# Earthquake Terror Quiz Question

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• 1.

### Why does Jonathan wihs he had worn a watch?

• A.

He wants to set his new watch.

• B.

He wants to tell his sister the time.

• C.

He can't tell how much time has passed

• D.

His parents had told him to wear his watch.

C. He can't tell how much time has passed
Explanation
Jonathan wishes he had worn a watch because he is unable to tell how much time has passed. This suggests that he needs to keep track of time and is currently unable to do so without a watch.

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• 2.

### What is Jonathan's BIGGEST problem in the story?

• A.

His dog gets loose and runs away.

• B.

He and Abby are alone in the woods.

• C.

He and Abby are caught in an earthquake.

• D.

Abby is frightened by a deep, rumbling sound.

C. He and Abby are caught in an earthquake.
Explanation
Jonathan's biggest problem in the story is that he and Abby are caught in an earthquake.

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• 3.

### The author writes about Moose's barking often, sniffing the ground, and pacing back and forth to show that...

• A.

Moose wants to run away from the camp.

• B.

Moose smells a wild animal in the woods.

• C.

Moose hears a thunderstorm in the distance.

• D.

Moose senses that something is about to happen.

D. Moose senses that something is about to happen.
Explanation
The author mentions Moose's barking often, sniffing the ground, and pacing back and forth, which are behaviors that indicate heightened alertness and anticipation. These actions suggest that Moose is sensing that something is about to happen. It could be a potential danger or an upcoming event that has caught Moose's attention, leading to his heightened senses and behavior.

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• 4.

### The author writes, "He staggered sideways, unable to keep his balance." The word staggered means

• A.

Turned away.

• B.

Stepped down.

• C.

Twirled around

• D.

Explanation
The word "staggered" indicates that the person was moving in an unsteady or unstable manner, possibly swaying or stumbling. This suggests that the person was having difficulty maintaining their balance and was unable to move smoothly or steadily.

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• 6.

### Where would you be mostly to find synonyms for the word devastation?

• A.

In an encyclopedia

• B.

In an atlas

• C.

In a dictionary

• D.

In a thesaurus

D. In a thesaurus
Explanation
A thesaurus is a reference book that provides synonyms, antonyms, and sometimes definitions for words. It is specifically designed to help users find alternative words that have similar meanings. Therefore, if someone is looking for synonyms for the word "devastation," they would most likely find them in a thesaurus. An encyclopedia provides information on various topics, an atlas provides maps and geographical information, and a dictionary provides definitions and sometimes synonyms, but a thesaurus is the most appropriate resource for finding synonyms.

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• 7.

### What is the purpose of the sentence below?Move away from that tree.

• A.

To make a statement

• B.

• C.

To give a command

• D.

To state a strong feeling

C. To give a command
Explanation
The purpose of the sentence "Move away from that tree" is to give a command. The sentence is direct and instructs someone to physically move away from a specific tree. It does not make a statement, ask a question, or state a strong feeling.

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• 8.

### What is the compound subject of the sentence below? Jeff and Jason buy and store emergency supplies such as flashlights and batteries.

• A.

Jeff and Jason

• B.

• C.

Emergency supplies

• D.

Flashlights and batteries

A. Jeff and Jason
Explanation
The compound subject of the sentence is "Jeff and Jason". This is because the sentence is talking about two people, Jeff and Jason, who are performing the action of buying and storing emergency supplies.

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• 9.

### What is the simple predicate of the sentence below? Animals sense the onset of tremors.

• A.

Animals

• B.

Sense

• C.

Onset

• D.

Tremors

B. Sense
Explanation
The simple predicate of the sentence "Animals sense the onset of tremors" is "sense." This is because "sense" is the main action verb in the sentence, indicating what the animals do. The sentence is stating that animals have the ability to perceive or detect the beginning of tremors.

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• 10.

### 1.Suddenly, the sky grew dark. 2.The wind began to howl. 3.Only moments later, the first flash of lightning split the sky.Which sentence would make the BEST topic sentence for the descriptive paragraph above?

• A.

Storms are unpredictable.

• B.

Try to avoid thunderstorms.

• C.

The storm blew up quickly

• D.

Follow safety rules in a storm

C. The storm blew up quickly
Explanation
The sentence "The storm blew up quickly" would make the best topic sentence for the descriptive paragraph above because it accurately describes the sudden and rapid development of the storm as indicated by the darkening sky, howling wind, and the first flash of lightning.

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