Comprehension - Monkey Facts (Year 1)
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Comprehension - Monkey Facts (Year 1)

Get to know some monkey facts in this enjoyable comprehension quiz for Year 1 students. This quiz will show KS1 pupils a sentence and ask them to answer a question on that sentence. This will set good foundations for comprehension tests carried out in the summer of Year 2. In addition, it will add to their ever-expanding repertoire of the English language and literacy.

Monkeys are interesting creatures. I’m going to tell you lots of things about them and I want you to read what I’ve said and answer questions. This is called comprehension. Good luck!

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  1. The loudest monkeys are called howler monkeys. You can hear them up to two miles away.

    Which statement is correct?
    These monkeys have deep howling calls, that's why they are called howler monkeys - because they howl.
  2. The vervet monkeys have different calls that they share with each other. They make different noises to warn if an eagle is coming and a different sound to say if it's a python and another sound to say it's a leopard.

    Why do they have different calls?
    This shows that the monkeys work in a team and help each other against their common enemies.
  3. Monkeys can be put into two groups, Old World and New World monkeys.

    Now answer this question: How many groups can we put monkeys into?
    Old World monkeys live in Africa and Asia whereas New World monkeys live in South America.
  4. There are around 264 monkey species in the world.

    Now answer this question: How many species of monkeys are there?
    Don't worry, I won't list them but know that an ape is not a monkey.
  5. The fastest monkeys are called the patas monkeys and they can run up to 31 miles per hour. This means they could run alongside your car!

    Which statement is correct?
    They can only reach this speed on the ground. When swinging from tree to tree or running along the branches, they are a little slower.
  6. The largest monkey is called a mandrill, with grown-up males weighing up to 35 kg. Spider monkeys are a different type of monkey and they are named after the spider because of their long arms, legs and tail.

    Which statement below is true?
    Often, males are the largest and tallest out of all animals.
  7. In the Chinese calendar there are twelve animals and the monkey is the ninth one, just before the rooster.

    Which statement is true?
    Many people find out the year they were born and look at which animal they are, according to the calendar. This will then tell them what their future holds and what kind of person they are.
  8. Groups of monkeys are known as tribes, barrels or troops.

    Now answer this question: Which of these answers is not a name we use to group monkeys?
    So if you see more than one monkey, you could say you see a tribe of monkeys.
  9. Monkeys can be very sneaky and if you holiday in Bangkok you have to be careful and make sure the monkeys don't steal your food.

    Why are monkeys sneaky?
    In some hotels you have to be very careful and shut your doors and windows in case they accidentally steal your passport and clothes!
  10. The pygmy marmoset is the smallest type of monkey and the adults only weigh about 120 grams.

    Now answer this question: What's the name of the smallest monkey?
    They weigh about the same as a cucumber!

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