Plier Jaws and Sipper Tongues
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by Jann Gregory Haynes
| 8 Questions
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In paragraph 2, what is meant by "These jaws work like a pair of pliers"?
Insect jaws help objects turn.
Insect jaws grip objects tightly.
Insect jaws hold objects lossely.
Insect jaws knock objects into place.
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In paragraph 3, what is the significance of comparing an insect chewing a leaf to a person chewing celery?
to help the reader imagine the chewing soundsof insects
to help the reader understand how insect food tastes
to help the reader learn about spiders and insects
to help the reader visualize how insects find their food
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What are the central ideas of paragraph 4?
Houseflies drink their food, and they use little teeth to tear off pieces of food.
Insects chew their food, and they use their jaws to push food into their mouth.
Mosquitoes dissolve their food, and they use a needle beak to suck up food.
Spiders crush their food, and they use their claws like fingers to pick up food.
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In paragraph 5, what is the meaning of coiled?
straightened
piled
twisted
rolled
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How are butterflies and mosquitoes similar?
They have long tubes.
They have another set of jaws.
They use grooves to eat.
They eat only liquids.
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Which statement shows a way some insects are similar to spiders?
Dragonflies and spiders spit onto solid food before eating.
Ants and spiders dissolve food by using a liquid spray.
Houseflies and spiders turn solid food into a liquid food.
Mosquitoes and spiders use needles to jab into prey.
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What is the meaning of jabs in paragraph 6?
sticks
sucks
chews
coils
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Which step completes the graphic organizer?

1. Spiders grab their prey
2. Spiders shoot poison into their prey
3. ?
4. Spiders suck up food through their mouth tubes.

The spider jabs needles into the prey's skin.
The spider sprays liquid on the prey's body.
The inside of the prey's body turns to liquid.
The blood of the prey is absorbed with thick pads
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