How to Babysit an Orangutan
  • 1. What island is the orangutan orphanage located?
A) Borneo
B) Sumatra
C) Hawaii
D) Samoa
  • 2. What kind of place is Camp Leakey?
A) a camp for kids
B) a camp for orphaned orangutans
C) a camp for adult orangutans
D) a camp for adults
  • 3. Why do the baby orangutans in this selection need babysitters?
A) because they are rare animals
B) because their mothers are being trained for circuses
C) because they are sick and hungry
D) because they cannot survive without their mothers
  • 4. When does a babysitter's job end?
A) when the orangutan learns to feed itself
B) when the ape can go off to live alone in the rain forest
C) when the babysitter is tired and wants to go home
D) when the natural mother returns
  • 5. Animal dealers are a danger to mother and baby orangutans for all of the following reasons EXCEPT ____________________.
A) they want to cuddle the baby orangutans
B) many baby orangutans do not survive the trip to a zoo or circus
C) mother orangutans do not give up babies without a fight
D) they kill the mothers to get the babies
  • 6. The babysitter wears a hat to protect herself from the rain. How might an orangutan protect itself in a similar situation?
A) hold a leaf over its head
B) find an umbrella
C) take cover in a hole
D) roll under a log
  • 7. How can you tell if orangutans are best friends?
A) They build nests in the same trees.
B) One becomes the leader of the others.
C) They snatch each other's food.
D) Three or four hang around together.
  • 8. How long does it take baby orangutans to learn to live on their own?
A) six months
B) seven or eight years
C) several weeks
D) twenty years
  • 9. Baby orangutans eat ________________.
A) fruit juice, hamburgers, and mashed potatoes
B) pancakes, syrup, and fried eggs
C) vegetables, sandwiches, and apple juice
D) fruit, plants, and bugs
  • 10. Why is bath time for the orangutans no fun for the babysitters?
A) The babysitters don't like the kind of soap they have to use.
B) The apes don't like to get wet and will scream and bite.
C) The apes throw water at the babysitters
D) The apes love to bathe and won't get out of the water
  • 11. What is a sign that a baby orangutan is ready to go off on its own?
A) It is old enough to sleep alone in the forest.
B) It can hang upside down from a tree.
C) It had learned to eat bananas.
D) It can leave its family and best friends.
  • 12. How are the orangutans' nests different from the nests of the other great apes?
A) Orangutans don't build nests
B) Orangutans build a roof on top of their nests to keep out rain.
C) They steal a nest from another orangutan
D) Orangutans always build their nest on the ground.
  • 13. Orangutan females only give birth about once every _______________.
A) 3 years
B) 6 years
C) 8 years
D) 1 year
  • 14. Orang Hutan means ______________.
A) Silly Monkey
B) Monkey Man
C) Orange Forest
D) Person of the Forest
  • 15. All of the following apes are considered great apes EXCEPT _________________.
A) chimpanzee
B) orangutan
C) spider monkey
D) bonabo
  • 16. Do you think you would like to babysit an orangutan? Why or why not? Please be sure to use details from the story to explain your answer.
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