The Big Wave P. 3-36

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  • 1. 

    Which choice below is the definition of thatched?

    • A.

      Roof covered with straw

    • B.

      Having a red color

    • C.

      Top, pinnacle

    Correct Answer
    A. Roof covered with straw
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "roof covered with straw." Thatched refers to a roof that is made or covered with straw or a similar material. This traditional roofing method is commonly found in rural areas and is known for its natural and rustic appearance. Thatched roofs provide insulation and are durable, making them suitable for various climates. They are often associated with traditional and historical architecture.

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  • 2. 

    Which choice below is the definition of midst?

    • A.

      Descendant

    • B.

      Covered by dark clouds

    • C.

      Middle

    Correct Answer
    C. Middle
    Explanation
    The definition of "midst" is "middle."

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  • 3. 

    Which choice below is the definition of knoll?

    • A.

      Sharp rise or highly inclined slope

    • B.

      Rounded hill or mound

    • C.

      Foam

    Correct Answer
    B. Rounded hill or mound
    Explanation
    A knoll is defined as a rounded hill or mound. It is a small, elevated area of land that is higher than the surrounding terrain. This term is often used to describe a gentle, rounded hill that stands out in a landscape. It is not a sharp rise or highly inclined slope, which refers to a different type of landform. Foam, on the other hand, is unrelated to the definition of knoll.

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  • 4. 

    Which choice below is the definition of fragrant?

    • A.

      Uncertain

    • B.

      Pleasant smell

    • C.

      To stay above water

    Correct Answer
    B. Pleasant smell
    Explanation
    The word "fragrant" refers to something that has a pleasant smell.

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  • 5. 

    Which choice below is the definition of subsides?

    • A.

      To give up, stop

    • B.

      To hesitate

    • C.

      To become less active

    Correct Answer
    A. To give up, stop
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to give up, stop." This definition of "subsides" means to cease or discontinue an action or behavior. It implies a voluntary decision to abandon or renounce something.

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  • 6. 

    Which choice below is the definition of urgent?

    • A.

      Not alert

    • B.

      Discouraged

    • C.

      Needing immediate attention

    Correct Answer
    C. Needing immediate attention
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "needing immediate attention". This definition accurately describes the term "urgent" as something that requires immediate action or attention. It implies a sense of urgency and importance, indicating that a situation or task cannot be delayed or postponed.

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  • 7. 

    Which choice below is the definition of threshold?

    • A.

      Doorway

    • B.

      Bottom of the mountain

    • C.

      Top of something

    Correct Answer
    A. Doorway
    Explanation
    A threshold is typically defined as a doorway, which is an entrance or opening into a building or room. It is the point where one crosses from outside to inside or vice versa. This term can also be used metaphorically to represent a point of entry or a beginning of something. Therefore, the correct answer is "doorway."

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  • 8. 

    Which choice below is the definition of overcast?

    • A.

      Among the village

    • B.

      Above the mountain

    • C.

      Full of dark clouds

    Correct Answer
    C. Full of dark clouds
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "full of dark clouds." This choice accurately defines the term "overcast," which refers to a weather condition where the sky is covered with dark clouds, resulting in a lack of direct sunlight. The other options, "among the village" and "above the mountain," do not accurately define the term and are unrelated to the concept of overcast weather.

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  • 9. 

    Jiya and Kino are brothers who live in Japan.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that Jiya and Kino are brothers who live in Japan. However, the given answer is "False", which means that Jiya and Kino are not brothers who live in Japan.

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  • 10. 

    Kino lives in the mountains overlooking the sea with a family of farmers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement states that Kino lives in the mountains overlooking the sea with a family of farmers. Since the statement does not provide any contradictory information or indicate that it is false, we can assume that the statement is true.

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  • 11. 

    Jiya  is saved from the devastation of the tidal wade by going Kino's house.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Jiya is saved from the devastation of the tidal wave by going to Kino's house. This means that Kino's house provided a safe shelter for Jiya, protecting her from the destructive effects of the tidal wave. Therefore, the statement "Jiya is saved from the devastation of the tidal wave by going to Kino's house" is true.

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  • 12. 

    Kino's family is tragically killed by a tidal wave.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Kino's family is tragically killed by a tidal wave" is false. This means that Kino's family was not killed by a tidal wave. The question does not provide any additional information about what actually happened to Kino's family, so it is not possible to determine the exact cause of their death.

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  • 13. 

    Kino and Jiya love swimming in the ocean; they both believe the ocean is their friend.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that Kino and Jiya both believe the ocean is their friend. However, the given answer is False. This means that either Kino or Jiya, or both, do not believe the ocean is their friend.

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  • 14. 

    Kino's father has taught him about life and death.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Kino's father has taught him about life and death, indicating that he has received knowledge and guidance on these subjects from his father. This suggests that Kino has learned important lessons and understanding about the nature of life and death through his father's teachings.

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  • 15. 

    How can the sea be both a friend and an enemy?

  • 16. 

    Who is Old Gentleman? Describe where he lives.

  • 17. 

    What have Kino and Jiya learned about life?

  • 18. 

    During a storm like a tidal wave, who in the family must be saved? Why?

  • 19. 

    What does Old Gentleman do after the natural disaster hits the village? Why?

  • 20. 

    Tell how Jiya and Kino are alike, and how they are different.

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