5th - Founders Of The Children's Rain Forest

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5th - Founders Of The Childrens Rain Forest - Quiz

This book takes us on a journey of kids who set out to buy a rainforest. It reminds us of how important it is to take care of our environment just like the kids. Take this reading assessment for the book before you have to take the exam. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Mrs. Kerns and her students are from

    • A.

      The United States

    • B.

      Sweden

    • C.

      Monte Verde

    Correct Answer
    B. Sweden
  • 2. 

    Mrs. Kerns's students wanted her to

    • A.

      Find a rain forest they could buy

    • B.

      Teach them how to earn money

    • C.

      Go on a field trip to the jungle

    Correct Answer
    A. Find a rain forest they could buy
    Explanation
    Mrs. Kerns's students wanted her to find a rainforest they could buy. This suggests that the students were interested in purchasing a rainforest, possibly for conservation purposes or as a project for their learning. They wanted Mrs. Kerns to help them in their endeavor, indicating that she was seen as a resourceful and capable teacher who could assist them in achieving their goal. The desire to buy a rainforest could be driven by a desire to protect the environment, learn about biodiversity, or engage in hands-on learning experiences.

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  • 3. 

    What made Mrs. Kerns' students interested in the rain forest?

    • A.

      After Mrs. Kerns taught her students about the rain forest's plants and animals, she told them that the rain forests were being destroyed.

    • B.

      After Mrs. Kerns taught her students about the rain forest's plants and animals, she showed them a film about the forests being destroyed.

    • C.

      After Mrs. Kerns taught her students about the rain forest's plants and animals, she brought them to the forest to show them it was being destroyed.

    Correct Answer
    A. After Mrs. Kerns taught her students about the rain forest's plants and animals, she told them that the rain forests were being destroyed.
    Explanation
    Mrs. Kerns' students became interested in the rain forest because she informed them about its destruction. This information likely sparked their curiosity and concern for the rain forest's well-being, leading to an increased interest in learning more about it. The knowledge of the rain forest's plants and animals, combined with the awareness of its destruction, would have motivated the students to further explore and understand the importance of preserving the rain forest ecosystem.

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  • 4. 

    Why did Mrs. Kerns expect Sharon Kinsman to laugh at her?

    • A.

      Mrs. Kerns thought Sharon would laugh because of the impossible mission her students had given her.

    • B.

      Mrs. Kerns thought Sharon would laugh because of what she wore that day.

    • C.

      Mrs. Kerns thought Sharon would laugh because the mission had to do with the solar system.

    Correct Answer
    A. Mrs. Kerns thought Sharon would laugh because of the impossible mission her students had given her.
    Explanation
    Mrs. Kerns expected Sharon Kinsman to laugh at her because she believed that the mission her students had given her was impossible. This suggests that Mrs. Kerns did not have confidence in her ability to complete the mission successfully, and she anticipated Sharon's laughter as a reaction to her perceived incompetence.

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  • 5. 

    How did the students feel after Sharon's slide show?

    • A.

      The students felt that the United States would have the answers to save the rain forest.

    • B.

      The students felt that the rain forest would no longer be a problem.

    • C.

      The students were even more concerned about the rain forest and knew there was no time to lose.

    Correct Answer
    C. The students were even more concerned about the rain forest and knew there was no time to lose.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that after Sharon's slide show, the students felt even more concerned about the rain forest and realized the urgency of the situation. They understood that there was no time to waste in finding solutions to save the rain forest.

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  • 6. 

    What did the tape recorder play during the slide show?

    • A.

      During the slide show, the tape recorder played sounds from a city in Costa Rica.

    • B.

      During the slide show, the tape recorder played sounds from a rain forest.

    • C.

      During the slide show, the tape recorder played a song from a rain forest.

    Correct Answer
    B. During the slide show, the tape recorder played sounds from a rain forest.
    Explanation
    The tape recorder played sounds from a rain forest during the slide show. This is evident from the information given in the question, where it states that the tape recorder played sounds from a rain forest. There is no mention of it playing sounds from a city in Costa Rica or a song from a rain forest. Therefore, the correct answer is that the tape recorder played sounds from a rain forest.

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  • 7. 

    Why did the students keep raising money after their first big event?

    • A.

      They kept raising money because they realized they needed to buy even more rain forest.

    • B.

      They kept raising money because their school need a new gym.

    • C.

      They kept raising money because they wanted to raise money to send their teacher to the rain forest.

    Correct Answer
    A. They kept raising money because they realized they needed to buy even more rain forest.
    Explanation
    The students kept raising money because they realized they needed to buy even more rainforest. This suggests that their first big event was successful in raising funds for purchasing a portion of the rainforest, but they realized that it was not enough to meet their conservation goals. Therefore, they continued their fundraising efforts to acquire additional land in order to protect and preserve more of the rainforest.

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  • 8. 

    How did the government help the children reach their goals?

    • A.

      The government helped the children by holding a Swedish festival.

    • B.

      The government helped the children by offering to fly students to Monte Verde.

    • C.

      The government was inspired by the children and gave a grant of $80,000 to Monte Verde.

    Correct Answer
    C. The government was inspired by the children and gave a grant of $80,000 to Monte Verde.
    Explanation
    The government helped the children reach their goals by giving a grant of $80,000 to Monte Verde. This shows that the government was inspired by the children and recognized their potential. The grant would have provided financial support to the children, enabling them to pursue their goals and dreams.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these is not one of the ways Mrs. Kernes' students raised money?

    • A.

      Holding contests

    • B.

      Performing plays

    • C.

      Washing cars

    Correct Answer
    C. Washing cars
    Explanation
    The correct answer is washing cars because the question asks for the option that is not one of the ways Mrs. Kernes' students raised money. The other two options, holding contests and performing plays, are mentioned as ways in which the students raised money. Therefore, washing cars is the option that does not fit the criteria.

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  • 10. 

    The author wrote this story to

    • A.

      Tell about some students who did something interesting

    • B.

      Show how easy it is to raise money

    • C.

      Convince people to give up on the rest of the rain forest

    Correct Answer
    A. Tell about some students who did something interesting
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "tell about some students who did something interesting." This explanation is supported by the information provided in the question, which states that the author wrote the story to tell about some students who did something interesting.

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  • 11. 

    The biologist who visits Mrs. Kerns' clasroom is as enthusiastic as the students. Enthusiastic means.

    • A.

      Exhausted

    • B.

      Polite

    • C.

      Excited

    Correct Answer
    C. Excited
    Explanation
    The word "enthusiastic" is used to describe someone who is very excited, passionate, and eager about something. In this context, it is stated that the biologist who visits Mrs. Kerns' classroom is as enthusiastic as the students. This implies that the biologist is equally excited and enthusiastic about whatever they are discussing or teaching in the classroom. Therefore, the correct answer is "excited".

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  • 12. 

    It all began when Eha Kern showed her students pictures of hot, steamy jungle near the equator. The equator is

    • A.

      The line running east and west halfway between the North and South Poles

    • B.

      Another name for the Fagervik School, which is in the Swedish countryside

    • C.

      The El Bosque Eterno de los Ninos, or the Eternal International Children's Rain Forest

    Correct Answer
    A. The line running east and west halfway between the North and South Poles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the line running east and west halfway between the North and South Poles." This answer accurately describes the equator as a line that divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, running horizontally around the middle of the globe. The other options provided in the question are incorrect as they do not define the equator.

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  • 13. 

    An American biologist named Sharon Kinsman came to speak to the students. A biologist is

    • A.

      A traveler who knows a lot about jungles

    • B.

      A teacher who specializes in rain forests

    • C.

      A scientist who studies all forms of life

    Correct Answer
    C. A scientist who studies all forms of life
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a scientist who studies all forms of life." This is because a biologist is a professional who specializes in the study of living organisms and their interactions with their environment. They explore various aspects of life, including plants, animals, microorganisms, and ecosystems. Therefore, a biologist's expertise extends beyond just jungles or rainforests, encompassing all forms of life on Earth.

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  • 14. 

    So far, children have raised more than two million dollars to preserve 33,000 acres of rain forest. Another word for preserve is

    • A.

      Heal

    • B.

      Save

    • C.

      Find

    Correct Answer
    B. Save
    Explanation
    The word "preserve" means to protect or maintain something in its original or existing state. In the given context, children have raised money to protect and maintain 33,000 acres of rainforest. The word "save" is synonymous with preserve, as it also means to protect or keep something safe from harm or destruction. Therefore, "save" is the correct answer in this case.

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  • 15. 

    At the end of the story, Mrs. Kerns says her students make her feel optimistic. This means Mrs. Kerns feels like

    • A.

      Anything is possible

    • B.

      Life can be difficult

    • C.

      Working together is fun

    Correct Answer
    A. Anything is possible
    Explanation
    Mrs. Kerns feeling optimistic at the end of the story suggests that she believes anything is possible. This means that she has a positive outlook and believes that there are no limits or constraints to what can be achieved or accomplished. She likely feels hopeful and confident about the future, considering the potential for success and positive outcomes.

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