Reading Comprehension Quiz
Which statement would the author most likely AGREE with?
There are too few plant species in the world.
A majority of plants are carnivorous.
Only a small number of plants are carnivorous.
There are too many species of carnivorous plants.
Why do you believe this? Cite evidence from the text to support your response.
Which plant traps bugs in its stem and forces them to walk forward?
Which of the following statements is FALSE?
Carnivorous plants do not get nutrients from the soil.
Carnivorous plants get their energy from eating bugs.
Carnivorous plants get their nutrients from eating bugs.
Carnivorous plants get their energy from the sun.
Which event happens LAST when a sundew eats a meal?
The sundew's tentacles curl in response to the prey.
The sundew releases enzymes.
The bug is attracted to the mucilage.
The sundew creates mucilage.
Which best expresses the main idea of the THIRD paragraph?
There are more types of carnivorous plants than the Venus fly trap.
The Venus flytrap kills its prey in various ways.
Some plants attract bugs by offering them nectar.
The pitcher plant tricks bugs into falling into its stomach.
Which best defines the word "treacherous" as it is used in the fourth paragraph?
Something that is very bright.
Something that has a hidden danger.
Something that tastes delicious.
Something that provides nutrients.
Why do you believe this? Explain your argument completely.
Which best describes the overall text structure of the SECOND paragraph?
compare and contrast
Which statement would the author most likely DISAGREE with?
Carnivorous plants are tough and can live in any environment.
Bladderworts hide their traps just below the surface of the water.
Bladderworts react quickly when their trigger hairs are bumped.
Carnivorous plants cannot thrive in rich soil.
Why do you think this? Use the text to support your response.
Which best expresses the main idea of the LAST paragraph?
Carnivorous plants are delicate because they need certain conditions to survive.
Carnivorous plants are difficult to keep at home, but you should keep trying.
Carnivorous plants are not hard to take care of because they feed themselves.
Carnivorous plants are inspirational and they are interesting to watch and own.
Which title best expresses the author's main purpose in writing this text?
At Risk: How You Can Help to Preserve Carnivorous Plants
Venus Flytrap: Nature's Most Beautiful and Dangerous Plant
Watch Out! How To Avoid Being Eaten by Carnivorous Plants
Fatal Flowers: Plants That Kill Insects
In what ways are carnivorous plants stronger and more resilient than other plants? In what ways are they weaker? Answer both parts of the question and support your answer with quotes from the text. Explain what your quotes show.
Compare and contrast two types of plants described in this passage. How are they similar? How are they different? Refer to the text in your answer and explain your arguments completely.
Carnivorous plants have some unique characteristics. What do these characteristics suggest about life and the world? In other words, what can carnivorous plants teach us about the world? Explain your answer completely.