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Whistling Wings
Whistling Wings
1.
Tundra swans usually lay 3 to 5 eggs in each nest a year. If 3 swan couples each have 5 eggs hatch, how many cygnets are born?
5
10
15
2.
If an adult tundra swan stands 4 feet tall and a child is 3 feet tall:
the child is one foot taller than the swan
the swan is one foot taller than the child
there’s not enough information to answer
3.
If an adult tundra swan’s wingspan (from tip of one wing to tip of other wing) is 7 feet, one can assume:
That you are taller than the swan’s wingspan
That you are shorter than the swan’s wingspan
That you are the same as the swan’s wingspan
4.
If the swan eggs hatch after 31 or 32 days and they hatch in late June, the eggs were probably laid in:
January
May
July
5.
If the cygnets are born in late June and they start their first migration that September or October, about how many months old are they when they leave?
1 or 2 months
3 or 4 months
8 or 9 months
6.
If a flock of swans left the tundra in early October and they arrived at the Great Lakes in the middle of November, about how many days did it take them to fly that far?
about 20
about 45
about 60
7.
If a swan is born at the end of June in one year and starts to fly back to the tundra the following March, about how old is it?
1½ years old
3 months old
9 months old
8.
If an adult tundra swan weighs 15 pounds and you weigh 30 pounds,
the swan weighs half of what you weigh
you weigh twice what the swan weighs
both of the above are true
9.
If an adult tundra swan weighs 15 pounds and a bag of flour or sugar from the grocery store weighs 5 pounds, you would need ___ bags to equal the weight of the swan.
3
5
10
10.
If a male tundra swan weighs 18 pounds and the female weighs 13 pounds, the
male is 5 pounds lighter than the female
male is 5 pounds heavier than the female
male is 5 pounds longer than the female
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