"Attack At Sea" Lusitania Article Scope Dec 2015 Group B

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"Attack At Sea" Lusitania Article Scope Dec 2015 Group B - Quiz

You may use the work we did in class to help you with this quiz ---read ALL questions carefully and ALL answer choices as well before answering!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the purpose of the section “The Unsinkable Ship”? What does it add to the article? Support your answer with details from the text. 
  • 2. 
    According to the article, many historians say that the sinking of the Lusitania was a “turning point.” What is a turning point? Why was the sinking of the Lusitania a turning point? 
  • 3. 
    Choose 3 of the following vocabulary words and write a strong sentence about  the article or something that occurred in the article with the vocabulary words in the sentence ---make sure the meaning of the word is shown in your sentence!!  (You should write out 3 sentences ---number them please!!) 1. optimism2. hypothermia 3. opulent4. munitions5. hull6. claustrophobic 7. ingenuity8. munitions9. opulent10. optimism11. ingenuity12. claustrophobic  
  • 4. 
    What are 5 FACTS you learned about the Lusitania?
  • 5. 
    Discuss TWO of the TEXT STRUCTURES we talked about/you did work with when working with "Attack at Sea".  In your discussion, tell WHICH SUBHEADING in the article was WHICH TEXT STRUCTURE and how/why you realized it/why it is important to that section of the article to be set up like it is: (Please read back over what you wrote and make sure you covered ALL PARTS of what was asked for before submitting your answer!!)
  • 6. 
    BONUS --if you answer this, please do so on paper --put your name on your paper and hand it to me!!  (Remember, you will NOT receive bonus points unless you follow directions!!)What word did the morning news crew use yesterday that means 'turning point'?  They discussed it at length and we have discussed the word in class dealing with this article as well.  If you remember the word, write it down AND then use it in a sentence about the Lusitania.  
  • 7. 
    What does PREVIEWING an article mean?
    • A. 

      Looking at pictures in the article

    • B. 

      Paying close attention to the title, subheadings, pictures, etc of an article in order to think/process what it is most likely going to be about

    • C. 

      Hoping to figure out what the article is about through reading the portions of it that are most interesting and looking at the difficult vocabulary words to use context clues to figure them out

    • D. 

      Reading carefully through the article and learning what the non-fiction article's central idea is along with the author's purpose for writing it

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is an important central idea of the article?   
    • A. 

      The Lusitania sank in only 18 minutes

    • B. 

      U-boats sank nearly 5,000 ships during World War I and the Lusitania was one of those ships - it was sad.

    • C. 

      The sinking of the Lusitania was an enormous tragedy and those involved felt it deeply.

    • D. 

      Hypothermia is very dangerous and the people who went into the water with the Lusitania were very much in danger of dying of it.

  • 9. 
    The author uses the Hook family to tell the story of the Lusitania disaster in order t 
    • A. 

      Show readers how one family coped with ocean travel during that time period

    • B. 

      Show readers how ordinary people lived in the early 1900s

    • C. 

      Explain that third-class passengers were treated differently than first-class passengers

    • D. 

      Help readers empathize (feel with) what passengers experienced during the ship's final voyage

  • 10. 
    The caption on page 8 notes that after World War I, many world leaders banned the use of poison gas in warfare. What can you infer about poison gas? 
    • A. 

      It was an especially cruel weapon

    • B. 

      It was no longer needed as a weapon

    • C. 

      It became unavailable

    • D. 

      It was not an effective weapon

  • 11. 
    On page 8, the author writes that a torpedo “slithered through the water like a speeding snake.” This line contains  
    • A. 

      Foreshadowing that hints that something terrible is about to happen

    • B. 

      A metaphor suggesting that the torpedo may have a bite like a venomous snake

    • C. 

      A simile comparing the water to a snake

    • D. 

      A simile that highlights the speed and quietness of the torpedo

  • 12. 
    The author describes the distance from the spot the Lusitania sank to the shore as “maddeningly close.”What other words could she have used to convey (show) the same meaning?  
    • A. 

      Surprisingly close and it offered them a chance

    • B. 

      Frustratingly close because they could see it, but couldn't make it

    • C. 

      Dangerously close and they would have been able to make it if not for the submarine below them

    • D. 

      Annoyingly close and they began to swim towards it

  • 13. 
    On page 8, the author most likely included the statement “Schwieger’s torpedo slithered through the water like a speeding snake” to  
    • A. 

      Highlight the speed and stealth of the torpedo

    • B. 

      Show the significance of the snake in the water

    • C. 

      Help readers understand better how snakes move

    • D. 

      Show that the Lusitania was attacked by snakes

  • 14. 
    Consider the information about poison gas in the caption on page 8. In which section of the article would that information fit best?  
    • A. 

      "On the Hunt"

    • B. 

      "A Nightmare"

    • C. 

      The introduction

    • D. 

      "The Horrors of War"

  • 15. 
    In the sentence, “It was suddenly filled with shiny new automobiles, bright electric lights, and newfangled machines like the telegraph, which sent messages around the globe in seconds” (p. 7), newfangled most closely means. 
    • A. 

      Dangerous

    • B. 

      Dated

    • C. 

      Modern

    • D. 

      Crazy

  • 16. 
     Which detail should be included in a summary of the article?
    • A. 

      The captain of the Lusitania was ashamed that he survived while numerous others did not

    • B. 

      The Lusitania symbolized advances in technology

    • C. 

      Each lifeboat on the Lusitania weighed 10 tons and they were only able to get a few in the water when the ship sank

    • D. 

      All of the above

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