Vocabulary: Using Context Clues to Find Meaning
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by Kimberly Sherman
| 10 Questions
Note from the author:
Using Context Clues
1
1 pt
Part A: Last week our class went on a field trip to the zoo. We had fun watching the animals. We really liked the monkeys. We also saw a lion devour its food. It was scary how quickly he gobbled up all the meat. I wouldn't want to be the person who fed the big animals. We had a great time. It was my favorite school trip this year!

What does the word devour mean as it is used in the sentence above?
A Smell
B Carefully examine
C Being Fed
D Eat hungrily and quickly
2
1 pt
Part B: Which statement from the passage best supports your answer to part A?
A It was scary how quickly he gobbled up all the meat.
B I never expected that to happen.
C I wouldn't want to be the person who fed the big animals.
D It was my favorite school trip this year.
3
1 pt
Part A: Manatees enjoy a shallow, warm water home. They also need lots of grass. In the winter they reside in the warm springs of Florida. They travel all around during the summer. Some people call them sea cows.

What does the word reside mean as it is used in the sentence above?
A live and make a home
B where plants and animals move to
C travel to places
D go quickly
4
1 pt
Part B: Which statement from the passage best supports your answer for part A?
A They also need a lot of grass...
B Manatees enjoy a shallow, warm water home.
C They travel all around duirng the summer.
D Some people call them Sea Cows.
5
1 pt
Part A: Many animals can adapt easily to new situations. They can change to help themselves in some way. Lizards change colors to blend into their environment. Some animals grow thicker fur in the winter. I think adaptations are neat to learn about. I wish I could change colors!

What does the word adapt mean as it is used in the sentence above?
A look different
B adjust to a change
C stay warm
D change colors
6
1 pt
Part B: Whick statement from the passage best supports your answer to Part A?
A They can change to help themselves in some way.
B Lizards change color.
C Some animals grow thicker fur in the winter.
D I think adaptations are neat to learn about.
7
1 pt
Part A: Sara was so happy she jumped up and down shouting "Hooray!" She was elated. Her mom had just told her that she was going to be a big sister. She always wanted a little brother or sister. Now her wish was finally coming true.

What does the word elated mean as it is used in the sentence?
A surprised
B extremely happy
C having a wish come true
D getting something you always wanted
8
1 pt
Part B: Which statement from the passage best supports your answer to Part A?
A She always wanted a little brother or sister.
B Now her wish was finally coming true.
C Sara was so happy she jumped up and down shouting "Hooray!"
D Her mom had just told her that she was going to be a big sister.
9
1 pt
Part A: The moon was luminous in the sky last night. The sea turtles followed the bright light to the water. It was so incrediable to watch them. They moved like ants toward the water. As soon as they got past the first wave they disappeared. It was a wonderful experience.

What does the word luminous mean as it is used in the sentence above?
A lit up
B full
C going away quickly
D beautiful
10
1 pt
Part B: Which statement from the passage best supports your answer to part A?
A The sea turtles followed the bright light to the water.
B They moved like ants toward the water.
C It was so incrediable to watch them.
D As soon as they got past the first wave they disappeared.
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