The blue whale is the largest living animal to have ever lived on the planet Earth. Blue whales are way larger than the largest dinosaur that ever lived. The largest blue whales can grow as large as 100 feet long, which is longer than three school buses put together! Even though blue whales are huge, the eat tiny creatures known as krill. Krill are tiny shrimp-like animals. The whale simply open its mouth, fills it with krill and salt water, and filters the water out of plates in its mouth called baleen. The blue whale may eat over 8000 pounds of krill in a single day.
1) According to the passage, a blue whale eats ...... .
a) big fish b) sharks c) small creatures called krill d) its children
2) All of the following are true EXCEPT ...... .
a) the blue whale is smaller than some elephants
b) the blue whale can eat over 8000 pounds of krill in a day
c) the blue whale is larger than the largest dinosuares
d) We have some ideas about the size of the blue whale
3) What happens to the salt waterthat the blue whale gulps?
a) It swallows the water b) It filters the water c) It turns it fresh water d) It boils over and then disappears