Spiderman in the Animal Kingdom Questions & Answers

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Spiderman in the Animal Kingdom Questions & Answers

Question 1: Read the extract given below and answer the following questions:

“A few weeks before the release of the Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012, a photographer couple on a holiday in Kenya clicked a picture of a lizard that bore an uncanny resemblance to his masked counterpart.”

(a) Which word in the lines above means ‘mysterious’?

Answer: uncanny

(b) Where are the Mwanza flat headed rock lizards found?

Answer: The Mwanza flat headed rock lizards are mostly found in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

(c) What is unique about the Mwanza flat headed agama lizard?

Answer: The Mwanza flat-headed agama lizard has striking red and blue marking which is like the suit of Spiderman, the superhero. It also crawls and poses in a crouching pose just like Spiderman in the movie.

(d) What was the lizard doing when the photographer couple clicked its picture?

Answer: The lizard was basking in the Sun on top of a rock near the Rongai River in the Masai Mara National park when the photographer couple clicked its picture.

Question 2: Why is the Mwanza flat-headed rock agama considered to be similar to the Spiderman?

Answer: The lizard’s striking red and blue markings are astonishingly similar to the suit worn by Spiderman. As the reptile crawls, it strikes a pose similar to Spiderman’s favourite crouching pose.

Question 3: Explain the diet of the agamas.

Answer: The agamas live on a diet of locusts, crickets, mealworms, wax worms, seeds, berries and raw eggs. Their sharp teeth help them to cut their food easily. They chew on their prey before swallowing.

Spiderman in the Animal Kingdom Questions & Answers

Question 4: Read the extract and answer the following questions:

“Fans of the Spiderman, who happens to be Peter Parker’s alter ego can rest easy now that they have discovered a look alike in the animal kingdom.”

(a) Why Spiderman’s fans can rest easy?

Answer: Spiderman’s fans can rest easy, because they have discovered a look alike in the animal kingdom.

(b) Which creature in the animal kingdom resembles Spiderman?

Answer: A lizard called Mwanza, a flat-headed rock agama resembles Spiderman in the animal kingdom.

(c) What does ‘alter ego’ mean?

Answer: Alter ego means a person’s secondary or alternative personality.

Question 5: What is special about the colouring of the male Mwanza flat-head rock agama?

Answer: The head, neck and shoulders of the male Mwanza are either a bright violet or red, while the rest of their bodies are a deep blue colour. At night or in times of danger, the males change their colour. The colours may also change depending on the dominant males’ mood. When male agamas get into a skirmish, their bodies develop white spots and their heads go brown.

Question 6: What is the most important factor to be considered if you decide to keep an agama as a pet?

Answer: They require specialized equipment to be kept alive, as they thrive at a particular temperature.

Question 7: What are the similarities between Spiderman and the Mwanza flat-headed rock agama?

Answer: The Mwanza flat-headed rock agama has red and blue markings which is like the suit worn by Spiderman in the movie. Also, it crawls like Spiderman and poses in the crouching position just like Spiderman.

Spiderman in the Animal Kingdom Questions & Answers

Question 8: Read the extract given below and answer the following questions:

“Surprisingly, an agama becomes gentle and can be a good pet when it is handled regularly. Agamas are in great demand as exotic pets, more so among Spiderman’s fans.”

(a) Why is the agama lizard in great demand as a pet?

Answer: The agama lizard is in great demand as a pet amongst Spiderman’s fans as it has a sharp resemblance to the super hero in its mannerism and looks.

(b) Which word in the lines above means the opposite of ‘native’?

Answer: exotic

(c) How do dominant male agamas fight?

Answer: Two dominant male agamas start hissing at each other and also try to hit each other’s heads with their tails which may often lead to fractured jaws.

(d) What special care need to be taken while maintaining an agama lizard as a pet?

Answer: The agama lizards thrive on a particular temperature and they require specialized equipment to be kept alive in colder climates. Also, two dominant agamas cannot be kept together as a pet.

Question 9: How have the Mwanza flat-headed rock agamas adapted to the changing environment in Kenya?

Answer: They live in thatched roofs and other small spaces where they can hide themselves. They only come out to eat, and when spotted in the open, they attempt their two legged ‘Spiderman escape’.

So, these were Spiderman in the Animal Kingdom Questions & Answers.