Squirrels live mostly in the forests of Europe
and north America. ----. That is the size of
two of your hands. Behind them and often
suspended over their backs are their tails,
wide, upright and furry, and almost the same
size as their length. Thanks to this long tail,
a squirrel can jump from one tree to another
without losing its balance.
A) It can readily run along branches
B) They are about 25 centimeters long
C) It's an interesting method of communication
D) Some squirrel species can also fly
E) Sleeping is a great threat to squirrels
----. However, the most common cause is an undersea earthquake. An earthquake which is too small to create a tsunami by itself may trigger an undersea landslide quite capable of generating a tsunami.
A) Tsunamis have been historically referred to as tidal waves because as they approach land, they take on the characteristics of a violent onrushing tide
B) Since tsunamis aren't actually related to tides, the term is considered misleading
C) The term tsunami comes from the Japanese language meaning "harbor' and "wave"
D) A tsunami can travel hundreds of miles over the open sea and cause extensive damage
when it encounters land
E) A tsunami can be generated by any disturbance that rapidly moves a large mass of
water such as volcanic eruption
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