Reading Comprehension Animal Stories

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How are You Like a Giraffe?

Giraffes are the tallest mammals on earth. They spend all their lives standing up - even when they sleep and have babies.

What really makes a giraffe special is its neck. Even though a giraffe's neck is very very long, it has the same number of bones in its neck as you have.

Almost all mammals, including humans and giraffes, have seven neck bones. The bones are just a little longer in some mammals than others.

Giraffes' long necks give them a good view and let them eat leaves other animals can't reach.

But their long necks are a problem when they drink. A giraffe has to spread its front legs apart so its head can reach the ground to drink water. Lucky for the giraffes that they can go many days without drinking.

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How many neck bones does a giraffe have?
one
seven
sixteen
seven How many neck bones does a human have?
one
seven
sixteen
seven How long can a giraffe go without drinking?
8 hours
1 day
many days
many days Giraffes sleep standing up.
True
False
It doesn't say in the story.
True Elephants are the tallest mammals.
True
False
It doesn't say in the story.
False What's hard for a giraffe because it is so tall?
to reach the ground to drink
to see things far away
to pick leaves
to reach the ground to drink How are you like a giraffe?
You both can pick leaves from tall treetops.
You both have 7 neck bones.
You're not alike. You have nothing the same.
You both have 7 neck bones.

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