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Informational Passages RC Hibernation and Estivation

alt : Informational Passages RC - Hibernation and Estivation.pdf englishforeveryone.org Name________________ Date________________ “HHiibbeerrnnaattiioonn aanndd EEssttiivvaattiioonn” Reading Comprehension – Informational Passages (5) Directions: Read the passage. Then answer questions about the passage below. Some animals hibernate or go into a deep sleep as an adaptation to the cold months of winter. HHiibbeerrnnaattiioonn is different from normal sleep. During hibernation , an animal seems to be dead. Its mmeettaabboolliissmm slows down and its body temperature drops. Its heartbeat slows to only two or three beats a minute . Since its bodily processes are so slow, it needs very little food to stay alive. Some animals which hibernate are toads, skunks, ground squirrels, bees, and bats. Bears sle ep during the winter, but they are not true hibernators. They wake up when they hear loud noises. Some animals estivate, or go into a deep sleep as an aaddaappttaattiioonn to the hot, dry months of summer. During eessttiivvaattiioonn, an animal’s heartbeat and breathing slow down. Duri ng estivation, an animal does not grow or move. It does not need to eat because it is not using much energy. Some animals bbuurrrrooww underground, where it is cooler, before they begin to estivate. Some animals which estivate are reptiles, bees, hedgehogs, frogs, toads, and earthworms. QQuueessttiioonnss:: 11)) WWhhiicchh aanniimmaallss bbootthh hhiibbeerrnnaattee aanndd eessttiivvaattee?? A. bees B. toads C. bears D. Both A and B are correct. 22)) HHiibbeerrnnaattiioonn iiss lliikkee eessttiivvaattiioonn bbeeccaauussee …… A. both happen in winter. B. both are adaptations. C. both happen in summer. D. Both A and B are correct. 33)) AAnniimmaallss nneeeedd lliittttllee ffoooodd dduurriinngg …… A. estivation B. hibernation C. cold weather D. Both A and B are correct. 44)) BBeeaarrss aarreenn’’tt ttrruuee hhiibbeerrnnaattoorrss bbeeccaauussee …… A. they wake up to loud noises. B. they sleep all summer. C. they burrow underground. D. they adapt well to heat. 55)) EEssttiivvaattiioonn hhaappppeennss dduurriinngg …… A. the cold months of winter. B. the hot, wet months of summer. C. the hot, dry months of summer. D. None of the above VVooccaabbuullaarryy:: 11)) FFoorr ssoommee aanniimmaallss,, hhiibbeerrnnaattiioonn iiss …… A. an adaptation to the cold. B. a result of hunger. C. a reaction to heat. D. a heart problem. 22)) AAnn aanniimmaall’’ss mmeettaabboolliissmm mmeeaannss iittss …… A. appearance in winter B. body temperature C. bodily processes D. Both B and C are correct. 33)) EEssttiivvaattiioonn iiss …… A. a reaction to cold weather. B. extreme hunger. C. an adaptation to heat. DD.. None of the above 44)) AAddaappttaattiioonnss aarree ssoommee ooff tthhee wwaayyss tthhaatt aanniimmaallss …… A. adjust to temperatures. B. survive during extreme conditions. C. react to climate. D. All of the above 55)) WWhheenn aanniimmaallss bbuurrrrooww,, tthheeyy …… A. fall asleep. B. dig under the earth. C. sleep during the day. D. Both B and C are correct. To download the pdf, simply point your cursor to the pdf above: 1) wait for the download button to show up at the top. OR 2) right click your mouse, then click "save as".