Print This Page | Reading Comprehension | Songbirds | Show Answers
Name: _________________________
Date: _________________________


Read the story and answer the questions to test your comprehension.

Swallows are long, streamlined birds that hunt near water. They can fly up to 24 mph and snag insects and other food out of the air. They build nests and live in colonies to form families. Swallows are important for sailors because they are sometimes the first birds seen as a ship approaches shore. They symbolize home and family.

  1. 1. How fast can a swallow fly?
    1. a. 12 mph
    2. b. 36 mph
    3. c. 24 mph
  2. 2. What do swallows symbolize?
    1. a. Home
    2. b. Food
    3. c. Water
  3. 3. Where do swallows hunt?
    1. a. Near water
    2. b. Near woods
    3. c. Near sand