Vocabulary
Main Ideas
Ants, Owls & Snakes
Story Skills
Weird!!!
100
To give ability or make possible
What is to "enable"?
100
According to the selection, animals have different food needs to assure this.
What is to have enough food for all species?
100
Repletes are different from other worker ants in this way.
What is that they store food in their bodies?
100
You could use this reference tool to prove that owls normally spit up two pellets a day.
What is an encyclopedia?
100
It is the reason soldier ants explode.
What is to defend their homes?
200
Something that is not plentiful is....
What is "scarce"?
200
Animals do whatever they need to find these three important things for survival.
What are food, shelter and safety?
200
It is the most likely reason that owls swallow their prey whole.
What is because it takes too much time and energy to kill and eat their prey?
200
The author probably chose "Exploding Ants" as a title for the story for this reason.
What is to grab the reader's attention?
200
Owls are different from snakes in their eating habits because they do this.
What is eat up to six times a day?
300
A synonym for "completely clean".
What is "sterile"?
300
"Almost every part of every living animal provides food for some other species," is a detail that supports this fact.
What is that animal populations rely on each other to survive?
300
Owls and snakes are alike in this one way.
What is they both swallow their prey whole?
300
The photographs and drawings help to show this.
What are the animals that are described in each section?
300
It is the reason that repletes have such small bodies at the end of a dry season.
What is that other ants have eaten all the honey out of them?
400
It is another word for something that is necessary.
What is "critical"?
400
Although animals might do some strange things, the use this for good reasons.
What is their behavior?
400
Surprisingly, most snakes eat on this time table...
What is once a week?
400
It is the author's purpose in writing this selection.
What is to teach readers about animal survival?
400
Every part of an animal can provide food for other animals including the skin and even this sticky substance.
What is mucus?
500
To adapt to different things or to an environment is to...
What is "specialize"?
500
All animals would become very scarce if they did not do this.
What is specialize?
500
The liquid food inside the "honey jars" of repletes is made up of these two ingredients.
What are predigested termite parts and plant nectar?
500
It is the reason that the author used a casual tone in the story.
What is to entertain the reader and to make a point about animal behavior that may seem odd to us?
500
Strangely, after feasting on a pig or chicken, this member of the snake family can go for more than a year without any other food.
What is a python?
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