The Magnificent Grand Canyon
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by Kristen Mace
| 7 Questions
Note from the author:
Grand Canyon, RACES format, Synonym, Antonym
1
1 pt
Which detail supports the idea that there is a desert habitat in the park?
Amphibians such as frogs and toads enjoy the creeks.
Mule deer and elk wander the park's grasslands.
On cliffs just above the river, cacti and rabbitbrush predominate.
Broad-leafed deciduous trees shade the river's sandy banks.
2
1 pt
How does the writer introduce the idea that the canyon is impressive?
with a quotation about its beauty
with statistics about its dimensions
with an example of its influence on history
with an anecdote about a hiker
3
1 pt
Use context clues to determine the meaning of riparian habitat.
wetlands adjacent to rivers and streams
desert
dense forests
side canyons
4
1 pt
What is an antonym for monumental?
Unimpressive
Lofty
Enormous
Immortal
5
1 pt
What is an synonym for renowned?
Obscure
Ordinary
Common
Notable
6
1 pt
What is an antonym for unparalleled?
Ordinary
Rare
Unmatched
Champion
7
2 pts
Using details from the text write an informative paragraph in RACES format about why you would like to visit the Grand Canyon.
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