The Trumpet Of The Swan Chapters 1-11 Quiz

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This 10-question quiz applies to E. B. White's book The Trumpet of the Swan. It covers the first eleven chapters.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many days does it take for swans to hatch?

    • A.

      25

    • B.

      30

    • C.

      35

    • D.

      40

    Correct Answer
    C. 35
    Explanation
    Swans take approximately 35 days to hatch. This is the incubation period for swan eggs, during which the parent swans keep the eggs warm until they hatch. It is important for the eggs to be kept at a consistent temperature for the proper development of the embryos inside. After the 35-day period, the baby swans, also known as cygnets, will break out of their shells and begin their journey into the world.

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  • 2. 

    What is the sound that the trumpeter swans make?

    • A.

      "Ko-hoh!"

    • B.

      "Cock-a-doodle-doo!"

    • C.

      "Baaaa!"

    • D.

      "Chirp!"

    Correct Answer
    A. "Ko-hoh!"
    Explanation
    The sound that trumpeter swans make is "Ko-hoh!" This is the correct answer because "Ko-hoh!" is a commonly recognized sound that trumpeter swans make.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name for a male trumpeter swan?

    • A.

      A cygnet

    • B.

      A mallard

    • C.

      A swanesse

    • D.

      A cob

    Correct Answer
    D. A cob
    Explanation
    A male trumpeter swan is called a cob. This term is used specifically to refer to adult male swans of this species. The word "cob" is commonly used in ornithology to denote the male of various bird species, including swans.

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  • 4. 

    What type of animal almost killed the mother swan?

    • A.

      A fox

    • B.

      A skunk

    • C.

      An alligator

    • D.

      An eagle

    Correct Answer
    A. A fox
    Explanation
    A fox is the type of animal that almost killed the mother swan. Foxes are known to be predators and can pose a threat to other animals, especially smaller ones like swans. They are skilled hunters and can easily overpower their prey. In this case, the fox likely posed a danger to the mother swan, potentially attacking her or her eggs. It is important to be aware of the potential dangers that certain animals can pose to others in their environment.

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  • 5. 

    Why are Louis' parents most concerned that he cannot speak?

    • A.

      They don't know when he is hungry.

    • B.

      It will be difficult for him to attract a mate without being able to speak.

    • C.

      They can't teach him how to fly.

    • D.

      They are worried that he may be sick.

    Correct Answer
    B. It will be difficult for him to attract a mate without being able to speak.
    Explanation
    Louis' parents are most concerned that he cannot speak because it will be difficult for him to attract a mate. Communication is an important aspect of attracting a partner in many species, and without the ability to speak, Louis may struggle to find a mate. This could potentially hinder his chances of reproducing and passing on his genes.

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  • 6. 

    Write the correct spelling of the word from the chapter 7 vocabulary list which the teacher reads aloud to the class.

    Correct Answer
    catastrophe
    Explanation
    The correct spelling of the word "catastrophe" is given.

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  • 7. 

    Write the correct spelling of the word from the chapter 7 vocabulary list which the teacher reads aloud to the class.

    Correct Answer
    relieved
    Explanation
    The correct spelling of the word "relieved" is given in the answer.

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  • 8. 

    Please describe Louis in a few sentences. What is he like? How is he unique?

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