Reading Comprehension Quiz
Why are they called hummingbirds?
They are very light.
Their wings make a humming sound.
Their song sounds like humming.
They sing when they fly.
How do hummingbirds eat?
They use their heads and bills to eat pollen.
They drink nectar through their beaks like a straw.
They lap up nectar with their tongues.
They chew up flower petals with their beaks.
How do hummingbirds help flowers?
They eat pollen.
They bring pollen from one flower to the next.
They plant seeds.
They drink nectar.
How do you know this? Cite the text in your answer.
According to the text, which does the bee hummingbird use to make nests?
Which best describes the main idea of the fifth paragraph?
Hummingbirds use lots of energy and eat often.
Hummingbirds move fast.
Hummingbirds like to eat nectar.
Hummingbirds drink their own weight in nectar every day.
Which statement about bee hummingbirds is NOT true?
Bee hummingbird eggs are smaller than peas.
Bee hummingbirds weigh less than a penny.
Bee hummingbirds do not grow larger than bees.
Bee hummingbirds have built nests on clothespins.
What is unique about the way that hummingbirds fly?
They can fly longer than any other bird.
They can fly faster than any other bird.
They can only fly for a few seconds at a time.
They can fly forward and backward.
How do you know this? Use the text in your response.
Which best defines the word "hover" as used in paragraph two?
An animal that has hooves
To move your wings very fast
To clean an area thoroughly
To stay in one spot in the air
Why do you think this? Explain your answer completely.
Why do flowers need pollen?
Pollen attracts hummingbirds.
Flowers eat pollen.
Flowers use pollen to make seeds.
Hummingbirds eat pollen.
Which title best describes the main idea of this text?
Interesting Facts About Birds
Pollination: How Birds and Flowers Work Together
Bee Hummingbirds: The World's Smallest Bird
Hummingbirds: Unique and Uniquely Helpful Birds
How do flowers and hummingbirds benefit each other? Refer to the text to support your answer.
Why does the hummingbird have to eat so often? Refer to the text to support your answer.
Why is the ability to hover useful to a hummingbird? Refer to the text to support your answer.