Comprehension Questions: Looking For A Home

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  • 1. 

    In this passage, the word pliable means

    • A.

      Stiff

    • B.

      Tough

    • C.

      Visible

    • D.

      Bendable

    Correct Answer
    D. Bendable
    Explanation
    The word "pliable" means easily bent or flexible. It suggests that something can be easily shaped or molded without breaking or cracking. Therefore, the correct answer is "bendable," as it best captures the meaning of the word "pliable."

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following words means about the same as the word chore?

    • A.

      Task

    • B.

      Bush

    • C.

      Stack

    • D.

      Building

    Correct Answer
    A. Task
    Explanation
    The word "chore" refers to a routine or mundane task that needs to be done. Similarly, the word "task" also refers to a specific job or duty that needs to be completed. Both words imply a sense of responsibility or obligation to complete a particular activity. Therefore, "task" is the word that means about the same as "chore".

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  • 3. 

    In this passage, the word jutting means

    • A.

      Hiding

    • B.

      Leaking

    • C.

      Extending

    • D.

      Leaning

    Correct Answer
    C. Extending
    Explanation
    The word "jutting" means extending or protruding outward. It suggests that something is sticking out or projecting beyond its normal position or surface. This can be inferred from the context of the passage.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is used in the packrat's nest?

    • A.

      Feathers

    • B.

      Worms

    • C.

      Beans

    • D.

      Grass

    Correct Answer
    A. Feathers
    Explanation
    Feathers are used in the packrat's nest because they provide insulation and help regulate the temperature inside the nest. Feathers are lightweight and have excellent insulating properties, which make them ideal for creating a cozy and warm environment for the packrat. Additionally, feathers are readily available in the environment, as they can be found from other birds or animals, making them a convenient and abundant material for nest-building.

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  • 5. 

    After the coyote smashes the packrat's nest, the packrat

    • A.

      Hides in a creosote bush

    • B.

      Looks for a place to build a new home

    • C.

      Collects sticks, string and trash

    • D.

      Eats mesquite beans and rests

    Correct Answer
    B. Looks for a place to build a new home
    Explanation
    After the coyote smashes the packrat's nest, the packrat looks for a place to build a new home. This is because the packrat's original nest has been destroyed, and it needs to find a safe and secure location to establish a new dwelling. The packrat may search for suitable surroundings, such as a burrow or a hidden spot, where it can construct a new nest and protect itself from predators.

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  • 6. 

    Where does the packrat build her new home?

    • A.

      In a wash below the house

    • B.

      Under the creosote bush

    • C.

      In the carport of a house

    • D.

      Under bushes in a yard

    Correct Answer
    C. In the carport of a house
    Explanation
    The packrat builds her new home in the carport of a house. This is indicated by the phrase "In the carport of a house" which suggests that the packrat chooses this location to construct its nest.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is the best summary of this passage?

    • A.

      A coyote chases a packrat from her home.

    • B.

      A packrat chooses a new home and builds a nest there.

    • C.

      An old woman rescues packrats in her carport.

    • D.

      A packrat searches for food and string in a yard.

    Correct Answer
    B. A packrat chooses a new home and builds a nest there.
    Explanation
    The passage describes the actions of a packrat, who chooses a new home and builds a nest there. This is the best summary because it captures the main focus of the passage, which is the packrat's decision and actions related to finding a new home.

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  • 8. 

    The old woman pulls the ping-pong table away from the wall because she

    • A.

      Wants to catch the packrat

    • B.

      Sees sticks jutting out from behind the table

    • C.

      Has seen the packrat building a nest there

    • D.

      Hears a noise coming from behind the table

    Correct Answer
    B. Sees sticks jutting out from behind the table
    Explanation
    The old woman pulls the ping-pong table away from the wall because she sees sticks jutting out from behind the table. This suggests that she is aware of the presence of the packrat, as sticks are commonly used by packrats to build their nests. By pulling the table away, she is likely trying to access the packrat's nest and catch it.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is the old woman most likely to do?

    • A.

      Chase the packrat out of the carport

    • B.

      Take the packrat inside her house

    • C.

      Leave the packrat and her nest alone

    • D.

      Give the packrat materials for her nest

    Correct Answer
    C. Leave the packrat and her nest alone
    Explanation
    The old woman is most likely to leave the packrat and her nest alone because the question implies that the woman is familiar with the packrat and its nest, suggesting that she is tolerant of its presence and does not see a need to interfere with it.

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  • 10. 

    THe coyote probably smashed the packrats nest because it

    • A.

      Wanted to eat the packrat

    • B.

      Needed a safe place to hide

    • C.

      Accidentally fell into the nest

    • D.

      Wanted to eat the creosote bush

    Correct Answer
    A. Wanted to eat the packrat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the coyote probably smashed the packrat's nest because it wanted to eat the packrat. Coyotes are known to be opportunistic predators, and packrats are one of their prey items. By smashing the nest, the coyote could have been trying to get to the packrat hiding inside and satisfy its hunger.

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  • 11. 

    You can tell from the information in this passage that a packrat

    • A.

      Finds it easy to survive in the wild

    • B.

      Can live safely out in the open

    • C.

      Has more enemies than other small animals

    • D.

      Must build its nest in a safe, hidden area

    Correct Answer
    D. Must build its nest in a safe, hidden area
    Explanation
    The passage suggests that a packrat must build its nest in a safe, hidden area. This can be inferred from the information provided, as it states that a packrat finds it easy to survive in the wild and can live safely out in the open. This implies that the packrat's ability to survive is dependent on its ability to build its nest in a safe, hidden area where it can avoid enemies and potential threats.

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  • 12. 

    The author probably wrote this passage to

    • A.

      Convince readers to protect packrats

    • B.

      Show why coyotes are dangerous animals

    • C.

      Teach about packrats in an entertaining way

    • D.

      Explain how small rodents get into houses

    Correct Answer
    C. Teach about packrats in an entertaining way
    Explanation
    The passage is most likely written to teach readers about packrats in an entertaining way. The passage may provide information about packrats, their behavior, or their habitat in an engaging and interesting manner, aiming to educate readers about these creatures while keeping them entertained.

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  • 13. 

    Which type of writing is this passage?

    • A.

      Poem

    • B.

      Story

    • C.

      Legend

    • D.

      Fable

    Correct Answer
    B. Story
    Explanation
    This passage is categorized as a story because it presents a narrative or sequence of events. A story typically includes characters, a plot, and a setting, all of which are elements that can be found in this passage. It does not fit the criteria of a poem, legend, or fable, as it lacks the specific characteristics associated with those types of writing.

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  • 14. 

    In this passage, the packrat's main conflict is

    • A.

      Building a new nest in a safe place

    • B.

      Staying warm and dry

    • C.

      Hiding from the old lady

    • D.

      Escaping from the coyote

    Correct Answer
    A. Building a new nest in a safe place
    Explanation
    In the passage, the packrat's main conflict is presented as building a new nest in a safe place. This implies that the packrat is facing challenges or obstacles in finding a suitable location to construct its nest, which could be due to various factors such as predators or environmental conditions. The other options, staying warm and dry, hiding from the old lady, and escaping from the coyote, are not mentioned as the main conflict in the passage.

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