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					Adelina’s Whales
          By
     Richard Sobol
Vocabulary
           1. What is rumbling?

a. Giving off a pleasant color
b. Making a low rolling sound
b. Making a low rolling sound.
              2. What is a lagoon?

a. Beach covered with sand dunes
b. Body of shallow water
b. Body of shallow water
         3.   What does massive mean?

a. enormous
b. majestic
A. enormous
     4.   Some fish live in tropical waters.
            What does tropical mean?
a. warm
b. calm
a. warm
            5.   Birds flew over the bluff.
                  What does bluff mean?
a. forest
b. cliff
b. cliff
6.   Have you ever met the new
     biologist?

     a. Scientist who studies living things.
     b. Scientist who studies rocks.
a. Scientist who studies living things.
7. Where is Laguna San Ignacio?

 a. Near a large city in Oregon

 b. On the coast of
    Baja California
b. On the coast of Baja California
Comprehension
Questions
8.    Why did scientists say that the mother whales travel to
      Laguna San Ignacio?


     a. To have their babies
     b. To play with Adelina
      a. To have their babies.
a. To have their babies.
9. Adelina had a good understanding
   of nature. What detail shows this?

  a. She was awakened by the sound of whales
      exhaling.

  b. She could tell time by the way the light
      reflected on the water.
b. She could tell time by the way
the light reflected on the water.
         10. Which event happened FIRST?


a. Adelina ran to see a mother whale and her
   newborn calf.

b. Adelina’s grandfather had his first visit with a
    friendly whale.
b. Adelina’s grandfather had his first visit with a
  friendly whale.
   11. Which sentence is only an opinion about
                     feelings?

a. “[Adelina’s] little village does not have any
   movie theaters or traffic lights...”

b. “Maybe [the whales] told each other it was
    safe to visit [Laguna San Ignacio].”
b. “Maybe [the whales] told each other it was
  safe to visit [Laguna San Ignacio].”
   12. Which sentence is a MAIN IDEA from the
                     story?
a. Many people visited to Laguna San Ignacio to see
   the whales.

b. Scientists visited Laguna San Ignacio to study the
    gray whales.
a. Many people visited to Laguna San Ignacio to
    see the whales.
13. The generalization that says there is a lot to learn
about whales is supported by details. Which detail
supports it best?

  a. Adelina asked many questions about whales.
  b. Adelina believed the whales came to visit her every
     year.
a. Adelina asked many questions about whales.
 14. Why do you think the author wrote this story?


a. To describe a special place that gray whales
   migrate to every winter.
b. To convince people that whales should be
   saved.
a. To describe a special place that gray whales
    migrate to every winter.
15. Which statement is a generalization based on
the selection?

a. Gray whales never like being around people.

b. Children face many choices for their future.
b. Children face many choices for their future.
16. Which statement is a fact from the story?


a. “. . .The whale’s wide, flat tail is called a fluke.
     . .”
b. “. . .Adelina knows how lucky she is to live in
    Laguna San Ignacio.
a. “. . .The whale’s wide, flat tail is called a fluke.
     . .”
17. Why do the whales leave
    Alaska and Russia?

 a. The water is too polluted.
 b. The water is too cold.
b. The water is too cold.
    18. How did you know that the whales were
              important to Adelina?
a. She stated that she wanted to live on the
   coast forever.
b. She said that no matter what she did when
   she grew up, she would always keep whales
   in her life.
b. She said that no matter what she did when she
    grew up, she would always keep whales in
    her life.
        19. Why did Adelina say that Laguna San
        Ignacio “is the place where two worlds join
                         together?”
a.   She knew her village was the only place where whales and humans
     came to visit each other.

b. Laguna San Ignacio was a coastal village and Alaska has lots of coastal
    villages too.
a. She knew her village was the only place where
    whales and humans came to visit each other.
20. How were the people who live in Laguna
San Ignacio like the tourists that came to visit
the village?
a. They hunted the whales for whale meat.
b. They enjoyed watching the whales in the
   lagoon.
b. They enjoyed watching the whales in the
    lagoon.

				
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