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Use these questions to assess students’ learning with Audubon Adventures "Birds on the Move." The questions are based on the content of the "Birds on the Move" downloadable student magazine, which students should have available for reference as they choose answers. The answer key includes correct answers, discussion of how to use students’ answers diagnostically, and suggestions for further exploration of the topic.

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Show What You Know About Bird Migration!

Choose the letter that best answers each question.

  1. Which statement is true?
    1. All birds migrate.
    2. Only shorebirds and seabirds migrate.
    3. Only raptors migrate.
    4. Many different kinds of birds migrate.
  2. Which of these are examples of how birds find their way when they migrate? (You can choose more than one answer.)
    1. smell
    2. instinct
    3. sound
    4. experience
  3. Which statement gives one reason birds migrate north in spring even though the trip is difficult and dangerous.
    1. It’s easier to avoid predators in spring.
    2. There’s more food for migrating birds and their chicks in spring.
    3. There are fewer dangerous storms in spring.
    4. It’s easier to avoid crashing into brightly lit buildings in spring.
  4. Which statement is false?
    1. All migrating birds fly nonstop on their migratory journeys.
    2. The tiny Ruby-throated Hummingbird flies nonstop across the Gulf of Mexico as it migrates.
    3. Some birds use the sun’s position to help them find their way as they migrate.
    4. Climate change is harming migratory birds because it is changing the life cycles of plants and insects.
  5. About how many birds die every year from flying into windows?
    1. 210,000
    2. 60,000
    3. 100 million
    4. 845,000
  6. In your own words and using complete sentences, tell what you and others can do to help migratory birds.

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