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Grade: 3,    Subject: LanguageArts,    Topic: Reading Non-Fiction
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There are about 300 varieties of squirrels around the world. In North America, there are ten. Examples are the red/brown squirrels that live in evergreen trees and eat seeds of pinecones and the gray squirrel, which lives in woods of oaks, ashes, and beeches and mainly eats beech nuts and acorns.

Their sizes vary considerably. For example, the gray squirrel can be up to three times as large as the red squirrel but smaller than a fox squirrel. A newborn gray squirrel is about one inch long and weighs as little as half and ounce to one ounce. The size of an adult gray squirrel is about 18 inches and can weigh up to a pound or more.

The average life span for a squirrel is 3-5 years. Mother squirrels usually deliver babies two times a year, with one to three babies each. Infants are born hairless, blind, and only about two inches from nose to tail. After about five weeks, the young squirrels' eyes open for the first time. The mothers do not allow them out of the nest until they are around 10 weeks of age.
 
Question 1:
What is the average life span for a squirrel?

10 - 12 years18 years

3 - 5 years8 - 10 years
 
Question 2:
Where do the gray squirrels live?

On evergreen treesIn water

In housesWoods of oaks, ashes, and beeches
 
Question 3:
Which of the following facts about the squirrel is NOT true?

The red squirrel is larger than the gray squirrel.The gray squirrel is larger than the red squirrel.

The fox squirrel is larger than the gray squirrel.The gray squirrel eat beech nuts and acorns.
 
Question 4:
How many times a year does a mother squirrel deliver babies?

Five timesOne time

Two timesFour times
 
Question 5:
What is the approximate size of an adult gray squirrel?

36 inches18 inches

11 inches50 inches
 
Question 6:
Where is the Sahara Desert located?

AsiaNorth America

EuropeAfrica
 
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The Sahara, with a size of 8.6 million square kilometers, is the world's largest desert, covering large parts of North Africa. Its name comes from an Arabic word meaning "desert".

On the west, the Sahara is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by the Red Sea and to the north are the Atlas Mountains and Mediterranean Sea.
The Sahara has one of the harshest climates in the world. It has many strong winds that blow from the north-east. Sometimes on the border zones of the north and south, the desert will receive about 10 inches of rain a year.

Of the Sahara's around 4 million people, most live in Mauritania, Western Sahara, Algeria, Libya and Egypt. The largest city within the Sahara Desert region is Cairo, the capital city of Egypt.
 
Question 7:
Which language is the name "Sahara" derived from?

ArabicFrench

EnglishChinese
 
Question 8:
Which of the following borders the Sahara Desert on the east?

Atlantic OceanPacific Ocean

Red SeaIndian Ocean
 
Question 9:
Which of the following is located to the north of the Sahara Desert?

Red Sea and Mediterranean SeaAtlas Mountains and Mediterranean Sea

Pacific Ocean and Atlas MountainsAtlas Mountains and Indian Ocean
 
Question 10:
Which is the largest city within the Sahara Desert?

Giza in EgyptOran in Algeria

Tripoli in LibyaCairo in Egypt
 
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