Grade 1 Reading Information - Monkey Facts
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Grade 1 Reading Information - Monkey Facts

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Monkey Facts is a quiz on comprehension. This quiz will show elementary school pupils some brief information about monkeys and ask them to answer a question on that information. This will set good foundations for comprehension tests. 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.
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?
1
2
3
4
Old World monkeys live in Africa and Asia whereas New World monkeys live in South America.
2.
Monkeys live in lots of places around the world. They can be seen swinging from the trees in a rainforest, running through the grassy fields or hanging out in the trees in the mountains. Monkeys can be seen in zoos and in the wild. Some of the places where monkeys commonly live are Japan, India and South America.

What is the main topic of this paragraph?
Monkeys’ food
Japanese animals
Living in a zoo
Monkeys’ locations
You might find it helpful to read these sentences aloud.
3.
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?
Tribes
Barrels
Troops
Groups
So if you see more than one monkey, you could say you see a tribe of monkeys.
4.
Just like humans, monkeys have a fingerprint. It is at the end of the monkey’s tail. There is no fur or hair on the end of the monkey’s tail. It looks like the wrinkles on a thumbprint. Monkeys use this part of their body to grab things.

What is the main topic of this paragraph?
Monkeys' fingerprints
Wrinkles
Monkeys’ tails
Human fingerprints
The bare skin at the end of the tail means the monkey has a better grip.
5.
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?
Male and female mandrills are the largest type of monkeys.
Male adult mandrills are the largest type of monkeys.
Spider monkeys are called that because they look like frogs.
Another type of monkey is called a tarantula.
Often, males are the largest and tallest out of all animals.
6.
It seems that a monkey and an ape are alike. Yet, they are not as alike as you might think. Apes do not have tails or snouts and they are smarter than monkeys. Monkeys live in America and Europe.

What is the main topic of this paragraph?
Monkeys’ locations
Differences between apes and monkeys
Monkeys are smart
Apes are not monkeys
A chimpanzee is an ape, not a monkey.
7.
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?
Because they look sneaky.
Because they don't talk.
Because they steal your food.
Because they hate pizza.
In some hotels you have to be very careful and shut your doors and windows in case they accidentally steal your passport and clothes!
8.
It is unusual how long monkeys live. When looking at the monkeys, they live a long time. Other animals don’t live as long. If an animal lives in the wild, it will live a shorter amount of time. Monkeys can live in the wild usually at least for 20 years. Some monkeys live to be 50 years old.

What is the main topic of this paragraph?
Ages of monkeys
Wild monkeys
Birth of a monkey
Angry monkeys
The world's oldest monkey is thought to be a black spider monkey called Bueno who died in 2005 aged 53.
9.
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?
The patas monkey is the slowest monkey.
They can walk alongside your car.
The patas monkey is the fastest monkey.
The patas monkey is blue in color.
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.
10.
If you go to the zoo, you may see the monkeys picking things out of another monkey’s hair. This is normal. They are picking dirt and bugs from each other’s fur. This is to help get rid of the bugs from their fur. This helps them talk to each other and be happy.

What is the main topic of this paragraph?
Monkeys talking
Zoo life
Monkeys' hair
Monkeys picking
This is also known as grooming.
Author:  Finola Waller

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