Math Reading Science Practice Test for Grade 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5    
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Grade: 2,    Subject: LanguageArts,    Topic: Reading Non-Fiction
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Facts About Sharks

  • Sharks are a type of fish.

  • There are over 400 species of sharks.

  • Their skeleton is made-up of cartilage, instead of bones.
  • That is what makes them so light and flexible.

  • Sharks breathe with the use of five to seven gill slits. The gills absorb oxygen from the water and release carbon dioxide back into it.

  • A Shark's skin is covered by small, razor-sharp teeth called denticles. It protects their skin from damage.

    Most sharks have between 7 and 14 rows of teeth.

  • Sharks constantly lose their teeth. Some sharks can lose 30,000 teeth in a lifetime.

  • Sharks range in size from 22 centimeters in length to 12 meters.

  • Whale Shark is the largest shark, which grows to a length of approximately 12 meters.

  • Pygmy Shark is the smallest shark, which is about 8 inches long.

  • Most sharks are predators, meaning they hunt and eat fish and other sea creatures, but few sharks eat plankton.

  • Bull Shark is one of the most dangerous sharks in the world.

  • Most sharks have a very good sense of smell, which they use to find prey.

  • Sharks have a sharp sense of hearing and can hear prey many miles away.

  • Most sharks give birth to their babies. Only a few sharks lay eggs.

  • Most sharks live for about 25 - 30 years.

    Question 1:
    What is the skeleton of the sharks made-up of?


    Question 2:
    How do sharks breathe?

    with the use of nostrilswith the use of denticles

    with the use of eyelidswith the use of gill slits
    Question 3:
    What makes a shark body light and flexible?

    the cartilage skeletonthe bone skeleton

    the denticlesthe gill slits
    Question 4:
    What do sharks breathe in?

    carbon dioxide from the airoxygen from the water

    carbon dioxide from the waterOzone from the water
    Question 5:
    Which fact about sharks is NOT correct?

    Sharks are a type of fish.Sharks have a light and flexible body.

    Sharks have between 7 and 14 rows of teeth.Sharks have a weak sense of hearing.
    Question 6:
    Which shark is the largest?

    Pygmy SharkWhale shark

    Bull sharkDwarf shark
    Question 7:
    A shark's skin is covered by the ___________.


    Question 8:
    What do most shark eat?


    Question 9:
    Which is one of the dangerous sharks?

    Whale SharkBull Shark

    Pygmy SharkLantern Shark
    Question 10:
    How do denticles help sharks?

    it helps them breatheit protects their babies from other sharks

    it helps them see betterit protects their skin from damage
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