Most of the elephants you see are Indian elephants. But sometime you see an African elephant, too. You can easily tell the two apart by looking at their ears. African elephants have ears at least twice as big as those of an Indian elephant. But there are also many other differences between the Indian elephant and its African cousin.
The Indian elephant has a bulging forehead and a back usually has a dip in it behind the shoulders. The trunk of the Indian lobe(圆形突出部)at the trip instead of the two fingers possessed by the African species. Indian elephants have five toenails on their front feet and four on their hind feet. African elephants may have one nail fewer on each foot.
Indian elephants roam the forests of Indian , Sri Lanka, Burma, Malaysia, Sumatra, and Borneo. African elephants divide African elephants into two species-the large bush elephant and the smaller forest elephant. The forest elephant lives in the Congo River basin. It has smaller, rounder ears and it grows only about 2.5meters (8 feet) tall. Adult bush elephants are somewhat large even than Indian elephants. Big males may be 3.5 meters(11.5 feet) high at the shoulder and weigh more than 6 metric (米制的) tons.
Both Indian and African elephants have all the toes on each foot enclosed in a common covering of skin. Only the toenails show. Both a s adults, have tough, leathery hides that may be an inch thick. Both have very little hair. Bt their eyes are fringed with lashes that sometimes measure more than 12 centimeters (5 inches) long. And their tails are tipped with clusters of thick, wiry hair. Both Indian and African elephants live in herds, and their ways of life are very much the same.
1. Which of the following is the best title of the passage?
A. Elephant’ character
B. The same character between Indian elephant and African elephant.
C. Indian elephant differ from African elephant.
D. The comparison between Indian elephant and African elephant.
2. What is the meaning of the word “roam” in line 1 paragraph 3?
3. Which of the following is not the difference between them?
A. the situation of toe
B. the numbers of fingerlike lobe
C. the numbers of toenails
D. their ears
4. According to the passage, which of the following is TRUE?
A. The African elephant’s back is smoother
B. The Indian elephant’s forehead is more protuberant.
C. The Indian elephant’s forehead is larger.
D. The African elephants trunk is smoother.
5. According to the passage we can conclude that________.
A. The number of Indian elephants is more than that of African elephant
B. Indian and African elephants have the similar habit of living.
C. There are only the two types elephants in the world.
D. All the forest elephants smaller than bush elephants.