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Groundhogs! Nonfiction Reading 2/2

Quiz by Jessica Banas

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  • Q1
    1. What is another name for a groundhog?
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  • Q2
    2. Why do groundhogs need to eat so much in the summer and fall?
    they hibernate in the winter and need to store the food in fat reserves
    they live in environments where there is not a lot of food in the winter and spring
  • Q3
    3. How much food can a groundhog eat in approximately one sitting?
    1 pound of food
    5 pounds of food
    5 ounces of food
  • Q4
    4. Select two sentence(s) that shows a cause/effect relationship and has a transition to show it.
    "Groundhogs are herbivores, which means they eat only plants. Their diet consists of plants, fruits, grasses, and even tree bark."
    "These mammals eat all summer long. As a result, their bodies are prepared for hibernation during the winter."
  • Q5
    5. Read this sentence: "Stuffing themselves in the summer and fall is crucial because they will not eat during hibernation." What pair of words could each be a synonym for the word crucial?
    negative, cautioned
    necessary, essential
    obvious, evident
  • Q6
    6. What sentence below could be a strong example of a numbers & stats signpost from this passage?
    Their heartbeat slows from 80 beats per minute to 5 beats per minute.
    As the legend goes, if the groundhog sees his shadow on February 2nd, there will be six more weeks of winter.
  • Q7
    7. Why do you think the author used these numbers/amounts?
    To show how much groundhogs' whole bodies adjust during hibernation.
    To compare a groundhog's heartbeat to a human heartbeat.
    To show that groundhogs are on the verge of death each winter.
  • Q8
    8. The topic sentence (first sentence) is in bold. Based on all of the facts and details you have read in this passage, what might be a better topic sentence? Write it below.
    Sometimes the groundhog sees their shadow on groundhog day, and sometimes they don't.
    Groundhogs are interesting animals that plan the way they eat in order to hibernate.
    Groundhogs live in all different environments and climates.

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