Afernoon On The Amazon

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Reading comprehension quiz on Magic Tree House book "Afternoon on the Amazon".


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the canopy in the rain forest?

    • A.

      The wildest trees

    • B.

      The top layer of trees

    • C.

      The bottom layer of trees

    • D.

      A poncho

    Correct Answer
    B. The top layer of trees
    Explanation
    The canopy in the rainforest refers to the top layer of trees. It is the highest layer of vegetation that forms a dense covering, providing shade and shelter to the lower layers. The canopy is composed of tall and mature trees that receive the most sunlight and are home to a wide variety of plant and animal species. It plays a crucial role in regulating temperature, humidity, and light levels in the rainforest ecosystem.

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  • 2. 

    What kind of bats live in the Amazon?

    • A.

      Fruit bats

    • B.

      Pocito bats

    • C.

      Vampire bats

    • D.

      Wombats

    Correct Answer
    C. Vampire bats
    Explanation
    Vampire bats live in the Amazon rainforest. They are known for their feeding habits of consuming the blood of other animals. They primarily feed on the blood of cattle, birds, and other mammals. Vampire bats are native to the Americas and can be found in various regions including the Amazon. They have adapted to their environment and have specialized teeth and saliva that allow them to feed on the blood of their prey without causing significant harm.

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  • 3. 

    When animals blend in with their surroundings it is called ____________.

    • A.

      Canopy

    • B.

      Undergrowth

    • C.

      Mime

    • D.

      Camouflage

    Correct Answer
    D. Camouflage
    Explanation
    Camouflage refers to the ability of animals to blend in with their surroundings. This adaptation allows them to remain hidden from predators or prey, increasing their chances of survival. By adopting colors, patterns, or textures similar to their environment, animals can become virtually invisible, making it difficult for others to detect them. This natural defense mechanism is crucial for their survival in the wild.

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  • 4. 

    Who threw fruit at Annie and Jack?

    • A.

      The fish

    • B.

      The monkey

    • C.

      The crocodile

    • D.

      Peanut

    Correct Answer
    B. The monkey
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the monkey. This can be inferred from the fact that the question asks who threw fruit at Annie and Jack, and monkeys are known to throw objects, including fruit, as a form of play or aggression.

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  • 5. 

    How do Annie and Jack travel back and forth on their adventures?

    • A.

      In a tour bus

    • B.

      Through a tree house

    • C.

      With a magic wand

    • D.

      By stepping into a book

    Correct Answer
    B. Through a tree house
    Explanation
    Annie and Jack travel back and forth on their adventures through a tree house. This means that they have a special tree house that allows them to travel to different places and time periods. They can enter the tree house and it serves as a portal for their adventures, transporting them to different locations. This method of transportation adds a sense of magic and wonder to their journeys, as they can explore various places and time periods by simply stepping into their tree house.

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  • 6. 

    Why did Jack and Annie have to get into the canoe?

    • A.

      To get away from the lions

    • B.

      To get to the bathroom

    • C.

      To get away from the ants

    • D.

      To get to the store

    Correct Answer
    C. To get away from the ants
    Explanation
    Jack and Annie had to get into the canoe to get away from the ants. This suggests that the ants were likely causing some kind of threat or discomfort to Jack and Annie, making it necessary for them to find a way to escape.

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  • 7. 

    Who is Peanut?

    • A.

      A small mouse

    • B.

      A rat

    • C.

      A monkey

    • D.

      A snake

    Correct Answer
    A. A small mouse
    Explanation
    Peanut is most likely a small mouse because the question asks for a specific identity and "a small mouse" is the only option that matches that description. The other options, such as a rat, a monkey, and a snake, do not fit the given question.

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  • 8. 

    What kind of animal is a piranha?

    • A.

      A fish

    • B.

      A snake

    • C.

      A crocodile

    • D.

      An ant

    Correct Answer
    A. A fish
    Explanation
    A piranha is a type of fish. They are known for their sharp teeth and aggressive behavior. Piranhas are typically found in South American rivers and are known for their carnivorous diet. They are often portrayed as dangerous and fearsome predators in popular culture.

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  • 9. 

    What is a predator?

    • A.

      An animal that eats only plants

    • B.

      An animal that lives in the water

    • C.

      An animal that eats other animals

    • D.

      An insect

    Correct Answer
    C. An animal that eats other animals
    Explanation
    A predator is an animal that eats other animals. This means that it hunts, kills, and consumes other organisms for its survival. Predators are often at the top of the food chain and play an important role in maintaining the balance of ecosystems. They help control the population of prey species and prevent overpopulation. Predators can be found in various habitats, including land, water, and air. They have adaptations such as sharp teeth, claws, and keen senses to help them catch and consume their prey.

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  • 10. 

    What is a jaguar?

    • A.

      A large crocdile

    • B.

      A large bear

    • C.

      A large member of the reptile family

    • D.

      A large member of the cat family

    Correct Answer
    D. A large member of the cat family
    Explanation
    A jaguar is a large member of the cat family. It is a carnivorous mammal native to the Americas, known for its distinctive coat pattern with rosettes and its powerful build. Jaguars are skilled hunters and are known for their ability to climb trees and swim. They are found in various habitats, including rainforests, swamps, and grasslands. Jaguars are solitary animals and are considered an apex predator in their ecosystems.

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  • 11. 

    Where is the Amazon River and Rain forest located?

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      North America

    • C.

      South America

    • D.

      Asis

    Correct Answer
    C. South America
    Explanation
    The Amazon River and Rainforest are located in South America. South America is home to the largest river in the world, the Amazon River, which runs through several countries including Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador. The Amazon Rainforest, known for its incredible biodiversity, covers a vast area in South America, primarily in Brazil. The region is known for its dense vegetation, diverse wildlife, and unique ecosystems, making it a significant natural resource and a vital part of the global ecosystem.

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  • 12. 

    What was the crackling sound that Jack and Annie heard?

    • A.

      Army ants

    • B.

      A crocodile

    • C.

      A snake

    • D.

      A jaguar

    Correct Answer
    A. Army ants
    Explanation
    Jack and Annie heard a crackling sound which suggests the presence of army ants. Army ants are known for their loud and distinctive crackling noise as they move through the forest floor. They travel in large groups and create a rustling sound as they march, making them a likely explanation for the crackling sound Jack and Annie heard.

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  • 13. 

    What did jack grab instead of a vine?

    • A.

      A rope

    • B.

      A log

    • C.

      A twig

    • D.

      A snake

    Correct Answer
    D. A snake
    Explanation
    Jack grabbed a snake instead of a vine. This suggests that Jack made a mistake or was not paying attention when reaching for the vine. Instead of grabbing onto a sturdy vine, he accidentally grabbed a snake, which could have been dangerous or unexpected for him.

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  • 14. 

    Who helped Jack and Annie out of the river?

    • A.

      The monkey

    • B.

      The jaguar

    • C.

      The snake

    • D.

      Morgan

    Correct Answer
    A. The monkey
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the monkey. The question is asking who helped Jack and Annie out of the river. Out of the given options, the monkey is the only one that could physically assist them in getting out of the river. The jaguar and the snake are unlikely to provide any help, and Morgan is not mentioned as being present in the river scene. Therefore, the monkey is the most logical choice for the correct answer.

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  • 15. 

    What did the monkey do to the jaguar?

    • A.

      Threw a red fruit at it

    • B.

      Chased it

    • C.

      Pulled it's tail

    • D.

      Poked it with a stick

    Correct Answer
    C. Pulled it's tail
    Explanation
    The monkey pulled the jaguar's tail.

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  • 16. 

    What was missing when Jack and Annie got back to the tree house?

    • A.

      The P book

    • B.

      The F book

    • C.

      The M book

    • D.

      The R book

    Correct Answer
    A. The P book
    Explanation
    When Jack and Annie got back to the tree house, they realized that the P book was missing. This suggests that the P book was an important item that they needed for their adventure or task. The absence of the P book might have caused them to feel worried or frustrated, as they would not have access to the information or guidance that the book provided.

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  • 17. 

    What was the special thing?

    • A.

      A mango

    • B.

      A moonstone

    • C.

      A monkey

    • D.

      Morgan

    Correct Answer
    A. A mango
    Explanation
    The special thing mentioned in the question is a mango.

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  • 18. 

    What does a mango taste like?

    • A.

      An orange

    • B.

      A peach

    • C.

      A pear

    • D.

      A banana

    Correct Answer
    B. A peach
    Explanation
    A mango tastes like a peach because both fruits have a similar sweet and juicy flavor profile. They both have a tropical and refreshing taste with a hint of tartness. The texture of a mango is also similar to that of a peach, with a soft and fibrous flesh. Additionally, both fruits have a similar aroma that is fragrant and enticing. Overall, the taste of a mango can be best described as resembling that of a peach.

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  • 19. 

    Why couldn't Peanut stay in their house?

    • A.

      Mom was allergic

    • B.

      Dad was allergic

    • C.

      Mom didn't like mice

    • D.

      Dad didn't like mice

    Correct Answer
    C. Mom didn't like mice
    Explanation
    Peanut couldn't stay in their house because Peanut's mom didn't like mice. This suggests that Peanut is a mouse and the mother's dislike for mice is the reason why Peanut couldn't stay in their house.

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  • 20. 

    How did the monkey help Jack and Annie?

    • A.

      He pulled the jauar's tail

    • B.

      He pulled their canoe

    • C.

      He gave them the mango

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The monkey helped Jack and Annie by pulling the jaguar's tail, pulling their canoe, and giving them the mango.

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