Reading and answers the question: In west-central New York State there is a group of eleven long, narrow lakes known as the Finger Lakes. These lakes have been aptly named
because of their resemblance to the fingers of a hand. Two of the largest of the Finger Lakes, Seneca and Cayuga, exemplify the selection 5 of the name: Seneca is 37 miles long and 4 miles across at its widest point, and Cayuga is 40 miles long and 2 miles across. Although scientists
are uncertain as to how these lakes were formed, most believe that glacial ice forged out the valleys to a depth well below sea level, and with the melting of the glaciers the lakes were formed.
1. How could the Finger Lakes be described?
2. According to the passage, why are these lakes known as Finger Lakes?
3. Why does the author mention Seneca and Cayuga Lakes?
4. The passage implies that Seneca Lake is
5. What do most scientists believe caused the formation of the Finger Lakes?
6. What is the tone of this passage?