Clopton Penguin Chick

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Clopton Penguin Chick

Read the story, Penguin Chick, then darken the circles for youranswers to questions 1 through 10 in the spaces provided on youranswer document. Mark only one answer for each question. Directions: Choose the word or phrase with the same meaning as theunderlined word.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The wind whips snow across the ice.
    • A. 

      Beats eggs

    • B. 

      Moves suddenly

    • C. 

      Straps

    • D. 

      Cries loudly

  • 2. 
    The penguin father shuffles his feet.
    • A. 

      Drags

    • B. 

      Kicks

    • C. 

      Walks

    • D. 

      Runs

  • 3. 
    Why don’t penguins in Antarctica build nests?
    • A. 

      They are only there for a short time

    • B. 

      There is nothing to build a nest with

    • C. 

      Their eggs never hatch

    • D. 

      They are too lazy

  • 4. 
    The mother penguin leaves to
    • A. 

      Find another mate.

    • B. 

      Go someplace warmer.

    • C. 

      Get some exercise.

    • D. 

      Find food.

  • 5. 
    What happens last when the chick is hatching?
    • A. 

      The chick moves inside the egg.

    • B. 

      The egg cracks open.

    • C. 

      The chick’s feathers get fluffy.

    • D. 

      The chick pecks and pecks.

  • 6. 
    After the mother returns,
    • A. 

      She stays for only a short time.

    • B. 

      She feeds and cares for the chick.

    • C. 

      The father stays by her side.

    • D. 

      The chick travels to open water.

  • 7. 
    Which is not something a junior penguin does?
    • A. 

      Catches his own food

    • B. 

      Travels to the ocean

    • C. 

      Takes care of himself

    • D. 

      Stays on his parents’ feet

  • 8. 
    What is the main idea?
    • A. 

      Emperor penguins take care of their chicks in Antarctica.

    • B. 

      Penguins love living in the cold.

    • C. 

      Antarctica is covered in ice.

    • D. 

      Animals need food to live.

  • 9. 
    Why does the father penguin stay with the egg?
    • A. 

      He is lazy.

    • B. 

      He can live longer without food.

    • C. 

      He doesn’t like to go for walks.

    • D. 

      He doesn’t know where to find food.

  • 10. 
    Two problems penguins face in Antarctica are
    • A. 

      Too much food and too little sunshine.

    • B. 

      No place to live and too many other animals around.

    • C. 

      No other penguins to be friends with and freezing cold.

    • D. 

      Freezing cold and having no food nearby.