In Your Own Backyard Unit 3 Week 5
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by Crystal Starr
| 10 Questions
Note from the author:
Wonders Curriculum, weekly assessement
1
1 pt
Which sentence best expresses the main idea of the article?
People can make changes that will protect wildlife.
Adjusting daily habits is the best way individuals can help wildlife.
A grassy lawn or backyard can be home to different kinds of wildlife.
Scientists and governments are working to protect endangered wildlife.
2
1 pt
Read this excerpt from the article.

Some destructive practices have become so embedded in society that they are now part of our normal habits. What is more, these practices are happening right in our own backyards.

Which word is most similar in meaning to the word embedded as used in the excerpt above?
embarrassed
enjoyed
established
overlooked
3
1 pt
Which sentence best expresses the main idea of the last paragraph of the article?
People with backyards have a duty toward wildlife.
Every individual can take actions to protect wildlife.
People have to share the natural world with wildlife.
Destroying animal habitats has endangered some species.
4
1 pt
Read this sentence from the article.

Other beneficial plants include trees and shrubs that grow fruits and nuts, providing food.

Which word is most opposite in meaning to the word beneficial as used in the sentence above?
generous
injured
poisonous
special
5
1 pt
The main idea of the first paragraph on page 175 is that
planting trees saves wildlife.
picking up trash helps protect wildlife.
objects can provide shelter for wildlife.
backyards can be healthy habitats for wildlife.
6
1 pt
Read this sentence from the article.

A balanced backyard will soon abound with numerous bees, beautiful butterflies, helpful insects, and small animals.

Which word is most similar in meaning to the word abound as used in the sentence above?
glow
overflow
surround
tremble
7
1 pt
Which paragraph would the following detail best support?

Tall trees, low shrubs, and tall grass provide shelter for animals that live on the ground, close to the ground, and high up.
paragraph 4, page 174
paragraph 1, page 175
paragraph 2, page 175
paragraph 3, page 175
8
1 pt
Read this sentence from the article.

They may speculate that they cannot help wildlife because they do not have backyards.

Which word is most similar in meaning to the word speculate as used in the sentence above?
guess
know
protest
specialize
9
1 pt
At the beginning of the article, how does the author help the reader understand why some animals are close to extinction?
by presenting a solution to the loss of animals’ habitats
by contrasting endangered animals and extinct animals
by explaining major causes of harm to animals’ habitats
by listing a sequence leading to animals being endangered
10
1 pt
Read this excerpt from the article.

Some people are now reconsidering what makes a perfect backyard. They are digging up their big lawns and replacing the grass with native trees and plants.

What does the word reconsidering mean in the excerpt above?
worrying about
paying no attention to
feeling much better about
changing their minds about
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