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Adelina's Whales is a book about a ten-year-old girl who lives in a quiet fishing village in Baja California, Mexico. Adelina has some very special friends-the gray whales-that come every year to spend the winter months and give birth to their calves in the protected lagoon near her home. Know more about Adelina's Whales in this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the word massive mean in the sentence? The whales described in the story push their massive heads out of the water.
    • A. 

      Medium

    • B. 

      Very large

    • C. 

      Very small

    • D. 

      Somewhat large

  • 2. 
    What does the word unique mean in the sentence? A tiny fishing boat had a unique meeting with a wild fifty-foot whale.
    • A. 

      Scary

    • B. 

      Funny

    • C. 

      Strange

    • D. 

      One of a kind

  • 3. 
    What does the word dove mean in the sentence? A whale dove below the surface of the water and popped up on the other side of Adelina’s boat.
    • A. 

      Floated

    • B. 

      Circled around

    • C. 

      Dropped down

    • D. 

      Statyed in one place

  • 4. 
    Which of these BEST describes why Adelina walks to the beach every day after school in January?
    • A. 

      To hunt whales

    • B. 

      To collect shells

    • C. 

      To watch whales

    • D. 

      To walk in the sand

  • 5. 
    Which of these BEST describes why the whales go to Laguna San Ignacio once a year?
    • A. 

      To meet other whales

    • B. 

      To find and eat shrimp

    • C. 

      To hibernate for the winter

    • D. 

      To give birth to their calves

  • 6. 
    Which of these is the name for a whale’s flat tail?
    • A. 

      Fin

    • B. 

      Fluke

    • C. 

      Blowhole

    • D. 

      Hammerhead

  • 7. 
    Which of these BEST describes Adelina and her family?
    • A. 

      They have followed the whales for many years.

    • B. 

      They have shown little interest in whales

    • C. 

      They helped the birds at the beach.

    • D. 

      They struggled to save the turtles.

  • 8. 
     Which of these events BEST completes the sequence  for Adelina’s grandfather’s story?  1.   A whale nudges grandfather’s boat. 2.  The whale dives below the boat. 3. The whale bumps and bobs along for an hour. 4.
    • A. 

      The whale gives a blast of snotty saltwater and leaves.

    • B. 

      The whale tips the boat over.

    • C. 

      The whale speaks in clicks.

    • D. 

      The whale waves its fin.

  • 9. 
    Which of these BEST describes how you can tell Adelina enjoys living by the ocean?
    • A. 

      She spends all of her time learning about the whales that live in the water nearby.

    • B. 

      She loves listening to her grandfather.

    • C. 

      She does not like big cities.

    • D. 

      She plays with a toy whale.

  • 10. 
    Where is the setting of this story?
    • A. 

      La Laguna in Baja California

    • B. 

      Daytona Beach in Florida

    • C. 

      Atlanta, Georgia

    • D. 

      Mexico

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