Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears Comprehension
  • 1. In this selection, a yam is a ______.
A) sweet potato
B) turnip
C) weed
D) white potato
  • 2. Why does the iguana think that the mosquito's story is nonsense?
A) Mosquitoes are tiny compared to yams.
B) Yams and mosquitoes are the same size.
C) Yams are always smaller than mosquitoes.
D) There is no such thing as a yam.
  • 3. The iguana puts sticks in his ears because _____.
A) the mosquito is buzzing around in his ears
B) he doesn't want to hear what the mosquito is saying
C) he is trying to be funny
D) the mosquito is talking too loudly and too fast
  • 4. The iguana "went off, mek, mek, mek." In the story, the words mek and kirk are ________.
A) the different things animals smell
B) how the animals sound when they move
C) how things taste
D) what the animals see
  • 5. Who warns the other animals of danger?
A) the crow and the monkey
B) the python and the rabbit
C) King Lion and the owl
D) the mosquito and the iguana
  • 6. The monkey leaps "kili wili through the trees". In this story, kili wili means _______
A) easily
B) excitedly
C) quietly
D) calmly
  • 7. How does King Lion find out why the sun is still sleeping?
A) He asks the owlets.
B) He brings the mosquito before the council.
C) He asks each animal what has happened?
D) He searches for the mosquito, who is hiding.
  • 8. The iguana doesn't speak to the python because the iguana _______.
A) can't hear with sticks in his ears
B) is mad at the snake
C) is in a hurry
D) is planning some mischief
  • 9. The author repeated some lines in story to make the ______.
A) story longer
B) story fun to read
C) story easier to read
D) story difficult to read
  • 10. Which sentence best tells about the mosquito?
A) She is very brave.
B) She causes trouble on purpose.
C) She still whines in people's ears.
D) She tries to do good for others.
  • 11. At the end of the story, what does KPAO! stand for?
A) a word meaning "yes"
B) the sound of someone slapping at a mosquito
C) the sound of someone shouting
D) the sound of a mosquito buzzing
  • 12. "Coyote Places the Stars" and "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears" are similar because both stories _________.
A) have animal characters and explain about something in nature
B) are humorous and have nonsense verses
C) are about real animals and are factual
D) are like a science textbook
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Answer Key

1.A   2.A   3.B   4.B   5.A   6.B   7.C   8.A   9.B   10.C   11.B   12.A  

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