Disappearing Honeybee Comprehension Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests your understanding of The Disappearing Honeybee, one of a series of EnglishClub readings on environmental and health issues.

1. Honeybees are very important because they produce honey and

sting people
cure allergies
pollinate flowers
a) sting people b) cure allergies c) pollinate flowers

2. The problem of honeybees disappearing is called

colony disappearing disorder
colony collapse disorder
colony cooperation disorder
a) colony disappearing disorder b) colony collapse disorder c) colony cooperation disorder

3. According to the article, honeybees pollinate ________ of America's food supply.

a quarter
one third
a) all b) a quarter c) one third

4. If honeybees disappear due to CCD, food prices will

a) rise b) fall c) collapse

5. Haagen Daaz is worried about CCD because they flavour their ice creams with

fruits and nuts
a) honeybees b) beekeepers c) fruits and nuts

6. What's the most important thing people can do to save the honeybee?

eat less ice cream
donate to CCD research
transport more beehives
a) eat less ice cream b) donate to CCD research c) transport more beehives

7. Scientists need to _______ the causes of Colony Collapse Disorder.

a) investigate b) blame c) hide

8. One of the possible causes of CCD is the use of poisons called

a) pesticides b) allergies c) pollinators

9. Moving honeybees from place to place is called

CCD transportation
commercial bee migration
beekeeper pollination
a) CCD transportation b) commercial bee migration c) beekeeper pollination

10. Another way to help the honeybee is to _______ about the problem.

spread the word
spread denial
stop talking
a) spread the word b) spread denial c) stop talking

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