.
  3. Alex could name 50 different objects.
  4. Alex could read Shakespeare.

Question 3 of 3

Why do parrots mimic their owners, according to this Wonder?

  1. They are social creatures that want to interact and fit in with those around them.
  2. They are interested in human language.
  3. They think they're much smarter than other birds.
  4. They like to trick people into thinking they can talk.

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