Monarch Butterfly Reading Comprehension Quiz

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Monarch Butterfly Reading Comprehension Quiz - Quiz

Monarchs are large and beautiful coloured butterflies. They can be seen in North, Central, and South America, some Pacific Islands and Western Europe and be easily recognized with their markings including bright orange wings covered with black veins with a black border and white dot. This quiz has been made to test your knowledge about the life cycle and characteristics of Monarch Butterfly. So, let's try ou the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Monarch Butterfly is sometimes Called

    • A.

      LARVAE

    • B.

      MILKWEED BUTTERFLY

    • C.

      CATERPILLAR

    • D.

      MILKWEED PLANT

    • E.

      PUPA

    Correct Answer
    B. MILKWEED BUTTERFLY
    Explanation
    The Monarch Butterfly is sometimes called the Milkweed Butterfly because it relies on milkweed plants for its survival. The butterfly lays its eggs on milkweed plants, and the caterpillars that hatch from these eggs feed exclusively on milkweed leaves. The milkweed plant contains toxins that make the caterpillars and adult butterflies poisonous to predators, providing them with protection. Therefore, the name "Milkweed Butterfly" accurately reflects the close relationship between the Monarch Butterfly and the milkweed plant.

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  • 2. 

    What are the stages of Monarch Butterfly

    • A.

      EGG, CATERPILLAR, LARVAE, ADULT BUTTEFLY

    • B.

      PUPA, ADULT BUTTERFLY, EGG, LARVAE

    • C.

      ADULT BUTTERFLY, EGG, PUPA, LARVAE

    • D.

      EGG, LARVAE, PUPA, ADULT BUTTERLY

    • E.

      PUPA, LARVAE, EGG, ADULT BUTTERFLY

    Correct Answer
    D. EGG, LARVAE, PUPA, ADULT BUTTERLY
    Explanation
    The correct answer is EGG, LARVAE, PUPA, ADULT BUTTERFLY. This is the correct sequence of stages in the life cycle of a Monarch Butterfly. It starts with an egg, which hatches into a larva or caterpillar. The larva then goes through a period of growth and development, shedding its skin multiple times, until it forms a pupa or chrysalis. Inside the pupa, the caterpillar undergoes metamorphosis and transforms into an adult butterfly. Once the transformation is complete, the adult butterfly emerges from the pupa and is ready to reproduce.

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  • 3. 

    How long does the Monarch Butterfly egg take to hatch

    • A.

      TWO TO TWELVE DAYS

    • B.

      ONE TO TWELVE DAYS

    • C.

      TWELVE DAYS TO TWENTY

    • D.

      THREE TO TWELVE DAYS

    • E.

      JUST TWELVE DAYS

    Correct Answer
    D. THREE TO TWELVE DAYS
    Explanation
    The correct answer is THREE TO TWELVE DAYS. This is because the Monarch Butterfly egg takes anywhere between three to twelve days to hatch. The hatching time can vary depending on factors such as temperature and humidity.

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  • 4. 

    The Caterpillar completes the miraculous transformation into a beautiful adult butterfly in about

    • A.

      ONE WEEK

    • B.

      TWO WEEKS

    • C.

      FOUR WEEKS

    • D.

      TWELVE WEEKS

    • E.

      TWO DAYS

    Correct Answer
    B. TWO WEEKS
    Explanation
    The caterpillar undergoes a process called metamorphosis, where it transforms into a butterfly. This transformation includes the formation of a chrysalis, inside which the caterpillar undergoes various changes. These changes take time to occur, and typically, it takes around two weeks for the caterpillar to complete this transformation and emerge as a fully developed adult butterfly.

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  • 5. 

    Monarch Butterfly returns to north in 

    • A.

      SUMMER

    • B.

      WINTER

    • C.

      SPRING

    • D.

      FALL

    • E.

      AUTUM

    Correct Answer
    C. SPRING
    Explanation
    Monarch butterflies migrate from their wintering grounds in Mexico and southern California to the northern parts of North America during the spring. This is because the weather becomes warmer in the spring, providing the necessary conditions for the butterflies to breed and lay their eggs. The availability of milkweed plants, which are essential for the survival of the monarch caterpillars, also increases in the spring. Therefore, the return of the monarch butterfly to the north occurs in the spring season.

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  • 6. 

    Do adult monarchs have scales on their abdomens?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Adult monarchs have scales on their abdomens. These scales are small, flat, and overlapping structures that give the butterfly its vibrant colors and patterns. The scales are made of chitin, a tough and flexible material, and are attached to the butterfly's exoskeleton. They provide protection, insulation, and aid in flight by reducing air resistance. The presence of scales on the abdomen is a characteristic feature of adult monarch butterflies.

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  • 7. 

    Can a monarch fly right after it emerges from its pupal case?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    After a monarch emerges from its pupal case, it needs some time to let its wings dry and harden before it can fly. During this period, the monarch pumps fluids into its wings, which helps them expand and become strong enough for flight. Therefore, the correct answer is no, a monarch cannot fly right after it emerges from its pupal case.

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  • 8. 

    How many legs does an adult monarch have?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    C. 6
    Explanation
    An adult monarch butterfly has six legs. Insects typically have six legs, and monarch butterflies are no exception. These legs are used for walking, perching, and clinging onto surfaces. Each leg consists of several segments and is equipped with tiny claws at the end, which help the butterfly grip onto plants and other objects.

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  • 9. 

    How many wings do monarch butterflies have?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    Monarch butterflies have two wings. Like all butterflies, monarchs have a pair of forewings and a pair of hindwings. These wings are covered in colorful scales and are used for flight, navigation, and mating displays. The two-wing structure is a characteristic feature of butterflies and distinguishes them from other insects.

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  • 10. 

    What covers the wings of butterflies and moths?

    • A.

      Scales 

    • B.

      Feathers

    • C.

      Dust 

    • D.

      None of the above 

    Correct Answer
    A. Scales 
    Explanation
    Butterflies and moths have wings that are covered in scales. These scales are tiny, overlapping structures that give the wings their vibrant colors and patterns. The scales are made of a protein called chitin and are attached to the wing membrane. They serve multiple purposes, including insulation, protection, and aiding in flight. The scales can easily rub off if touched, which is why it is often advised not to handle butterflies or moths too roughly. Feathers, on the other hand, are found in birds and not in butterflies or moths.

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  • 11. 

    Where do monarchs overwinter in Mexico?

    • A.

      In valleys 

    • B.

      In Mountains 

    • C.

      In towns 

    Correct Answer
    B. In Mountains 
    Explanation
    Monarchs overwinter in the mountains of Mexico. This is because the high altitude and cool temperatures of the mountains provide the ideal conditions for their survival during the winter months. The dense forests in the mountains also offer protection from harsh weather conditions and predators. Additionally, the microclimate in the mountains helps to maintain a stable temperature and humidity level, which is crucial for the survival of the monarch butterflies.

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