At Home In The Coral Reefs

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At Home In The Coral Reefs

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the word current mean in the sentence? A giant current runs through the deep water of the ocean.
    • A. 

      Something that happens in the present

    • B. 

      Water that moves in one direction

    • C. 

      Still water

    • D. 

      Salt water

  • 2. 
    What does the word partnership mean in the sentence? In the ocean many of the plants and animals have a partnership.
    • A. 

      Way of hiding from each other

    • B. 

      Way of helping each other

    • C. 

      Swimming away

    • D. 

      Eating alone

  • 3. 
    What does the word suburbs mean in the sentence? People use water on farms, in cities, and in suburbs.
    • A. 

      A place in the city

    • B. 

      A small cottage house

    • C. 

      A town close to the city

    • D. 

      A large apartment building

  • 4. 
    Which of these is the name of the zillions of tiny animals that make a coral reef?
    • A. 

      Lagoons

    • B. 

      Skeletons

    • C. 

      Blue tags

    • D. 

      Coral polyps

  • 5. 
    Which of these BEST describes how sand is formed?
    • A. 

      Over thousands of years, ocean waves pound skeletons of reef animals and plants into smaller and smaller bits, which eventually become grains of sand.

    • B. 

      Thousands of years ago, someone dropped soil on the beach, and it grew into sand from exposure to the sun.

    • C. 

      Over thousands of years, ocean waves pound garbage into tiny bits, which eventually become sand.

    • D. 

      No one knows how sand is formed; it is a mystery.

  • 6. 
    Why does the author MOST LIKELY include this sentence? Divers who swim in the coral reef sometimes step on and break pieces of the reef.
    • A. 

      To show that divers need to be more careful when swimming in the ocean

    • B. 

      To suggest that the coral is not important to the animals of the ocean

    • C. 

      To show that the divers need a place to swim

    • D. 

      To suggest that the broken coral can grow back

  • 7. 
    Which of these BEST describes something people can do to help the coral reef?
    • A. 

      They can work to keep oceans clean.

    • B. 

      They can build many more aquariums.

    • C. 

      They can grow coral reefs in laboratories

    • D. 

      They can grow coral reefs in laboratories

  • 8. 
    Which of these is MOST LIKELY a lesson people can learn from a coral reef?
    • A. 

      Gobbies are not smart.

    • B. 

      Dead reefs can make sand.

    • C. 

      Building complex life systems is easy.

    • D. 

      Animals working together can accomplish much more than alone.

  • 9. 
    Which of these is MOST LIKELY a way to avoid polluting our oceans?
    • A. 

      Do not go near the water.

    • B. 

      Add new fish to coral reef colonies.

    • C. 

      Dump all waste on the ground near the water.

    • D. 

      Recycle and reduce the amount of trash we make.

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